Summer has flown by, and we are all getting back into the swing of having school in session again. Of course, you know my three children are grown up. But I take our grandson, Noah, to and from school every day. It is nice to be thinking of Fall again. The summer has been horrendous! Hotter than hot. Miserable really. We still have a couple more months of it to deal with, but the evenings should be starting to cool off now, at least.
Oh, and today is our 36th Anniversary!!! How did THAT happen? I have no idea. It has gone by so fast!
We will go to Taps for dinner tonight to celebrate.
I have continued to do a lot of machine embroidery. However, we still have not been able to upload designs to my machine. So still, I am limited. I feel like I have a sports car, and can't take it out of second gear. I NEED to get that uploading designs all figured out for my Christmas sewing!!!
Hannah had been given this softball bag, and it had the little girls name and All Stars embroidered on it. The bag was very nice, and she used it all last season, but I thought I could personalize it for her. I had to make an applique to sew down over the existing machine embroidery, but it worked. I forgot to take a photo of what it looked like before I covered it up. But this is the back side, so you can see what a large space I needed to cover and fill.
Here are the cushions sitting atop my floral wing chair in my sewing room. Try to imagine them on the new pretty black glider instead.
And I have been doing a few other projects as well. If you have been visiting my blog for any time, you know that I also love to cook. This summer I took a couple cooking classes at Cal State Fullerton Arboretum, with my girlfriend Thea. They were a lot of fun. They made homemade potato chips at one of them. And I thought, how fun. I am going to make some. And make some I did.
I made a delicious lasagna with a homemade meat sauce one night. And then the other night, I made Croque Madame. Which is really just a very fancy ham and cheese sandwich. I melted butter in a skillet, dredged thick pieces of artisan bread into butter on both sides. Lay bread down, and then topped with black forest ham, gruyere cheese, and a ladle of fresh bechamel sauce, then the other piece of bread. Flip when it begins to bubble, and start your over easy eggs in another pan. When both sides are golden brown, and sandwich is ooey, gooey and perfectly hot and melted, remove from pan, and ladle another bit of bechamel onto the top of sandwich. Then top it all off with the fried egg. HELLO!!!! Comfort food at it's finest, I tell you! You will need to eat this with a knife and fork, and some extra napkins. But You. Will. Love....It!!!!!
Sorry, but all of the pics are on IG.
This weekend we will have the grands over for one night. We will also have a celebration for birthdays in the family, and a newly engaged couple too! Greg will be 60! EEEEK!!! And nephew Matt will be 26. Also, Matt and his darling girlfriend Candice became engaged a couple of weeks ago while on a cruise to the Bahamas! Exciting times!!!! I will try to bring my camera and be back to blog before the next 6 weeks again. I promise.
Love you all!!!