I made two more of the samosa purses. I decided that I’d keep the first one for myself, given that it had a small hole in a seam that I couldn’t fix. Once again, the most fun was just pulling together little scraps and cutting and sewing and making a crazy unplanned pattern. I used scraps of red and white, and red/black/white fabric for one, and the other some assorted woodlandy types of greens and browns.
For quilting I did a crazy all over geometric design for the red/black/white,
and for the other I did a spiralling square.
By the third time I remembered all the steps. Unfortunately one of them, once again, had an opening on a seam. You know what? I’m just going to leave it. I still wonder how to use these little purses-toss your keys and camera in when you’re at the park or on a walk? Use them as little wonderful purses with a gift inside?
The garden is doing super and one of the things that’s going so well this year are the blackberries. I have to admit-they are not my favorite berry. I feel like every one you eat is a gamble. Will it be sweet or super sour? Yesterday I decided that if they were cooked into something they’d be sure to be sweet and after picking I made a Blackberry Blueberry Galette. This is an old Cooking Light recipe I’ve had around for ever. Though I’d used the pastry recipe plenty of times I had never actually made the blackberry-blueberry filling the recipe called for. It came out great!
Although my goodness-what a staining dessert! The combination of blackberries and blueberries made our teeth and tongues positively blue-grey!
Yesterday was pickup at the CSA day. We did not get very much stuff at all, but since we still have stuff from last week that’s fine. We got heirloom tomoatoes, a gorgeous purple eggplant (confession-I don’t really care for eggplant and last week’s lovely specimen went to waste), and an interesting lemon cucumber-which is round and yellow.
I was delighted to realize we had a whole rainbow of veggies (though I had to use blueberries to make the rainbow complete.)