Thursday, March 19, 2009

want a reuben? please?

two more list takers - but these are gifts, so if you want one for yourself, just let me know! i made one for my sis-in-law's birthday out of a heavyweight print. i love this fabric! i made pillows for my bed out of it too. i bought quite a lot of it, planning to make a window seat cushion, but decided that the print is too busy for such a large space. i want to make some totes and such with it too.

the second list taker is made out of the first charm pack i ever bought, heather bailey for freshcut? it makes me happy and i love the colors and the button. i like the fabrics i chose to go with her prints, i think they work well. and the patchwork inside is a cute surprise. downside - i used a thin lime green for the lining, which got all wonky on me when i topstitched, and the button is waaaay to heavy for this. when you open it it goes thunk! so for now, i am keeping it for me. unless my friend joy steals it for her birthday gift.

and i made a crayon book for the small fries. i actually have several ready to stitch, mostly boy prints but a few girly ones as well. i'll give these as gifts and probably list a few in my shop. i am having trouble finding inexpensive 3x5 note pads - any leads? i'd prefer unlined pages.

hmm, what else have i been up to? oh, st. pat's, i made my first corned beef ever! i fell in love with reuben sandwiches while pregnant with my oldest, and now i order them every time we go to a restaurant that serves them. i thought i would try out making them at home, and it was super easy! the only problem being that NO ONE ELSE around here would eat it with me. "i don't like sauerkraut!" "this bread is yucky!" so i have been forced to eat an entire corned beef roast, whole can of saurkraut, and a loaf of rye bread, all on my own. since tuesday. and yes, i have almost completed the challenge. don't be sickened by my appetite. it's a curse. today i actually had two reubens, one for lunch and another for dinner. i doubt i will order them the next time we go out.

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