Finito!

I am finally finished this project that has plagued me for about 3 years now.. that’s pretty sad it took me so long, but I’d keep losing it, so really, it wasn’t all procrastination. All in all, though, I’m proud of how it turned out.

it was supposed to be my sister's 17th birthday present.
I love this button!
my super hand-sewn lining

You may recognize the lining from my previous post.  I have plans for the rest of this fabric, it’s so pretty!! I got the button from when I worked at the Hospice Resale Shop.

Yesterday was the farmers market that’s just up the street from me, so I went. It was neat. There was a guy playing the accordion and there were lots of neat vendors.

I got this Pear tart from a baker who said this recipe originated in Alsace, which is where parts of my family come from. I think that's pretty awesome.

I also got a loaf of whole wheat sour dough bread from some bread bakers, who were super nice. Some fresh corn, a weird looking cucumber, and also some chai spiced honey.

Yesterday I also found a neat little thrift store called Treasure Chest which supports the Canadian Mental Health Association. The deals there are better than the Hospice.. although they do have a much smaller store and probably not as much overhead as the Hospice Resale Shop. I still like them both.

this purple top looks much better close up.
also a much better representation of the color.
I love pleats! not yucky pleats.. I guess these might be called pin tucks?
Speed-o-weave!!

I also found one of these loom kits, I have an idea for using this as a large knitting frame as well.

My sisters visited for a few days, it was nice to see family again. We went out to Okonomi Sushi and the Tableau Bar Bistro, both were delicious!! It was nice to see where Will works, too. The service was awesome, and I discovered how yummy a Twentieth Century can be. It tastes like a lemon meringue pie!!!!!! my favorite XD

I also turned 22 last week.. it’s kind of freaky. I really need to get going on my life plans, or I’m gonna turn old.

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Food!

this has been a good food week.

Last Thursday (the 11th) it was my birthday!! so we were going to go to this place called Cockney King’s, but it was full up with a line, and we did not want to wait. There happened to be a burger place across the street that Will said was good, so we went there instead. BURGER HEAVEN!! literally and figuratively. It’s the name of the restaurant, and the burger I got was the most delicious thing ever!! If anyone comes to New Westminster and has a craving for some meat (or not, they do have veggie burgers) on a bun, this is the place to go!

On Friday we decided to go to Okonomi Sushi, which I’ve been to before, it is fantastic! Will got the burning stone that you cook your meat on, and an insane amount of sake (which I have discovered is delicious when it’s hot). I got this bento box meal that was incredible and so filling. The service there is really good whenever we go, I love it that whenever someone walks in, all the people there greet you! no matter how far they are from seeing you XD

Saturday and Sunday are a little confusing for me, I forget what happened in what order..(after I wrote it all out, I figured out what happened XD) I know on Saturday we went to Blood and Iron for our second sword fighting lesson! Afterwards we went to get groceries.  On Sunday we went to metrotown and had lots of fun and got a couple cool pieces of jade jewelry. Will got a Flash flash drive, and I went to Lush!!

I also had an interview on Saturday, which I didn’t hear back from today. So I probably didn’t get it, but I feel I did well on the interview, which helps with my confidence.

On Sunday(or saturday?) Saturday Will made us this :

Salmon with "Alisea sauce" on Broccolini

Alisea sauce is Will’s creation.. he’s so good to me. It’s a blueberry sauce that’s really yummy on pork too.  It’s not too sweet, like you might suspect.

Skip forward to today: I made Ginger glazed Carrots from this recipe. It was good, a bit sweet for me, but I didn’t use “fresh” orange juice, I used tropicana. 😦 I tasted it part way through and I thought it was going to end up sweeter than it was. Will seemed to like it, though.

Will also got me cookies today!!! woohoo. it was from a place called Cookies by George, downtown Vancouver, and every cookie was perfect. Especially this one molasses cookie, and the chocolate chip.

We also got a Santevia gravity water system. Water actually tastes really good from it. I’ve been drinking more of it, which is good because I don’t usually get enough water in my system. we got it on sale.

All in all a good week.

Ode to Tim Hortons

I haven’t had donuts in a little while (I think..) but I was going through my art gallery on Deviantart.com and I came across this poem I wrote a few years ago.. it’s quite fun.

Let me count the Ways 

I hope you all who happen to read this enjoy it too. 🙂

In other news: I made a scrumptious dinner for my mom and sister with my man! it was a tomato and goat cheese pie! a pizza pie!!! and I put some broccoli in it.. Will made an accompanying salad that had yellow capsicum peppers,tomato, corn, red onion, purple cabbage, and a neato vinaigrette  he whipped up.  Soon I’ll get the photos from the camera and show you! It wasn’t my camera, so I don’t know if it’s even all in focus, but you’ll get the jist of it.

Also my allergies really really suck…