I am a little stumped as to how to quilt Tea Towel Tess, but I went ahead and basted it together yesterday.
If you baste it, it will come... The idea, I mean.
I'm going to trust that inspiration will ensue. There will be curves followed. There will be wavy lines. This I do know.
I also made some more criss-cross blocks. The first four can be seen HERE, along with a link to the quilt pattern.
Lots of fun to use up colorful scraps.
I am finding far more strings than scraps, so you know what that means.
Time for a string quilt (or five) soon.
Also have plans to sew some "made fabric" from the bits and bobs.
I am using scraps from the freezer, lately, as well, which makes for some interesting meals. I am avoiding the beef liver and oxtail for now (though we will eat them eventually). We had venison pepper steak earlier in the week. I love venison. I used the last package of the two Dad gave me last fall.
Then I made something with mettwurst, specifically mettwurst made from a different kind of game. This kind.
Wild Canada Goose mettwurst. In this part of Wisconsin, with its heavy German immigrant influence, there are some wonderful, small-town sausage makers, which have adapted to use local ingredients like venison and goose. If you bag it, they will make it into sausage for you...salami style, hot sticks, bratwurst, mettwurst, etc.
I added some fire-roasted tomatoes and a jar of pasta sauce, and we ate it over spaghetti. It was awesome.
By the way, I recently tried a different brand of gluten-free spaghetti, which I found at Walmart in the regular pasta aisle.
It is hands down the best gluten-free spaghetti I have tried, and I've tried a lot of them in the past six years. It holds up to cooking, refrigerating, and rewarming as leftovers, and tastes/looks/feels just about the same as regular spaghetti. Nobody is paying me to say this; it's just my personal opinion. Before that, I liked Mrs. Leeper's brand, but that was grainier in texture and didn't fare all that well after refrigerating.
You know what else gets a little sticky? Wrapping up a post after talking about noodles!