Thanks a bunch to my friend Abby for having a baby and giving us a fabulous reason to throw a party! Said occasion gave me a reason to buy five rotisserie chickens to pull apart for delicious chicken salad! I used the bones from the chickens to make a gallon of chicken stock this afternoon to have on hand in my freezer. Five chicken carcasses make a ton of stock and I don't really know where I'm going to put it all.
Anyone who wants the chicken salad recipe can use this one, it's not original, but I don't know whose it is:
Red grapes, cut in half
Salt and pepper to taste
Adjust the proportions as you like. To toast walnuts, spread on a baking sheet and put in the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes or until fragrant.
Mix and enjoy!
Something else I've been wanting to catch up with is organizing my fabric by color. The most important scraps in my possession come from my grandma's collection. I know they were important to her, so I want to make sure they are used well. Keeping an inventory seems to be a great way to get started cataloging what I have.
The peaches and turquoises in her collection are my favorites so far. She also had some amazing soft pink patterns that I can see going into something wonderful.
Here's a view without the inventory taker (Kitten) surveying the display.
These are the khaki, neutral, gray, brown and black colors. She had some really good grays, the patterns look so modern and current.
For anyone curious about the darning foot, it's now installed and is super tricky to use! But it's amazing to try something new and get to practice on my scraps. I might even darn something. If you have anything for me to practice on, drop it by for me and say, Darn it!
No, really please don't do that. I just can't resist making the pun.