10/14/15

Dream On

Despite spending spending the morning at slug speed yesterday, I managed to complete my quilting goal for the day. Three more machines and three more thread spool cornerstones are quilted now.



There are just two machine blocks left to quilt along with their associated sashings. Also, there are about half a dozen cornerstones left. After that, it will just be the borders. There are also 24 buttons to sew on. Those can be done by machine, and it should go pretty quickly. I'll probably wait until the binding is finished to sew on the buttons. It seems like I'll be having trouble with the buttons hanging up on the machine foot if I try to do them before the rest of the sewing is done. I'm liking the quilting on this, but I'm really hoping the buttons will spruce it up some.

Aside from that, I'm just working away on the second block for the "Written in Thread" wall hanging. Here's where I left it this morning.


It'll probably be finished by tomorrow morning. That means I'll be making up the next block for the Gingerbread Square quilt today: this "Town Square Gazebo" block.


I was thinking I was only three blocks into this, but this is block 5. I'm further along than I think, and there are just nine blocks in this quilt. Yay.

Mike won't be home for dinner, and so it's going to be an all-sewing-all-the-time day here at the Three Cats Ranch. Oh yes, and feeding the birds. And the cats. There are always hungry mouths to feed.

Speaking of hungry mouths, I just picked up Week 22 of our 28-week CSA share. Yesterday some new veggies showed up in the form of Delicata Squash. If you've never had it, it's oh so good. They look like this:


When I make it, I use this recipe, although it is fine just split in half, seeded, drizzled with olive oil, and then roasted like an acorn squash. Also, some sweet potatoes, and there are so many ways to cook sweet potatoes that it's hard to choose a favorite. One way I really like is mashed and honey roasted. You can find that recipe right here

And then, there were the usuals. This week's share included green tomatoes. I have plenty of green tomatoes in our greenhouse, and so I'm going to try making a green tomato salsa. A while back, I made a green tomato chutney. It was pretty, but we didn't care for it. I'm hoping a salsa will be a little more flavorful. Also, some huge red beets to go along with the huge red beets from last week's share. Those are going to be pickled and canned, and so I have my canning schedule mapped out for the weekend.

For now, sewing. Sewing, sewing, sewing. It's going to be a good day.

5 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The quilting is really perking up the machine quilt. I always leave buttons to last. I love delicata and they are aboundant in our area as well. I bake mine in the microwave and then drizzle with (real) maple syrup.

Quilting Babcia said...

Love Delicatas, and green tomato salsa is a super base for butternut -pinto bean enchiladas. I found the recipe several years ago in the Oregonian. One of our favorites.

Dana Gaffney said...

Sewing, sewing sewing sounds like a wonderful day.

gayle said...

Mmmm... delicatas...

Kate said...

Congrats on all the progress. The quilting is looking great. Hope you got in lots of stitching time the other evening.