Friday, February 13, 2009


I'm so happy it's Friday! Friday the 13th at that! Friday the 13th is probably one of my favorite days of the year - don't know why, call me weird. Maybe because I was born on the 13th.

I've been stitching alot lately. I'm so close to finishing my 2007 Mirabilia Christmas Tree. If I had 1 to 2 hours, I could have it done but I'm procrastinating. Here's a pic of the full piece and a close up of the snowflake at the top.

I also started LHN - From Sea to Shining Sea. Loved this piece when I first saw it released. The colors are gorgeous.

I also finished up exchange piece which I'll show off once it's received. Going to visit Mom this weekend! Can't wait to see her. We'll probably do some shopping and such. She's doing great - last biopsy was the 11th and came back good (1R on the rejection scale) - VERY GOOD!
Update from the weekend. Mom wants me to stitch her a sampler so I found Praiseworthy Stitches Love that I thought would be perfect for her. I had her pick colors this weekend. She decided to go with GAST Wrought Iron as the main color and CC Ruby Slippers for the touches of red. I'm going to stitch it on 30 ct. Parchment. I think it's going to look great! We have our annual beach trip coming up in May so this will be the primary piece I work on while we're there. I can guarantee I'll be starting this piece before may!

Bruce and I have been experimenting in the kitchen again. We came up with this new pizza which is a new favorite. No more frozen or delivery pizza's allowed in our house anymore.

Spinach & Mushroom Pizza

It's Boboli pizza crust - Thin; topped with goat cheese.

Sautee mushrooms with a little garlic, then add the spinach - cook until wilted

Thinly shaved ham was added (but since then we been using the ham, but instead of just little pieces sprinkled here and there we been doing a thin layer of the ham on top of the goat cheese then adding the spinach & mushrooms. It's just delicious! The layer of ham keeps the goat cheese moist).
Preheat oven per the crust directions; lightly sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and heat until bubbly - about 10 minutes.
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Until next time - Happy Stitching :)


Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful stitching! Glad your mom is doing so well and that your trip is coming up fairly soon. Pizza looks delish!

Heidi said...

Your tree looks beautiful! And that pizza looks so yummy!

Jennifer said...

If you're interested, send me an email and I will give you my pizza crust recipe. It's so easy to make in a food processor, and freezes nicely. DH and I make homemade pizza (and calzone and stromboli, from the same dough) almost every week