330: raspberry o'clock

Found that gorgeous bit of vintage crazy quilting for one dollar at a yard sale a few weeks ago. It's an old pillow cover, but the back is cut away.

I love the frankenstitching, that's about my speed.

Who made this? Who do the names and initials belong to, and what  do the dates signify?

Huh, lookie what I found:

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Each day after I close up the shop, I head home and gather up the few ripe raspberries from the garden. I  toss a handful in a bowl and mash them up with a fork. After splashing in some  vinegar (I'm using Trader Joe's Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar, but balsamic would be yummy, too) and a drizzle of organic olive oil, I give it a shake of salt and a generous amount of freshly cracked pepper.  Mix it up with the fork and toss in a bunch of greens and whatever veggies are hanging around. Then I add feta or goat cheese and toss. Excuse me, but holy yum.

Oh, look at that. It's 5 pm. Raspberry-O'Clock.

xo, m