Monday, January 29, 2018


A couple loyal customers ordered patterns recently.  A Magdalena design was drawn last week, two patterns drawn yesterday and  shipped today.  Two designs were in the order to the same customer today ~ one being an adaptation of Hearts and Penny Flowers below.
As well as Horses and Hearts antique adaptation below.
The other WORK is cooking.  I do love to eat but hate spending hours in the kitchen.  That is why making a pot of soup or cooking a meal where there are leftovers for me to heat up is delightful.

I love stuffed cabbage but the traditional way requires a LOT of work.  So lucky me stumbled upon a recipe named "Unstuffed Cabbage Roll".  This is a photo of the still simmering dutch oven.  You can see some of the cabbage is still not totally cooked and before adding more tomato sauce and or water.
If interested, here is the recipe.  I made alterations and will let you know what changes I made so you can decide how to do your own.


2 lbs ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 large onion (I used 2 onions)
1 small head of cabbage, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (I used 2)
1/2 cup water (I added more as needed)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I used 3)
2 teaspoons salt (I used MUCH LESS + used sour salt)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
        PLUS... I added 2 stalks celery.

Heat dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook and stir ground meat and onion in the hot dutch oven until browned and crumbly, 5-7 minutes.  Drain and discard grease.  Add cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, garlic, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, cover dutch oven, reduce heat and simmer until cabbage is tender.

In case you didn't know, "sour salt" is citric acid.  In watching some health program a few years ago they mentioned the term sour salt and was confused.  Went to the local health food store and they didn't know what I was talking about.  So did a google search to learn what it was.  HA!  low and behold I had some anyway because it is a mordant for dying wool.

Not sure if the next on the list I consider work or play.  But did cut more quilt pieces for my star quilt whenever sewing starts again.  But what is considered PLAY is that wool containers were opened up and wool spread out to pick wool for my next project.  Yeah, even tho this Goat isn't done just couldn't contain myself.  


  1. I love stuffed cabbage but my husband hates it. anything to do with cabbage. When his mom made it he unrolled it and ate the filling.

  2. Those are both wonderful rugs to do. The cabbage pot looks delicious, haven't had that in years.


  3. Thanks for recipe,,,,
    We do eat alot if cabbage,,,, not sure if my bowels like it though!!
    Remember a few years ago,, making something like this,,,,,
    Thanks for reminder,,,
    Sweet mats, too,,,,,
    Take care,,,
    Have been suffering with colds flu here for 2 weeks,,,, so slow going,,,, still feel tired and now husband got it,,,,,
    Yikes,,, here we go again,,,,

  4. We both love cabbage rolls and we eat a lot of cabbage in different styles. I would like to try your recipe but I would cut the recipe in half and add rice in mine. I used to make cabbage rolls but like you say, it's lots of work.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    Hugs, Julia

  5. I won the Hearts & Penny Flowers Rug design a few years ago on someone's blog , I can't remember from who right now ..... it is one of my favorite patterns . Enjoy your soup !

  6. Hi Saundra,
    I am going to hook that hearts rug when I start hooking again! Love both of those rug patterns!!! Your dinner looks so yummy!! Wish you had a "taste" button on your blog!!! I know you will enjoy it!! Love your "play time" with fabric and wool!!!! Yippee!!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~


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