Saturday, April 14, 2018

Weekend Baking

This past weekend I made a Lemon Meringue Cheesecake.  It turned out quite yummy!  It could even stand alone as a lemon cheesecake without the lemon curd and meringue on top! 

I always have trouble with meringue on top of a pie or cake, it always ends of shrinking no matter how well I 'seal' it.  Will have to practice some more.

Even so, it was well received.  My taste testers finished every last crumb!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

WIP Wednesday 4-4-2018

Rocky Mountain Christmas is almost done!  Not much left......I must get it done!

Monday, April 02, 2018

Easter Sunday Eats

 For the first time ever, I attempted to make Salz Kipfel.  I got the recipe from a friend, it was her husband's grandmother's recipe that she wrote down after watching it being made, and it is a bit sketchy.   But they turned out pretty good!  I have made note of a few tweeks for the next time I make it. 
Here is the rest of the Easter Buffet.  There were only 9 of us, and I am used to cooking for 20 or 30.....we had ham, cheesy potatoes, German Apple pancake, deviled eggs, kale salad, veggies, fruit, and Kipfel.  I made a fruit torte for dessert.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

March Progress and April Goals

March was a good stitching month!  Lots of stitching time!  8 finishes, including the Santa Train Stocking that seemed to be taking forever.  I also worked on two of my Works in slow progress!  I mapped out my "May"nia stitching also, although I may start one or two of those pieces early.

March 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  worked on it  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II  worked on it

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
SAL part 1  finished
Pacific Heart  finished
Merry Bells #1 

Future New starts
SAL part 2  finished
SAL part 3  finished
SAL part 4  finished
Blue Fox Emerald Patch finished
Flamingo bookmark  finished
book mark #2 finished
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge

April 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Merry Bells #1 

Maynia starts
1.       #5 (perpetual calendar)
2.       #6 (perpetual calendar)
3.       #7 (perpetual calendar)
4.       #8 (perpetual calendar)
5.       #9 (perpetual calendar)
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Ambrosia Honey
8.       Scissors case
9.       May flower of the month
10.   June flower of the month
11.   July flower of the month
12.   French alphabet page
13.   Hardanger runner
14.   Hardanger ornament
15.   Snowman Heart
16.   Marnee Ritter Heart
17.   Gingerbread heart
18.   ANG Blue Tree
19.   dreaming of Tuscany
20.   wedding sampler
21.   journey bag
22.   Linen & Threads 2017 Part 5

Future New starts
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge

 

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bookmarks

I finished these two bookmarks yesterday and the day before.  One of the challenges at the Embroidery Guild this year is to stitch two bookmarks for the guild.  Once we have collected them all they will be donated to the library’s literacy program and to the church we meet at’s shut-ins. Glad to have them done

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

No Wednesday WIP this Week....

Instead we have a Wednesday finish!  This is Nancy Cucci's Pacific Heart.  I started this at a class just about a year ago, and it hadn't seen the light of day since then, that us until a little while ago.  I finished it up in the wee hours this morning.  So another WIP bites the dust.  Down to 6 WIP's at the moment, and hope to get at least two more finished soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

De Ja Vu......





I finished this little box up this morning.  I am teaching this project at our Guild this evening, and since I had stitched it in Green over a year ago, I decided to make another one to practice the stitches......love it in blue, too! 














Here is the green one I did last year.  Love them both.  This is a design by Eileen Gurak of Handblessings Designs.  It is done on canvas with perle cotton, and then mounted to this little tin.