Today was the day of the redux.
First up, corn chowder. Last week's was too much liquid, not enough corn. So I combined the "Skinny B*tch" recipe with the recipe from "400 Calorie Fix". 1 cup more corn, 2 cups less veggie broth, what a difference! MUCH better.
I also finished Vogue 8534 redux, my first garment of 2011! Finally! It's been three weeks since I've sewn. As you may recall, the previous version suffered an accidental cut, and then was too small anyway. The redux version is navy blue and fits me a lot better. I'm not loving the loop for the bow, though. I can easily remake that so it's not as wide.
I'll write about the shirt sometime this week, and I'll do a photoshoot then too and write a pattern review of it then too. I wish I had my sailor hat from Disney World. It would really make the photoshoot.
I want to change my SPR name. Right now it's kdburkhardt. I'm thinking of changing it just to my first name, or my first and middle names. I suppose I could change it to something sewing related, but I don't know...
Beth, I will look into the pain book you recommended, thanks!
Last question: What is a dutch oven? A lot of recipes use one--I'll google image search it now!