Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Block of the Week Progress - Weeks 9 and 10

I'm caught up again with weeks 9 and 10.  I'm really liking the color combination even though it is kink of loud.
Week 9 - wedding ring
Week 10 - butterfly crossing

Monday, April 10, 2017


New cotton yarn in rainbows.
It will be great with a white warp and tons of rainbow for weft.  Can't wait for an empty loom to start this up.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Thai Burger Company

A new place in the neighborhood is Thai Burger Company.  I guess it started as a food truck and now has a little shop.
There is no seating inside as there is only a standing area in front of a counter to order.  The selection is limited as well, but you have 4 types of "burgers" and appetizers, plus drinks.
The burgers have sticky rice for bread and even though delicious, they are very filling.  We ordered one of each of the burgers except for the vegetarian one.  Chicken, pork, and beef are the size of a regular burger.  I found the beef one the best tasting.  The chicken has a curry flavor and the pork is spicy.
There are also ball skewers which come 4 to a skewer as well as potstickers and fried tofu.  All were good.

Then there are the drinks of thai tea, coffee with or without boba.  A combo for $11.00 has a skewer, a burger, and a drink and for another $2 you can get an upgraded drink with boba.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Yamadaya Ramen

Yaling and I went and had ramen at Yamadaya Ramen which is next door to Little Fat Sheep Hotpot.  It is a funky place with a patio area inside the restaurant and since the weather was nice, we sat out on the patio.

There is a huge board on the wall describing the ramen both preparation.
Lot of items to choose from on the one page menu.
We ordered the takoyaki balls which are octopus balls which were a bit chewy but very tasty.
We also ordered a salad to share.
Yaling ordered ramen.
And I had the spicy tuna bowl.
Too much to eat so to go boxes arrived.  The ramen broth is very thick and rich. Great new place to have ramen.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thick Crust Pizza

Andrea blew into town for a lunch date and we hit pizza as it fills all needs.  Pieology now has thick crust pizza so I had to try it out.
It was tasty but I think I will stick to the thin crust.  The ratio of dough to toppings is not quite on parity.  The think crust is an extra dollar.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lunch with the Gang

It has been quite a while since Grace, Yaling, and I went out for lunch.  We hit RakiRaki for some ramen.  I tried out the oxtail ramen which was pretty good except for the bamboo shoots which ended up in Yaling's bowl.
It was enough for another meal so I got a to go container.  The only issue was the tenderness of the largest piece of oxtail as it was not cooked enough and was pretty tough.  I had the last piece at home for dinner using a knife to cut out the meat.  Bailey got a good extra snack for dinner.

Afterwards, we went to Caffe Bene for dessert and Grace still had enough room for a ice cream waffle.
I made do with some strawberry ice cream.  We hung around for a while and caught up.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dragon Quilt Progress

I also made progress on my dragon quilt.  I added the 2" border on the sides of the quilt to frame it.  I had to make a few adjustments and cut off some excess after the attachment but it makes a nice border.
It is always a challenge for me to sew when the quilt gets large.

Next up is also a new technique.  I'm going to cut the dragon border and sew it on all along the edges and then miter the corners to it will look like a continuous border.  I had to look up a few youtube videos and there are many of varying quality.
It will also be challenging to cut out the border and cross my fingers that there is enough fabric.  To make sure that the lines are even, I'm going to cut in a single line moving the fabric across.  The fabric comes with two borders separated by the colored squares on a black background.  I might be able to salvage that part for something else.