It took me two days to put the dye supplies away and I just could not get started on the quilting of the piece I have ready and waiting once I finished. So I piddled around this week. Carved the stamp above based on some doodling I found flipping through the pages of one of my journals.
And these tiny squares of ink pads are perfect for repetition. I selected these colours to duplicate the colours of contemporary kente cloth.
And this cloth I made has been up for weeks now. I decided this week that it isn't going to work as one of 3 panels in the up coming quilt...too garrish and muddy on the left and upper right corner. It felt good to come to that conclusion. It was something about it that disturbed me after I put the blue/green/metallic circles on it...so I thought the red circles would "brighten" it up...that didn't work so I added foil and left it to stew and stew and stew and it looks like a cheap knock-off of what I had in mind...so I'm moving on and its outta here!
I also covered a makeshift printing pad. Its foamcore with 2 layers of batting and a denim like material on top.
The weather is turning cooler and the Farmer's Markets will be closing soon for the season. Although the cold weather is not my friend I am looking forward to more hearty meals. I've got a taste for cabbage with onions and green peppers and black-eyed peas in a tomato sauce over rice and some hot water cornbread. Thats what I hope to prepare tomorrow for dinner. I cook my black-eyed peas in a chicken broth, saute onion, mushrooms, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper then add to the peas along with a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste and finish cooking. Sometimes I add spinach to it but since I'm cooking the cabbage I'll skp the spinach. I use to make a spinach quiche that I lost the recipe for years ago and attempts to make it from memory have not worked to my satisfaction. The crust was made of whole wheat flour, butter, and cream cheese. The filling was spinach, stewed tomaotes, colby and jack cheeses, mushrooms, eggs, and the Italian seasonings. I have food on the brain...gonna go see whats in the fridge because today is a "catch is as catch can" kinda day...meaning I'm not cooking so eat whatever you can find.