Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keeping a promise!!

I have been busted. Busy as Can Be reminded me to post pics, and she's right, Thanks. So, here's a few of what's up lately.

First, today I am making black beans and rice, Cuban-style. My SIL, and father of the one and only grandbaby, is half Cuban and makes excellent black beans. There is no recipe that I know of, just his grandma's technique. I've been told it's all about the red wine vinegar and bay leaf. Then you simmer it kind of hard till it's thick and creamy. Here's a picture of it cooking on the stove.

Ok, someone want to tell me why the picture is at the top of the post instead of at the end of my deligtful prose?? I wanted it right here---X.

On to quilting, and hopefully this picture will land with it's description.

If you look back a few posts, you'll see some simple blocks I was making with Repro fabrics. This is the end result. Now to get it quilted.
I see that didn't work either. Suggestions, please?? The picture I mean.
I am also still working on the embroidery piece, almost done, and have started to knit a pair of socks. I've always wanted to do this, and Joanne's had sock yarn for $2. If I mess it up, won't be out much money. I am using the Magic Loop method. It took several tries for me to get the hang of one long circular needle, but now that I've grasped that concept, it's really very easy.
Yesterday, I dragged out a few books to plan a quilt using scraps, I'll let you know what I decide.
Hope everyone is having a relaxing, safe summer....


Cynthia L. said...

Regarding the photos. You have to highlight them, cut and the paste where you want them. It doesn't matter that the cursor is where you want the photo when you begin the process. The photos always end up at the beginning. I have started putting my photos first and then putting my writing where I want it. I did it the other way in the beginning of blogging and I was always frustrated.

I like the quilt. I am beginning to like scrappy quilts - I have a lot of stash and I like using it up. I also love black beans. I lived in Miami for a while and really enjoy Cuban food. My neighbor was Columbian and I got to try that also!

Linda said...

Today, I want to make red beans like the islanders do. I'll let you know how it goes.
Or, do you know how they do it, I actually don't, will just play in the kitchen!
I've started another scrappy quilt to get fabric used up. Need to get that on the blog as well.
Hope all's well, and btw, have you heard anything about Nancy--Bountiful Heirlooms? She's not posted in a long time. Wrote her, but haven't heard anything