Wednesday, July 15, 2015
I'm sewing the binding on my green quilt, honestly this thing feels like it's taking forever, and just completed the last block on my Hillside houses wall hanging. So more quilt finishes to come.
Meanwhile I bought a real good used copy of Cooking from Quilt Country, and I'm learning a lot about how the Amish and Mennonites live in Indiana. There are recipes for things like Brown Sugar Pie, pork and beans, homemade lemonade in a crock and of course German Potato Salad. I've been searching for a good pie crust, using real lard, and I think I found it in this book. Add in photos of Amish quilts and I'm really enjoying myself.
The knitting is going to be a cushion cover. I'm using Debbie Bliss Sublime dk and some bamboo needles, and this is just my speed. I started another project (Be Simple Shawl, I love that picot bind off edging)) out of fingering weight on metal size 6's and the slippery factor was too high. I need to attempt it in worsted weight first. Must take baby steps I think.
Hope you are all having a great week!
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