I have long fingers..! no I don't, quite short on the spectrum of finger length. This freaky sight of stabbed fingers, is me trying to make a place marker on my gloves so that I can identify where is the best finger length to fit my hands. I purchased these earlier this month for the fit of the palm of hand. Finding gloves to fit my hands are a hurdle, so if it means a bit of surgery, then so be it! Mwahaha!
So this is what the glove looks like turned inside out. Its actually quite a pain to turn skinny fingers inside out. On average I'm needing to trim about half an inch per finger.
Yes, it's a good thing its not a real hand under that machine needle!
Sewing accomplished on both hands, then the fun part to trim all the excess thread, and to the point of no return - the Cutting! Stitching you can usually pull the threads out if you absolutely have to... but once its cut, its cut!
Now my gloves fit my stubby fingers! Yay. No more floppy fingers. A bit gimpy looking, but definitely a better fit. Gee, looking back at these photos makes me thing I did this in a jiffy.... this process took me around four hours! Mission accomplished.
The remnants of the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn. I'm not exactly sure what the original towers function was supposed to be, but in this angle, they look like cannons built into the Williamsburg bridge. Imagine a bridge cannon aiming at the ships on the river! Ahh!
Somebody desperately wanted to STAY STANDING I suppose.
Chie Bear versus Dog. Grrr.
Yes! its Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup time! This batch I soaked the drumsticks in red wine.
We got our arsenal of chicken drumsticks, ginger, udon noodles, carrot, celery, onion, italian pepper, garlic, cilantro, turmeric, thyme, adobo, veggie bouillon, mirin, chili pepper flake, ground white pepper.
Into the pan goes chili pepper flakes as the oil is heating up to add that magic kick at the start. Garlic and onion absorb the chili oil, and ginger, carrot, celery italian pepper join the party!
Once the veggies do their thing, the drumsticks join the crowd.
I've actually never measured the water before, I tend to say 'oh that looks good', for this batch I can now confidently say I used 7 cups of water and one veggie bouillon cube. Besides the Adobo salt, the only other salt in this soup is from the veggie bouillon cube. All the dry spices get thrown in as the water heats up to a rollin' boil.
Don't ask me why I put the cilantro in before the udon noodles. Cilantro just told me so. I broke up the bundle of udon noodles into three sections so that they look like the more classic Campbells chicken noodle soup noodle length.
Voila! Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup! With all the chili pepper flakes and ginger, it really heats up the body on a cold, cold night! And guess who joined me for soup, Azzolini! (I prefer to refer her by her last name, Azzolini, because who else can claim an amazing name with 'A' AND 'Z' right next to each other?) With a mile long challenge of her own for a hand sewn quilt!
With the theme of sewing, we commiserated on how we both feel that life skills that we wished we had earlier were taught to us in grade school. (Did I mention we were long lost high school buddies found through Facebook this summer?) The skills to be more self reliant in life, cooking (feeding yourself), sewing (clothing yourself), and basic hand tools (maintaining a roof over your head) we felt would have been more beneficial to us than be propelled by consumerist culture, save money and waste less, and every individual should have the opportunity to be taught some real skillz. Maybe someday we can have Home Economics and Shop Class be reintroduced to the curriculum. But all this chatter and sewing made us hungry, so we slurped and noshed on some fabulously warm and cozy bowls of soup to our hearts content, and called it a day.