Sunday, April 11, 2021

STITCHING SUNDAY.....

 It's raining today....so this is the perfect time to get some embroidery done.  I've got 2 embroidery projects going.  A Table Runner...this is the center of the runner.  It will have a border of flowers around the outside edge.

I've also been working on a Band Sampler...It's for an embroidery challenge I'm doing.  It's over at Needle and Thread with Mary Corbet.  I'm not the best at embroidery, but I figure doing this Band Sampler will the perfect thing to improve my embroidery.

And I have some embroidery to do on my Salt and Sand Quilt.  

See the row with the black and gray shapes...those represent Mussels.  I need to embroider some lines on them.  I also need to put some embroidered eyes on the fish...I think I'll give them Bullion Knot eyes.  So what are you stitching today.  I'm linking to:

Slow Stitching Sunday

15 Minutes to Stitch

Hope you all have a great stitching day.


 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

A to Z Blogging.....

 I forgot to post my H block yesterday.  H is for....


Today's letter is I is for....

I'm linking to:

A to Z Blogging Challenge


Thursday, April 8, 2021

IT'S THURSDAY......

 I've had company all week.  My niece, Zoey, has been visiting.  She's learning how to crochet.  And doing a really good job of it.

And her sister, Heather, popped in yesterday.

As for the A to Z Blogging Challenge.  I have a partial block done.  Zoey sidetracked me yesterday, so didn't get the block finished. I need to finish the right side and put his face on.

G....is for Ghost


 My son bought a Clementis Vine this week...it already had some buds on it.  One of them opened up...

Well, that's it for now....got chores to do.  Have an awesome.....

I'm linking to:

I Like Thursdays

A to Z Blogging Challenge



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

THE LETTER TODAY IS.....

 F....is for frog.....oooops....I forgot to put his nose on.😉


 We have Tree Frogs where I live.  To me, when I hear the Tree Frogs, spring is on it's way.  I got a picture of one sitting on a limb last year.  This is an Eastern Indiana Gray Tree Frog.  They have little suckers on their feet and can stick to anything.  I've seen them on windows here at home.

Wikipedia has lots of info on this frog.

I'm linking to:

A to Z Blogging Challenge.

Have an awesome.....

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A-Z AND TO-DO TUESDAY.......

 E is for.......

A little info on the Eggplant....from Wikipedia

Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to the tomato, chili pepper, and potato, although they are new world and the eggplant, like nightshade, is old world. Like the tomato, its skin and seeds can be eaten, but, like the potato, it is usually eaten cooked. Eggplant is nutritionally low in macronutrient and micronutrient content, but the capability of the fruit to absorb oils and flavors into its flesh through cooking expands its use in the culinary arts.

It was originally domesticated from the wild nightshade species thorn or bitter apple, S. incanum, probably with two independent domestications: one in South Asia, and one in East Asia. In 2018, China and India combined accounted for 87% of the world production of eggplants. 

I've always thought the eggplant was a vegetable...I was surprised to learn it is a fruit by botanical definition.  My mom made Fried Eggplant and it was delicious...I still like it today. 

Fried Eggplant

2 tablespoons canola oil 

1 large eggplant, peeled and sliced 

3 eggs, beaten 

Flour - after dipping eggplant in egg, coat with flour.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in flour, and place in hot oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. 

To-Do Tuesday

1.  Finish the Frog Quilt.✔

2. Sandwich Teapot Quilt👎

3. Cut Binding for Teapot Quilt👎

4. Finish the Tile Quilt👎

5. Work more on the Table Runner.👎

The only finish on my list from last week...is the Frog Quilt.


 I've been working on my A-Z Quilt.  I did get a little bit of sewing on my Salt and Sand Quilt this week.  As for a To-Do list for next time.  I think I'll just wing it this week.  

I'll also be working on the Teapot quilt, as it is my April OMG(one monthly goal) this month.  It needs to be sandwiched, tied and binding added.


 

I'm linking to:

A to Z Blogging Challenge

To-Do Tuesday

OMG -April

Hope you all have a....