Thursday, November 27, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
I am following along on Lori's quilt-a-long at Humble Quilts using 1 1/2 inch squares from my bin. I cut up some of the Mood fabrics so they can be sprinkled into the little quilt.
Should I ever move to New York I might just have to become an Episcopalian!
Saturday, November 08, 2014
A couple of my quilts were included in the display.
The tree quilt was started about 20 years ago from a Trudie Hughes book. I had it quilted this year, and worked on the binding this weekend. (It is not completely bound yet, but pinned for the display...)
To be told you have a Jan Steen house is code that you are a bad housekeeper, like houses depicted in Jan Steen's paintings.
My sisters and I all have Jan Steen houses.
The carrots are for Sint Nicolaas' horse.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
As I took pictures I saw two blocks are flipped and need to be picked out and re-oriented (they aren't seen in the pictures).
Faculty week begins so my summer of sewing comes to a halt.
I do have LOTS of binding ahead and will have plenty to show over the next few months.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
This is a dish of Andy's mother. He tried to describe it for many years but I could never get it right. My last visit with her I asked her to make it as I watched.
I made this in a large sauce pan on the stove.
You don't drain the pasta--the water is totally absorbed.
Saute in olive oil:
One onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic minced or a teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 pound (1/2 box) acini di pepe #20
Add to pan and brown slightly.
Add 1 quart water and bring to boil
Add one head of broccoli chopped pretty small, stems and head both
Don't stir yet--put lid on and let pasta cook while steaming the broccoli
After about 5 minutes stir, you may need to add more water to prevent scorching
Put lid on again--the broccoli needs to get pretty soft but not soggy
Cook until done.
Stir often, add water if needed.
Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese--use shaved if you can get it
Salt and pepper as needed