Several of you have suggested that the cocktail of the week should be margaritas. I wanted to let you know that I take your suggestions seriously. I do have a rule that the cocktail of the week should be made from scratch--no mixers, no lo-cal sodas, powders or potions or energy drinks. No shortcuts! [Edited to add: just for this project, of course. I'm generally all about the diet sodas, and I'm more likely than not to drink a little bit of rum with a diet coke. But there's nothing "artisanal" about that...] So I make my own simple syrup and squeeze the lemons, the limes, etc. This frozen margarita was ok, but it tasted mainly of ice. BF stepped in with a bottled mixer from the VA ABC store and his cocktails (not photographed) were much tastier. BF likes tequila, so we used Patron Anejo, Patron Citronge, lime juice (and some sort of electric yellow mixer) and kosher salt for the rim of the glass. Wooo! Thanksh, all, for the shuggeshtionsh!
I courted stitchy numb-butt this weekend. Here's one of several projects that I picked up.
Here's another. I don't normally stitch whimsical projects, even though I have nothing against them--I'd just generally prefer to do the big reproduction samplers. But I spied this in the LNS yesterday when I went to pick up refills of some AVAS and scope out different fabrics for Sarah McP, which I will be starting again when I go on vacation in 2 weeks. It's a Bent Creek Design called "So Happy." I stitched it on 34 ct Legacy Linen in cafe au lait, using 2 over 2 with DMC, WDW and GAST threads. It's actually part of a larger design that shows 2 deer touching noses under a tree upon which a family of owls looks down. It's cute, but I chose to stitch just the rabbit burrow. Not sure the buttons add anything to it, but they came in the pack, so I attached them.
Life imitating art.
Happy week ahead!