Fat quarter, purchase at Joann's
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
FO: Amy Butler pillow
Two prints on each side
I think the honeycomb pattern is my favorite; I purchased some in a different color.
My stitching still needs straightening, as can be seen here:
Considering I've never used so many fabrics in one project, I'm not doing that bad.
I posted a few weeks ago about having the itch to sew, but I haven't had much spare weekend time lately. I've still got the itch.
Friday, May 29, 2009
This yummy roll has yellowtail, avocado and crab. It was great, although a little on the sweet side.
Happy food Friday! Rhonda and I will be throwing some stuff on the grill tomorrow, so next week's post may feature some of that goodness.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Sunday Stash #25
I have so much of the My Folklore fabric, and I love it all.
Friday, May 22, 2009
There are layers of fresh mozzarella, fried eggplant, portabello mushroom, zucchini, squash, tomato and pesto on fresh, soft bread. Mmm. It was awesome.
Happy Food Friday! Eat some veggies this Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sunday stash #24
The fabric is by Timeless Treasures.
Friday, May 15, 2009
It's full of sauteed bell peppers, chicken and some apples, as well as the usual salad stuff. I love using olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a dressing. Just typing the words "balsamic vinegar" makes my mouth water something terrible.
Monday, May 11, 2009
It really feels like a Monday today. Hopefully, the afternoon is better than the morning has been. Above, you see Olias. I couldn't believe the timing, but I was able to capture the perfect yawn. Here he is, in perfect hunter mode. Rhonda and I were commenting on how muscular he is; he really looks like a boy cat. He's getting big, too. When I first found him, he was such a little cat, and I still refer to him as such. Little cat can be super snuggly, when he's not knocking over the trash can, trying to eat your food, or ripping up paper towels.
And just so Miss Bella doesn't feel left out, here are a couple from yesterday. She's still my favorite (but don't tell Olias).
I love my gray kitties.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Itching to sew
I've been thinking a lot about this lately, and I want to try and focus more on sewing. I don't want to sacrifice knitting, though! I just want to dedicate a little time regularly to sewing, so that I can gain confidence and improve my skills. There are so many sewing projects I'd like to make, and so many fabrics I've acquired that I want to use! So, I hope to focus on sewing a bit this weekend. Maybe I'll come up with a fun Project Spectrum related concept. I have one to share that I made during the first phase of PS, but my photos of it aren't all that impressive. I'm still hoping that the recipient will oblige me with some better photos before I post it (nudges in Jill's direction).
Friday, May 8, 2009
Food Friday: not food but drink
This is Dogfish 120. It's a very hoppy and very alcoholic beer. More info here. Yum. I love it.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
New found love: Ishbel
I purchased it from Woolgirl sometime last year. It's Unique Sheep Gradient sock yarn in Lemon-Lime Spritz. There are four skeins, each one hundred yards, and the color ranges from orange to green. I love the way it's knitting up so far, and after a few hours of work last night, I'm only 8 rows from finishing the stockinette portion. However, since the pattern only calls for 330 yards, and I have 400, I may increase the stockinette portion by a few rows. Hopefully, the lace goes as smoothly for me. I'm visiting my grandparents this weekend, so I should be able to devote some time to this. It provided me with just the satisfaction I needed last night.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday Stash #22
Tula's Pink Flutterby