Ever notice that the longer you go without posting, the easier it is to go longer?
I can't believe it's been over a week. Linda, thanks so much for asking about me. You're so sweet.
This was our first weekend in a month without snow/icy roads. We took advantage of Mother Nature's good side and went away for the weekend.
On Saturday night we had a nice dinner in a restaurant boasting that they had been voted “Best Steaks In The County” for the past three years. DH loves steak, so he ordered a Porterhouse. I like something a bit smaller and something besides a big old hunk of meat.
I decided to try the Steak au poivre ("pepper steak") -- a French dish that consists of a tenderloin steak coated in cracked peppercorns and seared with a bit of clarified butter to form a crunchy pepper crust. Spooned over the top was a creamy sauce with just a hint of mustard . A crisp green salad, warm coarsely-grained wheat bread, al dente asparagus and a gigantic baked potato completed the meal. Why do restaurants serve such large potatoes? This thing was about 7 inches long. I don't think anyone would eat the whole thing.
I did not bring my camera (I hear those loud gasps out there! What blogger worth their spot on Google would be without a digital?), but it looked something like this one.
It was good, but not exceptional. I know it should be served quite rare, but I can't stomach a piece of beef that's nearly mooing, so I ordered it “medium—just a little pink”. There was no pink at all. I think it was overcooked a bit.
I've been busy all week working on the many quilts I have in progress. I decided to make different stars for the cardinal quilt. They are all the same. I have 14 done so far and I need 14 more to complete one border. I am liking it pretty well so far.
Since time is running out for my winter hand quilting, I've been trying to spend a little time on the big star log cabin with the paper-pieced border. I am about 75% done with the quilting. It's so big I can't even get my tripod back far enough to fit it all in the picture! I am trying to work on it one hour per night (while watching the 6pm news). If I am really persistent, I will finish it by the end of March.
So,besides working every day, that's about all I've done the past week. My house is a true disaster with quilting paraphernalia scattered in almost every room. I've been sewing for about 20 minutes before I leave for work so I can get one star block pieced each morning. When I get to work, I keep finding threads all over my clothing. Sometimes I am there half a day before someone is kind enough to tell me I've got a long thread hanging on my back!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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