Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
What will happen when she's 10?
"Mom, can I wear makeup?"
"Dad, can I take the car out for a spin?"
"I'm thinking of getting my college applications in early."
hee hee (that's my nervous laughter) Better to just enjoy our little sweetie right now in this moment - she just may be the cutest little girl EVER!
Yesterday I made this for dessert, and as of yet, Matt hasn't shown any suspicion as to its contents (guess he'll find out when he reads this heh heh). Not that any of us dislike it, but there's only so many ways you can cook it up as a side dish for every meal, you know? The recipe says zucchini bars so I expected it to be like bar cookies, but it's more like a cake. If you put the batter in a jelly roll pan maybe they'd be more like bars. The secret is to peel the zucchini so there aren't little flecks of green. I cut the oil in half and added more zucchini for moisture. And I added lots more lemon because I love it! I zested a whole large lemon and used all of its juice. It's yummy, especially since I added a 1/2 package of white chocolate chips I found in the pantry. What's your favorite zucchini (in plain sight or strategically hidden) recipe? I'd love to know.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Here's the back...
I didn't want to quilt the whole thing, but I also didn't want the traditional yarn ties that get balled up after you wash it. So I (with the help of Mom, Gerilyn and LaRinda) used extra long doll-making needles to tie it every 3" with a crow's foot knot...no loose ends as the yarn is fished through the layers of fabric and batting. It's so soft and great for picnics, as well as a walk down memory lane for me. :-)
I used some of my stash to make this dress using the pattern from this book:
That's all for now...until the next Sew Happy installment!