Friday, April 20, 2012

My Quip – Crak Slaw and Mondrain I

Good Day,

Now you have to know that my most favorite show on TV is Chopped… It is my idea of “forced” creativity, and at times the served result can be quite appealing. Every so often, like most times, I try to do a same type of thing here at home when I’m preparing supper. Yup, it is I who does the cooking…

Last night I was stuck with some ground beef, half a Chinese cabbage, couple of onions, and mushrooms. But I cheated my Chopped idea… I Googled the four ingredients and I discovered a whole new world of Crak Slaw. Combined in my wok, included with the above four I added Thai seasonings, sesame oil, soya sauce, salt, pepper, ginger, and garlic, and a teaspoon of Widow’s Kiss. I was surprised and we really enjoyed ourselves.

And now if you see in the upcoming future a new quilt names Crak Slaw… you’ll know that I went to our stash of fabric, which has now taken over one of the bedrooms in this house, and picked four fabrics with some other touches. T’would be interesting to say the least.

Work is continuing on the quilting of Mondrian I. I’ve inserted a very blurred picture of the completed top of Mondrian I. I don’t want to jump the gun just yet on a presentation… I’m still trying to figure an idea for the quilting between the blocks on the sashing. Many ideas and thoughts at The Free Motion Quilting Project. I really take my hat off, if I did wear one, to Leah, for her ideas and site presentation.

I am excited at the direction we’re going with Mondrian I. Our original idea, inspired by the art work of Piet Mondrian…and my love for stained glass windows. This Mondrian I has been accepted to HQMS 2012 in Salt Lake City, showing next month.

Oh and by the by, Andy reminded me that we have an 18th quilt in progress. I was wrong in my previous Posting when I mentioned only 17. Our 18th, right now, it is titled Just Trees. This small wall hanging is inspired by the quilt work of Juanita Yaeger and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiulionis' painting and style.

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Jim and Andy


Alyssa said...

I can see, so you are a pretty busy woman. Can't wait for the Mondrian I. to be finished.

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Jim Smith said...

Alyssa, Thank you for you acknowledgement and I can say that Mondrian I is just about complete... Oh and by the way, even though we are extremely busy, we are two men, who quilt. Jim