Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stitching & Stewing on Sunday

Today was a good day to work around home. After I tackled the necessary correcting and planning for school, I decided that it was time to make myself a new pincushion. I have been sewing for 42 years and have always worn one on my wrist. Here is the one I currently use...
...so you can see it was about time. This flower is perhaps a little 'over the top', but I think it looks pretty cheerful. It can be made with or without the wristband. Which would you prefer?



This is a recipe that my daughter discovered in the Real Simple magazine. She said it is one of her and her boyfriend's favorites.
I tried it and liked it too...so am sharing it with you...

Chickpea Pasta with Almonds and Parmesan
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
7 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound angel hair pasta (I used whole wheat)
1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the broth, red pepper, and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring, until the broth is nearly absorbed and the pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas and parsley.Divide among individual bowls and top with the almonds and Parmesan.

19 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Great job on your new pincushion flower. :-) I've never been one to wear a wrist one but with my longarm machine I think it might be easier for me!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love the new pincushion,,,very cheery indeed! I've been away from Blogger a bit...I'll have hop over to your Etsy and see what you've got!

Deb T. said...

I like the wrist pincushions . I tend to lose things when I am working and it just makes it handy . I love the way it turned out . Makes me want to make one too . I think I will make a sunflower . with the bright yellows . Maybe it will make me feel warm . LOl !
The recipe sounds yummy and easy . Will have to try it .
Love your home items too .
Hugs
Deb

cjc said...

Cute pincushion. The old one looked well-loved. Thanks for the recipe.

Audrey said...

That pasta looks really good. Will have to write down the recipe.

Kath said...

Love your pretty little pin cushion :)
Th recipe sounds great!

Enjoy your day.

Hugs-Kath

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love the pincushin ~ very cheery looking ! That recipe looks so good, I'll have to try that.Have a great day !

Sharon said...

I like the idea of the pin cushion on a wrist band, I'll have to show that to my daughter.

Thank you for your kind words on my blog this weekend,
Sharon

PattiCakes said...

Love the pin cushion! What did you use for a strap? Stuffing?

***** said...

I was looking for a new pincushion pattern just yesterday. Love your flower. That pasta looks delicious and will be making it soon.

I Play Outside The Box said...

Cute pattern...and the recipe sounds good too! Thanks for sharing!!

Carol said...

It's adorable!!! How can you NOT smile throughout your sewing time with that fun flower on your wrist? ;)

MSM said...

That wearable pin cushion is the cutest thing! I love when things are practical and pretty. :)

Suzanne said...

Oh I wish I was not so clumsy so I could use one of those awesome flower pin cushions! So cute!!! I use a magnetic one because I drop my "pincushion" on the floor at least once each project. No kidding. Sigh***

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Cute idea!
I have a pin cushion I inherited w/my old sewing basket...it was made in Sunday school by someone years ago- it is a styrofoam ball covered w/fabric and slipped inside a canning jar lid! Then a cute little jewel was glued on. I use that for my needles but my pins? They all just live in a big plastic container :)

MommaB said...

very cute pincushion...you all make me want to learn to sew also...have a sewing machine, only used it one time...

Michelle said...

I think my Grandma wore one on her arm. I think I would stab myself! LOL
Very cute!

Chelsea Ling said...

Mmmmmmm that pasta sounds so delicious! And I love the little flower too :)

Lavender Dreamer said...

That is really cute! Love your blog! And you definitely DON'T look old enough for a senior discount! But I am a little older and I don't feel like I look my age...but have had this happen, too! lol We need to keep crafting to lower stress! heehee!