I just have to share some amazing news – have you all been checking out Amy’s Quilt Festival – winners have been announced! Here at this link are the winners – scroll down, scroll down some more – and look who won the SEWING MACHINE!!!! that’s right I did – can’t believe it – the day after my birthday – that is some birthday present. Is anyone familiar with this machine? I have to admit I have never used a Baby Lock and have never even seen one. Thankfully there are two dealers in Arkansas so if I need to be taught how to use it and when it needs servicing there will be someone to take it too – but of course both dealers are not here – one is 99 miles from me and the other is 121 miles – so it will be a trip to take for fixing and servicing but considering it is a win – that is ok with me. Thank you Amy’s Creative Side for hosting the festival and arranging these prizes.
I didn’t get done with much sewing yesterday – I was doing household chores and went to exercise and living on cloud nine the rest of the time not believing I really won a sewing machine. I guess the new table in the sewing room will have to have a sewing machine on it too – now like so many of you who have a sewing room I can have one set up for one thing and the other for something else. Talking of my sewing table for some reason or other I never brought my chair in there to the table to check for height – the table is too tall with its wheels on – my chair at the highest setting and the table at the lowest setting are just not quite right – we well take the wheels off of the table bringing it down a couple inches and it will be ok – I will put sliders under the table so I can move it easily when needed. If I put a sewing machine on it I will need to sit on a pillow I guess or get a chair that goes higher than this one does.
Found a box to store the circles in and the patterns – also the rest of that scrap bag is there as I will use more of it for this bunch of stars.
This much vine is done on side two of the borders for Fall Harvest.I will start to cut out leafs soon to be scattered around.
And I made a eggplant dip from the two eggplants I got from my brother on the weekend. I must admit I have rarely eaten it. My sister in law had a dip recipe that she shared with me so I made some yesterday called Baba Ganoush. Ever hear of that?
Baba Ganoush – makes about 1 1/2 cups of dip
2 medium eggplants
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons minced garlic (or 5 cloves)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/3 cup tahini paste
her recipe didn’t have salt and pepper but I added some – add to your taste
Roast your eggplants in the oven by cutting in half and put on a baking sheet – in one recipe it said to brush olive oil over the tops and I think I will next time as the tops were kind of dried out after I took them out of the oven. Roast at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes or so. Let them cool off until easy to handle and peel off the outer skin, put the flesh in the processor. Put everything else in the blender or food processor and let it get smooth. Eat with crackers or pita’s or spread on bread. (it is kind of like hummus)