Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Work for the Union Label....and finish with "Stir Fry Adjusted"

My friends who help ensure that my lesson plans are correct, that the room set up is right, and that the project can be finished in the allotted time ...

It is with the help of my Cluster Club...  We have been meeting for over a dozen years and they have put up with my crazy ideas for projects, suffered through my humming of "Work for the Union Label", laughed at my photo taking struggles and with total gratitude from me, they have straightened out the timing of my lesson plans and files.  These are the ladies who love to sew, and love to try new things. Most of our meetings are just trying out new techniques but when I am close to a show, these ladies test out my designs and point out any details I missed like a "jump stitch that should be removed" and more. They are truthful in pointing out where I need to improve upon things.  Not all our projects turn into lesson plans.  In fact, the majority of our meetings are designed to simply have fun sewing together and we leave with a project done 95% of the time.
Sometimes, I get a month off and they come up with a project for us to do. We finish each meeting off with lunch.  They are all now proficient with chopsticks. (I can see my family laughing at this - Gaynor's are born knowing how to use those chopsticks).  It was the first lesson my mother in law gave me, the first time I met her!

For further practice with chop sticks and an answer to a friend's question:
To my friend, Terri who asked what the meal was that I made the other night:It does look pretty scary based on the picture.

I call it "Stir Fry Adjusted" - it is what you make when you don't have the exact ingredients called for  and you are too tired to go back out to the grocery store:

1 cup of thinly sliced onion, 1 T of garlic in the jar, 1 package of spinach leaves, 2 cups of broccoli florets (frozen), 1/3 cup of sugar snaps, 1/2 cup of red bell pepper, 2 T hoisin suace, 1 T of garlic - chili sauce, 1/2 c of peanuts& pecans chopped together - All of that stir fried in a wok with peanut oil.  And then toss in 1/2 a box of cooked wheat linguine.  Use good lighting if you take a photo or your great meal will look like the one above.  Serve in a dimly lighted room and it will taste wonderful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, all Gaynor's, even the newest additions to the family, are quickly taught how to use chopsticks. . .and even eat sushi :)
Love the picture,
Cookie's Son