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21  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Haunted Mansion Wallpaper on: June 30, 2015 05:49:38 AM
For lindy in the Dark Side of Disney Swap.

In the dark

22  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Thistle on: June 19, 2015 12:06:02 PM
Teesha Moore-style patch for meowari in the Yet Another TM Patch Swap.  Stumpwork with felt and turkey stitch.

23  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Prickly Pear Liqueur on: June 16, 2015 05:16:49 AM
An infused liqueur made with Prickly Pear Cactus fruits from my yard.  Smiley

10 whole cactus fruits
1 pint vodka
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Singe the spines off the fruits, cut them up and run them through a food mill to smash them but not break the seeds.  Any other smashing or chopping process would probably work.  Put in a wide-mouthed jar with the vodka and lemon zest and steep in the dark for 10 days.  I experienced a time anomaly and only steeped mine about 5 days.  Oh well!   Shake the jar vigorously and then strain the pulp from the vodka.  Discard pulp.  Boil the sugar and water until thick syrup forms, let cool.  Add to vodka, and put back in the dark for 20 days.  Strain again, and decant into a booze bottle.

Prickly Limeade

2 limes, juiced
8 oz water or soda
2-4 oz Prickly Pear Liqueur (to taste; more liqueur makes a sweeter drink)

Over ice in chilled wineglasses, serves 2.  For more booziness, add Vodka.

24  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Cabinet of Curiosities (aka "rest room") on: May 31, 2015 08:53:43 AM
I wanted to post this in Completed Projects because it's finally finished!   Shocked

The thread about the process:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435618.0

Of course it won't ever be really finished because I will keep adding Curiosities.  Smiley
25  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Shrunken Head on: May 30, 2015 04:16:26 PM
For a collaborative project.  Embroidered wool felt, plastic eye I made about 25 years ago, animal teeth, dyed faux fur, cotton string; approximately fist size:

26  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A Tree in Owl City on: May 27, 2015 06:30:35 AM
Here's a dotee I made for Zenersy in the May Music Dotee Swap.  Linen, felt, embroidery, ceramic owl, glass beads.  Approx. 6" total length:

27  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Beltane Shawl on: May 03, 2015 04:10:48 PM
For LA-Fairy in the Beltane Merrymaking Swap.  I had been inspired by a picture from an old magazine of one of my crafty hero Ernest Thesiger’s projects he made for his house, and a technique he mentions in his book “Adventures in Embroidery” - that of stitching fabric motifs onto net or lace to use as a screen, and I wanted to try it.  I had also found a picture of a gorgeous embroidered lace shawl which I wanted to emulate, but I quickly realized I had not allowed myself nearly enough time.  

My small and simplified version:

Here are the inspiration pics:

Ernest’s screen in his house, from House and Garden, December, 1920:


Edwardian lace shawl, c. 1910:

Goddess by artsycandice.
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Tidbit on: April 16, 2015 06:41:24 PM
4.5 inches in diameter, inspired by a painting by Agnolo Bronzino.

29  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Sauteed Baby Artichokes on: April 13, 2015 07:10:29 PM
I grew these artichokes from seed; they are the variety known as “Violetto.”

Sauteed Baby Artichokes Recipe

Some baby artichokes
Vinegar or lemon juice
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Peel outer leaves from artichokes, cut off end of buds to remove spines, trim stems close to base.  Cut buds in half and place in cool water to which some vinegar or lemon juice has been added to prevent discoloration.

When ready to cook, remove buds from lemon water and blot dry with a towel.  Heat a little olive oil in a saute pan and place buds in cut side down.  Cook on medium to low temperature, turning a few times, until browning begins.  Add some garlic, saute a little more to cook garlic.  Add a little water and a tablespoon or two of balsamic vinegar, cover and let cook on low until tender.  Serve with a little grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

30  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Cardoon on: April 12, 2015 11:25:05 AM
Do any of you cook with Cardoon?  I am growing several, and would like to try eating them.  So if you have any favorite Cardoon recipes, please share.  Thanks!

It looks almost exactly like an Artichoke plant.  Here's one of mine:

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