Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another Summer is Almost Over

Well, it's been really hot here in the mountains this summer and not much sewing is getting done since my sewing room faces West and gets most all the heat and sun. However, I did finish the Autumn Pyn Keepe HOE piece and mailed today. Also, I've picked up a pattern I purchased over a year ago: Must Be Santa 2009, from Prairie Schooler (Phil should like it since there's a Reindeer & any deer will do), I'm also still stitching my Snowman ornament. We've had a bumper crop of Okra and Tomatoes

this year and my red bell peppers are almost ripe. Made a great recipe from Giada De Laurentis - Couscous stuffed Bell Peppers with Basil Sauce
Since Phil and I love fried Okra we've had it about every other evening for two weeks now. Since Okra is the star, I wash it in water,cut into bite size pieces and put all in a Ziploc bag with only corn meal inside. Shake it up and then put into a medium-heat pan of canola oil and fry about 4 minutes until nice and brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate, then salt/pepper to taste.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another Weekend is almost over...

I've had a wonderful surprise this weekend, my second cousin from Vancouver, British Columbia is on a road-trip throughout North American and she made a stop here in Swannanoa for a day. We had a marvelous visit and talked about our relatives from Greece. I also made her homemade waffles this morning before she left for the next leg of her journey to SC, FL, Texas, and then back up the continent. I do hope to visit her next year in British Columbia and also visit my oldest son again in Seattle (he moved from Tacoma, WA last year). I have also finished more knitted hats for charity; and also one for my mom and one for my husband to take hunting this fall. Here's a photo of the three more I finished for charity.
I've signed up for the Hooked on Exchange Autumn/Fall Pyn keepe and have an idea in mind. Well, its late and I'm tired, so happy stitching and knitting everyone.