Last weekend I posted the July block in the 2021 Color Challenge from Patterns By Jen, so today I am going to get COMPLETELY caught up….at least for a few days.
The August block is based on the lovely…..
It was easy to pick the two fabrics…..
…and the cutting out was the least complicated that we have had so far…..
First I had to make Flying Geese blocks using the no-waste method. I first tried this technique in the June block and posted full instructions HERE.
I found them to be fast and accurate and within a few minutes, I had the 4 Geese blocks ready to go…..
Seven more seams and the block was finished…..
Now came the fun part of trying to find a fanciful way to photograph it….
It is good to be caught up and I am already looking forward to next month!!!
Now let’s talk about cooking and eating mushrooms. In all honesty, I am not a huge mushroom fan. I enjoy them sauteed in butter, but can take them or leave them. However, we have spent a lot of time in Kunming China and Kunming is considered to be one of the mushroom capitals of the world!!
On our 2016 trip, one of Michael’s colleagues took us out to a restaurant that specialized in mushrooms and these were a few that we ate…..
The meal started out with a Mushroom hotpot…..
…which was actually very tasty!!! By the end of the evening, I had decided that mushrooms were pretty good after all!!!
I have taken a couple of photos of mushrooms in various markets and would love to turn this one into a thread painting someday…..
So….that’s it for mushrooms. Next up, the welcoming Pineapple!!!