Last day of 2014 –HAPPY NEW YEAR!

My goal for 2015: finish as many unfinished objects as possible! Look for new and old things to be popping up for sale on my Etsy page. Here are some things added today:


Pickle soup (Zupa ogórkowa)

This is, and has always been, my favorite Polish soup. Literally, "Zupa ogórkowa" is "Cucumber soup," but if you make it with plain old cucumbers it will be bland and disappointing (personal experience). This stuff should be sour. You will either love it or hate it! This is the way I make it. No photos--it's all… Continue reading Pickle soup (Zupa ogórkowa)


Carrot gingerbread (Piernik marchwiowy)

So I've basically reached the point in my Polish-comprehension skills where I can follow recipes without any trouble (except for figuring out how many cups of flour 75 dag is!). Today I cracked open Polska: Kuchnia Regionalna by Maja Bartczak (which I've had since 2011) and looked for a recipe to use up the extra carrots… Continue reading Carrot gingerbread (Piernik marchwiowy)

Quilts · Textile Art

baby quilt embroidery: patch batch #2

When I was a kid, the game "duck duck goose" didn't make much sense to me. In my mind all ducks were mallard ducks and all geese were Canada geese (which are impossible to mix up), despite seeing numerous portrayals of white geese and ducks in books and films. But it seems that there are, in… Continue reading baby quilt embroidery: patch batch #2

Quilts · Textile Art

Christmas decorations & baby quilt embroidery

I spent the weekend cutting out paper snowflakes and stars. The star pattern is from PaperMatrix, and the snowflake patterns are mostly from Whitney Lunt's snowflake pattern book (alas, my skills do not extend to snowflake design!). I might make a tutorial on the stars, as the instructions on the website were less than easy to figure out.… Continue reading Christmas decorations & baby quilt embroidery