Today was a wet day. A really wet day. It’s been raining solid all day and my rain gauge tells me we’ve already gotten more than 1.5 inches… with a good deal of rain still to come.
I’m pretty unhappy that I spend another day of vacation stuck in the house. These boys are even more unhappy about this than I am.
They are so bored. They did absolutely nothing today except lay around the house and go for a short ride to the grocery store.
We’re all ready for this late spring rain to hit the road!
I got some really nuts and bolts stuff done in my sewing room today. First, I made a decision about the lining fabric I would use for my next hat. Philip Jacobs Dorothy in his original color way will be the outside. And I’ll use this vibrant jumble for the lining.
I looked at a lot of different options and kept coming back to this jumble. So it must be a good choice.
I got all the hat pieces cut and got the interfacing cut and fused on.
I also decided to cut interfacing for the eight hats I have cut out that are waiting to be made. These are mostly dupes of the hat’s I’ve already made since I can get two hats out of two half yards of fabric.
Cutting all the interfacing pieces for these hats went pretty fast because they don’t require the same precision as the hat and lining pieces require,
Here’s all the fused hat sets.
They make a nice little stack of sunlight on a rainy day.
My friend who received the birthday gift from me earlier this week sent me a photo of her at her birthday dinner wearing the octopus hat I made her. She said it fits perfectly!
She’s the person who introduced me to quilting and to Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics all these years ago. I’m really glad to see her wearing this hat! And now I want to make a couple more out of that octo fabric!
I had planned to sew that Dorothy hat together this evening but I was reminded of a special event tomorrow that needed to prepare for.
For a few years, a group of friends and I have been getting together for the Northwest International Potluck Food Association (NIPFA) dinners. This is a fancy name for a very casual group of people! We choose a country and then make dishes from that country. We meet at someone’s house and enjoy the food together.
Tomorrow’s NIPFA meeting will be with Finnish food. I am sort of notorious for finding some kind of stew or soup recipe for these dinners. I just love soup and soup is easy to make ahead and take a long.
So I started out on an internet search a few weeks ago to find a Finnish salmon soup recipe and came across this one. It’s called Lohikeitto. I’m going to have to pronounce that with confidence tomorrow!
Since I had forgotten about the dinner until early this evening, I had to hurry to the grocery store to get everything I needed to make this. I’m hoping it will look like the picture when it’s done.
Mmmmm. I just love soup!
When I got home I prepped some of the veggies and the fish for the soup. It’s a pretty simple recipe so I’ll actually make it at my friend’s house tomorrow, rather than making it ahead of time. I think it will be better if it’s piping fresh. I hate to think of what would happen to that expensive salmon if it had to sit too long.
I’ll take photos of the food tomorrow. I’m guessing it will be a lot of fish and a lot of beige and white.