We are still getting produce from the farm. I now have more potatoes in my cellar than I imagine we’ll ever eat, but that’s ok. In fact, it occured to me that we can now easily make potato prints, a craft I’m sure Clark will love! This week we had a wonderful purple and orange dinner–beets with goat cheese, sliced carrots, and these gorgeous purpley blue potatoes, which had a very creamy texture and delicious taste. Look how colorful:
I’m excited because the winter squashes are coming in. So far we’ve had delicata, a yummy variety that was good with brown sugar and butter (because really, what is not good with brown sugar and butter??). I’m waiting eagerly for the butternut squashes, because they are one of my very favorite vegetables.
I’ve been working on some sewing-a small quilt for Tabitha made from some squares I bought a while back from www.fabricbliss.com . So far it is the best thing I’ve ever made, which I attribute entirely to the fact that I did not cut the fabric myself, but used these 5 inch squares. I’m going to hand tie each square, rather than do regular quilting. I think it will be a charming look with the patchwork. I’m also working on another poncho, which I am experimenting with. I decided to do this one with fringe and then make actual buttons and buttonholes instead of sewing together the main seam. Which leads me to now, poking around on the internet looking to find a solution to why the automatic buttonhole maker foot is not feeding my fabric through. I have no answers and am pretty frustrated. The Kenmore manual is dreadful, but I have followed all the steps. So I’m taking a break until tomorrow. In the meantime I am aware more than ever that there are a million sewing and cooking blogs out there.
Speaking of which…I’ve encouraged my mom to start a blog to show some of her handiwork and she’s gotten some entries up. Check out these funky cool dolls she made for me when Paul and I got married and also this little Santa she whipped up this weekend. I am definitely going to try my hand at embroidering.
Also in the works, egg cup pincushions! I’ll save the description for when I actually make one, which will hopefully be tomorrow.