I stumbled over the tote that had THESE clam shells in them! I love stitching them…but I hate the prep work…so they sit!
Seven rows stitched…(if I was a good blogger I would have ironed this top before showing you…)
You see my problem is that I have only got enough cardboard paper templates to prep two rows at a time…and man do they ever take TIME! You have to cut out the clamshell fabric, glue the top edge to the paper template, iron them flat, hand stitch the rows together (which you can see below). Now I will glue the white row to the last row on the top, finally getting it ready for hand stitching! See what I mean! A ton of time in prep work…so I am going to set myself a GOAL…I will stitch TWO ROWS of clams shells every month until I get ‘er done! That is 24 rows in a year…which means this quilt is going to take YEARS to complete…but I’m OK with that…and it IS all about the process, right?
I DO love the hand stitching part…and it is pretty…
Hey, anyone else feeling like linguine for dinner tonight…perhaps with a little clam sauce? Suddenly I’m feeling like whipping up a batch and I DO have an old family favourite that is super simple and quick…and delish! And it will free me up to stitch this puppy together!!
3 tbsp. oil
3 cloves garlic, halved
1/4 c. butter
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. parsley
salt and pepper
1 c. parmesan cheese
2 cans clams and juice
2 tbsp. sour cream or natural yogurt
Pasta of your choice, cooked al dente
Sauté garlic in oil, then discard once brown. Add clams, spices, lemon juice and butter. Simmer these together for 10 minutes. Add the sour cream or yogurt at the end, blending it in completely. Pour the mixture over the cooked pasta (linguine, shells or spaghetti pasta work well), stir in the parmesan cheese and serve. YUM!
Hope you enjoy!
Have a super Saturday and Happy Quilting!~P