Saturday, October 13, 2012

Summer's back! LOL!

Yesterday was cold and rainy part of the day then today it's sunny,  76 and going into the 80's they say!  This is the season for "layering" when you dress in the morning! LOL!
 I finished a great first book in a series.....
This is definitely a "cozy mystery" and I loved it!  One of those books that you don't want to put down and can't wait to pick up again.  The tale starts with the main character getting a letter from her elderly Aunt who lives in a small town on the Maine coast.  The main character lives in New York City, works as a textile designer and works for her French boyfriend in his design business.  That's all I'm going to say but the houses and the renovations are really cool and there's even directions in the back for some of the projects she does!  I love it!!!!  I'm already reading the next book in the series and so far so good also!  
Been working on the quilt blocks among other things.  Oh, BTW....that GMA pasta recipe was "okay" but not compared to the amount of dishes dirtied and the time it took to put together.  It called for 4 different cheeses and it didn't even taste that cheesy!  It is good but could be lots better.  Next time I'll choose my own cheeses, the Maria Rosa sauce is excellent but you could use Mario Batali's which to me is tastier considering there is no meat in it and easier.  I used spinach instead of Swiss Chard since I couldn't find it.  Jarlsburg cheese is like a baby swiss cheese so I used baby swiss and I used provolone instead of what they used (I can't remember what it was but the store didn't have it).  I'm adding more sauce to it tonight because it was dry.  I never got my carrot cake made because the pasta dish took so long to make.  Hopefully, today I'll get the carrot cake sweet tooth is aching! LOL!
Here's the blocks so far....I have 5 more blocks to sew buttons on today/tonight....getting closer!  They have to be ready before Wednesday!  
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!  TTYS!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cozy day to stay inside..........

 I was raised with the dictum..."if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all".  Now, I'm not perfect but I also carry that logic into "if you don't have anything positive to say don't say anything at all"....thus when you don't see me blogging or visiting it is because I am wrestling.....this week it seemed like with the devil himself/herself.  I had nothing uplifting to blog about and I was feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless and on the brink of my emotional plateau!  And no, I am not a recovering alcoholic or drug addict although those particular avenues are starting to look tempting! LOL!  You know how you think things can't get worse and then they do!  OMG!!!!  That was my week!  But, I got through it and here I am rested, positive and ready to have a wonderful day and actually I had one yesterday too.  Yesterday was gorgeous and I threw all the windows open and was outside most of the day.  Nature is so nurturing and healing.  Today is gloomy and rainy so it's the perfect day for a fire in the fireplace and some baking and curling up with a nice cup of tea and some needlework.
  I'd curl up with a good book but I have those quilt blocks to finish...remember?  I've made progress....remember...there's 10 of when you see the progress multiply it by ten please........(Ha! Ha!)
 I have the buttons to do down the front still and a scarf around the neck and there's supposed to be "stick" embroidered arms but I'm afraid they would not show up on this fabric but we'll see....he may go "armless"!
I brought some plants in yesterday as we've had frost warnings already.  Today I'm cooking up an Italian casserole recipe that they had on GMA yesterday and also a carrot cake, hopefully.  I hope you are happy and cozy where ever you're curled up today!  HUGS!!!!!!!