Apr 16, 2012

Marvelous Monday Update 4/16/12

WEATHER
How about those storms that just ripped across the country? Luckily, my area has only experienced rain and wind. Looks like I'll be picking up sticks off my backyard. Temps this week are supposed to be in the mid 50's. Spring weather... ya gotta love it.

COOKING
I just love trying new recipes! Over the weekend, I decided to make homemade bread bowls and cheesy broccoli-barley soup. It was yum-yum in the tum-tum! I was surprised that bread bowls really aren't that difficult to make. I combined two different broccoli soup recipes to come up with a scrumptious comfort-food meal.


HOMEMADE LAUNDRY SOAP UPDATE
September of last year, I tried my hand at making homemade laundry soap. I've washed my clothes with it all this time, and give it a thumbs up. My clothes look and smell clean. They actually smell CLEAN... no perfume-y smell.

STITCHY STUFF
I stitched on almost all of my WIPs last week. I think that's what has aggravated my neck problems! In any case, here's my progress:

Japanese Garden

Forgive Quickly

Fleurs et Papillons



Until next time,

34 comments:

Diane (di) said...

Wow, everything looks wonderful Meari. Japanese Garden is stunning.

And that bread bowl? Yum!! :)

Berly said...

The bread bowls look yummy!! And of course, your stitching is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Your progress is looking really great ! The broccoli bowl looks tempting ! hugs...Linda J.

Sandie said...

Love the bread bowls. Had goulash soup in one in Germany - UMMMMM! Loving the Japanese Garden - it's coming on brilliantly.

Anonymous said...

That soup & bread bowl sure do look yummy!!! Care to share the recipes? Your WIP's are looking great. Don't do too much to aggravate your neck problems.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Sue said...

Meari, first of all, that soup looks scrumptious! I bought a cookbook over the weekend in B&N of just simple soups; making broccoli soup today! LOL

All of your stitching looks lovely, as usual. You take care of that neck! Put some heat on it to soothe the aches and pains!!

Working on LK this afternoon!!!!

Hugs,
Sue

Faith... said...

Dinner looks absolutely delicious! Stitching looks great love the Fleurs and Papillons

Carol said...

Yum--your bread bowl looks tasty, Meari (well, the bread part anyway--you know how I feel about green vegetables!!)...

Glad you didn't get any major damage from those storms. One is heading our way this afternoon with very high winds. We aren't in tornado country, though, so hopefully there won't be too much damage.

Sorry to hear your neck is acting up--sure hope it's not your beautiful stitching that is causing the problems!

Denise SA said...

Hope your neck is better soon. Love all the progress shots. Those homemade bread bowls look delicious

mab3500 said...

Wonderful Stitches as always Meari. I do love that forgive quickly saying. I am a huge fan of bread bowls. The only bad thing about them is they are never there when I want them, I always have to plan for them.

EvalinaMaria said...

So, how you make a soup bowl? Love your JG!

Pam in IL said...

I really enjoy your recipes. Did you buy the bread or make it yourself? Today is a perfect day for soup and I've got chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot.

Your WIPS are looking great!

Shelleen said...

Mmmm the breadbowl and soup sounds and looks wonderful. Great progress pics.

valerie said...

Mmmm, your soup in a brad bowl looks yummy! Great progress on your wips! Japanese Garden is stunning!

*-* said...

Your bread bowls & soup sound really delicious.
I admire your stitching & especially how you work on a rotation. I've been thinking of doing the Forgive quickly one myself but need to finish quilting for now.

Katie said...

Glad you are staying out of the severe weather. Yummy!!! The bread bowl looks delicious. Love all the beautiful stitching. Keep it up girl.

Anonymous said...

Yummy...that bread bowl looks delish! Great...now I'm hungry lol

Nikki D

Terri said...

Do you have the link for the Fleurs er Papillon? I can't find it!

That soup is one of my favorites! Yum!

Love the stitching!

lesli said...

Beautiful stitching update! Your breadbowl looked SOOOO yummy!!

Nancy M said...

I'm finding I am trying more recipes just because of Pinterest and my Allrecipes app on my phone! Glad to see JG still seeing the light of day. I just bought some cleaner online to help get rid of my mold starting to grow on my rubber gasket of my front loader. It's all natural. I haven't tried it yet though.

Anonymous said...

Your bread bowl looks yummy and your stitching looks great as usual.

Marl

Katrien said...

The bread-bowl does look delicious! Nice stitching update.

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Your fleurs et Papillons SAL is beautiful! Where did you find it?

Susan

Kelly said...

Love the idea of the bread bowl, looks really scrummy.
Your stitching is all really lovely!

Anonymous said...

Meari

I Hope that everyone is safe there.

Your stitching looks really wonderful

Tinna

Nancy said...

Your stitching is looking great!! I do like the Fleurs et Papillons. The colors are beautiful. I think I am going to try your recipe for laundry soap.

milly said...

Hello

I'm a new follower to your blog.

You have some lovely stitching, all your WIPs are looking lovely.

Your soup in a bun looks delicious!
Happy stitching!

Vicky L said...

Those bread bowls looks so yummy.

Your stitching is beautiful, almost done with Forgive quickly.

Anne said...

Mmmm, that cheesy bread bowl looks delish!! Beautiful progress on you WIP's! I love JG so much!!! Neck problems are the worst when we are trying to stitch aren't they?!!!

Hugs

Akila said...

The bread bowl looks yuummm.
3 so totally different WIPs. Love the delicacy of Fleurs

Rachel S-H said...

Bread bowls look very tasty! Your WIPs are very pretty!

Kay said...

Th bread bowl looks yummy! All of your stitching looks wonderful as always! Hope you had a good week.

Anonymous said...

All your stitching looks great, Meari, and the bread bowl does indeed look yummy.


Sandy in NM

glenda said...

nope..no storms here...oh...wait...

there may have been some IN APRIL

i like forgive..i may have to buy that pattern