I'm still a bit incapacitated with this round of sciatica. I'm mostly sitting in a recliner because that seems to be the most comfortable place. Because of the medications I've been on for nearly a month I'm frequently really, really tired but in the occasional bursts of energy I'm still working on some hand stitching - mostly finishing some things I've had either traced off to embroider or some wool pieces waiting to be appliqued. This is a wool Valentine piece that came from Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine...
The original piece has some tiny flowers embroidered around the outside of the big heart but I chose not to do that on my version of it. The background fabric is wool but looks like suede - the color is really just a bit darker than this picture shows.
A couple of days ago I was trying to decide on something for lunch on one of these rainy days and pulled out this jar of tomatoes canned this summer.
I sauteed some onions and garlic in a little butter, then put a tablespoon or so of flour in and browned it, added the tomatoes after putting them in the blender for just a few seconds, and then mixed in some half and half. I've never made homemade tomato soup before but oh my, it was good.
We have another round of the So She Sews Blog Hop coming up tomorrow. You won't want to miss these bloggers - I know they're going to be showing us some wonderful things.