With the holidays, there have been a lot of posts from people who have had leftovers and turned it into wonderful second dinners, lunches or even, in Larry's case, drool-inducing breakfasts. And I can do nothing but whine about never having leftovers.
But I fibbed, just a little. I roasted two chickens last week (feeding 11 people, how can I roast just one?), and saved the carcasses. This caused countless jokes about hiding the evidence lest law enforcement accuse me of hennicide, and wailing about the dead bodies in the refrigerator. Yesterday, I tossed them in a pot of water and simmered for a long time with chopped onions, carrots and celery. After removing the bones and putting the meat back in the pot, I took a box of leftover rice from take-out Chinese one night, and dumped the whole thing in the soup. Generous amounts of poultry seasoning, all-day simmering and snacking, and everyone agreed to "let" me keep dead bodies in the fridge if I really wanted to.
And, the last of 2010's sewing was sapphire blue (or maybe royal blue) stretch velour. I actually had 6 yards of it, and only used about 3.5 yards. Here's most of what I made:
Long sleeved, square necked dress,
Long sleeved, round necked top
Two color, princess seamed dress with wide straps, shown with....
Shrug style jacket lined with royal blue double knit polyester
A-line, spaghetti strapped dress, to be worn with jacket
Cami, not shown, to be worn with jacket
I really like this color, so I'm leaving the balance of this fabric until inspiration strikes, maybe next year.
Dark purple and midnight blue are in progress. Hey, I need to get this made before the winter is over, after all.
And Mango, don't worry, this is all 100% slobber-proof gear.
Thor will have a big announcement in the next 2 days. You don't want to miss it!