Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Treasure

Over 10 years ago I tasted freshly made pasta.... and fell in love ....

I even went to a demonstration and watched it being made.....

Looked quite scary really and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a pasta machine (around $45.... that's half a quilt!!)
and discover I couldn't... or hated the extra time it took.....

A few weeks ago I saw some of sale for $12.... (that's 2 fat quarters) so I bought one.... for that price I don't mind if I only try it once.....

I love conquering my fears...... especially when it is linked to food....

My first go was terrible... sticky and yucky and I made far too much which went into the bin...... lots of video's on YouTube and now I can do it..... 100g flour, 1 egg.... just the right amount for Hubz and I..... served with a sprinkle of olive oil, cherry tomatoes, fetta cheese and home made pesto.........

From start to finish in half an hour................

............ mmm........ guess what we'll have tonight...

Melody has some fantastic tea cosies today.... pop by HERE to see them and treasures others have found


I have to admit to stitching being a treasure of mine too.....

And the first of the Birdie stitcheries blocks is done.....

6 strands which I haven't done before..... 

I think I'm in love......

Thanks to Little Miss Shabby for sharing these very cute designs and quilt idea...

Have you something you treasure to share?


  1. Thanks so much for playing along today. I love the taste of fresh pasta but have never tried to make it. Your Birdie Stitches block is delightful.

  2. Yum, that pasta looks great. Your Birdie Stitches is so pretty, the thread colours you are using are gorgeous.

  3. The pasta looks delicious! Love your Birdie block too. I've never embroidered with six strands. I would think it would be hard to do.

  4. Yum, can I come for dinner. Nothing beats fresh pasta!
    Your stitchery looks super! the Rural Jardin looks really good.
    I haven't used 6 threads before. It looks good.

  5. I would love to try home made pasta Fiona, especially being a coeliac,be nice to have it at home already..
    Your birdie blocks are beautiful. Was it hard with six threads?

  6. I was thinking the other day that I should try my hand at making pasta but oh would I gain so uch weight.

  7. Love your pasta story hahaha... I too would love a little pasta machine... one day I will have one and everyone will be say ''not pasta tonight'' hehehehe... love your Birdie Stitches couldn't bring myself to using 6 strands so I am using 4 instead xxx

  8. Hello Fiona,

    Congrats on your pasta machine purchase. Love how you equate things to how many fat quarters. Many many years ago I wanted one to but they were very expensive then,a whole quilts worth. One day I saw a childs one in the toy shop. Thought it was a great way to try one. It worked,the neighbours went and bought one to. The kids had great fun with it. I actually found the recipe book the other day so will have to give it a go again.
    Love the stitchery.
    Happy days.

  9. Wow! You look like and expert pasta maker. I have tried it and I must say it is not one of my favourite things to do. You make it sound so easy. I love your stitchery. I must print out some of the BoMs I am collecting and try them.

  10. Oooh, I've always wanted to have a go at making pasta ... maybe I will one day cos yours looks great :o)!!
    Love your birdie stitches too, very pretty :o).
    Joy ;o)

  11. Oh Yum!
    I've always thought it would be great to make your own pasta.
    Lovely little stitchery :)

  12. I hate to admit it but I have a pasta machine that I don't use, I must dig it out and give it a try as I do love fresh pasta better .Love the birdie block , have those printed but not started :-( I need more hours.

  13. Look like beautiful pasta....
    Also your bird block is so cute

  14. Oh my gosh can I come to your house for dinner. Your dinner sounds great with fresh pasta.
    I love you stitchery as well.

  15. I love home made pasta too, we've even taken the machine on family holidays. Great fun and now the whole family knows how to make it!

  16. Home made pasta Yum! I've decided I am an appreciator of all the great cooks in the world and that means I don't have to be one. Good on you! Love your little block too.

  17. Yummy! I have a friend that makes me fresh pasta all the time. Spoiled I am!
    xx, shell

  18. I have one of those, somewhere, lol.
    I have used it though, I love fresh pasta and it really makes good soup noodles, much better tasting than pasty store noodles.


  19. That stitchery is absolutely adorable. I love it and the colors of the block. Now that pasta sounds delicious, wish I was there so you could share...oh me.... Have great ...mmmmm day :o) 1020pm here on Tuesday.
    Hugs, Kim

  20. My 80yo friend learned to make fresh pasta from her Italian mother-in-law - she doesn't use a pasta machine, she uses a sharp knife! And it's wonderful. Enjoy it! Love your stitchery, it's beautiful!

  21. I so want to come visit you.. you do all the fun stuff I like.. I have had a pasta machine for years and never used it yet... for shame uh... cute little block...

  22. Pasta AND embroidery! YUM! Your latest block is very cute!

  23. Fresh, homemade pasta - how wonderful! I love your embroidery, too.

  24. We can't have pasta here, but I do love it!!
    Your birdie stitches look good. What did you think of the six strands? I may still go with two but not sure. Of course I haven't started on it yet. I am slow about that stuff!

  25. You make it sound easy to make fresh pasta, maybe I'll give it a try. Mistakes can always be fed to the chickens at my house- LOL.

  26. Oh pasta making looks like it could be fun!

    Beautiful stitching as usual :-)

  27. well done on the pasta - looks fantastic! love the fact that you price everything in relation to quilting - a good way to do a budget i think!

  28. The pasta looks so good Bubz....and your stitcheries look fantastic...

  29. Both pasta and stitchery look YuMMy !!!! :)


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