The weekends go by so quickly. The only different from a weekend and weekday around here is that, since I came up with a monthly stitching plan, I work on different things on the weekend from during the week. How’s that for living the retirement lifestyle? 🙂
The weekend has ended and I will put Thy Love Divine away without much work having been done on it. I was supposed to work on it three hours Saturday and three hours Sunday. I didn’t get three hours of stitching in either day but that’s how life goes sometimes.
There was an addition. My friend, Tracy, had told me recently that she was using a Lowery stand and she thought that might work for me.
I think it might because it’s flat and it should fit right under my recliner. I’m anxious to try it out. I don’t mind stitching in hand but if I’m using a frame and not holding something in my hand, I can stitch with both hands (one under and one on top) and that goes faster and makes my right hand not have to do all the work. It’s good for my left hand to have to think sometimes! : )
So, I ordered that and will see how it works.
Oh, my goodness . . I cooked! I started out early making the ribs that we will eat today. I like to cook beef short ribs ahead so the grease can harden in the fridge overnight and I can scrape it away.
Here’s the pot going into the oven.
Here’s after a slow roast for several hours. I’ll take it out of the fridge soon, scoop off the grease, put it back in the oven for a couple of hours before we eat. Yum . . so looking forward to this.
For yesterday’s meal, I made salmon. I take the hot plate (an induction plate from Aldi) outside, I heat butter til it’s about to smoke, put the salmon in which has salt, pepper and Cajun Redhead Seasoning, and sear the salmon til it’s not blackened but getting dark, remove the salmon, add chopped garlic, juice from one or two lemons, simmer that down, then add about 1/4 cup of maple syrup, put the fish back in and let it cook on very low for a few minutes. That is delicious!
Then I made a strange little cake. I’ll share that recipe later today.
Videos I Watched:
I watched a couple of Vonna Pfeiffer’s videos. She has some really good ones. I haven’t seen them all but they don’t seem so much like a commercial for people who are sending her stuff. That gets kinda old to me. I want to see what people are doing!
I only worked on Thy Love Divine and, as I said . . not much. Here’s where I left off Saturday night.
Here’s where I am now.
I put it away last night and will work on it next weekend.
Plans for Today:
First, there’s a freeze dryer full of okra and eggplant so I need to get that out, get it vacuum sealed, get the oil changed and be ready for the next load of something . . whenever that happens.
I’m going to work on the rooster first because it has to be done by the end of the month. I’ll try to spend three hours on it. Having dinner mostly already done helps. If I’m happy with the progress, after three hours, I’ll switch over to A Changed World.
I have a mountain of clothes that need to be folded and put away, so I need to get that done this morning . . earlier rather than later . . before someone comes over and finds every piece of clothing we own on the sofa.