Saturday, October 18, 2014

Food Porn

Today Hubby and I made a trip to Disneyland,  specifically to try this seasonal dessert. It's a fresh-baked deep-dish Snickerdoodle cookie topped with 3 scoops of pumpkin ice cream all drizzled with a warm caramel topping. We finished every delicious morsel.

Friday, October 17, 2014

About a year ago, I picked up this really great chalkboard at a local consignment shop. I scour Pintrest for ideas, drawings and quotes. I try to change it up at least once a month.  Here's what landed today -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nine patches and snowballs on the design floor.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Earlier today I was having a 'text chat' with a friend about weekend events. Chat soon turned to 'what are you up to today? '  LAUNDRY.  I try always to wash on Mondays just like Grandma's dish towels told me to. My friend says she knows a little song about wash day Mondays. Whatever it takes to get the chore done, right?
She also noted that when she feels put upon shuffling loads, folding,  putting away, and *gasp* even ironing, she will remind herself of the many women around the world who haul water or even haul the laundry to the water. She's right! We have it pretty good with clean water and modern equipment.
I was thinking about all of this as I was running the vacuum cleaner.  Not sweeping with a broom or lugging carpets outside to beat the dust out of them. Just rolling around the floors in my daily dance letting the machine suck the dust, dirt, crumbs, dog hair and threads right up off the floor.
As I write this, I am taking my domestic skills to the very limit. Our weather has cooled sufficiently that I am running the self-cleaning cycle on the oven. Excuse me while I dab my glistening brow.
And what shall I do for the next four hours? In between folding loads of laundry,  I'm going to do a little embroidery. I'm working on a Christmas gift exchange piece.  I dare not show more right now because it's a secret.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lest I leave you with the thought I'm only working on UFO'S.  This is the current project in my Wednesday night on-going quilt class. It's called Wishing Stars by Barn Dog Quilts. I've had the pattern for years ... making it a UFO of sorts.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Yesterday for the very first time in my life,  I cooked a turkey that was not a holiday meal. It felt a little uncomfortable because it was 'just' a turkey - no stuffing, no mashed potatoes and gravy, no cranberry sauce, no green beans, no rolls, etc.
There was a nice salad, some butternut squash and that delicious turkey for dinner. The carcass is simmering away in the crockpot becoming delicious rich broth for soups. Dinner tonight will be the leftover squash casserole.  And joy of joys - today's lunch is my all-time favorite turkey sandwich!
I must do this more often.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

And now for a gratuitous Larkin picture. She refused to look at me/the camera because she was staring down the snack jar in an effort to 'will it' to release its bounty to her.