This weekend feels like it went by in a bit of a blur, but I thought I'd share a few moments of it with you. Above is part of the quilt that I've been working on for just about a year. I'm in the final quarter of quilting and while I haven't posted many pictures of it since it's a wedding/first anniversary present, I think I need a little extra motivation to finish it up. Seeing it both spread out in person and here in a photo is highly rewarding, so thank you for indulging me!
I also polished more of my grandmothers silverware since I had friends over for a Sunday night potluck and knew I didn't have enough forks to go around. I love how shiny it is and the floral details.
I baked Josh and I a berry crisp (essentially the same as the Apple Crisp from last weekend but with a pound each of frozen blackberries and raspberries). The bright flavors from the berries was kind of astounding and definitely made me appreciate that I'd picked up the berries on a whim two weeks ago.
For the potluck, I made pizza with caramelized onions, a quick tomato sauce (canned diced tomatoes added to a clove of garlic that I sauteed in olive oil, let cook a bit and then pureed) and rehydrated sundried tomatoes from my CSA that had been tucked away in my freezer. I also made these cookies, though with walnuts and a mixture of cherries and cranberries, using the brick of Scharffen Berger dark chocolate that I had been saving for just an occassion. Sometimes there's nothing quite like a cruchy, yet slightly chewy, chocolatey cookie.