Unfortunately, Leah is not quite done with her studio so these are some "in progress" photos.
Her organized fabric hanging area. Rolled up designs are on the top to the left, and a Bernina and a surger are the two machines at the center.
Leah's Janome Horizon in her newly improved sewing station.
This is a cutting table Leah is currently experimenting with. It's collapsible and easy to move, which is nice as this takes up a lot of real estate.
This is a really neat idea Leah had for improving a fake wooden paneled wall. It's fabric essentially basted and nailed to the wall. Note the upholstery studs in the upper right corner. This flowing design adds a unique element.
My ten gallon nano reef. Various corals including mushroom soft corals and an open brain coral in the center. The pink crust over most of the live rock is encrusting coralline algae, the most beneficial algae one could hope for in a captive reef.
The bright green grassy coral is green star polyps. This is a purple mat that grows over rocks and sand, and the green is the polyp which extends from the mat during the day. Also pictured is a crocea clam, two Hawaiian feather duster worms, and an orange stony polyped coral in the upper left.
Finally we come to Sinkhole, which hangs in our dining room. You can really appreciate the 3D effect of depth as it catches the sunlight.
Speaking of Open Brain Corals, let's go back and look at the free motion filler design Brain Coral. This is also one of my favorites. It has such an organic quality about it that it almost looks alive.
Today's recipe is another crockpot recipe! It's going to dip into the 40s over the weekend, and that's a perfect time for a slow cooked beef roast.
1 onion, quartered
2-4 new potatoes, cut in half
1 cup shiitake or white button mushrooms
2-3 medium carrots, chopped
Salt and pepper and Italian seasoning to taste
2 Tbs olive oil
1 cup beer
Sear roast in cast iron pan for a few minutes with the olive oil. Add everything to crockpot and slow cook all day.