Monday, December 13, 2010

decorating and MRI done

The wait and the apprehension is finally over. I listened to too many people about how confining it is and how long it takes. I was nervous about it and I really wanted to get it done, so I took the relaxant. They also decided to give me 2 Benedryl just in case of an allergic reaction to the dye. The staff were very good and polite and went out of their way to make it comfortable. I had no problem at all and even almost fell asleep. The head attachment with the mirrors made the difference. So with anyone out there with claustrophobia don't be afraid!
While I was waiting to go this morning I did a little Christmas decorating. Even though it was pouring rain outside it still put me in the Christmas mood. I even decorated my new shelf by my sewing machine with a few bits and pieces of favorites. The trim on the front of the shelf is vintage..
I tried 3 different pictures and still ended up with some fuzziness.The print with the trees and reindeer in the background was provided for printing by a blogger. I thought I knew whose it was but I can't find it. If I do, I'll let you know.

Yesterday, I spent a very peaceful afternoon in mys studio putting my blocks all together. I have picked out the fabric for a narrow border--chocolate brown. The plan was to cut the borders and square up the quilt this afternoon, but I can barely sit up, I'm still so woozy!

I got a little distracted as I always do if I check my email and any blog updates. I just had to stop and cut 3(2 shown here) of these snowflakes. I found the tutorial here .
One other fun thing I did yesterday was to make dessert crepes. They are so easy and can be frozen. Then you can add any kind of fruit filling, add some whipped cream or frozen yogurt as we did. They are fairly lite but delicious.

The crepes take:
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup flour
2 eggs
2 tbsps sugar
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/8 salt
Beat with a beater till smooth. I used a non stick electric frying pan and an ice cream scoop. It takes about 2 tbsp batter--drizzle it outwards to about 6 inches while spreading it till thin. They cook on one side quickly. Flip and when it's light browned, remove it. It only take a few minutes to cook them all.

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

I am claustrophobic so I hope I never have to have an MRI. I'm glad they had a good staff working with you.

Your little shelf looks nice. Maybe I'll get out the rest of my decorations now.