Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Loving my smalls

It's been so long since I've stitched little ones in a row that I forgot how much I love it!  I think I should just do ornies all year long and nothing in between (accept for my Sunday SAL)  but that's not practical, and I would get sick of the smalls at that point. Right now though I am enjoying...and have to look to see when I'll find time to get them all finished for the tree!  Sometime in November, I'll take a weekend during hunting season and just sit with the sew machine and the baubles and get them done.  It'll be fun!

Kati and I have decided that we are going to start Mary Margaret this coming Sunday so I got a chance to do a little extra Sunday stitching on my ornies, and this is my progress for last week. Three little happy dances! YEAH

Joy of the Snowflake - Little by Little Design Co. 2011 JCS ornie issue

Partridge 2011 - janie Hubble Designs - 2011 JCS ornie issue

Deer in the Forest - Niky's Creations - 2011 JCS ornie issue

So Sunday I got up a little earlier than usual...not sure why, was just up...and turned on the tv.  Nothing on so I settle on the Food Network.  Low and behold my old friend, whom I haven't watched in a long time was on...The Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten.  Watched two episodes, back to back and was literally craving every single one of her pasta dishes!  As the day goes by I think to myself I need to go to the bookstore to pick up one of her cookbooks, just to take a peek.  She doesn't use too many weird spices and seasonings....most of her food I would probably eat, if given the chance.  So off I went...me and my little plum rewards card.  Well I came home with not one, not two, but three of her cookbooks.  And even that took me an hour to decide which ones I wanted...because I really did just want one...but everything looked so good!  Magazine section...picked up a couple of stitching magazines as well.  NICE!  And I can't remember whether it was US or People but it had Amanda Cox on the cover.  YEP  But ladies...be proud...when then offered my the furry blankie for $30 because I spent more than $50...I refused!  LOL  Now that's will-power!  Don't you agree?  So now I'm looking thru these books and yes, I can cook almost all of these recipes...and yes I will probably eat them...and yes perhaps my Hungarian husband will appreciate them as well...but WHEN WILL I HAVE TIME???  Moral of the story...never watch the food network followed up by the bookstore, when HUNGRY!  Geesh! 

Seriously though, I would love to do the Julie/Julia thing and cook and bake everything in them.  Plus her other books as well.  Aaawwwww if only life would allow suck indulgences.

oops  I almost forgot!  I also bought a brie baker!  I don't even know why!!


Theresa said...

Love all your small stitches!!! They are all so pretty!!! Looks like the 2011 JCS ornie issue has some pretty good stuff inside!!!

It's so nice to treat yourself with all those cook books!!!!!! I think it would be so much fun if you really do the Julie/Julia thing, I know I will follow~~~~

Kaisievic said...

Lovely ornies - I like to watch the Barefoot Contessa, too - she makes some yummy food! Have fun with the cookbooks.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes! Congratulations on finishing Elizabeth, too! She's gorgeous. :)

Bec said...

They are beautiful!
I especially like Joy Of The Snowflake :)

Carol said...

I love all your smalls, too, Barbi, but I'm sure you knew that :) They're just so cute and, well, small!! That tiny deer is especially cute--I hadn't even notice that in the JCS issue.

Nice to have some new cookbooks to enjoy--hopefully you'll share some photos of your creations with us :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great smalls Barbi! I really enjoy them too but I must admit I'm never more happier than when I'm working on something quite complex!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous little ornies! I am into my smalls at the moment too. x

Daffycat said...

Very pretty finishes, Barbi!

Raven/Missy said...

Your ornies look fantastic. You did a great job!

Enjoy trying out new recipes!