Monday, June 17, 2013

FWQ 12

I meant to post this a few days ago, but work and house hunting took up a lot of my time last week.

This is one of the most complex blocks I've made so far.
I'm very pleased with how well my corners lined up. I was careful to press seams opposite directions while I was assembling the block which made it much easier than if I'd pressed seams open everywhere.
Broken Sugar Bowl

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tuckered out

Today I've been cooking a lot. It probably would have been better for the electric bill if I had sewn instead. We turned the air conditioner on for the first time this season.
Want to see what I made?
We're having an Italian feast tonight:
Pesto Chicken Lasagna
Tozzetti served with Vino Santo (recipe from Bon Appetit)
I also made our favorite chocolate cookies. I use Hershey's special dark cocoa so they're extra delicious.
Rocky Road Garganchewas
The weekend wasn't completely devoid of fabric goodness though. I stitched up a name tag yesterday for the MadMod June challenge using lots of little squares.
I also contemplated starting my single girl, making another lotto block, and/or simply picking up all the fabric laying about on the carpet. Perhaps after dinner...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Home Sweet Apartment

It's kinda nice to be back. I loved getting to spend some time with my parents last week (on the fringes of a work trip), but it was a pretty crazy week. This weekend Will and I have been recovering by sleeping in and sticking around the apartment for the most part. We took some time out to see 3 more houses and take a walk at the UW Arboretum, bus nixed plans for a bike ride or hiking at parks that are further away.

Anyway, in sewing news, the guild is starting up lots of exciting things this summer, including a monthly block lottery! I'm working on my second entry already!
Color combo 1
Color combo 2
We also allowed Moose out to see what he would do about a nearby squirrel - turns out, not much.