Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Geometric W.i.P.

It appears I only have w.i.p.s to share these days, but some weeks are like that. When I had a day to sew at the SMQG Meetup, I decided to work on something that wasn't even really on my to-do list and definitely not one of my projects with a deadline. Maybe not too clever, but it's something I've been wanting to tackle for a while, and I was anxious to work with my Imprint fabrics again. My chosen pattern, Geometric Sewing Machine by Kristy/Quiet Play, is paper-pieced and took me most of the day, but went together easily enough. Keeping my fabrics straight as I sewed along was the hardest part, and it helped me to mark my pattern pieces and focus on one color at a time. Over 20 different fabrics were needed, so I dug into my cherished Indelible, also by Katarina Roccella, for some additional coordinating fabrics, and still added a few odds and ends to balance the colors to my liking.
I'm thinking the completed 16 1/2" block just might work its way into a nice sewing machine cover, so that'll go on the list. So the equation is kind of fuzzy . . . I accomplished something not on the list so I could add a new project to the list? That's the way it goes sometimes . . .

Linking up with W.i.P. Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday at the Table

A borrowed photo and a couple of links are all I have for you today, but when a recipe is worth making twice in one week, I consider it worth sharing. So may I present Pesto Pasta Salad from Alice Currah and her book, Savory Sweet Life: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion. Even though I've made pasta salads oodles of times, this one is so simple and so tasty, perfect to make ahead, tasting just as moist and good the next day. Alice includes a recipe for homemade pesto in the book and on her blog, though I went the convenience route and used good quality purchased.

I met Alice once, and she's as sweet as her book is beautiful. Take our advice and enjoy the savory sweet life.

photo credit: Alice Currah; used by permission