Aaron and I had some intense cravings for French food this weekend. I think it all started when we watched a chick flick and the characters in the film were eating croque monsieurs. On Saturday morning I perused my Barefoot in Paris cookbook and got hungrier and hungrier with each page flip. We decided that we HAD to make the croque monsieurs and boeuf bourguignon. These are not recipes that you can make everyday, unless you want to throw your New Year's resolution out the window. But, these were both incredible recipes that I will make again. We called up Jess and Pat at the last minute and asked if they wanted to come over for boeuf bourguignon on Sunday afternoon. Jessica knows how much I love Liberty fabric and brought me a piece of "The Strawberry Thief" in the pink/purple colorway when they came over. What a delightful surprise!
After they left, I took out all of my Liberty fabric, including the fabric scraps from previous projects. I would love to make a Liberty sampler quilt like this one. Does anybody want to join me? It looks like so much fun! I discovered a great place to order Liberty fabric and fabric scraps. I think that I can make a block every week or two.
Jessica made the most gorgeous clamshell quilt for her daughter by hand. (She didn't make the one that I linked to, but you can get an idea of what a clamshell quilt is.) This quilt inspired another friend to make one and then that inspired me to make one, too. I am making one for Ethan out of some Amy Butler fabric I already have. The thing that I love about this quilt is that the project is completely portable and we can all work on it when we get together with our babies.
Ethan is doing more and more every day. This week he started waving"hi" which is so darn cute. We sure are in love with our little guy.
I heard birds chirping for the first time in months. Does that mean that spring is on its way? Have a great week!