Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1.25.2017

{ Glitter Quilt, pattern from Quilty Love by Jen Kingwell)















It rained four days here! Yesterday was a harder day to think about motivations?! I watched the rain kept coming down and the wind was blowing strong. The apartment was cold and felt all gloomy and dark at the same time! I turned on the floor lamp in the studio and started tidy up the workroom a little; lots embroidery floss, wind them back to the little cards.

So, I redid the scarf after the last post. I was just not satisfied how it turned out! After another attempt, there are still some missing stitches, likely I caught that after knitted a few more rows.  I've been thinking redid it again and use number 6 or number 7 needles. The finished  length is not quite long enough for making two wraps around the neck, so it really needs another skein of yarn. It will be nice that if I can find a match colored yarn.  I don't mind redid the scarf after so many attempts, I actually can see myself making more even stitches and have speed up a little. I also played around the knitting pattern in a reverse way to see how it looks like!

This morning the sun is out and the sky is clear! I love how everything being washed and looked clean after days of rain! I opened a few windows to let the fresh air in and that felt so so so good! I love the cold air and a warm  hot cup of coffee in hand. While the washer is running, I started pulling flour, sugar, butter out to  make a sweet treat. This morning seemed perfect time for the cinnamon rolls. I've always added a teaspoon of Almond Extra into the fillings. It tastes a little bit more fresh and perfect with dark coffee!

Then a small spring cleaning for me to welcome the Lunar New Year ( it would be this coming Saturday). I tried to dust the growing library of ours and changed quilts around the rooms. Before I sat down for a small break, it was almost noon! Gosh, I had to have a smallest cinnamon roll from the fresh bake! delicious! 

The week has been quite slow around here! Was it because of January? It rained quite a bit in the coast area. This is not very familiar to me as I used to get icy storms and snow storms. The air often feels damp and not as dry as Midwest air. When I leave the apartment, I turn on the dehumidifier and it has been helping out around the apartment.

This coming Saturday is the Lunar New Year and this Friday morning, I will hop on the bus to get some grocery as we plan on having a small celebration at home like we do every year! When I get home, it would be passing noon hours and trying to put every away before I can sit down! I'll be sore with two full hands of grocery and tired from the crowded bus ride! But I know that I'll be sitting down having a small festive meal with my family! Calling ma and pa oversea is a must and wishing them a happy new year! I'll probably still sore from all the cooking and washing dishes, but I like to sew something over the weekend and maybe finish a project!

Until then I wish you a ...

Happy Lunar New Year

xxc

p.s. This is would be a Rooster Year!







6 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Chase always miss your blog. I baked pinnapple cookies which is so popular in my country during this holiday the other day,and I was born in Rooster year too even thou I don't have any idea what is that mean referring to my character :O

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    1. Fitri

      Your pineapple cookies sounded really good! I love pineapple cakes that I always buy when I visit family! I think you can search up for the Rooster year and get some fun ideas behind it!

      Have a great week and wish you a very Happy New Year!

      xc

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  2. Happy New Year! Its been cold and dreary here too. It is amazing how my mood changes when the sun peeks out from behind the clouds.

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    1. Happy New Year!

      The winter season typically is harder than other months. Hope once the daylight saving arrives will give us more daylights during the day!

      xc

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  3. Happy New Year Chase!! I LOVE that you have so much LOVE and RESPECT for your parents...You are a wonderful Mother as well. Your pictures always inspire me! GREAT job on the glitter quilt! Its going to be a real beauty..Today is rainy, and VERY dark here...Lots of snow on the way too...But, I will just light some more candles, and cook something warm today! AND..I have time to sew :) Its a great beginning to the day!

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    1. Mike,

      Happy New Year! It is always more homesick during the major holidays, but thanks to the technology these days! We can "see" each other as we like. :) Today is another rainy day here in the city and would love to have some change of the weather, such as a bit flurry snow! :) Have a great day and lots sewing time for you!!

      xc

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