Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stitch Tip: THE HOOP

The hoop. 
Completely necessary for successful embroidery.
Totally tempting to leave your fabric 
on the hoop throughout the project. 

Not a good idea.   

The hoop, by design, stretches your fabric smooth.   
The longer your fabric is in the hoop 
the more it wants to stay stretched.  
 The risk is your fabric will not 
be able to be smooth again.

Why risk it.  

 You are spending time and effort on something to keep forever.
Just take it off the hoop each time you put it away.
I've learned this lesson the hard way.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats
A friend has been making a batch once a week 
and just reheats a scoop each morning.   
I tried it today cooked with apples, her suggestion, 
and threw some cinnamon and allspice.  
 Really good with some walnuts 
and a splash more cinnamon.

The bowl and towel are items I picked up 
with a gift certificate my nephew gave me 
from Anthropolgie.   
That store is too much fun….

Saturday, February 15, 2014

It's Saturday...

The sun is shining. 
It’s above 20 degrees outside. 
I went to the gym.   
Have a fantastic soy au lait from Blue Max 
with a good laugh with one of their quips of the day.   
The weekend is off to a good start.  
 Hope you’re having fun too.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Trivia Tuesday: Artichoke
image from my esty store PrairieGardenStudio
actually a thistle plant,
are considered to be an aphrodisiac. 
Centuries ago it was actually considered
scandalous to eat them.
Source: Trader Joes Fearless Flyer