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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Little Stitching and A Little Cooking

I finally finished this PS piece. It's May and turned out pretty good. Love the sheep. Life has been really busy and I didn't get much stitching done. I won't bore you with all the stuff that went on like the washer flooding the basement or the car having a recall. Something I did do over the week end that was fun, was taking a cooking class. After stitching and reading, cooking is something I love to do. The class was on Rustic Italian cooking. Yummy! We made bruschetta a couple of ways, chicken cacciatore, polenta 2 ways, ricotta gnocchi with 4 different sauces and cannolis. It was a long day but a great day and then we ate all we made. The cannolis were easy and really good, so I am making them for my Thursday stitching group. I will take pictures after I make them. We were not allowed to take pic's during class.
This is one of my Nashville buys. I an using 32 ct . vintage butter cream linen and the supplied CC floss. The colors of the needlebook and the pin cushion fall are like colors and that's probably why I was drawn to the project.

Sammi went to the animal hospital today to have a cardiac ultrasound. I stayed with her and it was great to watch. Angell is a teaching hospital and the cardiologist talked me through it. Fascinating. Thanks for visiting my little piece of the world and leaving great comments.

Lastly, I want to express my sorrow for the lose of Lisa of the Primitive Needle. I did not know her personally but I loved her designs. My prayers go out to her husband and family.

27 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish and lovely new start.

Christine said...

Lovely finish on the PS May and a great new start. Your cookery class sounds wonderful

Barb said...

awww there is something special about old dogs isnt there hope all is well. Love the Sheepies in your PS and look forward to seeing the new project grow.

Mary said...

Hope all is well with Sammi. Your cooking class sounds like a lot of fun. Love your Shamrock piece and the button is great.

gracie said...

May looks so pretty....Poor Sammi...is he okay?..It is facinating to watch the ultra-sound...
How fun, a cooking class then getting to eat it all!

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! Hope Sammi's visit came with good results. That shamrock piece is wonderful btw!

Annie said...

Really nice PS finish. Looks like it was a fun stitch.

Sounds like you made some delicious stuff in the cooking class. I'd be up for an eating class, but cooking sure isn't something I'd do for fun! ;-)

Hope Sammi is ok. He sure looks cute!

Patty C. said...

I just received my LHN - Happy Stitching :)

Kate said...

Love the PS finish, and what's not to love about a mew start!
I'm not a natural cook - I'm spoilt as my Partner looks after me very well. I would love to do a class though.
Hope your little doggie is ok.

Tricia said...

What a fabulous finish. I really like the PS designs, I just never think to make them myself!

Sally said...

A really sweet PS finish. Love those sheep!

Stray Stitches said...

Your May piece is wonderful! Sounds as if you had a very busy weekend. Hope little Sammi is doing okay.

staci said...

Gorgeous PS finish!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your lovely PS finish. They have such wonderful designs. Hope you Sammi gets a good report from the doc.

Blu said...

Gorgeous finish!
What is that piece in your header? It looks perfect for St.Patrick's.

Hope Sammi is well.

Bekca said...

What a lovely finish, will you be moving onto June next? I'd love to take a cookery class, it sounds very enjoyable. Happy stitching to you!

Kathy Ellen said...

What wonderful stitching you have done on PS "May". Your cookery classes sound like a lot of fun, and wonderful eating too! Yummmm! Hope that little Sammi will be ok.

Mary said...

Great finish! And so speedy!

Melanie said...

Love your finish!!!
*good thoughts for Sammi*

woolwoman said...

The May PS piece is just darling - love the verse too. Hope Sammi gets along OK. Looks like you accumulated some neat new stuff from market. have fun with it! melody

Vicky L said...

May looks so beautiful. You did a great job. You class sounded so much un. The food sounds so yummy!

Catherine said...

I love sheep, so I think your PS is adorable!!

I have a friend who would love your Shamrock piece, where is that from?

I do hope that your Sammi is okay!

Angela P said...

Love, love your PS finish! I too am drawn to the colors in that LHN chart and love the needlebook part of it too :)

I hope Sammi is okay :)

Pumpkin said...

I thought you'd have this done sooner ;o) JK! It looks great Deborah!

Lucky you! I love that design and set.

What a sweet picture of Sammi. I hope everything is okay and it was just a check up.

BrendaS said...

Great PS finish! I love your new start too. I got this last week and can't wait to see your progress.

Glad you enjoyed your cooking class. Sounds like fun.

Suzanne said...

This is such a beautiful finish. I love the design of the new start.

Lynn said...

First I have to tell you that I really like the stitched piece in your header. Very cute!
Your PS May is a wonderful finish! I like your choice for your new stitch too. I've been considering this one myself.
All that Italien food sounds yummy! Cooking classes are something I've thought about doing when I retire. One of our local grocery chains offers them weekly.