May 11, 2010

sarah esh

Another Sarah, this one from Carriage House Samplings


Stitched on 32 count Picture This Plus Ale...


with two strands DMC thread


a most enjoyable stitch!


It's starting to warm up here. Another good reason to not do housework! Yesterday I vacuumed and swept the whole house in the morning, and was drenched in sweat perspiration by the time it was done. (I wanted to say drenched in sweat, but my Mama always said "Ladies don't sweat, they perspire", so there. ;-) )
Anyway, next time I vacuum I may end up with just a leaf covering me, like Eve!

And yeah, not in the mood to cook either, perspiring over a hot stove is just not my thing! The crockpot comes in handy in the summer, don't you think? Although...it can warm the house up too. At least our house, which is not that big. I am thinking of putting it (the crockpot) out in the sun room and letting it do it's thing out there, we keep the door to that room closed off when it's too hot, or too cold, unless we're sitting out there.
Anyway, here's a good crockpot recipe for you, Shredded Beef for Burritos.
We just tried it last week and it was DELICIOUS! And if you have leftovers, they are even better! We got some freshly made tortillas from Central Market, the butter kind and the southwest kind, which are a little bit spicy, put the meat and some cheese inside and rolled them up. YUM!!
PS. I used the Kroger brand taco sauce, the hot one, 10 oz. It was cheaper than the Ortega brand (which had 8 oz in it) and it turned out perfectly!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I noticed on my stat counter that I'm almost at 70,000 hits, which is BIG for little ol' me ;-) My friend Patti and I were are our LNS last week, Needlework Boutique (which is a dream to shop at, they have everything!) and ran into some sweet ladies who had just read my blog and seen the  BBD piece I'd posted, which was laying there on the table.

Small world, huh?

(Hi Amy, Hi Trish!)


30 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitching!!

Thanks for the recipe, it sounds really yummy!

Deb said...

What a wonderful finish Angela. I just love it and the fabric that you used for it too!

And I'm like you in the summer - the less heat in the kitchen the better - I printed out the burrito recipe because we're huge fans around here, but then spied the Snickerdoodle muffins and had to have that one too. I love Snickerdoodle's!

Anyway, I love, love your finish!

Karen said...

Love your finish! Thanks for the recipe too...sounds wonderful.

Margaret said...

So pretty! I love your choice of fabric! The recipe sounds yummy!

Cari-in-VA said...

Andrea, what a wonderful finish! I just love this A&E and have it on my radar to stitch.

How fun to be a celebrity and meet people who read your blog.

I am off to check out the recipes - thanks for sharing.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Sarsh Esh looks fabulous. Congrats on the finish!

natalie said...

I scrubbed the house yesterday, too! And I was totally drenched by the time I was done. Drenched! I had to shower twice. :)

I have never seen Sarah Esh before. I love it! Sometimes the Adams and Eves in the primitive pieces look like Sasquatch, but these look like people. Ha!

Kim said...

Angela...LOVE this A&E piece! Why have I never seen her before?? Another one to add to the stash. It looks great. And THANKS for that link for the shredded beef. Looks like a website I will be frequenting!! tasty!

Sherry said...

I love your blog - am a new follower - love the name. Checked out the recipie and became a follower of that blog - have a roast in the freezer and may try the recipe this weekend. I agree, love my crockpot - it gives me more free time to stitch, sew or read...cuz I don't much like the housework either (even tho in Michigan I think it's cooler). Your pugs are SO cute...we have a lab and I would love a pug too! Beautiful stitching!

mainely stitching said...

I love shredded chicken, so I bet shredded beef would go over well here, too! :D

LOVE your stitching!!!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous finish!

Annemarie said...

What a lovely finish, Andrea! You're in a real stitchy mood, aren't you? That's great!

I agree with you about the housework and the cooking. Actually, let's do away with summer and bring on Autumn, is what I say (but I think I'm in a minority here).

KarenV said...

Great finish! I really like the thread colours on the PTP Ale fabric.

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic finish, Andrea!! I love it. Your choice of linen is perfect for it.

Thanks for the recipe!

Katrina said...

Love, love, love Sarah Esh! Congrats on the finish.

Great recipe site too, I think I am going to try the burrito thing for my DH's poker night :-).

Michelle said...

Love love love Sarah Esh!! And Needlework Boutique is awesome. I do hope one of these days you and I can meet up!!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love the Sarah finish, Andrea! I loved this one when I stitched it. Congrats on so many hits - I have absolutely no idea how many I've had.

K-G Knitter said...

I love your finish, even more than I love those butter tortillas at C.M... Thanks for the recipe, I'll give it a try this week. :) I love using my crockpot, because it means less dishes and more stitching. :)

Dovilė said...

looks stylish:)

Pam said...

I just recently discovered your blog, and enjoy it so much. But when I was growing up I heard, Horses Sweat, Men Perspire and Women Glisten!

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Alice said...

Another finish Andrea....what are
you doing to me!!! Your needle is positively on fire and that leaves me where? It such a cutie and a lovely finish. I seem to be behind with everything lately, blogging being one of them. Photos taken, hot in the camera, but I cannot find time to post! I am even behind reading blogs. I could really do with some of that heat you are referring too. Your crockpot recipe makes me hungry and its after midnight here in France. Not a good idea to think of food this late. I am bookmarking that recipe for daytime cooking. Yum!
Alice

Amy said...

Hi, Andrea!!! It was great getting to meet you the other day, too. I really enjoy your blog and could not believe I met you in the flesh. I plan on trying your Shredded Beef recipe, as well.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish! I just love this design!! It turned out great! :)

Loraine said...

Hi Andrea!
Great recipe. I can't wait to give it a try. What a wonderful finish too. The butterfly's are different. I love it.
I wish it would warm up here. I'm still wearing sweaters! I don't know why Spring is dragging it's feet so.
Take care.

Brigitte said...

You are having two great finishes, Sarah and Mary. Congratulations! They are both wonderful. BTW, I can so understand you "repairing" the little dog on Mary, I think I would have done the same, lol.

Stitch By Stitch said...

Wow! Well done! What a beautiful finish! Thank you for the recipe. My son has his graduation party next Saturday guess what I am making;)!

MyLifesAStitch said...

YGG on the finish! It's fantastic!

Very awesome re: all the hits! :)

Hazel said...

What a lovely blog. Glad I stumbled across you. x

Tim said...

Hi Andrea, Your Sarah Esh looks wonderful!! I'm Marty Barrick at Carriage House Samplings and wondered if you send us a photo to use on our website? My husband has re-mastered the charts since we got so many requests for it. My sister had taken it out of print so it was quite an effort.

Our email: CHSamplings@gmail.com
Thanks!!