Monthly Archives: February 2008

Housewarming

Well, I finally finished my housewarming gift for my sister(hopefully she is not reading this) now I just have to get it in the mail to Texas. 

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I made the embroidered and then quilted potholder and embroidered on two kitchen towels.  I add a few kitchen scrubbers and a welcome sign.  Hopefully they will bring cheer to her new home! 

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Gung Hay Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year!  The year of the rat.  Ok, so I am not Chinese but I thought it would be fun in honor of the Chinese New Year to put on a Chinese dinner this evening for my family.  Wow, was that a lot of work.  I made Bok Choy with bacon, fried wontons, rice, orange chicken, green tea and fortune cookies (I know they are not really Chinese, but still fun).  It turned out delicious and the family loved it. 

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And here is a picture of my wok, I received this as a wedding present over 13 years ago and this was the first time I used it!

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Have a great new year! 

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Little New, Little Old!

I had seen a pattern for a purse in The Happy Hooker that I have been dying to make.  Yes, I know I have lots of other projects I should be working on, but I decided a little detour would be some good therapy for me (I was right).  So, when we got back from our Super Bowl Party it was too early to go to bed and hubby was watching basketball, I thought I would start my purse.  That way I am spending time with him and getting something done at the same time.  The purse went together so quickly and the final product is so much nicer than I thought it would be. 

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I added a lining made of vintage fabric (a piece from a vintage sheet) and then I knitted up these cute little flowers for the front.  And there it is!  Not sure what I am going to do with it, should I use it, should I sell it, should I give it away?!?!?!? Decisions, decisions.

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Maybe I should leave it up to you.  What do you think?

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Crawfish Anyone?!

What a wonderful Super Bowl Party we had at my sister’s house.  My younger brother offered to put on a Louisiana style meal for us that one of his friends had done in the past.  Being the adventurous types we all said yes.  He had 100 pounds of fresh live crawfish flown in to LAX from Louisiana! Wow that was a lot of crawfish! Well needless to say it was excellent and we had a blast but there was too much food.

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I did not craft at all yesterday, but back to it today!

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