August 09, 2009

Lemon Drop

The cocktail of the week last night was the lemon drop. Ingredients: lemon vodka (refrigerated), lemon juice, simple syrup (a sugar syrup you can make yourself--2 parts sugar to one part water, boiled--which has the consistency of motor oil), all shaken with ice in a coctail shaker, then garnish the glasses with lemon wheels and colored sugar. BF's verdict: perfect. My verdict: too strong--except for the festive-looking glasses, I might just as well have swigged the vodka straight out of the fridge.

Pedal to the metal: Sarah McPhail. It's interesting that with the addition of the square stitch in pink on the top row and gold on the bottom row, the blue--which is the same blue in each row--looks different. The rope-y looking divider row was interesting to do, and easier than it looks. It's a row of long-arm crosses in tan. Then diagonal stitch in blue. And finally stem stitch in gold along the top and bottom. The speed of it makes up for the toil over the individual script letters.

I'm having a blast doing this sampler.

Peaches has made progress on her project and has sent you a little heart.

One of the ladies--Sarah, Sarah, Dorothy or Christinia--and I will be lunching later this week. Join us! (Can you tell that things are quiet at work? Ah, August--vacation time for lawyers in DC.) Happy week ahead!

23 comments:

Daffycat said...

Humm, the Lemon Drop sounds interesting...maybe add a little less vodka or add some lemon-lime soda? I'm not fond of over-strong drinks either.

Cute Peaches. Keep us updated on the escape attempt!

Your sampler is looking lovely. The four sided stitches are really cool.

Melissa said...

Sarah is looking lovely, Glenna!

Although the drinks look yummy, my days of over-strong drinks are over...although I still have a soft spot for Bellinis!

Enjoy your August!

Jennifer said...

Oh, man that drink looks soooooo good on a hot day like today!
I'll take 2, thank you....LOL
Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Those alphbets are so interesting!!! This is going to be a very lovely sampler!!
Thanks for the heart, Peaches~

Loraine said...

Sampler is looking wonderful! I really love the 4 sided stitch around the cross stitch. Different.
Take Care!

Cindy F. said...

You need a Texas margarita!!!

Beautiful stitchy progress!

Margaret said...

It's so nice to be able to see how Sarah looks stitched up! I'm loving her -- still waiting for mine to show up. :(

Kellie said...

Sarah looks fabulous! I love all those specialty stitches.

Caroline said...

Cocktail of the week??? Now - that is an idea I can get on board with! They looked beautiful even if it was too strong. I am really and truly in love with your Sarah sampler..... must resist... too many projects already....

Sharon said...

I am loving your weekly cocktails-I may have to try this one! Beautiful stitching too!

grace said...

The lemon drop looks good, I really want to try it out myself, but I must get some pretty glasses first!

And I must say your sampler is looking gorgeous!!

michelle said...

Thank you oh so much Peaches for the little heart! Your stitching is lovely as always dear friend.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Elvis and Peaches ... there's a pair back in there!

Why do I have this late night craving for one of those hard lemon-drop candies???

Cari said...

Oh Glenna, Sarah is so pretty. I just love specialty stitches.

I am determined to have a stash sale before I buy anymore samplers.

Wish I could join you and Sarah for a stitching lunch - looks like we are in for a heatwave this week.

samplerlover said...

Such a beautiful sampler. Great progress.

The Lemon Drop does sound quite interesting. - Sandra.

The Scarlett House said...

Like I said before, I wish we were neighbors. I'd be sitting on that deck of yours every day waiting for my cocktail to be served. It's interesting to see Sarah up close. I'll look forward to seeing her come alive. Glad you are enjoying the process.

quiltcat said...

Your sampler is looking lovely! i'd probably like an unvodka version of that drink...hey, that's fresh lemonade! Don't forget, DC Restaurant Week is coming up...good time to go out for lunch!

Sharon said...

That lemondrop looks heavenly, I would love to try one.
Thanks for the comments on my blog, you are so sweet. We will get you hooked on redware yet. LOL
Your stitching is lovely, that design is just so pretty. great work. xoxo

Jan said...

Thank Peaches for the heart! LOL

Those stitches are so neat, Glenna!! Glad you are having fun with it, that means really good progress on said sampler!

Boy am I behind in my blog commenting, trying to get a little caught up now. Sorry for missing some of your posts, but I did read and check out the pictures. You have been a busy girl of late!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, those lemon drop drinks look SO good!!! YUM-O!

Your sampler looks fabulous. Love the close up of the stitches. The colors are wonderful in it--much cheerier than a lot of samplers are sometimes!

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

Peaches is doing a fine job there.

bunnygirl said...

Hi, Glenna! I just dropped in to congratulate you on your new namesake at Bright Eyes! :)

bunnygirl said...

Regarding the Glenna bunny, don't discount her looks. I mean, there's the ear thing (poor baby) but other than that, she looks a lot like my Tid when I first rescued her from the county shelter. She was quite the ugly duckling and turned out to be a swan in disguise. I wish I lived close enough to adopt Glenna-bunny, lease and spouse be damned! ;)