Yesterday was a drippy day outside so I sat at my sewing machine for most of it and before I knew it...the day was gone!
I worked on stitching around fusible-web appliques...a tedious task! A good audio book helps a lot. I finished up Charles Dickens, "Tale of Two Cities." I read it in high school and didn't remember any of it. It is set during the French Revolution so I found it much more interesting this time...though like all stories that I've read from that time period...very sad, harsh and brutal. In case time travel becomes possible someday...remember to avoid Paris during that period!
Here's my UFO project. Blocks from an Alaska Shop Hop quilt. There have been some gorgeous designs for these over the years. This is from 2009. A loon and a killer whale. I don't think I have seen either in their natural state in Alaska...have to work on that!
Here's the final design I'm working toward. Twelve more blocks to top-stitch.
Worked on my polar bear ornaments. Did a new stitch, tacked loop, for the yellow fringe...so cute and easy!
We had another frozen option for dinner last night, a tart...like a pizza. Sorry for the fuzzy photo...
This was great for a light dinner. I paired it with a green salad. Cooked in ten minutes and was less the $5. It was a little soggy in the middle...a pizza stone would be nice to have...already have four in Alaska so I'm not going to buy one here.
I finally figured out how to pick a good bottle of French wine! Look for a label that indicates someone else recommended it. See the gold circle...it got a little award.
We like this one even better from a couple of nights ago.
I do not get headaches from French red wine like I always do from U.S. red wines. In fact, I just don't drink red wine from the U.S. anymore. Both bottles were just under $10 Euros a piece...$13 U.S.
We have a pilot friend on a Paris layover to join for dinner tonight. It'a amazing how many friends we get to see over here that we haven't seen in 10 or more years! It's one of my favorite perks about living here.