Friday, August 16, 2013

cabbage & cloth


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

11 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i like your choice of colors in your nine-patches...that casserole looks yummy.

Jeannie said...

I'll bring wine for dinner! :) The cauliflower looks so festive and the cabbage looks like a fine idea. One could have fun putting hats on the cabbage's pointy heads. I love the cloth you have chosen, soft and serene. Happy weekend stitching.

Nancy said...

The little cloth blocks are so sweet. I felt the moon's pull tonight when I was coming home and then out back watering.
Happy weekend to you too.

Chris Parmentier said...

Mmmmm. . . Ahhhhhh. . . I love visiting with you, Peggy.

handstories said...

the blue and white cloths you are using lately are really just so calm and refreshing.

Judy said...

I just love your little quilt! As Jeannie said: so serene! and all of your food dishes look delicious....and I'm stuffed from a hearty lunch!

Happy Weekending to you too! I'm always refreshed after visiting with you!

xxoo

Deb G said...

When I first saw your title I thought you might be dyeing with red cabbage. :) Sweet colors and yummy looking food!

helen said...

I thought of dyeing too :~)

I love your nine patch...and especially the little blue and white floral print.

Peggy said...

Thanks everyone! xoxo

deemallon said...

I tried to comment three times yesterday... relieve to see that all three didn't somehow get posted!!

It is always hard to know which to love more -- your garden/spiritual growth photos or your cloth photos... but in this case I have to say I love what you are creating with your scripted fabric... I think those could be the harshest words in the world and they would be softened by the combination of fabrics!

the wild magnolia said...

lovely art and veggies.....and casserole.