The Olympic Torch In My Home Town

Tuesday, January 19, 2010.
Yesterday was an emotional day for Us here in Okotoks. We had the Olympic Torch come through town. I really wished I could see it but unfortunately I was so sick. Here are the pictures. The First few are at town hall where the torch was passed to another lucky Recipent.

Here is the coke truck they were handing out flags for us. They have always been a huge sponser of the Olympics.

This truck is to get the crowd excited for the torch.

And the beauty of the Olympic torch. It really makes me proud to have the Olympics in Canada. My daughter got to see it too which I was extremely happy about. I know she will never forget it. Like I did the first time in 1988 when Calgary hosted the olympics.

Security was tight. Which was good.

As for stitching I do have a finish but cannot show it as it's for the ILCS Valentine Exchange I have to finish it into a card. And get it out hopefully will get it done this weekend. Also worked on a bookmark that I cannot show as the recipent reads my blog. I will have a stitching update on the weekend as I went back to Elfland .
Leia Mais...


Sunday, January 17, 2010.
I'll do the update tomorrow as the olympic torch is going to be in town and will have pictures of that.
Leia Mais...

Happy Sunday

Sunday, January 10, 2010.
Not a lot of stitching done. But that's ok. Have to take a trip to Ontario to pick up my daughter's best friend. I'm looking forward to going back but not looking forward to crossing the prairies.

I do have a picture to share of a Breakfast that I made. It was fantastic. I used Milk instead of Cream as I didn't have cream but wow it was soooo good.. I got the Recipe off of Food Network here is the picture and recipe.

Baked Eggs with Canadian Bacon, Spinach, and Aged Cheddar
Recipe courtesy Aida Mollenkamp
Prep Time:
1 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
20 min
4 servings

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more to butter ramekins
2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces baby spinach
4 slices Canadian bacon
4 large eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 ounce grated aged Cheddar, plus extra for serving
Sourdough bread
Heat oven to 350 degrees F and arrange rack in middle. Butter 4 (6-ounce) ramekins and set aside.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. When it foams, add onion, season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until spinach is well wilted, about 2 minutes.
Place ham on bottom of ramekins and top with spinach. Crack eggs into ramekins, place 1 tablespoon cream over each egg, and divide half of cheese evenly among ramekins.
Put ramekins on a baking sheet and bake, rotating pan halfway through baking, until whites are just set but yolks are still runny, about 15 to 18 minutes.
Meanwhile, spread remaining 2 tablespoons butter on 4 slices sourdough bread. Top with grated cheese and toast until golden brown. Serve eggs with toast.

Leia Mais...

Friday Already?!

Friday, January 8, 2010.
Wow this week went fast. Been having an up and down week but its really looking up now :)
So I ended up finishing part 11a on Chatelaine so that goal is done. Here is a picture of what it looks like now.

Also had the goal to finish 1000 Stitches on Elfland SK. And finished that too. So I am going to have to make bigger goals for February. Here is Elfland.

So now I'm working on an item for Kris and I can't show it here as it is a surprise and he reads my blog lol. I can show you my Beer BBQ Sauce that I made today. It tastes really good and will be good on the steak tomorrow.

Recipe for this is really simple:
1/2- 1 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 of a bottle of Flat Beer. *I used Rickards Honey Brown Canadian Beer*
1 tsp of mustard. Didn't have dry mustard so used French's
heat to a boiling point add about 1/2 cup of Water as the beer reduces.
Cool then put in a jar.
It tastes really good.

Also decided to make some packaged cookies as I am to lazy right now to do it by scratch as I cleaned up my kitchen. GAWD it was horrible. SO I made Peanut Butter Cookies and cleaned up after myself lol. Here is a picture.

I hope you all have a great weekend. My weekend will consist of putting threads from projects that I'm not currently stitching away and clean up the living room.. Have a great weekend.
Leia Mais...

Rotation, Rotation, Rotation?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
Well I have been attempting to do a good rotation now that I am back to my stitching. And honestly it is working WOOT lol. Was thinking of doing 4 a month but then really thought it through and thought that it wouldn't be a good idea as I'd get so tired of working on them all. So my rotation is going to be:
1. One square a Month still on Monopoly.
2. Chatelaine Mystery XII until it is finished.
3. Elfland until it's finished.

So once the two are done they will be replaced with other projects. Chatelaine will be replaced by Mermaids of the Pearls, and Elfland will be replaced by Water when the time comes. I am excited to get chatelaine done. I do have a long way to go still but I can't wait to get it done.

I have been cutting back on WOW which I am happy with that game breads a lot of drama and it is something I don't need. I do hope you all are staying warm or cool and have a great week.
Leia Mais...

First January Update

Sunday, January 3, 2010.
Wow how time flies. It's already the 3rd of January in 2010. And my daughter goes back to school tomorrow.. WOOOOT... lol... Anyways On the First of January I was working on Monopoly and did get Ventor Avenue done on Saturday lol. I did start it though but was so tired as I haven't been sleeping well at night. So here is Monopoly.

On Saturday I hosted a Virtual Stitch in and it was great fun. Had a really great response. A lot of people joined in with me and I am sure they will blog about it. It was so much fun that it will be a monthly thing. So every month on the first Saturday of the Month we will have a Virtual Stitch in. All you have to do is sit down whatever time zone you are in and stitch and blog about it. That is it really simple. So I worked on Elfland and Mystery XII. I got 300 stitches in on Elfland and finished 2 butterflies on part 11. Here are the pictures.
I hope you all have a great week and see you next Sunday.
Leia Mais...
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