Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend Things

It has been a pretty low key weekend here. The weather has been clear and cool, highs only in the 40's, beautiful.

The hellebores are stubbornly blooming.

On Saturday Rich and I ran some errands. First stop was a New Salem Pottery. If you are looking for red ware they are a wonderful source. They dig clay on their property and are very involved in the history of the trade in this area. Their property actually was the site of a pottery in the mid to late 1700's.
After that it was up to Greensboro to go to Target and some other stops. After the shopping Rich and I went to see My Week With Marilyn. It was really good, the cast was wonderful.
This morning Rich and I went for a short hike. I am finally starting to feel better. It is January so I am trying to watch my diet and start exercising again.
After the hike it was off to do our weekly grocery shopping. Do you have an Aldi market in your town? Did you know that Aldi owns Trader Joe's? I buy produce and a lot of staples here. They also have weekly special items, fit & light, Italian, Super Bowl party items. If you haven't checked them out take the time to do it. I usually buy my meat on sale at the other stores and stock the freezer at that time, but every week I go to Aldi. They are a German Company. Today I came home with cauliflower, at 99 cents a head I will be making a batch of soup. Also they had their brand of bagel bites, a 40ct box for $5.99. This is one of Rich's go to meals if I am working.

I made a batch of our favorite pasta salad. I use tri-color pasta or penne or elbows. Add chopped up tricolor peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes and mini pepperonis. You can add black olives or cheese crumbles. Just add some sun dried tomatoe vinaigrette when serving. I will be taking some for lunch this week. It makes side for a sandwich.

My Winter Loose Feathers chart was waiting at the post office for me. I can't wait to start the winter section and to stitch the small Christmas sampler in the book.
I also got the little Lizzie Kate Flora McSample ornament chart.

The latest issue of The Magazine Antiques was in the box too. There is a small article about a sampler from the New York African Free School. There are some other beautiful samplers in adds from the Hubers and Finkels. Also there is a beautiful needlework casket in an add from Elliot & Grace Snyder. Eye candy!

Well I am going to go make dinner. Have a warm cozy Sunday evening wherever you are.

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Catherine said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Oh my gosh - I love Aldi! Wish we had one near mom is lucky and she shops there all the time!!
Great new goodies too!

butterfly said...

Lovely flowers, Love the colour pasta we only get the yellow here looks yummy.
Also love your new chart.

Margaret said...

Your flowers -- wow! And that pasta looks so good! I still haven't made it to Trader Joe's. I really should -- everyone says how good it is. Don't have an Aldi's around here. Haven't seen that mag before either. Might have to pick one up.

Autumn said...

Your pasta salad looks as yummy as the stitching. Floss makes me smile :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The hellebore is a lovely colour, they're one of my favourite flowers.

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like you had a very satisfactory weekend. Love the hellebore.

Hugs, kaye xoxox

Myra said...

Your pasta salad looks fabulous - I'm hungry now. :o) Your stash looks pretty fabulous too! I really need to go to Aldi more often.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Can't to see those charts stitched up. The pasta salad sound delicious. I will have to give it a try.

Krista said...

Great pics! Thanks for the info on Aldi's, one just opened near me not long ago, I will have to check it out. That pasta salad is so colorful and looks scrumptious!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Isn't it nice when you have to pick up stash from the post office?

Nice low-key weekend, I love them!

Shirlee said...

I will check out that pottery site! Thanks for mentioning it! Blessings, Shirlee

Nicola said...

Your weekend sounds lovely. We have Aldi stores in the UK. Isn't it nice when a package comes with some stash in it.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I had no idea TJ's and Aldi were related. Cool factoid. Your pasta salad makes me hungry... yum! Nice stash mailing, too.

cucki said...

wow sound like a fun weekend..
yummy thread color and cute stitching projects..
hugs cucki xx

WendyJo said...

Thanks for the tip about Aldi's. We have one here in town! I haven't been to Trader Joe's but plan to the next time we are in Des Moines. I hear its a great place to shop! (Love that 4 letter word that starts with the letter "s") LOL

The new Loose Feathers is gorgeous!!

Thanks Chris for visiting my blog :)