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So, this only took me two years to complete…
Trying to complete my outstanding WIPs – happy with this one!

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Comfort.

When I need a quick, easy dinner, my go-to one pot meal often involves taters (red and sweet), sausage (this time chicken + apple) and kale:
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So comforting. Heat some oil, toss in some onion. Add red taters (they’ll take the longest), then sweet potatoes. Salt & pepper. When the taters start to soften throw in the kale and sausage. Serve with Tabasco and a little queso fresco.

Stitchin’

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A test pattern for a designer in progress – I’ve procrastinated on this one!

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

With the Pinewood Derby Monday night, my family needed an easy meal.
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Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Olive oil
Shallot, diced
1 pkg mushrooms
1/2 c broth
1 1/2 c cream
Bow tie pasta
1 bunch parley, minced
Leaves from 2 sprigs rosemary, minced

Cook pasta per package.

Heat oil in skillet; toss in shallot. After about a minute toss in mushrooms. Salt and pepper to taste. Sauté for a few minutes; add in broth and cream. Add herbs. Simmer. Toss in pasta and serve.

State of the Blog Address

So if you’ve stuck with this blog you’ve probably noticed an absence.

It wasn’t intentional, really. But worked picked up, school started for both my boys, soccer season went on all fall, and in my free time I’ve been reading, knitting, stitching, and involved with community band. And now ’tis the season for merriment, family, and friends. All is well – very well. But…

This really doesn’t leave any time to blog.

I’m not shutting her down, but let’s face it – there are only so many hours in the day, and blogging is pretty low on the totem pole.

So I might be back. I might not.

Happy Haunting!

Poor, poor neglected blog.

I wanted to show off some projects. I might not have been bloggin’, but I have been stitchin’ when I can.

I finished my cross stitch piece:

Yoruba Saying

Pattern can be found here. Patterns such as this are a great way to play around with floss – I chose a variegated blue.

I stitched some leaves for a shirt for the Bear’s fall party:

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It’s my own pattern, which I might share later. Interested?

And just in time for Halloween:

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And yes, I know that Day of the Dead is most definitely not Halloween. Pattern found in the Halloween/Thanksgiving issue of Just Cross Stitch.

Feather & Fan

Just finished a feather & fan dishcloth; pattern here.

Feather & Fan Dishcloth

I really like this pattern and think it would be lovely in another type of yarn as a scarf.

And I have a little peek at a x-stitch WIP:

Cross Stitch WIP

Hmmm…what could it be?

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