Saturday, December 28, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
It's December! And I'm happy to share my recently completed quilt on the first day.
I love the texture of the background fabric I used.
I was handstitching the binding. I put it aside. I went to the kitchen to make myself a cup of tea. And this is what I found when I came back to the living room. Oh, this dog...I'm just glad he didn't poke himself with a few pins left on the quilt.
The half linen half cotton collection grew in colors. My quilt is made of the black and white one on the very bottom.
So many things going on at the studio...
I know this will be a fun quilt...
Thursday, November 21, 2013
We had the first major rain of the season yesterday. It was beautiful! I love this time of the year. It makes me want to hurry home to get cozy on my couch with needles and threads. It's also gift giving season. So you better start planning. Just like these ladies.
From Mariko to her dear friend's baby...she handquilted it!
From great grandma Etta Louise to her great grand daughter, Etta Louise...
This is actually the back of the quilt (Etta and I were just in love with this beautiful peachy ombre fabric). Yes, little Etta Louise has blue eyes and is receiving this handmade doll also. Great grandma rocks!
And From little Mary Jane's mom to her little Mary Jane...no I made the names up. Sorry, I forgot to ask their names. It's the skirt! And more are on the way. I'll get the names right next time.
Here is why I call her Little Mary Jane...the shoes! My favorite kind of shoes...and I love her style!
Thank you, Everyone!!!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
It's been beautiful here in SF. Warm and sunny! Is it the Thanksgiving month already? And this is my first post in November. I wanted to share some sewing projects. I've been doing a little easy sewing including napkins and a mini furoshiki (a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) for my lunch. These simple things are very satisfying when I don't feel like doing a big project, but wanted to make something. So my newest furoshiki made the cover on the website. Yay! I love that print. Other than that, life goes on as usual with more healthy cooking.Taking an extra long walk on a gorgeous fall day exploring my "hood." And I realized it is a nice hood. Look what I found.
I don't know how much of each I put in the pot, but this soup is made of the following ingredients. You figure out how much to put in to your liking. Yep, I'm that kind of a cook.
Butternut Squash Curry Soup
salt & black pepper
My version of falafel or I should call it a chickpea fritter. I don't know. Again, the following is what I used.
I can of chickpea
salt & black pepper