Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gobble Gobble

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! My uncle Joel and Aunt Carol showed up Wednesday afternoon in time to go with me to the airport to get my mom and stepdad. We went to Fogo De Chao Brazilian steak house for Thanksgiving - so much easier than cooking!! The food was fabulous!
left side of the table towards the wall - Joel, Carol, Scott, me. Right side wall to camera-  Ryder, Mom (Diana) and Brian. After we went for a walk along the river and saw a crane - cool!
 I forgot to say it rained the entire time they were here - the ENTIRE time! Friday we went to Multnomah Falls - there were so many people there. We started at the Vista house and went towards Multnomah - Joel and Carol had a long drive back to Cape Perpetua Oregon so they had to leave before we got to Multnomah.

Even in the rain with all the people the falls are amazing! We went to the Bavarian deli - just like when Scott and I went! Mom bought me a German chocolate advent calendar. We lived in Germany for 5 years - army.
The next day we went to the ocean - still raining so there was hardly anybody there. It was beautiful and peaceful. I didn't take one picture! We walked on the beach and drove through some of the towns. Mom and Brian left on Sunday - after a trip to VooDoo Donuts! It was a nice visit!
Scott and I went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them - 3D Imax - there were only about 20 people in the theater - it was great!!
I have a thing for noodle bowl restaurants. I have to try every restaurant in the area - we ate at Ei8ht Noodle (no website) - very good. We ate at Boxer Ramen in Portland mmmmmm

Spicy Red Miso and potstickers

Tonkotsu Shio
Oh that makes me hungry. Tonight I am making potstickers - time consuming but worth it. I usually make them once a year - oddly, it's always around the holidays. I have two finishes - 
Plum Street Sampler - Scary One
 Remember my ice dying fiasco? Here and here. Well I did manage to get the pattern between the splotches

Witches Night Out - With thy Needle and Thread
That is the Vintage Country Mocha  fabric I love so much - not hand dyed (or killed) by me! I wanted to stitch some Christmas things but I need some Classic Colorwork threads and some 40ct fabric for the ones I want to do - drat!! So,  I am currently working on Nora Corbett's Halloween Fairy - you can buy it from Herrschners. It is also in a magazine (Cross Stitch and Needlework Sep 2008) - one I got from Shelly at Arizona Stitcher Fun fun!! Speaking of Arizona Stitcher - I was one of the winners for her anniversary giveaway. Happy anniversary Shelly and thanks so much!! I'm thrilled! I almost missed her post - I try to look at blogs once a day but with family here and catching up on Monday after they left - geez! Did anybody notice the last issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework - winter 2016 is the last one ever - I am sad about that! Poop!
I registered for school this week - full time starting in January. My first semester is all online, we only have one car and the school is an hour away from Scott's work.  The next semester won't be though. That means that I get to go to Vegas in January because I can take my laptop and not miss school. Scott has a work thing so I will mostly be on my own. It will be school, noodle bowls and a cross stitch store - that's my kind of Vegas fun haha!
I can't believe it's 25 days to Christmas - I haven't bought anything, decorated or baked. We have a work Christmas party Saturday. Then we go to Victoria - I can't wait!!  I hope you are having a good holiday season. Thanks for stopping by - Jingle Jingle!!


  1. You have energy girl. Must be the noodle bowls?

  2. That's what I got out of your post too, such enthusiasm! Looked like a nice time with family. I think a walk along the ocean in the rain would be so peaceful. Nice finishes and looking forward to your start on the Halloween Fairy.

  3. I should be keeping track of the places where you are eating. Then when we get down there, we will know where to eat. Love both of the stitches. I think I could just do Halloween all year. How super having family for Thanksgiving. It rained here all week-end too. You are becoming a true Northwesterner, that is not letting the rain stop you!

  4. Looks like you had a nice Thanksgiving.
    Oooo, those noodle bowls look yummy. :)
    Great finishes too.
    Have fun in Victoria.

  5. Hope you like rain, Jamie! You'll be seeing a lot of it for the next few months! At least with online classes you won't have to go out in it too much, lol!
    Glad you had a lovely family time at Thanksgiving. And your Scary One looks terrific - great placement on the fabric. Think you can get another small project on it?

  6. I didn't know Fantastic Beasts was in 3D! I bet that was great. I saw it last weekend. I had a hard time following it... didn't make sense until the end.

    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.

    Wonderful stitching.