The mister and I snuck away midweek with another couple for a fun getaway for a couple of days. The guys wanted to cross country ski - and even with crazy warm temps they were able to get in a couple of days of that - not great skiing but they made the best of it. It was even nice enough to play cribbage outside in the afternoon
The view out our townhouse wasn't lakeside but on a little inlet where we had swans come and visit us often during our time there
Kari and I were able to get in two full days of sewing and it was wonderful. I learned a few tricks on my new machine.
Speaking of a new machine - a new one was gifted to me by Mr. Farmhouse back in December to replace my old Pfaff who has served me well for many many many years. She was getting tired and I knew for about a year it was time to think about upgrading - (seriously I really don't like the learning curve that I knew was coming with something new - makes me sweat lol.) . After about a year of thinking - and I'm not kidding - I took the plunge and bought one with an embroidery unit - meet Sophie
So why Sophie you ask - well even if you didn't here's the story. A few of us Woolies made the big plunge and bought machines during the same week from the same dealer. I think they had a very good week that week lol. We decided that they should have names. Shoot why not I call my Tahoo Pearl because of the name of her color - which is just a pretty name for white lol. Well my first time ever touching a machine was on my Grandma Sophies treadle machine. She would let me "play" with the treadle but I never sewed on it. Mother Tother who's nickname is Sunny was my teacher on her singer machine when I was growing up. It was so hard to choose because they both represent my history with sewing. So since my first time touching a machine was on my Grandma's treadle I went with Sophie. Aren't you glad you asked lol. Dang Sophie is really smart and with her will come a huge learning curve - insert sweat here lol - but we have been playing nicely together and I think with little bits we will bond nicely.
I did get most of a Valentine wool project completed for me - not as far as finished but dang close - cute little mini truck from Buttermilk Basin. I have a few of this series in the kit box so I'm trying to work on them here and there. Slow and steady right?
Thank you so much for all the email addresses that have come my way for my newsletter for Farmhouse Woolens. I will be sending out a newsletter on Thursday morning. So if you don't receive one and you've signed up - check your junk mail and if it's not there - give me a shout. Here's a peek at a few things getting listed on Farmhouse Woolens on Thursday night as well as some personal kits I will be de-stashing. I really need to clean out some of my stash and now is the time. So pop over around 8 if your interested. I have many things still out for either quilting or finishing up. So at some point the beginning of March you'll find lots of new things listed. I'll keep you posted through the newsletter. You can sign up by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org an letting me know your email address.
Last post I promised a good recipe to share with you. We had another good one tonight that I forgot to take a picture of before hand. It was beef stroganoff and I found the recipe on facebook - yummmm. I'm really trying to remember the camera thing lol and take pictures for blogging purposes. Anywhoooo this was found at Mommy's Kitchen Blog.
Salisbury Steak - A New Version
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 - package Lipton's French Onion Soup mix
- 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 packets (0.75 oz) brown gravy mix - prepared
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 small can mushrooms sliced
- egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I will see you back here next week maybe Tuesday or Wednesday lol. As allows you can find me on Instagram under yellowfarmhouse