Monday, April 26, 2010

Questions Answered...

In my last post, I mentioned how I had a nacatamale lunch with my parents. Here is a pretty good representation from the web so you can see what a nacatamale looks like. It's pretty big...a little bigger than 2x the size of a standard mexican tamale.

There's a good amount of masa, rice, pork, potato, onion, tomato, olives, raisins (yes, raisins), chili and mint. It's one of those "clean out your refrigerator and throw it in the pot" type of meals. It was delicious!! But due to the high amount of starch and carbs, I couldn't eat another thing for almost 24 hours. Stuffed!!

A couple of weeks back, I was organizing my stash cabinet and Jackie asked what my cabinet looked like. I love my cabinet but I wouldn't recommend it if you have a moth problem or anything since the drawers have these decorative holes. But, it works for me. Living in a one bedroom apartment, I don't have a lot of space to cater to my crafts. So there are some yarn bins and my stash cabinet which sit in part of my really huge closet.
I bought it at Target and it was basically a "build your own" type of shelving unit. I bought the standard 3 drawer (one small, 2 big) and bought another small and big drawer as my stash increased. A very nice co-worker, built me a platform on wheels to rest the shelves on and that way, I can roll it around the apartment to whatever spot I am working on a project. I usually only roll it around when I am doing major finishing...with pins and glue and clothespins and ribbon and stuff. Ugh...that's too much stuff to carry and potentially drop! That pile on top of the cabinet is stuff I still need to sort and organize...mainly dmc and silk.

I wasn't very productive with the stitching yesterday. I was lazy and watched bad tv, P.S. I Love You (how does anyone get through this movie without bawling buckets?!) and finally finished reading Julie and Julia. I sure hope I get a lot done during the week. We'll see how that goes...I am trying to get back to my almost daily ellipticaling. I hope I can do it!!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Until next time...

12 comments:

Carol R said...

Nacatamales look delicious!

Stash cabinets look great! I really envy the blogger stitchers who have a stitching room. I suggested a loft conversation but the answer was 'I don't think so'! If only I had a room I could get all my stash organised. I know where it all is but I often find stuff I'd forgotten I had!

Have a lovely day!

Rowyn said...

PS I Love You is a brilliant movie, but as you say it's a bit of a tear jerker! :-)

Stash on wheels sounds like an awesome idea. It would be especially good in the colder weather, so you can roll it in by the fire and don't have to sit in the cold to fondle it all :-)

Siobhan said...

Nacatamales look great!! YUMM.

I like your stash cabinet. I need to get better organized but instead spend my time stitching. ;)

Hazel said...

Wow that nacatam..... whatever looks so yum. I was just thinking what would I really like to eat right now and that looks like what I really would like to eat right now lol. Too bad there are no mexican places near me :(

Margaret said...

Thanks for the pic of the nacatamales -- yum! Nice stash organizing too. It's always so hard to keep stash organized imo. Hope you keep your goal on the elliptical.

Jackie said...

I love the idea of stash on wheels and that you can expand by adding more components. Thank you for sharing your storage with us! I need to get busy and get myself organized.

Julie said...

Food looks delicious. Its always fun to have a meal with family.

Your new lamp looks wonderful, i can look forward to lots of updates in the futre can i? LOL

Barbeeque4 said...

That nacatamale looks delicious - where in the Mission is this place that has them??? I want to go there, like now!!!

Love that stash cart!

Missy Ann said...

I will eat anything that contains olives. Just a FYI. lol

Pumpkin said...

Ahhhhh, so that's what it looks like!

I have three of these cabinets on wheels and love them!

Did you like the book Julie & Julia? I much preferred the movie to be honest. Wasn't a huge fan of the book but then DH liked the book.

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Valerie said...

Yum...the nactamales look fantastic! I love good South American food!

Your stash organization looks a lot like mine, but it works! We live in a VERY small house and stash space is at a premium. One day we will both have craft rooms...one day...