Tuesday, February 20

Let's Try Something New...

Creative pursuits keep us mentally challenged and as relatives have pointed out many, many times "Idle hands are the devil's playground." (Is it idle hands or idle minds? I guess either could invite disaster).

I've taken to trying new recipes and have found the most marvelous Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells and Southwestern Spuds. Since I left Texas, I have yet to find good Mexican or Tex-Mex food. You have to try this recipe. I'll post it later today with a photo...

I'm also still working on a 4-tiered prairie skirt for my other half's elderly aunt. She kept the pattern for 7 years or so, along with 2 pieces of crushed velvet. The pattern is out of print and has been looked at so many times, the envelope is as thick as Webster's dictionary. The pattern must also be altered to fit her and I am just anal enough to be the one to do it properly. I am pushing myself to get the damn thing completed!

My father has expressed an interest in Ebay. He has a digital camera and a PC, and I have faith he will do well... I have agreed to "teach him to fish."

And today, the first signs of spring... sunshine! And with it, the promise of warmer temps and opportunities to dig in the yard.

1 comment:

3rdtimesacharm( 3T ) said...

You have so many talents MizMell! Cooking and sewing? (My only "F" in Jr. High School was my sewing class.) The shirt I tried to make? The material was so full of holes from where the teacher continually pulled out my stiches, making me start over more times than I could count. The experience was so traumatic, I have not picked up a needle and thread since.
I am so looking forward to spring, right along with you! Arizona has had it's coldest winter in 26 years, I'm ready for some blazing sunshine! :-)