Saturday, November 28, 2009

Giving Thanks

DSC_0084Kneading dough.….Steaming pumpkins…. Baking sweet potatoes…. Sautéing green beans…. Making compound butters…. Harvesting sage leaves…Rolling pie crusts…. Frying sausage…. Whipping meringue…. Deglazing with turkey stock…. Drying bread cubes…. Ricing potatoes…. Roasting turkey…. These are just some of the things I did this week to get ready for Thanksgiving day. It was honestly therapeutic to cook for two days. I’ve been in such a quicky-quick-get-dinner-on-the-table-before-we-all-gotta-run-separate-ways mode that to slow cook did wonders for my psyche. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 13, 2009

All Hallow’s Eve

DSC_0037There is something ironic about being a seamstress and yet hating to sew costumes for my kids. I swear I can’t be bothered. Usually my sister Patty comes to the rescue and offers way back in September to sew costumes for at least one of the kids.  This year she made the adorable Dorothy costume for Ilene while I was forced to sew pirate costumes for Nathan and Hallie.

I do like the embroidered pirate on their vests. Makes them look like real pirates, don’t you think? Don’t most pirates wear polyester felt vests and pants with cheap satin head scarves? In this house they do.

Who would do this?

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Oh my goodness, I think I’ve been robbed! Who would break into my house simply to ran-sack my sewing room? I think this  person thought it would be funny to go through every thing in this room, looking for gold or diamonds or something, and not have the decency to put it all back. I mean, who would do such a thing?  Who would open up patterns and leave leave strewn around? Who would toss a bunch of triangle shaped fabric scraps all over my floor? Who would unfold all my fabrics and bunch them up into wrinkley balls? Oh the humanity…….


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