Saturday, November 17, 2012

A UFO Finally Finished!

 I finally finished this crazy quilt pillow case. I think it took me about six years to finally get it done. The part that I kind of hesitated on was deciding whether I was done embellishing it. I finally decided that I just needed to decide that I was done with it, sew it together and be done with it and I am so glad that I did. 

I go to the Farmer's Market at Windward Mall and there is a vendor who has all these exotic fruits. Some of which I have heard of, but never seen before.

This first picture is of Jaboticaba, which my mother-in-law used to talk about all the time. She used to tell us about how good Jaboticaba jam is. It's no wonder that I never heard of it or saw it. The sign says it is grown in Brazil. Wow, that jam must be expensive!
This next one is Egg Fruit, a Southeast Asian fruit. I have never seen or heard of this before. The sign says it is highly nutritous, but doesn't tell how to prepare it. According to this website, it is pureed and added to shakes and ice cream. Interesting...
 This next item is either a nut or a seed and not a fruit. I have never seen or heard of this before either...has anyone else heard of this?
This particular fruit has been displayed so that people could taste it. I unfortunately was not able to taste it because I am on an elimination diet and fruits are not on it. This website says Mamey Sapote tastes like a mix of sweet potato and pumpkin and it is used in shakes, ice creams, and smoothies.
 I'd never seen this one before either, but it sounds really yummy.
 This is another one that I've never seen or heard of before. They had a little container with grapes that had been peeled.

There were so many more exotic fruits, that I'll save them for another post, as this one is getting rather lengthy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Totoro, Skele-Monkeys and A Puppy

I'm finally posting about this. I made this during the summer for my nephew who was born at the end or August. His parents really like Totoro, so I thought this would be cute. I found this pattern on the internet here. Normally, Totoro is gray, but I thought I would make him in baby blue and white for a little boy. Totoro came out pretty cute. 

For those of you who don't know who Totoro is, according to the Urban Dictionary, Totoro is: 

A forest spirit that is only visible to children. They are associated with Camphor trees and have the ability to play the ocarina. They hang around with Catbus.
I also made a flannel receiving blanket. I bought the fabric from Fabric Depot on a recent trip to Oregon. Loved the store and want need to go back. The fabric has skele-monkeys and it is so cute.
I'll leave you with this thought that I found on this card. It says,"Cast your cares upon the Lord and he will sustain you". I thought it was so cute, yet so true.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This and That

 These Big Bang shirts were spotted in a shop in Ward Warehouse. I didn't know they had Big Bang shirts. lol.

Below on the right is a picture of a card that I liked.