Monday, June 23, 2008

Break? What break?

Who am I kidding? Like I could take a break from blogging. [eyeroll]

I'm trying to get caught up with my email tonight, answering some and deleting the ones I no longer need to keep. That Martha Stewart woman sends me an awful lot of email. More than my friends do. (Maybe your friends never email you because you take too dang long to respond.)

Back in April, Martha sent me an email about making oilcloth lunch bags. Somebody mentioned on the comments how there was a nice tutorial for these bags on Skip To My Lou. Skip To My Lou is also where that yummy caramel corn recipe came from. The one I make at least once a week.

To make Martha's bird-embroidered quilt, there are patterns of all the state birds, which you could use for another embroidery project if you weren't a quilter.

I thought the handkerchief nursery pillow was cute, but I like anything to do with hankies.

One of these days, I will make one of Martha's tomato pincushions.

Speaking of yummy food, I recently made Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina after seeing Giada De Laurentiis make it again on her show and it was really good. Easy, too. The recipe calls for pastina or any small pasta but I used it penne and it was fine.

I just read on The Apronista that Heavenly Hostess now has a store in Orange. That isn't too far from me. Reason #147 I need to get my driver's license back so I can take a ride up there. Even if I just go in and drool over the aprons.


Gina E. said...

Hi Patty, thanks for your comments on my blog about my TAST stitching samplers...I'm glad somebody out there thinks they are okay!
BTW what did you do to lose your licence? (or shouldn't I ask...)

Domestic Chicky said...

Yay! We're going to try to plan some Apronista event in her store for December or maybe the new year. You HAVE to come then, I will even come get you on my way!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I've been wanting to make a state bird quilt, so that link is awesome! Thanks!

Lil_Birdie said...

The handkercheif pillows are adorable . Great find :)

Elizabeth said...

I love anything to do w/ hankies, too, but I am always afraid to use them in craft projects. So I just keep or display them. I wonder why that is...

Kellie said...

I MUST make an oilcloth lunch bag! OK, first I have to get my hands on some oilcloth. But then, I am ALL over it.

Hey, when she picks you up, tell Chicky to swing by KY on your way to the Heavenly Hostess store, OK. I'm so jealous!