As you can see below, the first lilacs have bloomed, the purple ones aren't quite ready yet.
We got a new breadmaker, an Oster. I've been trying to make bread with it for the last couple of days, the results are quite sad (NO pics!). I tried to make wheat bread from scratch first, and it was a big, dry, lumpy mess. The next batch wasn't too bad, but not at all what I'd call good. The next one was quite a sight, the middle sunk right in. Finally I got something edible out of it today, but the crust is pretty hard. We used to have a breadmaker (until one of the kids lost a vital part) and it made much better bread. Not sure if we should trade it in in case it's a faulty one or just take it back. I can make good bread by hand, but my DH would like it a lot more often than I'm willing to make it. Guess I'll try it a couple more times and see how it goes.
I found a new version of Jane Eyre on DVD yesterday, and I love it. It stars Ruth Wilson & Toby Stephens, it's a Masterpiece Theatre movie. Problem is, I've seen enough movie versions of Jane Eyre that I can't remember what was and wasn't actually in the book. Time to read it again.
I was REALLY trying not to start any new projects, but I'm bored with the UFOs I've been working on, and I had a bin full of Civil War repro fabrics calling to me unceasingly. Besides, I'm hand piecing, so it's perfect for working on while watching long movies. The pattern that I was going to use is Civil War Star by Bits 'n Pieces, but I don't think I'll follow the pattern, I'm thinking I might do something a bit different, haven't decided yet. And, yes, I do finish some quilts, I promise.