With the purchase of a sewing machine, our little casa is feeling a little more homey! To date I have covered pillows, tables, stools and just about anything else that will stand still with a quilt. I have actually had one student who finished a small quilt and I too have finished a number of small quilts!! It has also come in handy for minor repairs and keeping me sane!!
New Year's Eve was spent with friends and the experience of making Chicharones and eating Pizza.
|Errol on the front porch watching the Chicharones cook, or at least standing near by! Cooking on the front porch made clean up very easy and made watching and participating in the process fun for all.|
|Angie was the one in charge of the Chicharones and did a wonderful job. Don has always loved Chicarones, however, I was a bit of a skeptic! Angie's Chicherones were delicious and even I enjoyed them!!|
|While waiting for the Pizza and Chicharones to be ready to eat Jose and Gilberto snacked and kept us entertained. Sorry for the poor lighting but it is typical for here. What made it worse was that our flash was being temperamental!!|
|Jose is curious and wanted to know every step I made to create Pizza and I was very grateful for our new oven!|
|Dinner is finally ready and we all dug in! A little beer and wine, chicharones, pizza, vegetables, chips and salsa! Unfortunately, the setup here is not the best for having guests for dinner but all went well and no one went hungry!|
|Here Errol is attaching the wires and the combustible square readying the "Balloon" for flight!|
|The fire is lit and we are waiting for the balloon to fill with air! We all helped!|
|Here you can see the flame as we are ready to launch the "Balloon" out our living room window!! |
|It won't be long now!|
|She's getting full and about to be let go!|
|There she goes!!|
|The food is eaten, drinks consumed, balloons launched and it still seems like midnight is a long ways away!! We survived until about 11:00 and then our guests headed home and we cleaned up and went to bed!! Happy New Year everyone!!|
|We tried to get some group shots, however, as I mentioned earlier the flash wasn't cooperating. Here in a bit of a blur and funny light are Angie, Sharon, Jose and Don!|