February left with a snow storm, one of many over the past several days.
Our granddaughter’s birthday was the last day of February, and just like me she is a crafty girl. As well as a birthday card and some e-transferred money I embroidered her a flower name hoop for her to hang in her room.
Now she has received her gift I can share it with you. I used a black transfer pen, and even though it ironed away after stitching, you could still see it when the hoop was held up in the sun. So disappointing. Won’t be using the black pen again and I’ve never had those problems with the blue or red pens.
I transferred a pattern using my light box, and of course customized it to suit me.
One adjustment was mirroring the green branch at the top, adding our granddaughter’s name, adding in a few leaves at the bottom and adding the date at the bottom.
I chose the colours she likes for the flowers and backed the finished item with felt. I had wrapped the envelope in birthday paper for a fun package.
She lives in British Columbia so I always give the mail plenty of time to get there. She got home from school one day to a fun package and found a place to hang it in her room. Even the dog wondered what was in the envelope.
I had purchased parsnips this week so made the delicious parsnip and apple soup. It isn’t one I make a lot so I really enjoy it when it does get made.
I also cooked a big dish of roasted veggies, including parsnips, carrots, brussels sprouts, onions and potatoes. So delicious.
I learned from a friend that you can freeze peppers. I’ve always frozen onion and other veggies but not peppers. I don’t eat them as they don’t agree with me but hubby loves them on his pizza. So with nothing to loose I bought a couple of peppers, chopped them, and froze and bagged them. Wonderful to toss a handful on a homemade pizza. Veggies, fruit and tomatoes are only good to add to casseroles and soups after freezing, but what a wonderful way to save all the goodness and not waste the bits not eaten the first time.
The stitch project from Crabapple Hill Studio is coming along nicely. This was a February stitch along, but as I was late joining in I’ve just been working away at my own pace. When done this will be added to my project bag for embroidery.
This is one side of the bag with the bee jar embroidery on it, and the time stitch along will go on the other side. A perfect bag to carry my embroidery projects.
The completed puzzle this week was my escape from winter and shows I’m dreaming of warmer weather and sitting by the lake in the Muskoka chairs. This was a puzzle borrowed from the library and had 2 pieces missing on the right side.
This Saturday, March 4, 2023, saw another snow storm with thunder snow overnight, leaving about 30 cm of snow. Spring is getting closer but winter isn’t finished with us yet.
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