OMG. Look what Christine made!!!!!
Here’s the final product. I need to decide how these will be mounted and displayed. I’m really happy with the result, and I’d like to design my own doilies for this when I’m not so pressed for time.
Actually made myself a salad. Spring mix and arugula, radishes, tomatoes, and lentils. The lentils were sautéed with yellow bell pepper, shallots, and a dash of worcestershire. All tossed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Embellished a small notebook I use to write down my to do lists. Paper is definitely not my favorite medium. To help set the “design” I pre-poked some dots to guide my stitches. Used a chain stitch for the I and a backstitch for the rest of the word. It’s not particularly inspired design or font. But I do like it.
Almost forgot to post this. But these little “walnut people” I received are so ridiculously funny. Got them as part of a craft swap. Apparently they are some sort of Eastern European art form that I don’t really understand. They’ve been carefully cracked open, had their insides scooped out, and then pieced back together. And their faces are hilarious! Even if you’re having a bad day, just looking at them makes things a little better.
Made dumplings this weekend with Dan. And boy was it an ordeal. We made two fillings. The first was beef, red onion, and white pepper. The original recipe was for lamb dumplings, but seeing none at the store, we went with beef. The second is a pork, scallion, kimchi with a little shiitake. The skins are hand made and hand rolled for a super thing wrapper. We kept the salt low, since we knew we would be dipping them in various sauces. Definitely serve with hot chili pepper oil, dark vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Additional kimchi on the side optional. I also like my dumplings with some julienned ginger.
Cleaned up my makeup station on top of my bookshelf. I like the pastel packaging of some items pair with the black/white of others.
Completed radish embroidery. Celis mistook them for beets. But I guess they are fairly ambiguous
This is from my other blog. I’m just trying to consolidate things into one space