You all know the Quilts of Gees Bend, right? There gorgeous, simple & complicated at the same time. Worn in before there made...
I watched with B a show on Martin Luther King last year. It was a great mom daughter moment. They talked a lot about Gees Bend, which is where we first saw these quilts.
" Wow! Mom those are beautiful", she said to me. So I ordered a book, and we sat and looked through them together equally impressed and inspired... These above won me over right away, by Loretta Pettway...
The next day I went and bought my fabrics and made a top for myself in honor of these beauties...
So, I have had it sitting here for a while now, and I want to put it on my quilt stand and quilt it out. ...But I have no idea how to stitch it... And I'm thinking that's a good thing. I'll Just let it wander.
Something to Do...
B wanted to make something yesterday after she saw these scraps of fabric in my studio.
So I sort of pieced together these slippers, and in the end, I think they turned out pretty cute! She likes them! And now M wants a pair... I wish I would make a pattern when I make things.
Pork medallions with sauce, veggies and rice
- 1 pork tenderloin, or medallions
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter or margarine
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 garlic clove, minced
- 3 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup cut carrots
- 1 cup fresh spinach (add in the last minute of cooking.)
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Minced fresh parsley
- In a skillet, brown pork in oil for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside. In same skillet melt butter. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic; saute for 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in the broth, carrots, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
- Lay pork medallions over mixture. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until meat juices run clear. Add Spinach in the last minute of cooking. Sprinkle with parsley if you like.
Quick, easy, delicious.