Art Deco Panel
Hand dyed cottons, fused, machine quilted.
14x24. $250 Email me.
O if you could see my studio now. Yarn and fabric and excess shoes everywhere. Not a speck of space to work in. I must attend to it soon. But the kitchen is even worse. I am making Christmas food ahead in spurts.
It seems Christmas food is labor intensive. Pierogies for example. I made the fillings yesterday, cheesy mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, seasoned pork, and then the pierogi dough itself.
While neither of us is Polish, we have adopted this yumminess as part of our traditional feasting. (Would you believe the five recipes of cookies I made are already eaten?)
Also ready to go is the meat for the tamales. I cooked a large pork shoulder in the crock pot until the meat fell off the bone and then I shredded and seasoned it with plenty of garlic, chili powder and salt. Yum again. I was planning to wait to make them til my sister and niece could participate, but I think I will have to do it myself and surprise them on Christmas with a steaming plate of Mexican goodness.
And...wait for it...I have finally decided to start the interior decorating of the house. Not with Christmas decorations, no, with a new dining room set,
area rugs, window treatments, and quilts and/or paintings on the walls. What held me back was the traditional styling of the room, and not feeling that my funkadelic artwork would correspond to the crown moulding, and beige walls. But Dave talked to some painters working on one of the new houses in the neighborhood (nice Mexican guys) and they will be coming to turn my beige into something more Mel and Dave. (orange again? aqua? pink?....we'll see.) O happy day!
And I am still knitting furiously too. It is so wonderful to be busy at the holidays, with friends to see and gifts to share. Festive music on the stereo from Pandora makes it seem like a Bing Crosby movie. Merry Merry