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Friday, August 03, 2007

New (additional) blog, flimsies, and more zucchini!

I've had a bit of time to think recently.

I had a bit of a scare with a sudden and extreme elevation of blood pressure, so I've been quiet, and resting until some medication kicks in. With that thinking, I've decided that I need another blog page just to keep my quilt pictures, my art, and my creative writing in one place. So, with that in mind, I've added an additional blog: Granny's Hands. You can use the link on the right side of this page to switch back and forth easily, I think.

I've been pondering creative writing for a while. I will probably use Grannys Hands mostly for that, but I will also from time to time, save other finished art with little or no dialog there. Well, at least I think I will not add dialog. That might be difficult for this Chatty Cathy! So check out Grannys Hands from time to time and see what my "other brain" has been doing!

In the meantime, I'm getting all my stuff ready to teach a circle class tomorrow. It's for the first time, so I hope I have everything I need. I hope everyone has a good time. And, I hope everyone gets a circle quilt done by the end of the second class! Im going to be working on Cherry Limeade as part of the demonstrations.

I've also decided to try a couple of other local quilters (new to me). I've got to get the flannel backing ready on the Dogz flimsie (red and black. Then the blue and white friendship exchange block flimsie is all set to go. Both of them are small, so it will be a nice test to see how their stitches are, and how well we communicate with each other.

Local machine quilters prices are so high, even for overall pantographs, that I often hiccup and just leave them as completed flimsies without finishing them. And no, I don't want to learn how to machine quilt. I WILL do small wall hangings, and I do all my charity lap quilts, but I don't want to do anything bigger. I still have an Inspira quilt frame for sale, with no takers, so if it's not gone by the end of the year, I might have to donate it to a guild, or something creative like that. Oh! I get my Sunbonnet Sue Story back tomorrow, and I am anxious to see how it looks, too!

More zucchini came in from the garden last night. Here's the next best thing to zucchini bread (and healthier too). Last night's dinner was Ocean Perch, green beans from the garden, and zucchini cakes. Ummm yum! Recipe follows the picture.

5 TBSP Bisquick
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 eggs
2 TBSP butter
2 c shredded zucchini

Blend the bisquick, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; add the eggs. Grate the zucchini (I like mine coarse) and add to the mixture. Spray a griddle or skillet with butter flavored cooking spray over medium heat. Pour batter into patties; cook about 3 minutes on each side until done to the desired degree of browness/crispness. Make about 5 good sized patties.


Sew Unique Creations said...

How much are you wanting for your inspira frame?

Judy said...

It will be interesting to see how the local quilters work out...saves the shipping at least.

I recognize the glue sticks!!*G*

YankeeQuilter said...

The zucchini patties look yummy! Summer here has been so wet and cold we didn't get many in our garden. (lots and lots of runner beans though!)

Anonymous said...

Gosh, you've been doing this blogging two years and now have two. How on earth do you keep it all up with all you do? Will be anxious to hear how your circle class was...they are great. Thanks for sharing the zucchini recipes. I've never done the patties before so will try them soon...anything with a little cheese is a good thing. Hope your BP is under control now. I think I may have a problem too and will have it checked next week. I love your blog (blogs now!) You are truly wonder woman! Sherri

Anonymous said...

Zucchini pancake looks delish. Could be a meal in itself. Good luck with the circle class; know you'll do a great job. And enlighten me please...what's a flimsie? Un-quilted quilt top? I gotta get with the program on quilt vocab! Hope the Rx will fix the BP in no time!

Helen said...

The fritters (as we call them her in New Zealand) look great but I give up, what is Bisquick?

Karrin Hurd said...

The zucchini pancakes look wonderful!

cher said...

I make zucchini patties too-a bit different than your version-still yummy! I took the circle class from Kelly...very fun. Hope to get back to my own circles this year :-)
really enjoyed the 2nd blog you have started. I have a writing blog as well-just private.