Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Spicy dahl with meatballs, fresh tomato and cilantro. Mint chutney on the side.
( the meatballs have leftover basmati rice from Sundays meal).
Mint Chutney first attempt.
::Side note:: it was also in that beautiful country that I had my first espresso and then honed my aptitude toward being a complete and utter coffee snob. I was a barista in the 90's after all.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I was inspired, first by this, which led me to this - pure inspiration- and the tutorial that I have followed up to this point. I have never done this type of quilt before and it required a little more patience of me so I did have to set aside my typical seat of your pants quilting style. The hardest part was deciding on what was light and what was dark. I must most certainly be, value blind or need value glasses because I had a heck of a time. Unless its darkness screamed at me (which at one point it did and I decided I need to go to bed when my fabric starts to talk to me). The next morning my blocks were quiet again. Thank goodness. Yet it it wasn't obvious I struggled with it's value.
This is a final gift -part of a wedding gift concept that I am working on and will discuss at a later date. The first pictures I took I realized that there was an issue with the pattern that I did not see just looking at it. In the photo it is much easier to spot where the blocks have gone a rye and where they are great. I need about 16 more blocks but I have been through my stash and do not want to duplicate anymore so I am at an impasse. Many of the fabrics I used were cut for the very first time. I was not planning on buying anymore fabric until I burned through my overflowing collection. But ahem what to do. Back to what I was saying about picture taking::: I used the picture taking technique when I made this quilt::
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
In the last two weeks we have:
::painted our living room, kitchen, bath, hallway, entryway and lower landing.
::Re papered the entry and updated the trim
::Hung new curtains
::Cleared out all living area clutter (notice I say living area, there is plenty more to go)
::Cleaned the garage
::Cleaned the house top to bottom
Most importantly we watched this beautiful child grace her way through another rite of passage....high school graduation.