Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Actors In the Wings

Sometimes you just wake up and decide a project has been idling away in the wings long enough. Time to fish or cut bait (pardon my mixed metaphors!!!). So I pulled out my Farmers Market top (pattern free from Pat Sloan) and slapped a plaid-ish border all around (lighter than it appears here). Then I decided to call up the five blocks from Circuit Rider (last year's KC Star BOM) and take a look. There are 7 more to make, but realistically--I was not loving these blocks anymore, sniff sniff. So...sewed the five I had together, slapped on a border, and wah-la--we're going to have a table runner! Whew, what a relief to clear out some UFOs. Now to find pieces large enough for backings, some Thermore batting, and get these babies machine quilted. Sometimes you just gotta know when to say when.









Didja ever read a book that you just did not want to end? I know I mentioned The Help by Kathryn Stockett in my last post, but it is definitely worth mentioning again. It was one of those books--I was not wanting it to be over. Set in the 60s in Jackson, Mississippi, it was an insight into racial relations and the changing world of that time. The twist? It was told (fictionally) by black domestics from their experiences working for white women-- some compassionate, some not so nice. It was a great mirror for those days. If you loved reading Roots and To Kill a Mockingbird, this might just be your cup of tea.
How's about a yummy recipe for tomorrow's breakfast?
Breakfast Pizza: Crumble and brown 1 pound sausage (I like Jimmy Dean's). Drain. On an ungreased 14" pizza pan lay out the wedges from 1 1/2 cans crescent rolls, points toward the center. Press into the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Sprinkle 2 cups thawed shredded hash browns and the sausage over the crust. Top with 2 cups sharp grated cheddar cheese. In a bowl beat 6 or 7 eggs with 1/4 cup milk, S & P, dash of Worcestershire. Pour over sausage/potatoes. Bake @ 375 degress 25 - 30 minutes. Yu--umm!

6 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Ye gods, that recipe is to die for. And oh, that feeling when you're about to finish a book that you wanted to read forever, oh the sense of loss!

Vinda said...

I am writing to thank you. A short time ago you posted about a book you discovered: Foolproof Machine Quilting by Mary Mashuta. I bought the book & even taught a small class based upon it. I am new to teaching, but this class was easy. We had a great time & learned a lot from each other. Thank you for sharing.

Libby said...

To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favorite . . . . I'll have to add The Help to my library list. Thanks for the tip *s*

Teresa said...

Great going on finishing up those two projects. Your breakfast pizza makes my two boiled eggs and toast look kinds of bland....kinda nothing, they are bland.

Betty said...

Oh Vera doesn't it feel so good to clean out some UFOs? I have been doing it for a year

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

You have the most amazing food in the US. What a recipe - we don't have stuff like cans of rolls here, probably just as well! The quilt looks fine, finished is good.