Wednesday, October 14, 2015

heaven is...

 Green shakshuka, which I am eating as I write this.  This was day 2 in the studio, doing a major clean-up/re-org, which is another story.  Suffice it to say I am exhausted; didn't leave for home till after 6:pm
and it was eggs for dinner - but not just plain eggs, but omething that had intrigued me when I saw the recipe on the Internet.

The recipe called for chard, which I didn't have, and jalapeno, which I also didn't have. So I used laticino kale and dried hot peppers.  I did have fresh spinach, eggs, garlic, oregano, and cumin (which I can't cook without).  In fact, if I had to choose the five ingredients i could not cook without they would be garlic, onions, lemon, cumin, and (random, depending on the recipe).
Yum.  I feel so much better now.  Time for a cup of tea and a tiny piece (or two) of something sweet.Then, fortified, I will go back to my sewing room and either continue quilting the piece I need to finish, or leave it for tomorrow and play around with something else.  At this late hour (well, late for me) I have to decide between rotary cutter and sewing machine.
In the meantime, I have been quilting the piece I've been dithering about for a few weeks.  I suspect I am not awake enough to continue this tonight.  But here is a bit of it. You know me -- this is about as free-motion as I get. LOL.  But even using the edge of the foot, it is far from accurate or perfect. Eh - life is too short to worry about accurate or perfect.  I am neither and I like it just fine.
I am off to Houston for Quilt Market on Oct 24.  Today, for the first time ever, I actually made a list ahead of time of the booths/vendors I need to visit.  I am only there for 2-½ days and time is of the essence.  For decades, I have been using the same batting and have been very happy with it.  However, this time around I would like to test a few different battings from some other manufacturers.

If this is my big excitement, you can imagine what the rest of my life is like).  Change is good -- or at least, experimentation. 

On second thought, I am not going to sew - I am going to go to bed.  Tomorrow, another day of cleaning and throwing out - and reorganizing what I am keeping.  I may actually be able to take a photo or two of the studio. We'll see.  It always looks worse before it looks better.  Just like life.


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love that you are using rainbow variegated thread on this piece... fits perfectly with the theme!

Connie Rose said...

I love what you've done with that piece, and I echo what Judy said about the variegated thread. Gorgeous! I also really appreciate seeing how you've quilted this...because most of the quilts I made inspired by your book were hand-quilted! And that was a hassle! I didn't want to break up those lovely pieced pieces with stitching on top. That recipe looks good, too. Have a great weekend! xoxo

Sandy said...

You make me laugh sometimes Rayna at the amount of clearing and sorting and throwing out you do! Anyone would think you hadn't anything left!

oh, and the ironing which goes with the sorting. I think you must have my storage method. Scrunch it into the cupboard...'it will fit!'
Sandy in the UK
ps enjoy Houston

Mostly Turquoise said...

The detail you showed us in this post looks very promising! And more in your Rayna-ish style also, I'm looking forward to see more of it in future posts.

Kaja said...

I like this little detail a lot - the fabrics are glowing against your variegated thread. As for green shaksuka, definitely have to try this. My 'desert island' are the same as yours, but I would always have some form of chili for number 5.

Martha Ginn said...

Oh, my, your egg/kale dish looks marvelous, especially knowing it had peppers and cumin in it. I wish our quick Houston trips overlapped so we could meet in person.

Anonymous said...

You food looked tasty!
Love the quilting and the quilt!!
So hard to know when to quit~ especially when the excitement about the project is still there!!!

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