Tag Blanket for Max Mello

I’ve just finished the cutest tag blanket for Mr. Max Mello. Who doesn’t love kid astronauts with zebra?


pork and hominy stew

Made this last night and it was universally agreed that this food is delicious! I got the recipe from epicurious, see it here

Lovely flavor, not too spicy, not too sweet or salty. I did omit the ham, felt like that might be too much, what with the pork shoulder and bacon already in the dish. Yum!



Yes, that’s right. Last weekend I went camping with D and the kids and I rode motorcycles for the first time in my life ever! First I rode (and crashed at low speed) the peewee 50, this was much fun. Safety being 3rd most important, I was wearing shorts and a tshirt because, well, how fast can you go on one of those anyway? Fast enough to fall over, that’s for sure. Got some lovely bruises on my legs from that one.

Then the next day I got some quick lessons from D and Berkeley and rode Maggie’s dirtbike around the campsite and some trails. At one point (and this is the fun part kids) I missed a turn back to the campsite and ended up on a different trail. Got stuck in the mud, and then just as the cavalry arrived, I did a wheelie UP A TREE! Luckily there were witnesses to this. In fact, when asked what Thomski thought of my wheelie he said, “It was kind of small.” Really? Seriously Thomas, I rode a motorcycle UP A TREE! What does it take to impress kids these days anyway?

I loved every bit of it, even during the crashes I was laughing hysterically because the amount of fun is out of control. Must. Get. Dirtbike.

More pics from this trip on flickr if you’re so inclined. FLICKR

Fabulous Fabulous-ness

Alright, so my green “Rusted Root” sweater has been finished for awhile, almost a month now, but I just haven’t had time to show it yet. Here she is! It is a lovely fit and was much fun to make, can’t wait to make another!

If you’re a raveler my username is Heidimonkey, feel free to check out my other stuff too.

Sewing again.

I haven’t been posting at all lately, it’s been too warm to sit upstairs and type. This heat wave did inspire me to whip up a few things for myself. A very cute summer dress in vintage brushed cotton and a lovely 60s boatneck blouse in a cotton print. Just in time for rain!

Please forgive the wrinkles, these sat in a bag for a day before I had a chance to photograph.