Monday, October 31, 2011


Bonnie and Camille's new fabric RUBY is out in stores now. This is one of Bonnie's new's my favorite. Check out her blog....
You have got to get some of this fabric....and the flannel is "to die for soft!" Ruby is my favorite line they have done so far!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Thanks to my good friend LeAnn for her yummy apples!!!
Apple Pie Filling
Peel, core, and slice apples, fill bottles after sauce has boiled.
In large pot mix:
10 cups cold water
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
1 TB cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
Cook over medium high heat until comes to a boil.
Boil one minute. Stir constantly. Remove from heat.
1/2 tsp. salt
3 TB lemon juice

Fill jars with apples, pour sauce over apples. Fill to 1/2 inch from top.
Seal with lids and water bath for 30 minutes for quarts, 20 minutes for pints.
Can be frozen.
For pie: Make crust, pour 1 quart into pie shell, add dots of better and add top crust.
Cut vent holes in top crust. Brush lightly with milk. Sprinkle white sugar over the top crust to absorb the milk.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Place pie on cookie sheet and put in oven. Check crust around the pie at 30 minutes. Cover the edge with foil to avoid getting too brown. Continue cooking for 15 minutes. Bake until center crust is golden brown. 10 minutes more may be needed in cooking time.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


It's always very flattering to see your work in print. Here is a really fast and fun play on a reproduction two-toned quilt! Thanks to Susan Hansen of Suzy Q's Quilts for her beautiful quilting. Thanks to Marcus Fabrics for their beautiful fabrics: Gallery in Red II by Faye Burgos.

Check out the Dec/Jan 2012 issue of Quilt for the pattern on page 90! In stores NOW!

EDIT: I have to tell a funny story: My sister called yesterday from California and told me she had just bought this quilt magazine because she liked the scrappy quilt on the front. She was looking through the magazine and came upon my quilt. She thought that picture looked like me, but didn't know I had a quilt in this magazine. She hurried and looked at the designer and it was me and called me on the phone! I had just received my copy in the mail today too, so I didn't even know it was on the shelves. Too funny!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I've been in denial about Fall.

We had such a short summer, that I keep hoping it will stay "warmish" until Thanksgiving. However, today as I drove to town, the leaves were falling from the trees.

I finally put up my Fall decorations....I am still praying it stays nice until Thanksgiving! It doesn't have to be in the 70's, but the high 50's could be nice!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Well, I am fussing with my blog...all on my own...I know, don't faint....hopefully I will not mess it up too bad. However, because of my limited knowledge I will have to in list the help of my computer specialist...hold on until then!

Friday, October 14, 2011


You find them in the normal places.

Every where you look, even when you look "up.

You can find the golden colors of Fall in the most interesting places!

Even rusted- golden colors are beautiful.


To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart, to hear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never - in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. - William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Now that it is October and getting cooler, I am feeling the "stay in and sew bug." This is my current project. I will show you the finished top soon.