I have been trying to find a decent chili recipe and I have finally found it ..... it is the best classic chili from The Wholesome Dish. The only change that I made was to reduce the salt amount to 1 teaspoon and to change the kidney beans to black beans. I don't like a lot of spice "heat" and I would say that is recipe is about a mild to medium heat. The flavor is amazing, and doing from scratch did not take very long. This is a picture from her blog, and my chili looked exactly like this ....
In other news, I went to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and it was amazing. I have already purchased the screenplay and will probably read over the Christmas holidays. I have actually been doing a little stitching and reading. My nook was dying so I upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook 9.6 from Barnes and Noble. I am really enjoying it and I was able to add the Kindle app so that I can read and purchase from Amazon as well.
I will sit down later to do a more detailed post about my stitching and reading later.
Lots going on, but that is how life is, lots of ebb and flow. I have been doing a lot of reading, but not much stitching.
I have been rethinking my crafting life quite a bit. I still want to learn how to crochet, to learn surface embroidery and to kick my sewing back into gear. I have been paying attention to what I am enjoying in my stitching and have realized that I really do not want to do any large projects (there are about 7 that I want to do) but I just enjoy smalls and ornament stitching. So keep a look out for a destash page to be added here. (Just saying that will force me to start culling patterns). I am also planning on more destashing in my sewing fabrics; I feel that I need less in my life and only what I love to do. On that note I have made a few steps in working on my surface embroidery. I have purchased this book by Nichole Vogelsinger.
Mary Russell's War by Laurie R. King which I really enjoyed reading. This is a compilation of stories that Laurie has written over the years and posted/sold on her website.
Harry Potter And The Curse Child by J. K. Rowling which I loved reading. The took about 10 minutes of reading to adjust to the script layout of the book, but the story was amazing and added some cool details and insight into this world.