Friday, May 22, 2015

Time for a New Lunch Bag

It really was time for a new lunch bag. The last one had served me for 6 years. (!) The instructions for making a lined, semi-waterproof lunch bag can be found here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Garden Fresh Italian Parsley

I was harvesting the parsley every week, but I had so much at the house, I just stopped. Then it turned into a bush so I cut it all back. It yielded over a pound. I like parsley, but yikes that's a lot!

I decided to puree it in the blender and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Perfect sized portions for when I make soup. This is half the bunch blended with a little chicken broth to thin. Man is the flavor concentrated!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Saturday, May 02, 2015

New Word

When you need a way to express something there aren't words for, create one.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Against the Flow

Do you see yourself in this photo?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fresh From the Garden

This morning's harvest; Italian parsley and five types of lettuce. I've been getting about this much every 3-4 days. Green smoothie anyone?

Monday, April 20, 2015

April Quilt

I finished another Continuous Strip quilt. Here are the strip sets. I usually start by pulling 2 1/2" precut strips from the drawer, then if I need to, I cut more from the stash to fill out the color scheme.

The top had sat on the shelf for a couple of years, until it was properly aged.

Then I got the idea to donate it to the local chapter of the Humane Society for their annual fundraiser. There's nothing like having a goal to help get something finished.

I also got to practice my free-motion quilting. By the end of the quilting, I had the hang of it.

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I didn't attend the event, but I heard it sold. I'm glad I could help out the shelter pets.