This week's letter is D. My first idea was Diamonds - but that was Difficult - only a Day Dream. Therefore my choice is Doreen who lives Down under. I belong to a group called Fibre Fever. Each month we swap a mini quilt (size 6 x 6"). Doreen is my swap partner this month. Her theme is butterflies, and I sent her this crazy quilt earlier this week. This was my first crazy quilt ever - and I think it will be the one and only - I haven't made any hand embroidery for a long time.........! You'll find more D posts here.
This week's letter is C, a letter which we only use in the Norwegian language in names and in words we borrow from other languages. I didn't know what to photograph, until yesterday's dinner! I made taboule, and the main ingrediense is Couscous! You'll find more posts with C here.
Here's the recipe:
Prepare 4 portions of couscous. Add a dressing:
1 tablespoon (or more) of chrushed carlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 2 - 3 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried, 1/3 cup olive oil
Add the dressing to the couscous together with: 1 cup chopped parsley, 1 chopped, small red onion. Mix well.
At this stage, the taboule will keep in the fridge for several days. And now for the fun part: Add your favourites for a salad! I added shredded lettuce, aspargus, shrimps and tomatoes. You could try hard boiled eggs, cucumber, leek or what ever you prefer. Enjoy!! I found the recipe on Ann's blog- if you check it out, you'll find more goodies.
96 blocks for my scrap quilt are finished. It's like being back to childhood's puzzles.... I'm not sure what to do next, probably a border of scrap squares and then one or two plain borders. Sewing the blocks together is OK, but pressing them, is a nightmare!!
On Lappedamens blog, I found a link to a game called "ABC i ord og bilder" (ABC in text and photos). The challenge is to post a photo and text every week connected to a letter in the alphabet. I missed the first week, which of course had the letter A as topic. I have choosen B for Blue for this week. I made this blue cow a couple of years ago. It's one of two happy cows I sewed as place mats. Somebody actually stole this one from the Bernina shop in Oslo where it was on display, so I only have the photo left!
This is where I've spent the last days; a small town in the Halkidiki area in Greece. Beautiful beaches, lovely temperature, nice people as always in Greece, and the food was great!! Back home we've had the first frost.........