Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday Finds [SF6]

Hello Friends!

I am the only one with consistency issues? My goal is to blog at least once between my Sunday Finds, but it didn’t happen, not because I didn’t sew or knit anything, but because I’ve been very busy sewing or knitting. And also because I tend to ‘forget’ to take pictures…

Georgetown University from Key Bridge

Anyway, here what got my attention recently.

These Instagram accounts
Following last Sunday Finds, I’ve digged a bit deeper into Sashiko, which leaded to indigo dye, Japanese ceramic. And then I lost many hours going through those Instagram accounts: Slowstitchstudio; Toa_Aiko posted this video: the fabric is going to the needle; Akai Ceramic Studio; and these hashtags Celadon and Raku.

Thanksgiving ready
Believe it or not, but even after living in the States for 4 years, I never hosted Thanksgiving at home, actually we spent the last 3 Thanksgivings in England (2015, 2014). This year, all the kids are coming home (except for Justin, Alice’s BF) and we are going to make it BIG… Off course, turkey is on the menu (Is a 14-lbs turkey enough for 7?) with Brussel sprouts, potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn bread, pumpkin pie…. I’m getting most of my planning and tips from the New York Times Cook planner. I will be making this potatoes dish: Cheesy Hasselback potatoes gratin and also this pumpkin pie with pecan brittle, because I don’t think I can stomach pumpkin pie AND pecan pie.

That’s it for today! I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving shared with family and friends. And thank you very much for stopping by my virtual space.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sunday Finds [SF5]

FSU home game - parents weekend

All things royals
If you know me, you know that I have spent a large part of my adult life in England or in an ex-British colony, and that I have always been feeling a strong connection with Brits. No surprise, when I tell you that I’ve been glued to anything Royals recently. So my first royal related crush is Victoria and Abdul, not a master piece, but I love Judie Dench. The movie depicts an elderly, lonely Queen Victoria and it is kind of sweet. Also, still on Queen Victoria, I’ve been watching Victoria. This time we are at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign. I don’t know how much has been romanticized but again, it’s very sweet and enjoyable. And of course, I can’t wait for the second season of The Crown.

The Orlando Quilt Guild had Jen Lee, from Red Thread Studio, come to speak to us at our monthly meeting. Jen is a really enjoyable speaker, soft spoken and passionate. Her talk was on Sashiko, big stitch quilting and Boro (“tattered rag” in Japanese), and how well it fits into the Slow Fashion movement, slow sewing… Is it a coincidence or what, Wise Craft Handmade is having a sashiko along in November. Very very tempted to stitch along.

I can’t remember how I found this app Workflow, but it sounds like it could be a cool tool. On your I (phone or pad), it helps to automate some tasks, like storing your pictures or sending texts to established group of people. I am still figuring it out, but I can see some potential. Actually, if you are using it, I would really appreciate your input.

Well, that’s it for today. Have a lovely week!

PS. I would love it if you have something to share too. Anything that has caught your attention (love or hate, craft or non-craft related).

And just one more thing for today, because I can’t help myself and would really appreciate if you can give it a try: here is the latest video from the McCartney’s, “One day a week”.