Sunday, July 24, 2011

St. John's Biennial Quilt Show

What a treat to see all these wonderful quilts this weekend presented by the Ironworks Quilters of Pembroke, Maine. Traditional, contemporary, hand-pieced and quilted, machine pieced and quilted, yo-yo's, applique, cathedral window, stained-glass--miles of thread and fabric in every color imaginable. No corner of St. John the Evangelist Church was left uncovered! Here are some highlights:

The Ironworks Quilters meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm at the Pembroke Library on Old County Road in Pembroke, ME. They welcome anyone who loves quilts and/or quilting. FMI: call Iva Kinney at 207.726.3935.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer soup

I know it's warm. But I couldn't resist making a soup when I got some great bac choy and garlic scapes at the Farmer's Market. The thought of a garlicky broth with bac choy and dumplings floating in it was just too much to resist. So even as the temperatures climbed higher and higher in my kitchen I made filling, steamed dumplings, cooked a veggie broth and brought it all together in a very satisfying meal.
If you've never made your own dumplings or dumpling wrappers Use Real Butter has a great recipe. I make mine veggie but lots of different fillings work.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Claw Foot Tub

We'd like to introduce The Claw Foot Tub of Amherst, MA as the newest vendor to carry our tea towels. Please do visit their website and, if you're in the area, drop by and say hello for us!