Lately I've been so hesitant to post, and I keep waiting to post, and holding out for something big to happen. Today, I decided to forgo that train of thought. I mean, why am I holding back? I started this blog to share what I was making - whether they be big breaks or small, right? So, here goes.
I've been on a dumpling kick. So, I've been making lots and lots of these delicious little pasta pockets. Thus far, I've been using one cookbook that several of my friends purchased whilst I drooled over it. The book is "Asian Dumplings" by Andrea Nguyen, and there's an accompanying website: http://www.asiandumplingtips.com/
Here are my creations based on recipes found in the book... a set of "big hug" folded dumplings right before they were cooked and devoured.
So far I've done the first 2 recipes: Pork and Napa Cabbage Water Dumplings and the Meat and Chinese Chive Pot Stickers. I've steamed, boiled, and cooked them like pot-stickers, and so far we have enjoyed them greatly! I really like the process of rolling out the dough and folding into the different shapes. I found that the 2nd day dough is much easier to work.
I've also been working in the background for several already-released patterns and several new ones! The rights for the Orange Blossom Camisole have reverted to me so I can self-publish the pattern which I did on Craftsy, Ravelry, and Patternfish.
In sewing and quilting, I seem to be acquiring patterns, cutting them out, but hesitating before making them. I don't know what's stopping me, but hopefully I can snap out of my reluctance. It's annoying me. I'd like to just clear off the table and finish the quilt I started last year with the Craftsy Block of the Month. I have everything even the backing ready to go! So what's stopping me? I have no idea.
Sewing mojo come back!!