Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Playing Around

I've been channeling the talented Juanita Yeager and painting on soybean-soaked fabric (thanks, Rene'!). I'm not much of an illustrator, but it was fun to try. I'm going to use these to practice free motion quilting and maybe a little thread painting.

These fun Little Monkey blocks are from the Quiltville site. Bonnie has tons of interesting quilt and block patterns using scraps.

This little guy has been on my back porch a while. He's catching gnats, so I guess I'll let him hang out for Halloween.

Check out my Caveman Pops. Now I won't have to go to Disney World just for the turkey legs. They were really good too. First time I've made them in the oven. I usually grill them.

French lentils I can only get at Whole Foods. They are so good! My French grandmother always served lentils with turkey. The regular brown lentils you can buy at the grocery store are also good, but these green French lentils are the bomb. I like lots of garlic in my lentils. Bacon doesn't hurt either.

How about some sauteed spinach too? There's garlic, onion and a bit of olive oil underneath.
Here I am making vegetables unhealthy again. Creamed spinach is yummy. I just splashed a bit of cream in at the last minute. If you want a really decadent creamed spinach recipe, try this one. It's so rich, but totally worth it. Now I'm hungry again. There's leftover lentils and spinach for breakfast. Yum!


  1. YOu inspired me with the painting AND the FOOD! yum!

  2. what a great treat, food for the body and for the mind (making me hungry and brain is looking at the painted fabric and thinking about having a go)

  3. Love this! Looks so yummy and healthy. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    (come take a look if you like)

  4. wow, what a great pear! and i love your scrappy quilt blocks. hooray!

  5. Paintings, food, quilts...cooooool! Don't forget this:It is not only the month for Halloween, but breast cancer awareness month!!! Treat yourself or a loved one because you care! I am just stopping by with a reminder to do your self breast exam.
    Here's a fun place to start! Everybody loves boob lube!

  6. Holy cow Michele, your painting is incredible!!! What's with the "not much of an illustrator" ....Seriously?!!!! LOVE the pear and the flower. So glad that soybean soaked fabric is not going to waste. Juanita will be proud ;-) Can not wait to see your "practice" quilting and thread painting!!!

    Been catching up on your've been busy with cooking AND sewing. Glad no harm was done to any persons during the collision....just the car. No fun dealing with the aftermath, and yes, wouldn't it be great if we could just wrap our family in bubble wrap when they leave home!


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