Here is a Take a Stitch Tuesday post before Monday night -- I used the crossed blanket stitch to make this free embroidery snail. The snail is stitched using left over needle necessities threads and kreinik metallic blue. The snail is very vibrant in person. The crossed blanket stitches were easy to make into a coil, although the metallic blue base for the snail could be more even. The rest of the snail is stem, or outline stitch, long stitches and french knots.
I also picked up my CSA share this afternoon -- between work and my last elementary school chorus concert. As you can see, the weather has been good and the produce harvest and variety are increasing. Red and white spring onions, multicolored beets, asparagus, thyme, bok choy, napa cabbage, lettuce, fennel, and rainbow chard. I am thinking salad, stir fry, and maybe tomato/asparagus risotto again this week. The newletter from Sandhill Organics included recipes for chicken stuffed with greens and chicken salad with napa cabbage that sound really good.