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!