I'm back to the nine-patch. Hand-sewing little squares together Spirit Cloth-style. The pillow encased in plain creamy hopsacking, though beautiful in its simplicity, is just too much of a blank slate and these nine-patches are going to rectify the situation.
That's a pointed-head cabbage in my harvest basket. I'm really liking this variety because it doesn't take up much space in the garden, never got little green worms, and produces nice, solid heads of cabbage. This one weighs just over 2 lbs. Of course, the real test is taste and I haven't tasted it yet! And I'm leaving the plants in the ground to see if they make little side-shoot pointy-heads like regular cabbage does.
Bean salad was made with a can of black beans and fresh, raw corn and other ingredients. The use-by-date on the can of beans was March of 2013 so it was time. When I tasted this salad, I wondered why we even bother to cook corn anymore, with corn being so sweet and tender these days. Have you had orange cauliflower yet? Here I used it as a pasta substitute under a hearty cheesy meat sauce. The last few days have been on the cool side so I didn't mind turning the oven on.
Thanks for visiting and happy weekending to you. I'll be in the sewing room stitching and listening to NPR radio during the day and doing some moonwatching at night. Even though the full moon isn't until Tuesday, I can already feel her pull. xx