Friday, January 13, 2012

Rabbits Again . . .

I have one more photo of the quilt I can show you, and this is a new rabbit, riding a zip line:

The center of the quilt is put together now, but there are a few things that need to be added to fill in the empty spots, and I'm not quite done with that yet. As soon as I am, I'll get a photo of the completed center. I'll still have to prepare the appliqued border, but at least I'll be closer to finishing!

Tonight I had to set the rabbits aside so I could prep the applique for the first block of Autumn House. I'll be getting together with my stitchery group on Saturday, and since four of us are working on this project at the same time, I thought it would be fun to work on mine then.

I finally tasted the chevre cheese we learned to make last weekend, and it's good! I minced up some garlic, green onions, and parsley and added that to the cheese with a little smoked sea salt--yum! That was the easiest and fastest cheese to make, so I'm sure I'll make more in the future. I've looked on the internet to see if I could find the same recipe we used, and I didn't come across it, but if you're interested in trying to make this type of cheese, just search for "how to make homemade chevre" and check out the recipes. Seriously, it's easy and there aren't any really specialized ingredients or equipment involved, other than the cheesecloth (you need a closer weave than most available in the grocery or fabric store) and a thermometer. You CAN probably find both at a decent cooking supply store or from the internet.

I'm still missing the Wild Child, but we've emailed back and forth this week and she's having a great time in New York so far. Manager Man works for/with a well to do couple who are associated with the theater arts and music, and through that association, the Wild Child spent a few hours in a recording studio the other day, watching the wife of this couple record a CD. I don't know if you remember, but the Wild Child sings and was in a small band a couple years ago, so it was a fun experience for her to watch. On top of that, she and Manager Man are spending the weekend in Connecticut as guests of this couple at their country home. Life's rough, eh?! Next week, though, she needs to get a little more serious about settling in and finding a job, but at least the transition from California to New York has been made a little easier for her since it's been more like a vacation.

Time to get ready for bed--one more day of work to get through before the weekend's here. I hope you have something fun planned for your weekend, even if it's just spending a little "me" time at some point!


Josie McRazie said...

Glad all is well for Wild Child! have a great weekend!!

Katie said...

I am fascinated by your rabbits! LOL

Anna said...

love your brave rabbit! I believe that those that are "wild" are braver than the rest of us! lol

Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I cannot wait to see the finished quilt! You are so danged talented!

Judy in Michigan said...

I just love those rabbits...what about "Hair Raising Rabbits"? or "Rabbits Let Out of Cages"??
Keep up your creativity - can't wait to see what else is in store for those cwazy wabbits!!