Monday, January 25, 2010

Water Bottle Carrier

My daughter received three stainless steel water bottles for Christmas and to keep them from being dented and scratched, I made her a water bottle carrier using Carol's pattern. (I finally understood the pattern.)

I used my mother's machine to embroider my daughter's name on the carrier. My mother has a sewing machine that embroiders letters and numbers, I think, images. It also can only embroider the letters in one size only. Oh well.

This is a photo of the sky at dusk. Taken from Ko'olau Shopping Center on a voggy evening. The colors were a brighter, pink/orange when I was driving into the parking lot. It changed really fast in the time it took me to park and get out my camera. sigh...maybe next time I'll get a better picture. We seem to be having lots of voggy days. Hope you're having nice vogless (is that a word?) days  where you are.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cute Fabric and PF Chang's

I found this cute fabric around New Years. It reminded me of TokiDoki.  I bought two yards of each, then asked my DDs what they wanted me to make from it. Their response, "I don't know". I'm leaning toward pillowcases, cute bags, or something. I'm not sure. What do you think? I saw a quilt made from it, but...any suggestions?

We went to PF Chang's for dinner. The only place I trust because they have a gluten free menu. We had my favorite, the  lemon chicken with brown rice, spinach and some egg drop soup. The soup was salty...I don't think I would have that again.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Deformed Potatoes

We harvested potatoes again right before New Years. The one on the left was huge! We think it was made of several potatoes that joined together.

Here's a close up of the huge potato. We actually had two huge deformed potatoes.

Here is a picture of all the normal sized potatoes.

Here is a photo of the two large deformed potatoes. We didn't eat those because we figured there would be dirt inside them if more than one potato joined together to form the huge one.

Otherwise the potatoes were a great addition to our New Years celebration. We were even able to share some with our neighbors.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Carolina Christmas Part 2

I finished part 2 of Carolina Christmas. Yay! On to part 3. I have all the red and neutral cut, but I have to work on two water bottle carriers first. Having problems finding the sliders here. I'm looking on the internet because I couldn't find them at Fabric Mart. Will post pictures later.


Been trying to upload this since yesterday. Happy New Year!

We got this kadomatsu from our neighbor. The translation is literally "pine gate". It is made of bamboo and pine needles. You're suppose to have two. They're suppose to be put outside your door to catch the evil spirits and in this way, they bring you good luck. According to this Midweek article, the bamboo symbolize growth and strength and the pine represents long life and endurance. With this kadomatsu, we wish you a healthy and happy 2010!