So, we had a freeze Sunday night and already we are in the 70's this week! The weather over the weekend cleaned the air and we have beautiful blue skies. Yay! Here are other things I like from this past week:
1. Cafe Zupas in Glendale, Az. My daughter and I went to a Zupas in northeast Phoenix after our Christmas movie and we loved it. So-- for her birthday, we went for a winter pedicure (which is new for us) at a new shop AND Cafe Zupas was next door- SCORE. This time we had the Cuban sandwich (pork, ham, muenster cheese, bread and butter pickles on Chiabatta bread with Dijon mustard. Oh my goodness. My daughter said it was like a party in your mouth! We split the sandwich so we could have the Peppermint Chocolate Brulee. Serious. ... If you have a Cafe Zuppas in your area I highly recommend them. Their grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup is to die for . Just sayin. I also loved a house recipe drink they had:
I drink water all day long which is boring and the flavored waters in the stores are not for me. This was so light and good. This orange berry drink contained orange slices, strawberries, honey and water. Natural and tasty. Duh
2. A Thomas Moore quote from Jenny Elefantz' blog:
"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
3. A Winter Pedicure!
For my daughter's birthday on Saturday , we got pedicures. It was such a treat. We normally don't do that in the winter so this was fun.
4. Making a WIP/UFO list. I've never made an actual list before and I've been feeling like I had some things hanging over my head that I needed to get done in the sewing area. As I mentioned before, until last year, I was a one project quilter. In January I try to reorganize my rooms and thought this would be a good time to corral those projects unfinished in containers around the sew room. Well, guess what? I only have 3! The other 3 containers just have specialty fabric in them for stash: Christmas, Flannel and Garments. Here are my 3 WIPS/UFOs which need to be completed:
This is "Sweet Serengeti" a 50" x 60" quilt with a "piano keys" border. This line of fabric is so beautiful but I will probably donate the quilt. I have the backing and maybe enough batting, so this should be done in February. I'll post more details on it after it's done.
These are "Notting Hill Tea Cake" blocks I'm doing occasionally with the Cake Mix Recipe papers.
Many times, I like to sit and do mindless sewing and these are such fun.
4. Start of an RSC quilt for the year. I've been seeing these challenges all over the "interwebs" and thought I would try it from the scraps bin. Here are the blue ones for January:
They are a little dark for my taste but that's all the blue scraps I had that were big enough (2.5 x 4.5) and then I used contrasting mini charms for the centers.
Well, that's my "likes" for this week. Thanks for coming by and please join us for more at LeeAnna's post: Not Afraid of Color.
Have a blessed week!