Using the kitchen

One pot

I know fall is on it's way when Fatty decides it's time for a one-pot meal.  He cooked up a yummy Cuban black bean stew from The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper.  Well, at least the two of us thought it was tasty.  One girl doesn't like black beans and the other doesn't like ham.  Meals that don't go over well with the kids are extremely frustrating for all of us.  At the same time, I refuse to give in to them.  How are they going to learn to like anything new if they aren't exposed to it?  There was rice and homemade bread.  No one went hungry.

I know I promised more about the skirt – it's coming.  I just need a few more photos.  And I wish I had something else to show and tell about, but both projects I worked on this weekend have to remain under wraps for awhile.  Frustrating, especially since I think they both are coming together really well.

I'm very excited about the new fabric line, Hope Valley,  by Denyse Schmidt.  And the Amy Butler one, too.  Both look so promising – colors that speak to me and patterns I like.  I had better start saving my pennies!

And did you see what Blair did for Value Village ?  Oh my word.  I don't even like Halloween a whole lot, but her projects have me plotting a few trips to the thrift store.  They are that good.

OK – this post is pretty random.  Thanks for listening to my ramblings.

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