SoScrappy. I love how the yellow pansies just happened to fall perfectly in place on her blaze. That purple body and ears fabric is pretty much the end now of Bonnie Benn Stratton's Quilt for a Cure fabric. The pansies, of which I have just a very few scraps left now, too, are from my daughter Dayna's Mariner's Compass quilt, under which she sleeps every night!
But on to the topic of today's post:
ALYOF goal for April. I made them specifically for a class I am taking through the Sarasota Quilt Guild in two weeks today...a class about which I am over-the-moon excited: Dot to Dot Quilting with none other than the queen of it herself, Angela freaking Walters!!!!!!! You bet your sweet bippy! ("Laugh-In" talk) We are staying down here one extra week just so I can take advantage of this amazing opportunity. For those of you with excellent memories, you will know that I have already taken this superb class on Craftsy, (button on sidebar) along with every single other class Angela offers there! However, to be able to take a class with her in person is worth every single penny. (aside: so, in Canada, my home and native land, since there are no more pennies in use, will this idiom become "every single nickel"? Just musing...) For the class, she asks that you bring 6 fat quarter sized sandwiches on which to practise, so since I have already done the class, bought the book, incorporated these wicked designs into a few quilts, (see Hidden in Plaid Sight and Pocketful of Sunshine), I thought I would make something that I could actually put to use after the class!
Last night we had another one of my favourite salads, one a colleague brought many years ago to a staff potluck we used to have once a month at school. It's a Kraft recipe, and she was kind enough to share it with me. Like me, she doesn't like olives (but I love olive oil, weird) so she omitted them. So without further ado, for your dining pleasure, I offer you another great salad recipe!
Greek Rice and Feta Salad
1 1/2 cups rice, cooked
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped (I prefer to use 2 medium roma tomatoes and I do not seed them)
1/2 c each chopped green pepper and English cucumber
1/3 c each sliced green onion and black olives
1 c feta cheese, divided
1/2 c Miracle Whip salad dressing
2 tbsp plain yogurt
Prepare rice according to package directions, cool slightly. Add vegetables and 3/4 c of cheese. Combine dressing and yogurt; toss with rice mixture. Cover and chill for 2 hours (if you can; bet you can't!) Sprinkle with remaining feta and serve.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Last week I celebrated another birthday, and, as I have in the past, I bought myself some fabric I've had my eye on since it first came out, Drift, by Angela Walters. It was inspired by a trip she made to St. John, one of the US Virgin Islands, so it is ocean-themed.
So many many projects; never enough hours in the day.