Thursday, March 6, 2014
It started as a beautiful Crocheted Doily… a gift from Angela. She has made me so many beautiful pieces over the years. I thought that this particular one would be the perfect size to be turned into a cake dome. I used Fabric Stiffener, and a large bowl to repurpose this pretty Doily. I have many Cake Domes and Cloches, but this is the first of it's type.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
After a month long visit, Vitangelo and Angela left yesterday. I'm feeling a little lonely, and a lot less busy. We had a great time , sharing great food, remembering times past, planning for future visits… next time in Italy…
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I've been so busy with food preparations around here lately. Vitangelo and Angela had never had Grilled Pizzas before I made them one night… ( they fell in love with them), and have requested doing another night of them since they have just about reached the end of their stay here with us. We will be doing that the night before they leave. In the meantime, we are preparing for one last get together with the family, which means all of the cousins will be here too. There will be about 30 of us… lots of food to prepare.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Making use of all of the Arugula growing in the fountain garden by making some Ravioli and Cannelloni… Homemade Ricotta with Arugula for the filling, and Arugula Garnish on the Pasta Dough. They freeze well which will be handy while company is around, for a quick meal.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
We have houseguests from Italy again… this time, Vitangelo and Angela, they will be with us for a month. Angela is like me, no down time, always doing something, always wanting to make something pretty. The crocheted tablecloths and doilies that she makes are exquisite… she got that skill from her mom. I am lucky enough to have several of her beautiful handmade pieces. During some vacation down time, we made some little decorative hearts… right for the moment… little pretties , just to hang here and there.