Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rooster and Blackberries

Design - "Quaker Rooster"
Chart - "Quaker Pig and Rooster"
Designer - The Workbasket
Fabric - 36 count Sand Dune from Lakeside Linen
Fiber - Belle Soie Grape Juice
Started - 31 August 2010
Completed - 27 September 2010 

I like the simplicity of this design - one color - a deep rich grapey-burgundy - a few Quaker motifs - and there you have it - a rooster!  
My sister picked some blackberries on Sunday.
I decided to try a new recipe using her harvest.

I made Blackberry Crumb Bars using a recipe from Martha Stewart.com.
It turned out perfectly - the true test of a new recipe - and got two thumbs up from all who ate it.  Unlike many recipes using berries, this is not a cobbler. It has a cake-like texture on the bottom, while the topping resembles a strudel.

I've been speaking about some of our migratory birds (many of whom are still hanging around). Yesterday our Barn Swallow family left for parts unknown.  I checked their nest and patio posts where they've been roosting in the evenings - and no one was home.  I will miss them and look forward to their return next spring.

And let's bring some of the outdoors inside to enjoy!
Dahlia Bouquet

 The dahlias continue to bloom exuberantly.

You can read more garden posts at the Tuesday Garden Party at an Oregon Cottage.


Dandelion and Daisy said...

I really like cross stitch. Your's is very sophisticated and beautifully designed. Thanks for visiting today, I live in the north end of the valley, close to Woodburn. Nice to meet another Oregon blogger.

Heather said...

This rooster is my favorite crossstich from you so far!

And, that blackberry crumble was my new favorite this year! I couldn't pick enough blackberries to keep up with my cravings:)

Susan said...

That blackberry crumble looks scrumtious! Thanks for shairng!

Anonymous said...

With winter coming, I will spend more time quilting. Blackberries!!

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

Oh, how I miss having some dahlias to bring in- gotta get some next year!

I made that blackberry recipe, too- yummmm!

Thanks for joining the TGP!