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!