Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Color is the Theme Here

I have always loved color. In my beadwork, I am moved more by color choices and secondly by design. My current crochet project is all about color. The variations of purples and greens to hopefully soon become a really fun afghan for my daughter, but shhh it's a surprise. Luckily she doesn't read my blog. At least I don't think she does. I guess I'll find out soon enough. This is a week and a half's worth of progress and it's coming together pretty quick. I hope she'll like it.
Speaking of purple, I made this cute little flower necklace with purple glass beads and Swarovski crystals for a cousin's daughter who is turning 6. Ah the joys of being young again. I wish I could remember that far back. Something I do remember from growing up and visits to my aunt's house in Connecticut was this Caprese' salad that my aunt used to make using only fresh farm mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and basil from the farmer's market in Connecticut. My version has all of the above, plus balsamic vinegar, extra version olive oil and a little kosher salt. I think hers had italian dressing? or just olive oil? I don't really remember, see? What I do remember is the cheese. Oh the cheese. Anyone else a chees-o-holic like me? I adore cheese and a little wine, but that's another story.


Sandy said...

Shari- I'm loving the afghan! I really like the variety with the different sized squares rather than all the same. Maybe one of these days I'll start crocheting again. I feel like I'm the only one who isn't!

Also, had to say that I am living off of Caprese salad lately - I can't get enough of it! Yum!!!

Sarebear said...

Doing a Babette blanket? I have that on my to do list . . . gorgeous colors you chose!

Anonymous said...

She'll love it; its looking fabulous!