Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Perfect summer day and a cold glass of iced tea!

I took time out for tea earlier today. However, I had a number of things to do and I'm only now sitting down to type. Yes, I am sitting down and I am not in too much pain!! Gotta take advantage of it!!
I went to the doctor early this morning and he was amazed at how well I was doing. And he was right as I am doing really well considering where I was a few days ago. But long story short, and if you want the details go here, I will be going for a cortisone shot next week and perhaps that really will give me complete relief from pain.
Actually, I was feeling almost no pain at all about 4:00 this afternoon when I took to the front porch and my favorite plastic lawn chair. Instead of hot tea, I chose iced tea today and I enjoyed it with cookies, not the "Chocolate Goop" that I promised. I'll share that concoction in August when I am sure I will be doing a lot better.

That cheap plastic lawn chair is so comfortable that I have thought of bringing it into the house! Instead, since it was a beautiful summer day, although pretty windy, I gathered up my basket of sewing, a glass of cold iced tea and some strawberries and a couple of cookies. They were yummy. The local grocery store carries this macaroon sandwich cookie that is really good and I dressed it up a bit like this.................

Warm left-over chocolate frosting in the microwave and dip macaroons in the frosting and place on waxed paper or parchment paper.

There was no leftover vanilla frosting in the fridge, so I opened a new container and put some in a bowl, warmed it up and drizzled it across the cookies. Let set until frosting hardens. Wash the strawberries while you wait. :-)
Soak up the sun while you enjoy the iced tea and every last bite of the cookies and strawberries!
Kaiser got a crumb or two and he enjoyed watching some guys working at the house "kitty-corner" from us. I wish he was always this mellow. Anyway, I'll keep some of the cookies and some are going across the street to my neighbor.
I started feeling pretty good yesterday and just had to do some sewing. Check out my recipe for a "Cinderella Tea Towel" that follows. Plus, you'll want to watch my pincushion blog for a little tutorial on that pincushion with attached needlecase that is shown in the photo with my iced tea and cookies. I'll get that posted shortly. When you're laying around in pain, sometimes the mind saves you by thinking up things you can do when you get better. :-)
Hope you all had a great day!

1 comment:

Pat said...

AH....I see my question about a needle book being attached to the pincushion was answered HERE (but I didn't see this until after I asked the question)! NICE tea you had and how nice that Kaiser was such a calm buddy for you on the porch!

A little stitching poem.........

This little poem was written for one of my beginning quilting students - only 8 years old but her stitches were those of a natural seamstress!

For Bailey Anne . . . .
When this you see, think of me.
Sit down and have a cup of tea.
Then place your quilt upon your lap,
begin to stitch . . . no time to nap!
Stitch patiently and you will see . . .

how fine a quilter you can be!

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