Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Winter in Southern California

Can you believe that it's December and the leaves are just now changing colors? It finally feels like Fall.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dodger Blue

This Dodger blue baby blanket was requested by a friend for a friend who is expecting a girl so I am going to make this a girly blue blanket. I found the pattern on YouTube by MilArt Marroquin. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Little Nook

We purchased new reclining faux leather couches for that empty space in the living room finally. I felt something was missing to make it a bit cozier. Several items made their way to the little coffee table including a lamp from the office that wasn't being used and now this is the only place in the house where I want to hang out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day

I got around to voting later in the day with my youngest daughter, Annelise. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

His and Hers

This mug pairing was not planned but I thought they looked cute together. So, Gustavo gets the 'stache and I get the Chicago one for our once-in-a-lifetime Sunday morning coffee/breakfast at home.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Butterfly Shawl

My mother in law had to leave sooner than I could finish her shawl. I've been working on it pretty much everyday when I have free time. My coworker stopped by during my break and I couldn't resist Te opportunity to have her model it for me. Isn't it grand?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chia Pudding

I found this recipe for chia pudding on Facebook:1 can full fat coconut milk, 1/2 cup chia seeds, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 teaspoon cinnamon ; )

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jury Duty

I have been assigned to a 4 week long jury duty. I have fallen behind on my Philosophy class because if this.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beaded Beauty

This beautiful beaded beauty almost cost me my eyesight as well a small fortune. Every single row is different and I had to pay really close attention to the bead placement. The yarn was pretty expensive too -  cowl is staying with me.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Wedgewood Shawl is Finished

Wow! I love how this came out! This project drove me crazy because I messed up at first with counting and had to rip it out and the yarn was way too thin which made me take longer than expected but here it is! The patten is called Wedgewood from Jen Lucas' Sock-Yarn Shawls.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


QuiI recently started using exact measured ingredients in my albondigas just to see which batch came out good. Previously, they had come out hard or flavorless. This time they came out perfect! 

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Here I am making samples of crochet circles to cover up the holes in the shirred fabric decor of my blouse. I decided to keep the circle small.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Embellishment Time

This blouse is starting to fray on the edges and I also would like to wear it without a shrug and since I don't wear sleeveless blouses on their own I'm going to knit/crochet sleeves for it. 


I'm out and about today and I stumbled upon these cute candle tins

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Molcajete in the House!

The one and only molcajete I ever had was the one my husband brought over with him from Mexico and I couldn't get the hang of it. I preferred to use the high speed blender. My mother borrowed it from me years ago and now she claims that she does not have it. I thought it would be fun to have one again as my younger daughter has been spending more time with me in the kitchen. So yesterday we bought one at the Mexican market.

Wedgewood Shawl

Slow and steady progress in this Wedgewood shawl because the yarn is so thin.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Debbie Bliss Rialto Yarn

This yarn is soft but it sure is thin and I have to use thin needles. It's going to take a long time to knit.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Multi-Color Caterpillar Outfit

A co-worker requested a caterpillar outfit for her sister's baby which is due in October. I still had a bit of yarn from the precious one I made and I'm just putting the colors in it randomly and with different stitches too. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Autumn Cloche Hat

I knit another cloche hat in autumn colors and I cinched it at the seam with a leaf brooch that I bought a while back at an antique store. I don't think I want to give this one away.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

All By Myself

The girls went on a road trip up north to San Francisco and Gus is golfing so here I am all by myself eating Thai food.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


I made this cloche yesterday and I'm pretty pleased at how it turned out. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Silky Yarn

I bought this silky smooth yarn in Mexico City and it's just wonderful. I'm knitting a Downton Abbey inspired hat with it for a friend who lives in Florida which she plans on using when she visits England with her husband.

Monday, July 7, 2014


I have been compiling aprons lately. My friend's aunt made me a few with fabric I took with me to Mexico and today I made an apron using some Mary Englebreit fabric that I had originally used to make some valances for Annelise's windows about 10 years ago.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wisteria Plant

When we moved into our new home 4 years ago, this vine was already in place. Every year it only grew leaves and once in a while it grew a single mound of purple flowers. This year I noticed that it had multiple clusters that resembled a very tight pine cone and almost every week since then I have taken pictures of its development. Take a look!