Sunday, June 8, 2014

Parties, Stitching and Salad

Had some parties this weekend. 
Friday, I had a going away party after work for my old boss, so went to that for a little while.  
Saturday afternoon had a graduation party.
Then the usual work:  errands, laundry etc.  
Did get a little stitching in this weekend on my BBD Sisters.
I feel like I'm really getting somewhere on this because you finish motifs.  

 I nearly done with to top star.  
There is one more star above the one I'm working on.  
I definitely like these patterns where parts are finished.  
They seem to go faster.  
Grilled an whole chicken and had salads for dinner.  
Bob wanted some pasta salad for his lunch and I thought I would like some 
Caribbean Black Bean and Rice Salad.  

Recipe for the Caribbean Black Bean and Rice Salad
2 cups cooked rice
1 small red pepper chopped into 1/2" size pieces
1 bunch green onions sliced
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
Mix together

2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 c olive oil
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Vinegar (any kind)
2 tsp cumin
Salt and pepper to taste.
blend well

Toss together and serve.  

I may just toss in some leftover chicken and call it good for lunch tomorrow. 

The garden is blooming.  I expect any day poppies and peonies.  My favorites.  My potted plants are doing well too. 

Hope you had a great weekend.  
Keep on Stitching


  1. I love the way your current project is looking. That might have to be the next chart I work on.

  2. Very pretty project, and lovely stitching

  3. You are making great progress on your BBD piece. It sounded like you had a busy, but productive weekend!

    Robin in Virginia