Thursday is Quilting Bee night and we are supposed to have a list of unfinished projects prepared so that in the next couple of months, we’ll get them finished. Here is my list:
1) Finish quilting and binding my Robert Kauffman (fabric designed by Cynthia) quilt. The good news is that I know where it is! In my craft room!
2) Finish Mike’s man quilt. Location, unknown. It’s gotta be somewhere upstairs.
I’m just finding it tough to think about anything other than the upcoming portfolio show. I’m telling you, this part of the job takes everything out of me. My number one concern is throwing a party and no one showing up. Ugh. It will all be over in a week and one day. Thank goodness.
I made a small effort to find the Man Quilt (I looked for 5 minutes) and then found a Christmas present my sister gave me! The Alcatraz Cookbook. Actually, the Alcatraz Women’s Club Cook Book. I didn’t realize that EVERYONE who worked in Alcatraz also lived there, so the guards’ families lived on the island as well and this cookbook is the compilation of those families’ recipes.
Bertha made pie filling and other delicious treats (many of which contain oleo – I believe that’s an American term for margarine.) and the families created social clubs, because, I guess living as civilians on the same island as a jail full of America’s worst criminals is a bit isolating. My favourite social club was called JUGS – short for “just us girls”. Heh. Time for a JUGS meeting at Alcatraz! That sounds like fun.
I think I’m going to try this one – the shortest recipe I’ve ever seen – by Mildred.
Whip evaporated milk until stiff. Add vinegar and sugar to make a sweet-sour dressing. Add a dash of paprika and salad (huh?). Pour over sliced cucumbers and onions.
That’s the whole recipe. Also, You can whip evaporated milk? I have to try that.
Or maybe not.