I finally got my hands on vanilla syrup (Thank you Starbucks in Dublin!) so I can make my favorite vanilla chai latte at home! The recipe I used is 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 cup chai mix (from Starbucks), 2 tbsp vanilla syrup (also from Starbucks – but I need to order the no sugar one). This is the same vanilla chai recipe over here when I searched to be sure I did it the right way, but it is a little sweet for me so I’ll add less syrup next time.
Tara Swiger’s podcast (that’s the latest one but trust me, listen to them all!) – when I realized I’ve been blogging for almost ten years it’s made me a bit reflective. I had a podcast years ago, I used to blog a lot more, I was way more active on twitter, etc. This podcast reminded me of what I’ve always been enthusiastic about and that I know what to do and where to go when I have questions. Look for a podcast, reviews of my favorite books (quilting, crafting, and other), and more to come from me. I have all three kids in school this year (and I really miss homeschooling some days) and I plan on using my time in a good way.
I finally read Gone Girl – what a twisted thing. Twisted in the sense of … just… wow. No spoilers here but I liked the writing and wish I had someone to talk to about the book.
I loved the Fat Quarterly Retreat and issue 18 of Fat Quarterly is zakka themed. I barely got to the second page (which is an ad!) before I started looking for something featured in the ad. Once I looked through I realize I want to make at least half of the projects, that’s always a good sign.
Angela Walters does stunning machine quilting and she’s been posting various tutorials. This one is for the peapod which is dense quilting, but I want to get away from my straight line or meandering quilting so I am thinking of trying this one on a baby quilt I need to finish.
And watch this trailer for Rosewater, directed by Jon Stewart.