Sunday, June 22, 2014

Catching Up

I am happy to say my tendinitis is subsiding nicely after not sewing for several weeks.  The down side of that is there is not a lot exciting to report.  But I have a thumb stabilizing brace and 2 refills on my anti-inflammatories, so I hope to test the waters on sewing again soon.

My Vesper Martini (from Casino Royale) got a lovely mention in the challenge #1 wrap up of the Historical Food Fortnightly   Which makes me happy, because I had been afraid I was pushing the envelope on "food" a little too hard with a cocktail.

I am still semi-uninspired for challenge #2: soups, sauces and gravies, not in part because when I went to reference my trusty copy of Jane & Michael Stern's Square Meals: America's Favorite Comfort Food Cookbook, I found that I had apparently gotten rid of it in a fit of healthy cooking.  I'd owned it for easily 15 years, annotated it extensively and just don't know where my head was when I sent it to Goodwill.  I found a reprint on Amazon but it won't be quite the same (and is currently in used book mail purgatory, so no idea when it will actually arrive) But I work best under pressure, so I'm still hoping for inspiration at the last moment.

On the sewing front, I am ecstatic to report that Historical Sewing is doing a reprise of the corset class in July, so I have a second chance to actually get my corset finished.

Other than that, there's nothing much to tell, which is a little anti-climactic, since this is the 50th post since I started the blog. So I will leave you with a picture of Mercury and Ziyi, who are just as unproductive as I've been lately.  More to tell soon, I hope!

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