Friday, 22 August 2014

A Bit o'Baking

A food post, because I love food! I made some blueberry muffins that were super moist and yummy, because the recipe calls for yogurt and less oil. I used organic blueberries and they were SO sweet and relish!
I also made some date balls. Very simple, just dates, almonds a bit of water, and chocolate chips, all ground up in the food processor. The trick is to chill the "dough" for a half hour or so in the fridge before you roll them into balls. I flattened a bunch to look like cookies and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on them. They're still fairly healthy - I hope.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Shades of Blue

Now that my Shades of Pink blanket is all done, I've started on a Shades of Blue blanket. I have some light blue leftover from a smaller project I did this summer. There's not a full skein so I'll hopefully use it for the border.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Shades of Pink - all done!

I finished the border on my Shades of Pink blanket! The border added a lot of length and width overall, so I was glad about that.
Here is the hubby, holding it up. I'll take some pictures of it in better lighting.
They hubby was very impressed, he loves it! I think it will end up in the "put on etsy one day" pile, so he had better not get too attached to it.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Paint Night

The other night me and my sisters had a girls outing last week - Paint night! We bought a Groupon deal that lets you paint for two hours at a restaurant. They provide all the supplies and the instruction. Here's the inspiration painting: "Rainy Street."
There were quite a few participants, mostly seated around a big long table. Here I am with my supplies, ready to go - oh, and a mojito for further inspiration!
A blank canvas.
We started with a colour wash. Hard to imagine this is on its way to becoming "art."
Starting to take shape. I should have made my red area bigger but ah well.
Really starting to take shape. I like the little lights from the boats on water.
Added more definition, the pathway, and some lovely trees.
Ta-da, my finished masterpiece!
Here are some candid shots of my sisters:

And here we all are, with our paintings!
It was great fun, we're already looking for another event we can all attend!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Stay-cation

I'm off all week from work! I can't go out of town since the hubby is busy doing his summer show, but I've planned a bunch of fun things to do around town, including a pedicure! Haven't treated myself to one of those in a while. I will for sure blog about some of the other things I do on my stay-cation.

I'll be away from work for a week, so I'll miss the fun things my colleague leaves on my desk - like this homemade waffle!
And this. Guess what's inside? CORN! MMMM!!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Shades of Pink - coming together

I finally finished all the square for my shades of pink blankie.
I lay out a few options for the final blanket.
I ended up with 48 squares in total.
I decided on the middle picture for the layout, and then decided to do a join as you go method. I had this pinned for a long time and finally put it to use. The instructions are great, and the videos are very detailed and very helpful. The joining row gives it a lot more length actually, which is nice. I thought I would get it done quickly but had to leave it half way through. But it should be finished soon :)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Matthew

Here is my dear friend Matthew. We met years ago doing theatre together, and now he lives in NYC! The last two times I went to New York, he was out of the city, so we missed each other. But he was in his hometown for a bit, and we managed to connect and have a coffee. He's the best.
Here is a ceiling tile from TUTS that is hanging in the museum. When you take part in a show, you sign the wall backstage, it's a great tradition. Matthew, me and my hubby were all in Joseph back in 2002. We all signed a ceiling tile which was removed when they did some renovations. It's nice that it's hanging in their museum, there are a lot of cool names on there.