Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies.
We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon:
If it were not for pumpkins, we should be undoon."
Pumpkins or "pompions" were a standby of the early New England Settlements.
This is the quilt on the frames and it's putting me into a fall-like mood. I'm really enjoying the hand quilting using black and orange 12 wt. thread and big stitches. Although my big stitches should really be called big spaces because I haven't quite got the rhythm going yet.
Because I'm thinking about fall and the temps are in the 50's I decided to make a pie out of the sweet potatoes I bought. I thought I was buying yams, which I love, but I ended up with 5 sweet potatoes and neither DH or I are fond of them.
So, I pulled out the 1940's cookbook and made Sweet Potato Pie. The partial recipe is above. Doesn't the Pumpkin Pie with cream and POOLS OF HONEY above the recipe sound tempting?
I already had a baked pie shell so I cooked the filling like pudding in a saucepan until thick and then poured it into the shell. Waited for it to cool - not! It was very satisfying.
I finished the blue and white crown of thorns quilt that I've been hand quilting for two years. It turned out rather lovely I think~ I haven't washed it yet and am a bit hesitant. I don't want to take the newness away. But after two years of being dragged to Wisconsin and back, it needs a bath.
|Just a reminder of the border quilting.|
The inspiration for this quilt is found in the book Quilts & Coverlets - The Beamish Collections by Rosemary E. Allan. I tried to find a link but I can't find anywhere that this books is available for sale.
The book has wonderful pictures and histories of the quilts of Northern England and Wales. It is a treasure trove.
This quilt is the Sanderson Star. It was my inspiration. I wanted to make a two color quilt with a fairly simple piecing design and then quilt it intensely like this quilt and others in the book.
|This is the quilting design - gasp!|
|A red and white version of the Sanderson Star.|
I quilted the pieced blocks both in the ditch and 1/4" inside each seam. I came up with my own idea for the quilting in the white spaces. It was truly a labor of love.
Off to enjoy another piece of pie.