Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Back to the tomatoes though. Today I made Cod with tomatoes and leeks from Everyday Food for my lunch. It was very good. I loved that the leeks were slightly caramelized. I may have used a bit too much lemon though. I even remembered to take a photo:
I know, washed out photo. I hate the camera on my iPhone but it's so convenient. I am getting an iPhone4 hopefully before the end of the month though. I should just stop being lazy and get out the Nikon. Tomorrow another Everday Food recipe, turkey burgers. Friday it's grilled tomato pasta, again from Everyday Food. Should help plow through some of those romas.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
look through it a few dozen times. I'm completely uninspired by
everything I'm cooking right now. New plan: make something from this
book once a week. Hopefully it will add something new to our dull-drum
Monday, June 07, 2010
Back to the sewing. I've done quilt surgery twice in the last week. First was on Q's baby quilt. A seam for some of the piecing had come un-done. He was heartbroken. Clouds had a hole in him (that's what he calls his quilt, cause it has clouds on the back). He asked if I could sew it up and after examination I told him that Nana wouldhave to fix it. After he went to bed though I worked up the courage to do it myself. At worst, I figured I could just rip it out if it wasn't right. It wasn't perfect, but it was not horrible either. Which gave me the courage to attempt this.
I found the tutorial here. I love hexagon quilts and was originally a-scared of them because they had to be hand-sewn. It was actually quite easy and relaxing. They remind me of the quilts my great-grannies and great aunts used to make. In fact, after my great-aunt Nell passed away (who may be to blame for my crafting ADD- she did it all too) there were boxes and boxes of craft items to be gone through. Buried among the plastic canvas and acrylic afghans and ponchos were several quilt tops of which I believe most were hexagon quilts. The fabrics were odd as well as some of the color combos, they used what they had on hand back then. But that only added to their beauty.
Here's a photo of my patch w/ my phone and a quarter for scale.
I'm guestimating that it took me about two and a half hours to piece all 7 hexs together, about 30-45 minutes to baste around the whole piece, an hour to hand-sew it to my store bought quilt and about 45 minutes to quilt around each hex. I see many more hexagons in my future, just not so tiny as these are. Each side is about 7/8 of an inch. Maybe something closer to an inch and a half to two inches. I'm sure it will be one of those slow pace, ongoing projects. I like those kinds.
When going through the camera for the hexy quilt patch pics I rediscovered the last day of school pics I took. I love how the giant boy looks completely embarrassed and the smaller boy looks extremely happy and proud.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
It was good to slow down today, suck down a bunch of h2o and OD on some veggies. Back on track tomorrow and back to the gym with myself. Really dreading the weigh-in tomorrow AM.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
11.4. My current weight is xxx lbs. I slacked
off a lot. Well, more than I wish I had. I mean 4 lbs this week is
good but what if I had gone to the gym just once. Or if I hadn't
decided to eat a whole sleeve of thin mints, it did take me over a
week to eat them though, but still. If I had made the right choices
more consistantly, what could I have lost? So I'm happy with what
I've accomplished but striving to do better rather than beating myself
I have realized I really need to work on eating breakfast at a more
rational hour, not say 10am like I'm used to. I also need to break the
evening snacking habit. I've said it at least once, but my favorite
time to eat is after dark. I could go all day without a bite, but then
be a pig after 6pm. It's gotten better. I'm making myself eat even if
I'm not hungry. And instead of the cookies or brownies I'll have a
small piece of dark chocolate and some fruit.
I haven't talked about yarn in a while. I made up these cute little
slipper socks. The striping on the heel was a fail, but they are still
pretty cute and warm and toasty. I think I need a handspun pair too.
They need some puff paint on the soles so I stop doing the splits when
I walk in to the kitchen. The little flecks are cause the purple yarn
was tweedy but I guess tweed doesn't felt well?? I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.