May has been a month of indulgence for me -- lots of birding, a bit of stitching, and rhubarb every day!! I know not everyone likes this veg/fruit but my Dad grew and I relish munching on a stalk of it fresh from the garden when I was a kid.
The easiest way to get my fill is stew it -- doesn't take long -- with a little sugar -- I like the tart -- and sometimes a dash of orange flavoring.
I snack on it just like this and also use it as a garnish on my morning oatmeal.
I also share it since most of the people I know who like rhubarb live with rhubarb haters.
This past week, I made a rhubarb coffee cake using King Arthur Flour's Cranberry-Orange Coffee Cake recipe (it's HERE on their webpage) though I saved it from their catalog!
I substituted 1 1/4 cups of fresh rhubarb for the cranberries and it got very good reviews from my quilting gang!! I give you permission to snag this idea!!
In spite of all the birding, I've managed to stay caught up with the Long Time Gone FAL. I used Marti Michell's templates to cut a scrappy assortment of brights and text prints.
A couple sessions of chain piecing and I have the first and second triangle blocks finished.
The feature print at the center of this one is from a print I colored for Kings Road back in the 1990's
(The text prints really aren't so different in shade -- that's the lighting when I took the pictures.)
I've cut everything for the third blocks but have to leave now for a week of birding in Maine.
And I'm still progressing on the pineapple blocks.
So I'm literally gone -- see you soon!!