Monday, October 24, 2011

We have returned from some time with our daughter and son-in-law in NJ. The highlight of the trip was the NY Sheep and Wool Festival. We got to pet the sheep and goats and alpacas but the lamas we admired from a distance (they spit). We beautiful yarns and knitted, crocheted and felted items. We enjoyed spending time with our friends who have moved to Saratoga from Germany. It was a good day.

I have finished another quickest quick-step lap quilt. There is a panel at TN Quilts with cartoons about hunting and fishing. It tickled my fancy so had to use it in a quilt.

I signed up for a newsletter from that is full of information and recipes using in season fruits, vegetables and herbs. We tried the Baked Green Tomatoes for supper this evening. The recipe is as follows: 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 3T water, 3 cloves garlic, crushed, 2 T Parmesan cheese, freshly grated. This was all mixed in a bowl and set aside while preping the three green tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick. Place tomato slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Top each tomato slice with crumb mixture. Gake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes, or until topping is light brown.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I taught The Quickest Quick Step Quilt by Cotton Dreams last Thursday and again last Saturday. It is a great technique to know because it is easily adapted to other quilts making it unnecessary to layer the top, batting and backing at the end of the quilt making process. The layering and quilting is done as you sew the top. Hope you can join me in a future class. And as usual I started a new Quickest Quick Step quilt with each class. The Grouchy Lady Bug of Eric Carl fame is on one side of the quilt and the Fire Fly is on the other.

Also sending some pictures of my October garden. The flower seeds my grandaughter broadcast in June are showing their splendor.