A Stitch in Time*

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Queen WIP Beading

I finally had the chance to stitch yesterday! Hadn't picked up a needle since early April.

I finished the white at the bottom of Summer Queen. Here's my progress photo from April:
Summer Queen WIP

I worked on beading for several hours yesterday. I am so, so slow to bead. I haven't yet finished the piece, but here's the latest with the beading mainly showing:

Mirabilia Summer Queen WIP Beading

Mirabilia Summer Queen WIP Beading

I wish the beading looked more even, but it is what it is.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Manicotti and Stitching Inspiration

Soon I will stitch! It has been quite awhile now, but all the crazy busy times have ended for awhile. Now it's time for being 'semi-busy'.

Friday was my last day of work for awhile, and it's our summer break. Hurrah! We worked especially late this summer and we're starting again in early August but nonetheless it's grand to have a break.

Earlier this month we celebrated my husband's birthday, our son's birthday, our son-in-law's birthday, and our son's college graduation. Yesterday we celebrated my mom's 79th birthday. We had a great time at my brother and sister-in-law's house celebrating! I brought the manicotti:



Manicotti Times Two

Manicotti Recipe
Makes one 9 X 13 pan of Manicotti

One box of Manicotti

1 lb ground beef
1 jar of marinara sauce (or make your own)
one garlic clove, minced

Cook ground beef, add the other ingredients and simmer.

Manicotti Filling:
1 egg
16 ozs ricotta cheese
6 ozs parmesan cheese
8 ozs mozzarella cheese, shredded (place some aside for the top of the dish)
garlic powder
fresh parsley flakes, a few tablespoons
sweet basil, one tablespoon

Cook the noodles so they're not overly soft for easy stuffing. Stuff the noodles with the cheese filling.

Place 1/2 the sauce in a greased 9 X 13 pan, place the stuffed noodles on top, and cover with remaining sauce and the remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.



And now for some stitching inspiration:

This piece is called Fantastic Fall Bouquet, and it's designed by Barbara Baatz. (I got this photo of it long ago from a blog, saved it to my computer, but I don't have the stitcher's name and website. If you know the person, please do let me know. For the time being, I just must say thanks to the stitcher of this fine piece!):

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I've always loved it, and I finally acquired it sometime back into my stitching pattern stash. I had to purchase it off ebay, as it's out of print and hard to find. It was so worth the hassle! Perhaps I can get started on it sometime soon, but then again free time does fly by quickly. Are there any patterns you are excited to begin soon?

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Stitching Inspiration


The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow- Carriage House Samplings. Isn't it gorgeous! This is definitely on my 'to do' list for the future. I love the calming shades of blue, and the charming nautical images.

What's on your stitching wish list today?

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