Hey, guys, guess what I finished?! I finished stitching it, that is! It’s the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery’s Dessert of the Month Sampler. Woot woot! I just threw my arms up into the air for myself. It took a while (a year) and I was ready to murder over the number of different DMC colors it required, but I’m done.
This picture above shows one of my favorite rows. The cupcake is adorbs. However, my husband just eyes the June bubble tea picture suspiciously while pointing out that technically strawberries ripen in June and he was cheated of having the strawberry shortcake for his month. He even helpfully added that they could have given a raspberry dessert to July to console it. (Raspberries being my favorite, I think that would have made July better, but I kept silent on that point.)
The flan above is an evil flan. Do not second guess that. One time, right after college, one of my friends asked me to travel to visit him in Corning, NY. I agreed and when I got there, he told me we needed to make a flan for a party we were going to. I hated all cooking at the time, but he was a good friend, so I sucked it up and started helping. About halfway through the cooking of the flan’s sugary caramel layer, I wondered if the sugar was hot at all and I decided to touch it to test it.
If you just winced and cried a little for me, thank you. That was the worst burn of my damned life, and I full on put my hand down on an electric stove burner when I was ten. This burn put that burn to SHAME. I have hated flan fully and horribly since that time. I refuse to taste it even. I had it prior and did not like it and now it just inspires me to curse at it. Sorry, May, but your flan is making me angry. Flan did teach me an important lesson about sugar and how not to test food you are cooking.
Okay, anger for flans aside, do you see the strawberry shortcake? I get my husband’s anger over it. It’s so cute I want it to be September’s dessert! Nom nom nom, little shortcake.
Well, the question for the month is It’s halfway to Christmas. Do you start your holiday stitching this early? If so, what do you hope to accomplish this year?
I did not know people did Christmas stitching? I guess it makes sense. I don’t do it though. Question does not apply to me, sorry.
As for you reader, do you think I should finish that Mirabilia piece I’ve had lying about for the last ten years or so? I think I’m ready for it, right?!