Remember the craving I had for amazing chocolate cake? Well it was finally satisfied last week. Why did I wait so long to blog about it? Because I was busy eating yummy cake. Duh!
T finally got tired of me talking about cake so he asked the peeps at work where to get really good cake. They recommended Rosie’s. I had a hard time picking out which cake to get. I finally decided on the Texas Ruby Red. It cost $32 and T had to drive through freaking Cambridge to get it, so I had very high expectations.
The cake was soooo good. The best part was the frosting. It was thick and fudgy. It was sweet, but not too sweet and was oh so chocolatey! The cake itself was really moist and stayed moist even 5 days after T bought it.
More Yummy Goodness: I recently tried Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Style potato chips BBQ flavor. I normally like my potato chips with ridges, but these ARE SO FREAKING GOOD! The flavor is amazing and they’re super crunchy. I also recently tried their guacamole. I like that 1 pack has 2 small containers so the leftovers don’t go gray on you.
I’ve posted about Blue Ribbon BBQ before, but I’m posting again because I just discovered the best dish in their menu: the open face brisket sandwich. OMG! This is to die for! Instead of having bbq sauce, this is served with gravy. It is soooo good. The brisket practically melts in your mouth and it goes so well with the mashed potatoes (which are lumpy, like any good mashed potato should be).
Thank you to everybody who left a comment on the Portal Companion Cube post. I had lots of fun making that. I’ll have to make my way to Joanns soon so I can make the Weighted Storage Cube.
Melisa, to stitch the cube together, I did a backstitch 1 square away from the widest part of the design. I did this for all 6 sides. After that, I lined up 2 pieces together, as shown here:
To sew it shut, I used a simple Whip Stitch. Instead of running your needle and thread through the fabric, you run it under the backstitches. The two sides you are stitching have to match, so its always good to start at a corner. After stitching 2 pieces together, just attach another piece using the same method until you have all but one side sewn shut. Fill your cube and then sew it shut.
Christine - Kanji are the characters used for Japanese writing. Ayame is Japanese for Iris.
In stitching news: I’m still working on my model. Its coming along so well. I’m also doing another simple side project, which is almost done. I am really enjoying working on my simple projects. I get to play around with my silks, and it breaks up working with the greens and browns on the model. PLUS, they’re simple enough that I can stitch them while watching TV at night with T.