Sunday, April 8, 2012

Update on Phlox Box

I've been making some great headway on this design and I'm loving it.  I can't make up my mind if it's the fabric, design or the silk fiber I'm using.  The name of the fabric is Baroque and it's a 32ct. from Picture This Plus and the fiber is a HDF silk called Beleaved.  It's one of Vikki's Premium silk fibers and I only have to use it one ply on the 32ct.  You can find this Ink Circles design in the newest issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework.  I love Tracy's designs and this one is no exception.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter filled with family, friends and chocolate.  I made a family favorite....Chicken Corn Soup and homemade bread.  If none of you have ever heard of this soup, it's because it's a Pennsylvania Dutch favorite and was taught to me by my mother who was Pa. Dutch.
The recipe:
1 Whole chicken cooked in large pot of water
5 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup chopped celery
10 cans of corn or about 6 bags of frozen corn
egg noodles
After you have cooked the chicken, remove it so it can cool.  While chicken is cooling, add your corn and cut up hard boiled eggs and celery.  Take about 2 cups of egg noodles and place them in sealed plastic bag and smash into small pieces and add to soup mixture.  When chicken is cool enough to touch, tear up into small pieces and add to pot.  I then let the soup simmer for about 3 hours stirring occasionally.  If you like a creamer soup, add a few cans of creamed corn instead of regular corn.  Enjoy!
Blessings as always,


April said...

Sounds like yummy soup!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! That fabric is so pretty you are stitching on!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching love the colours, thanks for sharing.

Mouse said...

oooo love that chart .. looks gorgeous on your fabric and with the silk you are using and mmmmmm that soup sounds delicious :) love mouse xxxx

Chris said...

Beautiful progress Barbara.
I love Chicken corn soup. It is a childhood memory :)
Have a great week!

Vickie said...

What a great project. I had no idea you have Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. :)

lesli said...

Yummo! That recipe sounds delicious! I've added it to my book of recipes..can't wait to try it! Phlox Box is turning out beautfully!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That ink circles looks great, a friend had just shown. Me the magazine this past weekend and here it is almost 1/2 stitched!!!!

Catherine said...

Great stitches and colors! Your soup sounds yummy!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Sweet Sue said...

Your chosen colors are elegant and rich, will be a special treat to see all those specialty stitches some to life:)