Thursday, March 26, 2009


I've always wanted to make one so when I saw Martha's chocolate version I had to start baking...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

USS New York

USS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.' Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'

The ship's motto?
'Never Forget'

Friday, March 20, 2009

Vernal Equinox

Thursday, March 19, 2009

doggie pajamas?

I came across this while I was doing an internet search for a new dog bed for our labrador, Lilly. Maybe it's because I've always had big dogs, but I can't imagine a dog being willing to wear pajamas. It's pretty funny though. Do any of you dress your dogs? or cats? :-)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

fabric sale!

Hey all,
I've been so caught up in reading all the blog from the women who went to the Martha show. It was so much fun reading your posts and seeing you on tv. I've been living vicariously through you.
For those of you who sew, I wanted to share an email I received today. You may already be aware of the darling outfits at Chez Ami by Patsy Aiken Designs. Well, they are having a clearance on some of their fabrics. $3.50 a yard and they are precut 2 yard pieces ($7) That's a fab price and the patterns are adorable.

I'm considering getting some of their tactel/spandex (swimsuit material) to make some bags to put wet swimsuits in. Do you think that would work? Does anyone have a good pattern?