Sunday, September 3, 2017

Holiday Weekend

I had great hopes that I would get a lot of crafting done this extended holiday but alas, it wasn't meant to be.  BUT that didn't mean I wasn't busy.

I have around 300 stitches done on my Holy Grail cross stitch.  It is where I am getting into some color so that I took a picture.

It's not much done but at least it is started.  I'm doing three threads on this Aida.  I didn't think that 2 threads showed up much.  It's hard to see in the picture but the border on this is white.  I am packing up my Mini-Owl and will be taking THAT to work.  I am finding out my lighting at home isn't good enough for me to do it at home.  That will be fine though.  That gives some a cross stitch to do at work and one to do at home.  I am finding my enthusiasm for WORKING on quilts isn't there in the summer months.  I'll do more on my cross stitch in the summers and when it gets colder (or when I find a test pattern I want to do) then I'll do a quilt.  I did see, however, some table toppers that would be nice for the holidays.

My friend Sue Cottle, yes I know you'll read this Sue, mentioned I might be a hoarder.  While I don't want to confess to being one, I think I might have to.  Perhaps if I just say I am not a hoarder but a collector it will sound better.  So this next picture is for Sue.  Here is my organized stash for embroidery floss.

I actually have a couple more project boxes but this will suffice for now.  :)   The stack on the left is for individual projects.  The Holy Grail one is underneath the purple box.  The purple box holds my Critter Christmas Cross Stitch threads.  The stack on the right (oops, I'm missing one of the boxes), is my overall stash.  Each of the boxes is marked on top what DMC numbers are in that box.  That's not a's a collection....right?

Crafting isn't the only thing that I have been working on.  I've been cooking too.  This weekends new recipe was Pumpkin Butter.  It turned out great and it was made in the crockpot with minimal ingredients.

Since I only used (1) 15 oz can of pumpkin (pure/puree/solid pack) it doesn't make much at a time.   Of course since I cooked it down that also reduces how much it makes.  The red container is one cup.  I could have put it all in the container on the left but I will be taking the other two containers to work and see if a couple of people want a taste of it.  I know that I will be making more of this.  You aren't suppose to can it but it does keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks and in the freezer for 6-9 months.

Back to cooking and stitching.  I hope everybody has a safe weekend.

1 comment:

Kathy G said...

Your pumpkin butter looks wonderful. Please post the recipe; I could use a new one.