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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Mini quilt

So one of my nephews had a birthday recently.  And by recently, I mean a couple weeks ago.  I'm a horrible auntie.  I didn't even remember about it till about 10 days after, and then it took me a few more to decide what to do.  Decisions are my kryptonite. 

So this weekend I made him a mini quilt.  He requested, last time I was at the farm, that I put a kitty on it.  And also make him a stained glass with a kitty.  Small demanding child.  So I made this:
It's about 8" by 10" - a lovely pot holder if/when he stops needing to cover his stuffed toys with it. It's also about as stiff as a pot holder, but I'm sure after a few washings it'll soften up. 

So I'll mail it tomorrow, along with the letter I started writing to my little sister a month ago.  I'm not just a horrible auntie. 

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Glasses soup

I'm making chicken broth today.  When I buy a package of chicken pieces now, I try to buy the cheaper ones that have the skin and bones still on.  Then I remove the skin and bones and use them to make broth.  It's win-win.  It makes way better broth than you get by boiling a roasted carcass, way more flavour.  Plus when I put it in the fridge to cool off the fat and remove it, the broth itself has a lot of jelly, which also means lots of flavour. 

I'm in the process of choosing a pair of glasses online.  I've wanted to try it for a while.  I've heard pretty good things about it, and it seems really cheap.  Since it's cheap, I'm probably going to try some frames that I might not normally splurge for at a regular eye place.  Usually, I'm not sure enough that I'll like something outside my comfort zone, and I don't really want to pay good money for it.  But if it only costs $25-40, I don't feel so bad. 

I'm also going to try ordering a pair of prescription sportswear/goggles for when I'm driving.  I have transition lenses right now which are good for when I'm out doing things, but they don't work in a vehicle.  Since I tend to drive 8-10 hours at a time for work every couple months, it's worth at least trying.