Monday, July 23, 2007

Happy Halloween

Nancy from Glory Bee has started a blog called Glory Bee Stitch. I really like her designs. Some time ago, I stitched Happy Halloween. My plan is to give it to my Halloween loving friend, either framed or as a pillow, but as you can see, it's still a WIP. I also have the charts for Wipe Your Paws and Flying Monkeys (I love that one's frame) but haven't started either one yet.There are some really cute freebies on the website too.

I stitched my Happy Halloween on 14 ct Country Mocha Vintage Aida and used DMC colors. The chart calls for Wichelt 28 ct Coffee Bean linen and Sampler Threads, Anchor or DMC floss.

Speaking of Halloween, Helga of Helga Mandl Designs started a Yahoo group called for both cross stitchers and designers. Helga has also organized a Halloween stitch-a-long. You can find all the information about it here. This is my first SAL and I'm sure it will be fun. And, even if you don't want to join the SAL, join the Yahoo group. It's a very friendly bunch of cross stitchers.

I made Tyler Florence's Eggplant Parmesan earlier this week becasue I wanted to spend 17 hours of my life cooking. Ok, it doesn't take that long to make but the twenty minute prep type on the recipe is definitely a typo or whoever typed it up was given the wrong information. You have to make the tomato sauce, slice and bread the eggplant, fry it and then assemble everything in a baking dish. Twenty minutes, my eye. It's more like two hours and that's with making the sauce the night before. It makes a ton too. I have the leftovers in the freezer. But's worth the time and effort.

Dang. I'm missing The Closer.


Suzan said...

I watched a new crime show last night on TNT, Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter. She a detective in Oklahoma City and she has issues. I liked the pilot and Holly Hunter is one of my favorite actors.

Patty said...

I didn't watch that one but I did watch Damages with Glenn Close on FX. Whoa nellie, is she evil. It was really good.