Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, September 29, 2013

What's cooking?

Slow but steady progress is happening with my DWR top.
Spare moments are spent playing with my pieces, assembling arcs until I have time to stitch them together. 
There is no rush, just enjoying the journey with these pretty fabrics!
Yesterday was spent with dear friends at a Mexican Cooking Class...the aprons say it all!
I seemed to be on play-doh duty...I am quite good at making tortillas now...some were quite optimistically called "rustic", but I was getting pretty good at it in the end. Then I was beer-battering fish for fish tacos...more yum! A bit of background now....in Australia tacos seem to be those mince and lettuce numbers inspired by the contents of a yellow box...not very tasty...I have never been much of a fan! When I was in Houston last year we went to the most amazing Mexican restaurant recommended by some local ladies Loz and I met at the Quilt Show. I then tried fish tacos...so delicious, I am definitely a fan! Now I can cook my own!
We then had chocolate Mexican icecream (flavoured with cinnamon...mmmm) topped with spun sugar...it was a fabulous class because then we ate it all! Needless to say we were very full! Salad for dinner.
It really was a fun thing to do with friends.
And lastly, something to make you smile...
On Friday night I was sewing with friends. Cristie pulled out this pretty finished hexie and linen beauty...we laughed at the contrast in the two projects. And to think mine is an attempt at "pretty"!
Cardygirl xx





19 comments:

Susan said...

It's a good thing that we all have our own tastes and styles.....including food and quilts. Sounds like you're having fun.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It's good to have contrast. Imagine how boring it would be if we were all the same. hugs

Nedra said...

love, love, love the colors of your Double Wedding Ring quilt. And it's fun to read of your excitement for Mexican food. Here in Arizona, my SIL owns several Fresh-Mex restaurants, where they make fresh tortillas right as you order.

Monica said...

LOVE the DWR! The yellow floral really makes it pop. I can't wait to see more!

sunny said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm glad you enjoyed your cooking class. My dh loves to cook, and is always talking about taking classes, but he never does. Sounds like you're enjoying life.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Yum! Both to the cooking, and your DWR! What a coincidence, I was at Houston last year too!

paulette said...

Who can LOOK at food...my eyes glazed over looking at THOSE BLOCKS!! LOVE THEM!!!!! This quilt is going to be magnificent!!
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gracie said...

Yum..that is all that I can say...yum.

Shay said...

I think your quilt is very pretty – you’re comparing apples with oranges there. Both quilts are gorgeously different but equally lovely.

Sounds like the cooking class was a ton of fun . Im drooling looking at the results !

Lorraine said...

I was just telling someone the other day about the Mexican restaurant,in Houston....what great food and a fun night! The taxi ride there was also interesting! Love your DWR. I have some of that yellow in a pack I bought on my shopping trip a few weeks ago with Rhi...love it but haven't used any of it yet. Yum, Yum,and Yum ...that Mexican meal sounds amazing....rustic tasted just as good as perfect I am sure! Have a great week!

Sue SA said...

Yummy food and yummy fabric, what more could a girl want!

Chookyblue...... said...

so you'll cook me something flash next time I visit????

Leanne said...

That food looks delicious. Your project is beautiful.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Chef Cardy, sounds good...love your project..

Fiona said...

your mexican food sounds so yummy Chef... and I love your sewing ...
Hugz

Sue-Anne said...

Ha Ha! Well at least yours has a beautiful bouquet of flowers in the centre!

Cooking class sounds like fun.

Marg said...

That sounds like an awesome cooking class.
Love the pic of the two different designs next to each other. It would be a very boring world if everyone had the same style.

Stephanie said...

Amazing double wedding ring! I LOVE Mexican food. It's probably one of my very favorite foods and fish tacos are amazing. Now you're an expert. Let me know next time you make them and I'll be over!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

You've been a very busy girl. Love all the colours :)