Tuesday, July 26, 2005

On the Cat Front:

Had to capture these two sleeping so sweetly on the couch.
Do notice Buddy hiding in the corner of the couch looking totally content.
Domino is the black thing on the purple afghan so lovingly crocheted for me by my dear friend Carla (Who needs to get her own blog! HINT!)

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Monday, July 25, 2005

On the beading front:

Today I spent all day in a WONDERFUL class at Crystal Bead Bazaar.
The teacher was Sherry Serafini and she taught a bead embroidered broach.
Every one was different and here's mine.


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I've finished the initial beading. Now I need to decide which way is up. :-)
I have decided it will be a pendant, not a broach. So I'll be making a strap to hang it on after I figure out which direction is up. I'm also likely to put more fringe on it as well as hanging off the bottom.

The big cab is a paua shell, the small ones are turquoise. There are also two silver pearls.

This was SO much fun to do and the class was a great experience!

Friday, July 15, 2005

On the beading front:


I recently bought these neat assortments of beads from Michaels. I got three different assortments. Here's one not yet unwrapped. Note the positioning of the paper wrapper. These are also covered with plastic.
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This is what I got when I opened the package. Note how the small boxes of beads don't meet in the middle! Talk about a rip-off. I'm taking all three boxes back.
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Sunday, July 10, 2005

On the Dining front:

My current favorite restaurant to order Sushi in the Pittsburgh area (Yes, you can get decent sushi here, honest) is called Taipei Tokyo. It is in the Monroeville area.

Here is a shot of the sushi bar from my seat.


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This is one of their special rolls, called a Beautiful Roll. It had smoked salmon, cream cheese, and asparagus inside. On top are slices a mango and a wonderful sweet-spicy sauce. They knew I was taking pictures so they gussied up the plate with a “Cherry Tree” of paper thin banana slices, eggplant strips and maraschino cherry centers.

They have two other unlisted special rolls, Pink Lady and another whose name I forget. Be sure to ask about their unlisted specials!


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Here is my main order of sushi. I happen to like rolls, so there are lots of those, plus some tuna and salmon.

Robin (My SO) helped me with a few bites, but I certainly can pack away good sushi!

The chefs did a wonderful job making it look pretty, and they didn't know I had the camera then!


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All gone....


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Friday, July 01, 2005

On the Knitting Front:

Yesterday(Wednesday) I started a proof of concept swatch that is turning into a beautiful sweater.

Using Lion Brand's Fun Fur in Capri (It's a striping yarn) for two rows and their Micro-Spun in Lime for two rows, I am knitting HeartStrings' 3-to-2 Any Gauge Sweater. I'm well over half way done with the back and I started it at 1 pm Wednesday!

I'll get a picture RSN. Honest.