One of the things I love about springtime in the south are the roadside farm stands!
We have had local strawberries for almost a month but the ones out now are really sweet...ate a dozen on the ride home yesterday! The asparagus is also local and as close to the 'gras I had from the village farm in the Cotswolds as I've found here in the U.S.
Also out now is rhubarb. I tried grilled rhubarb last night for the first time. Sounds crazy but it was wonderful! (I heard about it on NPR as I was driving into the farm-stand ..kismet!) I just wiped the rhubarb with a bit of olive oil, sprinkled with a bit of sugar and put it on the grill with the plank salmon. Served it with a spinach salad with strawberries, spiced pecans and feta.
But this blog is supposed to be about quilts not food! Last night I sewed the binding on my front side of my Material Obsessions quilt. Today I have already hand sewn one side down to the back. Only three more sides to go!
Question...when you make a quilt from a book or a pattern do you use the name of the quilt from the book or pattern or do you give it its own name? Not sure which I will do with the quilt. It isn't as if a name jumped out at me while I was making it....have to figure it out before I can make a label!
And here is a photo of a new addition to the livingroom couch...a min-Macbeth! This pillow is made in Edinburgh by Crafty Things using Harris wool. So far the cats have left it alone (though I did catch Dobby eyeing it suspiciously yesterday!)