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New York, United States
I’m in my mid-ish 30’s (excuse me while I sob uncontrollably). I love coffee, cross stitching, reading, gardening and travel. I hope to pass along some patterns and pick a few up along the way.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Once Upon A Time

I am so happy, I've finished "Once upon a time" and love it! It's stitched on 28 count linen using DMC one over one. If anyone has an interest in the patter send me your e-mail or snail mail and I'll send it out. I'm debating stitching the title below the kids, but keep waxing and waining.

I want to thank everyone for their feedback on my Dutch Beauty dilemma. I am going to try to stitch an extension piece on the end and hope that it looks antiqued (I see a tea bath in it's future as well).

I think I'll go catch up on everyone's blog and drool over your wips. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoy the Fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hail, count 2ce stitch 1ce and new beginnings

Hail in June, never good for the plants. We had a quick and determined little storm blow through the other day. We got a layer of hail, some scary wind and all the trees got a trim. As I cleaned the leaves off the deck I found that some of the tomato plants took a hit. I planted too many this year so it's no big loss, and we got off easy, parts of Jersey got several inches of hail!

Here is my next problem. I miscounted or the pages bred while I wasn't watching. In either case I am coming up short on Dutch Beauty! I will have just enough to finish the first line, though not the right side border. I can scrap it and start over on a larger piece of linen or I can attempt to weave/stitch an extension piece on the end. Now here is where I need advise, is the latter even possible? My kingdom for an ounce of patience!

On to better things, I have an interim project going. It's called Once Upon A Time from the Children of Southern Roots I booklet by Janet Powers. One of my friends asked me to stitch something for him and I decided on this one. He hopes to have kids sometime soon and thought this would be perfect for a nursery. It should be a quick stitch, it's on 28 ct sand linen using DMC floss one over one.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Is there anything better?

I just love fresh cut flowers and my garden is finally in bloom with Iris, Peony and Mediterranean Bells. Peony are one of my favorite flowers, they make such a beautiful arrangements.

For our June EGA meeting we are having a pot luck/finger food gala. I have decided on mini zucchini quiche. I have a really easy and delicious recipe that I would like to share with you. I have to figure out how long to cook them in the mini muffin tin that I'll be using, I usually just bake it in an 8" pie pan. Wish me luck and I hope you all try and enjoy this recipe!
Zucchini Quiche
1 Tablespoon grated onion
4 Lg. eggs
1 cup grated sharp cheese
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Bisquick
3 cups zucchini sliced 1/4" think and quartered.
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all but zucchini together well, then all zucchini, again mixing well. Pour into greased 8" pie pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Let cool and serve.