Saturday, December 07, 2013

quick veggie soup

1 onion
1 potato
1 carrot
basil, parsley, salt, pepper
1/2 tsp chicken soup mix
fry onion in olive oil.
Slice  potato into cubes
grate carrot
peel tomato skin in pan of boiling water and then seed it.

Add everything back into the pan. Can add more water. Cook just until veggies are done but not soft. check seasonings and serve with cooked rice, optional

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

more bracelets


startaing 45" around for me

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tasty Chinese style chicken and veggies

1 onion sliced
half a cabbage diced and sliced
1 carrot grated
bean sprouts, optional
200 grams chicken breast (enough for 2)
salt, pepper and soy sauce to taste

Fry the onion in small amount of corn oil. Then add remainder of veggies. Meanwhile boil some water and add cut up chicken breast to quickly cook. Add black pepper, salt a nd soy sauce to veggies. Will also  need some water. Other veggies like red pepper could be added.
This is enough really for 3 meals but 100 grams of chicken is enough for one person for one meal.
Serve the chicken on top of the veggies.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

3 new bracelets

Crystal tiles by Geneva Beck, Bead and button

 Deb Roberti Around the beading table

Yasmin Sarfati, Beadwork  F/M 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tahina cookies

I tracked down this recipe from a bridge player who says she got it from a newspaper years ago
100 grams butter (1 cup)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup + 1TBSP flour
1/2 cup tahina
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Beat well the butter and sugar and then add the remaining ingredients. Make small balls from the dough and bake at 325 deg until done.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

more jewelry

Top uses peanut beads and botom uses Superduo

Friday, May 10, 2013

schnitzel with onions

I ate this dish or something very like it last week at a little cafe. Very simple dish and tasty.Fry a small onion in oil for a fairly long time, Add one chicken schnitzel which was pounded thin. Slice it into slices lengthwise and fry with the onion. Add salt a nd pepper to taste. Can serve with rice or potatoes.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

two bracelets

Top is Antonia from Roberti. Bottom is Embellished diagonal peyote bracelet from The Bead lady

Monday, April 29, 2013

Russian leaf

This is the pattern from Ellad. uses Delicas.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

getting back to beading

SEveral months with no beading means my fingers have lost their capability. So now I  can bead again and I'm starting by trying to bead easier projects such as cube beads. I have several nice patterns I've downloaded from Carole Ohl and Deb Roberti so these are the ones I'm working on. I also am thinking that I have to use up my cube beads now as there don't seem to be a ny patterns coming out for them. Instead we're getting Tila beads and other two hole beads. But eventually I want to start using my Delica beads and make some bracelets which I've made before and then into the bead boxes by Julia Pretl.
   The reasons I wasn't beading are a few. Mainly though I want to bead in direct sunlight and since November, I've had to keep all my shutters closed as they are renovating the building outside. But finally they opened them up for me. The other reason was traveling and I just didn't have the r ight light there. I saw my optometrist and my eye dr and there's nothing wrong with my eyes. So now the main problem is to get my fingers more flexible.

making jewelry

Thursday, January 31, 2013

AS Inishmaan

This is an Aran saddle shoulder pullover from Fishermen knits by A Starmore. The patterns are all on the multiple of 4 rows so it is an easy one to memorize. The yarn is Rowan Magpie, a great aran yarn. This picture is of the back. The ribbing has a mistake and for the small size should be to cast on 118 sts instead of 122. Rest is f ine.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Let it shine bracelet by Ellad

One of the Ella d bracelets. I would like to change the white beads next time around. It was a bit difficult to make but second time should be a breeze.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

thin tila bead bracelet

This is a Tila bead thin bracelet that I couldn't find any instructions for. Batya, a local instructor, showed me how to make it and said one of her students had learned it in a class or store locally. It turns out to be very quick a nd fun to make. I used 25 tila beads for the base. To begin take a seed bead size 11 and then one Tila bead and repeat until you have the right length minus the clasp. then you return to the other hole on the Tila bead and go back working the same size 11 beads in between the Tila beads. That is the bottom of the bracelet. the second or top layer consists of 4 size 15 beads and one crystal size 4. You begin by taking one size 15 and going into one of the 11 beads on the bottom. then pick up another size 15 bead and into the crystal. Pick up another size 15 and  Go into the bottom 11 bead and repeat all the length on the same side of the bracelet. At the end, return on the other side, now just going into an 11 bead and a crystal but adding a 15 before and after so you will end up with 4 size 15 beads between each crystal. The crystal is only added on the first pass of the top layer. On the return you go into the existing crystal just adding your size 15 beads before and after going into the size 11 from the base. You don't go into the Tila on the top layer at all. Make sure to keep to the same side when you add the size 15s.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

new bracelets

Both were Deborah Roberti designs several years ago. I changed the type of beads and thread for the blue white one.