Monday, July 28, 2008

Kiss My Grits Completed!

It's done!
Completed & Framed
Just for kicks, here's what the back looks like:
Back of cross stitch

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Turkey Burgers

In my family, the day you do the grocery shopping is called Cornucopia Day, because suddenly the house is filled with delicious fresh food! Saturday is Cornucopia Day for me & Mr. Mongie.
Delicious Burger
So yesterday (Saturday), we had these burgers for dinner. The patties are ground turkey with chopped onion and Worcestershire sauce mixed in. I stumbled on a new technique for mixing it together - I put the onions in the bowl first, then the Worcestershire sauce, so that it soaks partly into the onions. Then I put the meat on top of that and smoosh it all together. This distributes the sauce more evenly than pouring it onto the meat and then mixing. The tomato is an heirloom variety from the supermarket, and the avocado is from a friend with an avocado tree. Both the tomato and avocado had nice strong flavors. Put it all together and you get a yummy, if tall, burger.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Some fabric I ordered came in this week. The four on top are from Reprodepot, and the rest are from Superbuzzy.
New fabrics
I have projects in mind for some of these, but the rest have an unknown destiny!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

For Mr. Mongie

Previous cross stitch project
Here's a project I made for Mr. Mongie a while back. Like the one I'm working on now (for his mother!), the design is from Subversive Cross Stitch.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kiss My Grits

Cross stitch in progress
This is a cross stitch project I'm making for my mother-in-law for her birthday. The pattern is from the Subversive Cross Stitch book, which she gave me for my birthday! This is the first cross stitch I've made using even-weave linen. I like it - it's really no harder to work with than aida cloth, but the results are nicer.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Hi there! I have a few craft projects I'm thinking of posting here.