Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eggplant Dinner

I have lots of eggplants now so I decided to try some new recipes for them.
Spicy Eggplant Rolls
Eggplant Stir Fry
Eggplant Bruschetta

Eggplants, plums and parsley

I grilled slices for the eggplant rolls

Eggplant rolls with spicy tomato sauce

Fried eggplant for the stir fry

I roasted the eggplant and a head of garlic for the bruschetta

Roasted plums

Everything was delicious! For dessert I roasted plums with a little olive oil and brown sugar and served it over greek yoghurt.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Peach Pie


My daughter made a peach pie and sent me this picture.
Doesn't it look delicious? I can tell she was sitting out on her balcony overlooking a row of Oak trees.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Sparrow

Sparrow with color


A new embroidery I'm working on - free hand machine embroidery. It's black thread on linen. I'll add some color with embroidery floss.
I think I'll make it into a pillow.

Gray Woods Pillow

Pillow - woods with a cardinal

I just finished this wool pillow - a commission for a friend. Charcoal gray wool with white and red felt.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Poppy Progress

Poppy field

Done with the machine. Now to decide how to finish it.


Poppies in a field

Machine embroidery experiment

I've been wanting to try embroidering on my sewing machine, so I decided to sew some poppies in a field on an old piece of denim. So far I really like it. I'll do black in the center of the poppies and maybe add some black glass seed beads. More to come later.

To a Good Home

The Tapestry chairs

Ready for their trip

The two tapestry chairs are ready for their trip today! They were sold in my TaffeeToes shop on Etsy and are traveling to Louisiana on a Greyhound bus. Very exciting!