Getting back into the saddle~
I made my first pie since coming home from Wisconsin. It smells so good! I had quite a few cooking disasters while I was gone and getting used to the lack of elevation and humidity.
It looks like I haven't quite got my pie making ability back. I forgot to moisten the edge of the lower crust before I put the top crust on and so the peach yummy-ness boiled over. It looks a little dark but that is because the crust is 1/2 whole wheat. I love the combination of whole wheat nutty-ness and peaches.
I've been cutting out a quilt that I bought the supplies for ages ago. It has been a delight to come home after being gone 18 months and rediscover the projects in the sewing studio. This used up a complete "Layer Cake" but one of the Moda line called Portobello Market. The name always reminds me of the Disney movie 'Bedknobs & Broomsticks'.
I usually come late to the band wagon and this was no exception. I admired Portobello Market for months and then when I finally decided to buy some, the best pieces were gone. So I finally found a "Layer Cake" and bought some yardage for a border.
I making the pattern below called "Rosettes". It's by Fig Tree.
I made a few Boo-Boos while cutting and had to sew some strips together to get the right size pieces. I hate it when I do that. You'd think that after sewing for 50 years I'd stop making mistakes.
I have started quilting my "Birds of a Feather" quilt top finally. There's something about aging a good quilt top till it's "just right" and then putting it on the frames. There are some things that just can't be rushed....................
AND I went and bought myself this cutest of carts from Ikea. I saw it about a year ago on a blog and wanted one immediately. But, since I was in Wisconsin doing missionary work, I just hoped it would still be available when I got home. AND it was!
What a delightful little thing. It's so sturdy and what's not to love about the color? I have it right next to the quilting frames with my thread, needles, scissors, pins, tissues, spray bottle, various markers and rulers etc. etc. etc. right at hand.
I can roll the little cart back in to my sewing studio when the grandkids come so it's out of their way.
It makes me smile,