Happy 2023 to Y'all Bean People
Bean content ahead
Hello! It’s a quiet Friday morning as I’m writing this…just kidding. It’s not quiet, but it is Friday and that’s good enough for me. What have you all been up to? I feel like I haven’t really been up to much and I’m okay with it. Besides work, I’ve been filling my time with reading, light sewing, tiny bit of painting, and binge watching Never Seen Again. Just trying to have an easy breezy January to start off the year. Hold on…I need to grab my coffee.
Speaking of coffee, I got myself a new cold brew pitcher before Christmas and it’s bean the best thing. Two previous ones have shattered on the floor, so this one is safe in it’s plastic state. I’m unapologetically a cold coffee person and I really love the New Orleans style bean bags from Grady’s. The only thing is all the empty tins floating around.
I really love starting books in the in-between “nobody is really working” weeks between Christmas and New Year. I read A Court of Silver Flames in like a week, which if you know me, you know just sitting to read is a feat in itself. I really love that book (and the series), so it is easy to open it and forget time exists. I’m currently reading The Dead Romantics By Ashley Poston. It’s good so far. The author is from South Carolina, so it’s cool seeing that influence in this book. I love me a WaHo reference. Thanks to my friend Stephanie for getting me reading and recommending all the best books. And y’all go friend me on Good Reads if you’re on there too.
Oh, what have I been sewing? Did you just ask that? I hear you. Here it is:
It’s the Pearl Head Scarf by Spaghetti Western Sewing and I love it. Quick sew and a *cool* way to keep your head warm or dry. Such and cheerful pattern from Sadie of Spaghetti Western Sewing that you’ll want to make over and over!
The other thing is a work-in-progress. It’s a sack dress based off a boxy tee pattern. You can do this yourself with any blouse/shirt pattern. You just crop the bodice to where you want your skirt to start (with some seam allowance) and I use the bodice width x 1.5 formula to find out how wide to cut my skirt. This dress is going to be a staple in the warmer days coming up because this fabric is nice and breezy. I didn’t have to, but I purposefully built-in a few places that I would need to hand sew. I really love hand sewing and I appreciate my garments a whole lot more when there was a decent amount of hand sewing involved. I am already in love with this dress and see it working well in my wardrobe. I can’t wait to toss it on over my levi’s jeans with my bright green birks. Who doesn’t love a dress over jeans situation?
Oh by the way. Are there any knitters reading here? I wanna hear what your favorite sock knitting patterns are. I’m looking for easy construction that I can customize with color work.
Ok on to the bean content.
Here’s a recipe I tried this week and it’s amazing. 10 out of 10 beans would eat again.
It’s really filling (hello fiber) and warm in your tummy. Totally comfort food material. I toasted some french bread to eat with it. *Chef’s Kiss*