Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stitch, Stash and Smalls.....





Short and sweet as it's 9:35 pm EST on March 28th so up against the wire...

Carried over from February $47.58
March Budget                       $25.00
Pincushion                            $04.00
Spent                                     $00.00
Available to spend                $78.58

The pincushion is the one from my this post so won't bore you with another picture.........and alas it is the only finished item I have for this SAL.......


.......but hoping for better this next month.......look on the bright side......a quarter of the way through the year and here I am......up to date with THREE SALs!

I'll leave you with a great recipe......no picture as not particularly photogenic but delicious.......

Tarragon Chicken from Eating Well magazine.  Substituted chicken thighs as always when chicken breasts are called for, tastier and cheaper and used plain yoghurt instead of the sour cream.  I never know what to do with the rest of the container, with yoghurt you can eat it as a pudding!  It got the WT seal of approval!

love,
Gillie

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness and a Gift? from Mother Nature......

A lovely walk in one of our many forest preserves this morning......just coming up to the home stretch, the thought of coffee quickening our steps.....what was that, a small drop of moisture on our faces?  No....can't be.....all that's gone until next winter.......ha!  Welcome to spring in Michigan!


Well, let's pretend it's not there......where were we?  ..... oh right......Gifted Gorgeousness.......


All details about this wonderfully encouraging SAL can be found here, on Jo's blog.....

Anything which is intended as a gift or prize for another person

This time it's me doing to the giving, lol, instead of stitching on or using something I received.  Over on Friendly Stitchers we had a Valentine's Exchange and you read of how I ruined my little piece by  careless sewing up so let's not dwell on that either......my little parcel finally arrived in Saudi Arabia, whew, along with some little bits......


I can't tell you how long it took to put together.....not that there was much stitching to do.....just that I was worried I would mess up again so I carefully cut around the linen, found some fabric and lace and left it sitting on the table for about four days, picking it up and putting it down again....until, enough.....just do it!  Not perfect but used my lovely friend, Carol's, tip about backing your linen for a smoother finish and it did help a lot.  Thanks, Carol!  I was glad to say Denise liked her gift.....when she finally got it!

The WT is gone again....so what's new?  This time it's Boston, last week it was Wisconsin and the week before......Brazil!  I am trying hard to think of all the lovely air miles, lol!

Well, dear hearts, must leave you.....I am desperately trying to keep to my goal of finishing a part of Anniversaries of the Heart this month.....I'll be back and able to "pay" myself, I hope, on Stitch from Stash with a 2015 finish!

Love,