Saturday, January 14, 2012

Staying In

Happy Saturday everyone! Our first week back to school after winter break sure went by fast.   I got a bit sidetracked with everything that needed to be done each and every day. Since yesterday was very gray and gloomy, I stayed indoors and did as little as possible. Scrounged around for yarn so I could start a baby granny stripe.
My boss went to Italy over winter break with his family and brought us back a package of Italian pasta. He said that he hoped the boys enjoyed eating the Italian flag.
The artisanal  pasta shop they visited in Venice has been in business since 1905.  He shared with me this picture of a mechanical machine (there's a name for it but can't think of it right now) that sits in the front window of the store making pasta all day.
I cooked some up along with sauteed onion and zucchini for lunch yesterday.  A big bowl of comfort food on a cloudy day.
I hope all is well in your corner of the world.

18 comments:

Daydream Living said...

Hi Tammy, looks yummy! Although it's 10 am here, so not for now (I will try sauteed onions too in my pasta, I do it with chicken but never with pasta, so thanks for the tip).
Enjoy your saturday!
Maureen xx

liz said...

Hi Tammy, thank you for visiting me. I love your cross stitch teapot. What a well travelled person you seem to be too. Have a lovely weekend. Liz xx

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy,..love the look of the new banker..and yummy pasta. We are in Panama for a month and it is very colorful and lovely country..have you been here yet? loving the new header you have!
Ox

LuLu Kellogg said...

This looks so good!

I love the music that is playing on your Blog!

Happy Saturday!

LuLu~*xoxo

Rostrose said...

MMMmmmmm, what a colorful pasta, dearest Tammy! I don't know why, but your post gives me some kind of summer-feeling today (may be it's the music?) When I look out of my window, there is sunshine and snow falling, all together...
Thanks for yor healing-wishes, now my hubby and I are fit again :o) (and I've started soe "projects" ... thats the reason why I don't have enough time for blogging at the moment... hmmmm....
Warm hugs to you and your family! Traude

podso said...

I am actually just about to go make a similar dish for tomorrow's meal when my mother comes over and I want to get the cooking done today. I would not think there are a lot of gray days where you live, but I'm glad you were able to spend that day at home yesterday! Your new project looks good and I'm guessing it might use up some of your scraps? I love that kind of thing as it always ends up looking good! I like your new blog look! Wonderful!!

kimmie said...

your baby stripes and pasta stripes go together! and not just the stripes - they are equally cozy and warm :)

Kit said...

Looks very yummy! I love the color of the pasta. I don't think it would work with the American flag.....LOL Kit

Rustique Gal said...

Tammy, So good to hear from you yesterday! I am just catching up on your sweet blog. I love your photos, and just lust after the marketplaces with the rugs and all the colorful textiles and things! Your needlework is so sweet and colorful. I love your cozy home too! You did a great job on that bedroom. Be seeing you in blogland!
Hugs,
Sherry

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

I love that granny stripe blanket and the past looks yuumy!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Can't get into your blog from my PC... but using my laptop I can reach you now. Please have a look at today's post from the blog 'A Lapin Life' it is on my sidebar. You will LOVE that little cross stitch frame about FRIENDS.
What fun to eat the Italian flag that way. Yeah, I get heavy hearted at times as we've lived and worked in the Venice area... Miss it a lot!

Love to you,

Mariette

Catherine said...

What a nice boss you have ~ that past looks fun!
Happy weekend!
xo Catherine

GardenofDaisies said...

That's going to be a really pretty granny blanket. Your Italian pasta dish looks delicious! Sounds like you are making lots of headway with clearing out the junk and clutter!

Astri said...

Crochet and pasta...what a great combination! Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Tammy.

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,
Love that colored Italian pasta - I hope your boys had fun eating it. I love staying inside on the grey and gloomy days. It's a great time to get things done or just sip tea and read a good book.

Enjoy your week!
Sharon

Serena Lewis said...

The baby granny stripe is looking lovely and your pasta meal looks delicious, Tammy! We're having some rainy days here which is a good thing because it's cooling the temps down from the dreadful heatwave we had last week.

Enjoy your weekend,
Serena xo

Mereknits said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the lovely comment. I have been exploring your blog and I am amazed at your travels, what a fantastic experience. Happy Sunday,
Meredith

val said...

what a wonderful blanket that will be! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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