Wednesday, April 29, 2009

We are back!

The family and I were on two week post Easter vacation to Kansas (to visit my family) and to Texas (for the wedding of my college roommate). We saw lots of family and friends and had a very relaxing time.

The fabic I showed in the last post (Hoffman California "Reflections") was used to make placemats, napkins and coasters for the newly married Johnsons.

I also finished up my item for the We the People swap and packaged it up without taking a picture. The apron is done as well, but I need to take a picture of it and give it to the new owner.

Next on my list...birthday presents for a five year old and a two year old...any ideas?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Still working

Yes, I'm still here (since I'm sure so many people are paying attention). I finished dress one and will post pictures once the camera is charged again. I've been commissioned by Jed's secretary to make an apron for her, so the fabric is cut out for that. I've also got the fabric cut for my current pictures of it until I send it though.

But to leave you with one picture, I am making something with this fabric...stay tuned to see what it turned into.

On a separate note, I also enjoy cooking quite a bit. For Christmas I got Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything. I highly recommend it. It gives basics on just about anything you can imagine. I used it today when I made hard boiled eggs and they are green ring in the center and not overcooked. It's also helpful when you want to try something new (like parsnips, which are great, by the way). So, if you are looking for a general, all purpose cookbook, this is the book for you!