Gentle Readers and Dear Friends your great comments where so nice to read this morning!!! I do appreciate you all and love reading such nice things.
The weekend unfolded into two sort of lazy "do what I want to" kind of days - I had some "might do" or "could do" plans but instead threw them into the bin and stitched, watched a bunch of flicks and cooked - I did get the vacuum pushed about and a couple of loads of laundry done, ironed and put up - and we did make a trip to the grocery store and farmers market- but none of that really cut into some quality "me time." I basically stitched for both days - but none can I show as all of it is for two upcoming Exchanges.
So, what can I show you ...
here are some flowers Rico picked up 2 weeks ago - still looking pretty damn good! (This snap was taken on Saturday) He added some vodka and sugar to the water and it really has extended their life.
I got a great present in the mail on Friday - I'm doing a little favour for a sweet Blog Friend and she sent me a "A Present for a Deer Friend" - from "In the Company of Friends." They have some great things I have admired for a long time!!
I opened the box and out popped a lovely little note card and wrapped prezzie (isn't that super paper, I do love toile)...
Inside I found this darling tri-fold needle-keep with two marking pins, two needles and a gorgeous mother of pearl ruler - all of the pieces that "ItCoF's" do are hand made and just so sweet!! At some point I'll show you what I am doing... but not at the moment. It is a bit too soon!! :)
I did get in the kitchen and rattled some pots and pans.... making....
cabbage rolls - hot and steamy right out of the oven... and....
... some, cranberry/white chocolate chip cookies - I'll get those recipes up in the morning.
After Mass yesterday we headed out to Trader Joe's and the Mall "Farmer's Market." With it being winter there market was on the small side, but still vibrant... I got some snaperoos...
.. aren't these unusual - they are a hybrid between a cauliflower and broccoli - of course I bought one and will steam that sucker up tonight... how can it be bad being made from two super tasty veggies!!
... there was lots of root and winter type things to be found....
... and of course citrus - the Meyer lemons are pouring into the market - just lovely for pie and lemony things - and the little satsumas are super tasty - we got some and they are great!
The pretzel lady was there and so we needed a couple of these also - really delicious!!
I think that about wraps it up for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!