Published July 11, 2011
Holidays , Sew
Tags: birthday, cake, candles, dessert, dishes, food, friends, linens, napkins, party
My birthday was last weekend and I invited some friends over for a grownup dinner party. Really, I wanted the excuse to show off the dishes I bought and the napkins I made to go with them.
Miss P brought citronella candles and I set out the bug spray and I didn’t even get bitten (a nice b-day gift of itself). I made pototo lima bean soup and whole wheat rolls. C&D brought a quiche and P&T brought grilled veggies. Everything was so good, and I counted myself really lucky to have such great friends!
I made the birthday cake, just my usual chocolate cake from a mix, but I used some cake-decorating resources to frost it nicely (turquoise with white polka dots). It was my 36th birthday, and I didn’t have enough candles, so I made an 8-bit binary code. I also served soan papdi, a box of which I have been saving since my trip to Salt Lake. Soan Papdi is so sweet that you have to wash it down with birthday cake.
I had spent the week leading up to my birthday sewing napkins. It was surprising how many turquoise/orange/red fabrics I had, and I bought some others at the shop on my street corner (yes, I live practically next door to a quilt shop!).
Plus my old napkin rings went fabulously:
In uploading these photos, I was reminded of another dinner party almost exactly two years ago, where I also showed off new dishes, and where I OUTDID myself on food. See Indian Feast.
Published April 12, 2011
Day in the Life , Flora and Fauna , Knit
Tags: baby, Boogedy, chickens, food, games, gecko, hats, public art
For months now I have had an injured foot. On my second visit to a foot doctor, I was given some good taping techniques that are finally helping me to heal. Before that, I was sticking REALLY close to home, except when Zach was available to push me on the tricycle. Here are some of the things keeping us busy.
For Baby Claire, born a few weeks ago, I knit a tiny baby chick hat in the softest wool! I hope to have pics of the baby wearing it soon. Hint, Hint, Sunshine!
Boogedy earned a sticker for learning to make his own bed.
A shot of our house gecko before he gets spooked and runs into his hole. Is it a coincidence that this photo has cheerios for scale, or is that why he is here?
Forgetting that mommy is the Red guy and HE is the yellow guy.
The octopus-and-squid-painted stump in my neighborhood.
Watching the man at the softball diamond drive the tractor in ever-widening circles to smooth the red dirt. This activity (includes climbing up and down the bleachers) is good for 15 minutes of entertainment.
A special treat: seaweed salad from Faustos and some pesto tortellini.
Published April 9, 2009
Tags: Boogedy, drawing, food, games
I borrowed a set of crayola markers from a teacher at my school so that I could make these flashcards. I just used scraps of cardstock that someone had left at the papercutter workstation.
These are all foods that the Boogedy likes to eat. I know I’ve forgotten lots of items, so this game is a work in progress. He likes someone to hand him the card, then he’ll name the item, then pass the card to a third person. We love food around here.