Easter was great but I have never felt so tired—not since Christmas, anyway. Ugh. We are still in our pjs here and it's almost 2.
Thanks for all the happiness with the tutorial. It was stupidly fun to do and I'm glad it made you laugh, cause it made me laugh. I have a lot to say about bias tape—there are so many ways to apply it and some are better than others depending on the application. I do describe ways to sew it on in my book, including mitered corners—but I must also direct you to Alicia's excellent tutorial on mitered corners as well. I actually make the binding differently when I bind a quilt than she does here for the dishtowels, but I sew the mitered corner the same way. For curves, just go for it. I know it seems like it won't bend but it will (cause it's on the bias!) so try it out with big curves first. I used the exact same method for the curved pocket on my skirt as I showed in the video tutorial—I didn't even pin!
Here's some beans I soaked. Instead of using canned, I used these in the white bean soup from Barefoot Contessa with rosemary from the garden and it was lovely.
I added a salad, bread (again from this book) and a newish anthropologie catalog and I had the best lunch ever. Did I mention I was alone? I was. So that was pretty awesome, too.