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February 05, 2008



Lovely post. Just what I needed here at work as I'm feeling mucked down in words (usually my best of friends, but right now fight, fight, fighting me.) and totally blocked. My fingers and my mind are itching for something decidedly different.


I just posted the wrong day! Alicia please read my post. Thanks Jen


Love this project. So sweet and simple.

caniche vagabundo

hummmmm... it looks very good!


My, that recipe looks and sounds delicious! Can't wait to see the Days-Of-The-Week dish towels!!

Sues is not Martha

That looks really, really yummy. And I'm glad it was soap-free!! Adding it to me "to-cook" list!

the farmers wife

That looks really delicious. I'm putting it on my list of things to cook this week.

Maybe I'm alone in this but I do not and will not use those silicone baking pans.

P.S. I love the dish towels. What great embroidery.

- Suzanne - the Farmer's Wife


I was given a silicone bundt pan as a gift.
I filled it with batter and put it in the oven.
Twenty minutes later, I opened the oven door to check on the cake, and the pan was bulging on one side and cake batter was all over the oven.
What a mess! And nowhere in the directions did it say to place the pan on a cookie sheet.
I have been silicone free since.


That looks soooo good! We're having sloppy joes (homemade, but...) for dinner - had to keep it simple so we can go stand in line to vote.

Why is it that we don't craft for ourselves? I too have made dozens of dishtowels for gifts/sales, etc, but we use the same old ugly & stained ones (with the exception of new ones from a friend) from the discount store. I'm going to follow your lead and make something for me!



Crap! I HAVE to get my hands on the pattern for that dish towel. Thursday, is it? I want to design my little cottage around that towel!

...and my dinner around those rosettes. Did you say chicken, wine, cheese, cream and pasta? I'm so there.

Thanks for making my day happier. You have no idea what a pleasure it is to sit down and visit you everyday.

My Messy, Thrilling Life


Yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
I say enjoy your "me crafty" time! You have sure earned it!
I was so delighted today when I received my copy of "Vintage Vavoom" and you were in it! I debated buying it and I am glad I did now!

E to the M

I love the towel and the recipe looks super yum!


Yeah for you!!! Enjoy! I do love crafting, sewing, cooking, knitting, reading...and it brings me back to earth...oh how sometimes we just need it!

Many Blessing!
Paula :)

Oliver Rain

Ooh, those look yummy. I think even my 9-year-old would eat them. I feel your pain. I'm sitting here trying to write a term paper and my thoughts are firmly downstairs in my craft room, and, of course, here in the blogworld (I think I might have to disable internet on this computer - too distracting).
Sort of funny story - I was reading this post and looked at the last picture. I must have a tired nursing student brain right now, because I thought you were embroidered "nurse". I never even considered that it was Thursday you were making until I read some of the other comments. I thought maybe you were making something cute for Andy!


I better not do Fat Tuesday, I did fat Monday last night with homemade mac and cheese. That sure does look good though so I think I'll make it next week after I've worked off this morning after mac and cheese tummy I'm sporting. Thanks for the recipe! You're the best.


I love it when you post recipes. Your curry shrimp has become a staple. This one looks great too! Thank you!


Wow, that sounds delicious! Do you think my husband would notice the mushrooms? He doesn't like them, but I do!!



Are the Days of the Week from a transfer? If so, where'd you find it? I can't tell from the pic if you're double stitching blue & black thread freehanded or following a pattern. Regardless, love them!


Bobbie Lynn Duran

You make me laugh and I really enjoy your blog. It's like talking to a friend just about every day. The little that I see of your embroider dishtowels look good. Happy Fat Tuesday, I'm going for pasta also today, baked Ziti.


In case you decide not to use the silicone heart cupcake trays again, here's a little trick my mom always used to use to make heart cupcakes. She would use paper or foil cupcake liners in a regular cupcake tin and then stick a glass marble in each cup between the liner and the tin. It made just the right indention to look like a heart and they never tasted like soap! :)

linda t

You are just so gosh-darn cute!
Does me good to hear you're crafting to your heart's content! And is there a better feeling that to be completely content with ones self? I think not.


I know I am a few days late on this, but wanted to say that I too really, really want the transfer for the dish towels! You sell 'em and I'll buy 'em!!


I really like the look of the black on white embroidery. Cool. Never would have thought of that even though black & white fabrics and decor are so popular right now.
I used to embroidery and cross-stitch so darn much, back in the day before I started quilting and knitting. And painting. And scrapbooking. And yeah.... Got to give something up I guess.
Also - I didn't even know it was Pancake Day (!!!) but that's so weird that today I got up and had such a CRAVING for pancakes that I actually made ME some from scratch. (enter twilight zone music)


Nice Project... it looks very good!


I have a silicon spatula that *always* tastes like soap. I thought it was just the silicon! Now I'll have to be extra careful about washing it.

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