Sometimes when I am standing in line, or sitting in a waiting room with poor magazines, I will play the 'what will I serve?' game. I imagine what I would serve at my own restaurant. Currently, my make-believe menu would be:
And that explains, I think, why I couldn't get 'fried green tomatoes' out of my head. Or, maybe it was all the home cooking mentioned in 'The Help', which I recently read and loved. The characters make delicious dishes, from pork chops to strawberry cake.
After several days spent pondering green, heirloom, and all things tomato, I remembered I had bookmarked this pin cushion project: heirloom tomato pin cushion
They are a quick, easy project. I had some strips of fabric already cut that were twice as long as they were wide, so I made the 'traditional' tomato first (the 'heirloom tomato' calls for a circle of fabric). The only supplies you need are: a bit of fabric, stuffing, some felt, and regular thread + pearl cotton embroidery thread for finishing!