July 26, 2009

Bellini

Yesterday's cocktail was the bellini, served with grilled swordfish steaks, homemade tomato/cilantro/lemon relish, rice and fresh corn. The recipe for the bellini is 1 part white peach juice/pulp, 1 part peach schnappes, and 4 parts sparkling wine. I bought the white peaches at the farmers' market--not something I'd normally buy, both because they're a bit sweet, and because they're even more fragile and bruise-prone than regular peaches. Garnish with a peach slice and some raspberries. BF pronounced it delicious (it's not too sweet even with the sweet peach juice). The name of the wine was "Pink," (Australian), and it IS pink. So of course, I had a Pink and Peaches beverage.

Yesterday after the farmers' market I stopped by Everything Cross Stitch and spent a pleasant time sorting through the AVAS for Sarah Spence. I'm changing all the colors, since even though the pink in the fabric is fairly subtle, most of the charted colors didn't look that great with it. While I was there, I picked up this magazine because it has a few really nice projects in it. In fact, I'm predicting that lots of needleworkers will want to do the cover project, which is charted for both NPI and DMC.

Here's some progress on Sarah Spence. Just by accident, the light was right to catch the true color of the fabric.

And a little progress on Alphabetissimo. I'm working to get this done soon. I'd like to have a finish, especially since I'm acquiring a new BAP (one I've not seen done by anyone yet; I'm madly in love with it!): more details about that to come.

Elvis is disappointed that there's not an Elvis beverage, but I told him there was a cocktail in his honor: the fuzzy navel.

Happy week ahead!

16 comments:

S said...

Sounds like a yummy meal. Cant wait to see the new BAP project.

Jan said...

Oh such yummy food, and a lovely and delicious sounding beverage!! You are so talented and I think that Elvis would agree, if next time you make him a Fuzzy Navel!:)

Your projects are coming along nicely, woohoo!!

Kellie said...

As I was reading the first couple of paragraphs, I was thinking that Elvis needed a drink named after him. Then I get to the end and see that you thought that as well. LOL! I can't wait to see your new BAP. Alphabetissimo and Sarah Spence both look fabulous. Sounds like you had a delicious meal. Have a great week!

Margaret said...

I can't wait for my copy of SANQ to show up! :D I just loooove your colors and fabric for Sarah Spence! It's so soft and pretty! Yum! Fuzzy Navel for Elvis -- lol! I like hearing about your meals with cocktails.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

OH, Elvis, I'm sorry I just had to go and look at the picture from when you got the hair cut at the vets. I hope she makes your drink really soon.

Daffycat said...

I really like your cocktails experiments...we often do this too, and really enjoy trying out new recipies. Our current favorite is Royal Flush shots...

mainely stitching said...

Though your recent beverage sounds delish, tell Elvis that at a certain point in my life there's little I wouldn't have done for a Fuzzy Navel. LOL.

That's a gorgeous new cover on the SANQ issue. Makes me want to buy it, too. ;)

Enjoy the remaining hours of weekend. Over here, it's basically done & dusted. Sigh.

Natasha said...

Okay when is the next cocktail hour LOL I'm there.

THat is a very lovely design in the Sampler Mag. and your wip's are comiong along nicley I love the color of the fabric for Sara. is looks almost blush.

Tell elvis we are having an ice cold beer in his honor.
Take Care

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Yummmmm! The drink looks delicious! Elvis will have to have a virgin FN or he'll be hoppin' funny!

FrecklesandDeb said...

The Fuzzy Navel -- Ha Ha!

Your Bellinis look really good. Makes us thirsty!

The Bunns said...

Oh Elvis.. no drink could EVER be good enough to be named after you!

They'ld need to name the whole Tavern after you ... The Elvis Inn .... yes ... a nice ring to it!

Brigitte said...

Both your WIPs looks so great. I love Sarah Spence very much.
No wondert at you bought the new SANQ issue. The pattern on the cover alone would be a reason to buy it.

quiltcat said...

Your meal and the Bellini sound scrumptious...love it that you named it a Peaches & Pink drink. You're absolutely right, a Fuzzy Navel is perfect for Elvis. Your samplers look great...i love the soft colors in Sarah Spence.

Tammy said...

Everything looks yummy-even the stitching! The WIPS look great!

grace said...

MMMM.. your meal with the cocktail sounds and looks de-lish! The subtle gradation and the floating raspberries, along with the peach slice - looks so goood!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Agreed about that Sampler on the magazine cover!