Gold Pillow

My goal recently has been to get through old projects. I’m really making a concerted effort at doing so as well as using existing fabric. It’s taken an extreme amount of willpower not to buy more fabric, but so far I’ve been mostly successful. Today I picked up a project which had been sitting for…

Shrimp dumplings

One more quick post for tonight. I made shrimp stir fry (ingredients are below although I don’t have a picture of the finished item) and shrimp dumplings, both from Cooks Illustrated recipes. The dumplings are above. I think they look great. They were a bit salty (I’d leave out the salt next time) and crunchy…

Group Sewing

Ever since I heard about the “Frock by Friday” sew-alongs that Grosgrain Fabulous runs, I’ve wanted to join in. Unfortunately, last months fell at a bad time, but this month I think I might actually have time! The image above links to all the posts — the pattern, suggested fabrics — and I’ll be posting…

Tea at the Empress

After the gardens, Mom met Dad and me at the Empress hotel. It’s pretty hard to miss so I figured it was a good landmark. As luck would have it, given that Canada is basically like Europe, they do tea and the Empress had a fine tea service. Without too much convincing, Mom and Dad…