“Wyoming Mountain Crossings” Top

Turkey Tracks: August 25, 2022

“Wyoming Mountain Crossings” Top


I’ll meet the van around 1 pm SATURDAY at the West Gardner rest stop on 95—which is about 45-50 minutes from me.

The transport left Vidor, Texas, this morning.  And Glenna has been chatting with us off and on via the Messenger link.  I’ve learned that Jackpot does not pee his crate at night any more and is definitely 4 months old now.  And Gorgeous black and white Muttley doggie with the vivid blue eyes insisted the van stop as he HAD TO PEE.  And so on…

Today I made a trip to the Belfast Co-op and picked up organic goat milk yogurt (Jackpot) and a case of frozen okra (TWELVE packages) I had ordered (me).  I cooked also, in addition to my dinner of roasted chicken breasts, an organic chicken and made bone broth—so Jackpot will have a heathy something for his belly when he gets home.  The Instant Pot made this task easy.  

For dinner I also cooked a cut-up cauliflower head in a bigger pot and when tender, put it into the food processor with a little liquid, butter, and salt and whirled it until smooth.  It was good—very smooth and almost creamy—maybe needed more flavor, like herbs, sauteed garlic, and more salt and maybe some cream.  But now I’ll use the rest to try to make a cauliflower crust, then I’ll top it with some of the chicken I roasted today, some Mozzarella cheese—and maybe some other things too. I’m looking forward to trying out this crust.

I’ve had both outside time and sewing time this week, so this scrappy top got finished.  And I finished the scrappy backing and cut binding and batting as well.  So now I have TWO quilts to longarm.  But I’ll take a break and just piece some blocks from the leftover scraps from this LOOOONG, but fruitful, project.  This quilt is the 10th from cutting up the Cotton+Steel stash starting last fall.  All but one have been sent to family members. I have a few Churn Dash strips left, so I’m making those into scrappy blocks that are far less planned.  They are cute.  And two bins of cut 3 1/2 inch squares.  And two sacks of smaller squares that I’ll probably sew into 4- or 9-patch blocks.  Who knows?  I don’t.

Friend Betsy Maislen helped me with the name for this quilt, which has a targeted owner—a great niece—who lives in Wyoming:  “Wyoming Mountain Crossings.”

It is still 99.5% Cotton+Steel.  But the pieced backing came from my stash for the most part.

I’m not sure to where this day has disappeared, but now I’m going down to sew a bit.

It just started to RAIN.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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