So what do you do to help stay awake late at night? At our house, we have been getting all sugared up.
I am calling these 'Yankee Dodgers,' my take on the British biscuits Jammie Dodgers. Oh, I could have made individual cookies, but I didn't come up with the idea until mid-afternoon on our hottest day of the week. So to limit time in the kitchen, I baked the shortbread cookie dough in a 9x13 pan. Then used a mini heart cutter to make a place for the raspberry jam.*
All of the tv time leaves plenty of time for stitching. I am working on a memory quilt for Daisy.
I used a quilt that one of The Pals won at June Lake as my starting inspiration. Everything has come from stash. I chose mostly pinks and golds, which are the colors of Daisy (she always wore a pink collar and of course, she was golden.)
In the large blank area, I am going to embroider the words to her song.
I started singing this song to her from the very first day whenever she would cry. On her very last day, I sat on floor petting her and singing over and over to help me to not cry. I plan to quilt it by hand, that way I can add some other special motifs that make me think of Daisy.
In other news, last weekend Hubby and I took a little getaway trip. We were ready for the break from all the stresses going on of late. We headed to the central coast and tried to put our feet up for a bit. There was some walking all around downtown San Luis Obispo, fish and chips in Morro Bay, a ginormous pitcher of margaritas to go with dinner and a yummy, kitschy breakfast at Madonna Inn. What's not to love about having pink sugar in your morning coffee?
As we made our way home on Sunday, we stopped in Santa Barbara to take in the Art and Craft show. It has been going on for nearly as long as I can remember. Of course, we found a little somethin' somethin' to bring home.
A cheese board made from a retired wine barrel. Yes, the underside is stained red from the wine. Check out the craftsman's website. He does a lot of pretty nifty things with those barrels.
Okay, time to get back to some Olympic coverage. The afternoons are full of all sorts of lesser known sports that are fun to watch.
* yes, the photo is cropped so that you won't be able to see some of my jammie drips when I filled those hearts. It wasn't pretty, but it tasted just fine.