The rain is finally ending today and the temps are supposed to plummet... A definite freeze tonight here. And then it's supposed to be beautiful for the next week. I'm so glad as my son and family are coming from Colorado for the weekend!!!!
Jean, the temps are so different . We are having much cooler nights and the day temps are very nice in northern Florida. I am so enjoying it after having been in the Port Charlotte area for a month--talk about hot!
Isn't it funny how eventually we all get so involved with saving scraps that they lead to yet another idea for another quilt. Stu, you are definitely addicted--but that is a good thing. LOL
Sometimes it is fun just to go through my scrap bags and just "love" on my pieces I have accumulated. Yes, I know I am odd.
All I can do is drool... I love all these beautiful quilts. I need more hands and more time. I wish I could clone myself or one of you awesome quilters as I would have my clone stitching like crazy. heheh
STU!!!!!!! A man right after my own heart--LOL. Well if I had any Chocolate Cream Pie I would certainly share with you but since my daughter has diabetes that is a thing of the past at our household. How about a Key Lime pie? Of course you would have to make it.
Ewww... memememe, thats my favorite, Key lime pie. I know this is totally off the Fall tract but I have the simplest recipe for key lime pie using lime juice sweetened condensed milk and a graham cracker crust. So easy. Way too rich if thats possible. heheh
3 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice ( recipe asks for key lime juice but I just use regular as we don't get key limes too often)
Blend together well
pour into crust and bake for 10 to 15 minutes till set in middle.
I usually double this recipe as I use a large pie plate to make it a deep dish pie. YUM!
In that case I bake it for 20 minutes or until set.
Either buy graham cracker crust or make one with graham cracker crumbs butter and sugar. Recipe on box.
You can add a little green food coloring as I like to see the green lime and so does my sweet hubby. He always says, I thought this was a key lime pie, why isn't it green. ????
You can add meriange to top of pie but we like whipped cream.
ROFLOL--now ladies be sure you use real key limes--not just limes. It makes a difference you know. I actually have about 6 I brought home from my sister's house. Sent a box full to the son of my BF from Gainesville earlier this week. Been a long standing thing that I get them key limes. Didn't get many as most were taken to the Nursing home to the nurses who care for Mom.
I think we need a new rule. I move that any recipe for Key Lime Pie (or any other dessert) is hereby always on topic for just about any thread.
All agreed signify by the same sign. (Aye! ;)
Jean, I LOVE the colors in your Fall quilt. Very pretty!
I went to California last week and have been bumbling around trying to catch up with myself ever since. Daughter and I started water aerobics a month ago and it's GREAT fun and a lot more of a workout than I thought it would be. Best thing is - most of the other women there are round, like me.
I just finished quilting a scrap tumbler quilt top that I "rescued" - was going to dig through my stash for a fabric appropriate for binding and whaddayaknow... I actually used the backing fabric to prepare the binding for this quilt when I basted it, several months ago. One of the benefits of being ADD - I'm always finding these "surprises," stuff I forgot I had. :)
Now I can bind the quilt tomorrow and it will be done, done, done! Three large bed quilts done in two months - a new record for me! :)
I'm four weeks behind on the Barbara Brackman Civil War Quilt, so I'm preparing fabrics to get caught up on those, too. Even if I get those done tomorrow, on Saturday, I will be behind, again. LOL!
Okay so the name of this thread is: "What are you Making Fall 2011?"--so after I completely digested the news I got at noon today, I guess it will be starting to think about a baby quilt. Trouble is, I don't know yet if I am having a new granddaughter or hopefully a grandson.
You are all a little nuts I think and I am right there in the middle. What a great group of ladies. I think that crafters, stitchers, all have to have some great imaginations to do the fun and sometimes wacky things we do and say.
Okay, Key lime pie is a keeper but it really is a summertime pie. What is your favorite fall treat. I would have to say Pecan pie wrapped in a nicely quilted pie keeper or transporter.
Have you seen them? They are quilted in a circle and then a casing it stitched along the outside to pull up over the pie when you carry them. Some of them are made to tie over the top of a covered pie like a towel
Here are some that I found online http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/the-dish/
You can also juice the limes and freeze the juice so you can make a pie in the middle of winter.
I got the study painted this AM. We are calling it the "Ocean Room". Walls are a Caribbean blue - very soothing color.
DH is up & moving & I want to go & look at furniture. We don't plan on moving much down form MD. Going to look at Consignment shops & Salvation Army.
I haven't made a coconut cream since my hubby died. We used to buy the coconuts and he would shell, grate and toast the coconut for me. Just wouldn't be the same. Besides, I haven't seen any coconuts in the markets lately---or I have overlooked them.
just watched a show on RachelRay a couple weeks ago, where she went to Key West to look for places to eat. One of them was a woman who made Key Lime pies using a recipe similar to that with fresh squeezed Keys and condensed milk. She served them in her restaurant and had been using the same recipe for years. Sounded really good, but we only see Keys up here about once a year at the grocerys. Maybe I'll grab some next time and try it out. My dad was a lemon meringue fan, haven't had one of those either for a coon's age!
Okay, I can't remember if I posted this last year or not, but this "dump" type cake is so insanely good, it's probably worth posting twice, anyway:
Pumpkin Pie Crunch
* 1 15oz can pumpkin puree
* 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
* 3 eggs
* 1 1/4 cups white sugar
* 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix (I only use about half the package and I have used Spice Cake mix, too)
* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 3/4 cup butter, melted
* 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed (you can substitute vanilla ice cream - even better! :)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch baking pan.
2. Combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix well and spread into the prepared pan.
3. Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture and pat down. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top of the cake mix then drizzle the melted butter all over the top.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour but no longer than 1 hour and 20 minutes. Top cooled cake with whipped topping when ready to serve.
This will be the first dessert to disappear at a potluck. Fabulous chilled all by itself or warmed and served with ice cream.
For anyone who hasn't had this - it's just scrumptious! Thanks Elizabeth for reposting the recipe, makes me hungry for a batch. My niece likes to make this for Mom's Thanksgiving get together and it doesn't last through our hungry group, it's more like 'first come, first served'!
Everyone have a good evening and a great weekend! My laptop is needing charged and so does this old body!
Crust of oreo cookies crushed butter, filling made with Key lime Juice in the bottle found in the grocery store,recipe on the back,whipped cream on top. with candied "green lime" slices. OMG Thinly sliced limes dipped in slightly beaten egg whites and dipped in unbleached sugar (sugar in the raw)
st ill up as my neighbor decides to grill steak etc etc,
key lime squares is what I make,cut to desired size, equates to smaller than a wedge of pie and very elegant.
"Yes, please" sounds like a good answer to me too! LOL especially when we have a 5 pound cheesecake sitting in the middle of the dessert table...
Helene, your desserts sound so elegant... It's all about the presentation! Your holiday tables must be gorgeous!
Well, you can sure tell where are heads are at. This started as a quilting sewing thread with a flair of what we are doing for fall so I guess you can say we are sewing and getting fat. heheheh With all these great deserts we sure will have lots of energy to sew some more. ehehe
I have to laugh too psych2 as my husband always says the same thing when we ask which one he wants and yes he too is totally serious.
Anyone have a great Pecan Pie recipe. I have one but its just an okay one. I want a kick butt recipe to go with my Navajo Tacos for Thanksgiving. Thats what I make instead of turkey. Neither one of us is big on turkey but I make a breast just for sandwiches later.
I had nearly all the recipe typed and it went away. so here is the site: http//www.thepioneerwomancooks.com
recipe is Pioneer Womans Pecan Pie. I thought my mom made the very best pecan pie, this one is as good if not better. Just in case this isn't rich enough, my daughter has also added semi-sweet chocolate chips at times. For some reason, the chopped pecans seem to make it so much better.
PW’s Pecan Pie
1 unbaked pie crust
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup melted butter (regular, salted)
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 heaping cup chopped pecans
Mix sugar, brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, butter, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl. Pour chopped pecans in the bottom of the pie shell. Pour syrup mixture over the top. Bake pie at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, being careful not to burn pecans and crust.
Allow to cool for several hours or overnight. Serve in thin slivers.
Karen, isn't this the same Ree that has the tv show now? Paula Deen introduced her on one of her shows, love her ranch style cooking! Her house is to die for, with lots of acres to roam on!
I will definitely try her recipe, am a die hard, pecans only, don't put no chocolate chips in my pecan pie type of person!
Thanks for the link!
Aimin' for the BBQ restaurants today... good heavens, there's enough on those plates to feed an army!
8 of these today. OMG so beautiful. A little fancy machine stitching and viola...
Glassware is Cambridge "Rosepoint".
Will Look around for pic of table runner. I think I have a pattern but probably did not stick to it. Will try and get info.I dto erase a lot to free up comp space. For a long time I stored much on Shutterfly but stopped doing this.
yep, that is one awesome table runner. I could even see it beyond the food but I have to say that Pork crown roast looks mighty yummy too. I have never made a crown roast before. Is it difficult to roast?
not at all that is why I make it Prime rib - crown roast , one year this and than the other. Butcher makes the the crown ,you stuff it or not and roast at 350 degrees according to size and amount of stuffing. With pork timing is not so important as you want it well done ( I do) cannot overcook pork. Towards the last half hour roast some canned apricots halfs right along the pork for garnish with maraschino cherry in each apricot half all around the crown.
Panties are provided by the butcher.
This is another beauty - recipe in Bert GReen Cookbook. Anyway my presentation with his recipe. Geourges. German Potatoe Salad Momas easterbread and this ham to die for.
Again I am still up because my neighbor just finifhed grilling his meal or the day. She is anorexic and doesn't cook or eat or what ever. i do have a problem here...
I got the front room painted this AM - a lovely light fern green. Goes well with the large palm outside the window.
Hope to get the machine up and running so I can get the valences made. Using the curtains from MD but will need valences. Luckily I found the rest of the fabric.
Hope to go furniture shopping in a bit to take advantage of the Columbus Day sales.
A couch & kitchen table would be nice to have.
Jean, that is so exciting! There are times when I wish I could summons up more energy and time and do something different here but it ain't happening! I hope you are taking before and after pictures to share.
Good day for working on "Gift" blocks, right Marion. I'm almost caught up on requests for embroidery charm squares, what would you like in exchange for the four blocks you're making for me? I did a snowlady with snow shovel and the caption " I'd rather be quilting" yesterday and more Chickadees and more Cardinals. IDid a really cute motif for a mug rug. My sister (youngest) Patty stopped by yesterday and was admiring my Monogrammed Apple dishtowel. I explained about the different dish towel swaps I've been in, opened the drawer and there was my ice Cream Sundae towel from you. Patty says that getting an unexpected package in the mail was so wonderful, it really made her day. We laughed because we all use them as decoration and don't want anyone using them to wipe up anything messy or dirty. I do allow hand drying when the hands have just been washed. I love ironing and spray sizing them to keep them crisp looking. Brings back wonderful memories. I also love the extras we received like my Darlinmomma slippers. I wonder if there would be any interest in a basket liner or dough cover swap. I've gone back to baking bread twice a week, make two loaves and give one away. A premade dish cloth would work as a base.
Perfect day yesterday for working on swap items. Another repeat of yesterday on store for us today. I had to laugh about using the dishtowels---don't you dare use it for any thing but decorations at this house!!!
Explain more about your idea for the swap--sounds interesting.
Marion, Thunder, et.al. Was up in your neck of the woods Saturday at a dog show (an outside show) in Lake City. We showed at 10am between the rain and wind bursts. Our boy Merlin (the one we're taking to Eukanuba in December) got Best of Breed and one of our puppy boys earned his second point. We usually would stay for Groups to represent our breed, but the weather was too unpredicatble and the delays it was putting on doijng the breeds had us concerned that we could get caught in a quagmire, so be finally decided to leave between rain bursts. We hadn't entered Sunday, which was just as well as it rained the entire day at home. Been to only one outside show that was actually cancelled, and that was on account of concerns of lightning. Usually, they will procede with the show... the judges can stay unbder the tented area of the ring. But you haven't seen a show until you've seen the standard poodles show in the rain ... it's not pretty.
No pattern but was thinking along the lines of napkin size so you could line a basket and use it for bread or rolls at the table or I'd probably use it to cover my bread dough while it's resting, and rising.
Here's the bread recipe. Best Ever white bread I make it in my Cuisinart food processor. Spray the workbowl and knife blade with cooking spray. Add to the workbowl, 3 1/2 cups bread flour, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 pkt dry yeast. Process to mix well. In microwaveable glass measuring cup combine 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 3 tablespoons of honey. Heat until warm but not hot. I use 30 second increments, testing on the inside of my wrist until it feels warm. Turn processor on and slowly add liquid mixturep until dough forms. Knead for a few minutes giving quick bursts of off and on. Dough should not feel wet and stick to your hands. If it does add more flour a tablespoon at a time. With additional processing. . When dough is ready turn out and put in a greased bowl, turn dough over to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap and a clean cloth or towel. Before rinsing the bowl, repeat and make a second loaf. Trust me on this, one will not last long. Let rise covered for about an hour. Turn out and knead 15 times, place in a greased bread tin and again cover with the towel, but no plastic wrap. Let rise until double in bulk or about an hour. After it has raised for 45 minutes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Be sure you have enough space for the bread to have air circulate around it and place on the top oven rack. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown crust. I can usually smell it when it is done and eady to come out of the oven. This makes excellent toast and is very good with sandwiches. For variations you can add up to one cup of whole wheat flour and still have a nice light bread. We like to roll the dough out and add butter, brown sugar and raisans with a sprinkling of cinnamon to make cinnamon swirl breakfast bread. Just wonderfull for French toast with real maple syrup.
Congrats Stu, oh how I understand about the rain-it is still raining here. I think they said it might clear tomorrow but we are really needing it so I won't complain. I agree with Mittsy, we need to see some recent pictures, please. If you ever come to a show in Tally you better let me know!!! LOL
Mittsy, I would love to do a swap like that! I love bread cloths and use them. I used to embroidery some for gifts ions ago or so it seems.
Yesterday was a potato corn chowder day. I just found this awesome recipe and I want to share it with yall. heheh
The best chowder ever. If I wasn't making it for my DSH too, I would have added clams.
3 med red Potatoes
2 cups water
1 sml onion
3 tblsp butter
3 tblsp flour
crushed red pepper flakes
ground black pepper
3 cups milk
1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup shredded Chedder cheese
1 cup cubed cooked ham'
1 Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cook until tender. drain, reserving liquid. Set aside potatoes. Measure 1 cup cooking liquid, adding water, if necessary: set aside
3 Peel and finely chop onion. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. add onion to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and tender, but not brown.
4 Add flour to saucepan/ season with pepper flakes and black pepper to taste. cook 3-4 minutes.
5 Gradually add potatoes, reserved 1 cup cooking liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture in saucepan; stir well. Add cheese and ham. simmer over low heat 30 min. stirring frequently. Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator.
serve with some great cheese biscuits and enjoy. we did and I add so much that I was able to share with my dear friend that just had some eye surgery so she didn't feel like cooking and it was perfect timing.
Barbara arrived at 10 with my "new" machine ( I do have t say it looks brand new). She just left at 12:30, we had a problem getting the PED to load. Not our or the machines fault, was Windows 7 GRRRRR. Had an online chat with Brother Tech and he had solution for me. Everything up and running great.
I want to play but we are leaving town again tomorrow for long week-end. Next week...I will play and play. Go ahead snow, you can start now, I don't care I be in my sewing room. LOL
P.S. it was so nice to meet Barbara, I think we will remain friends as we had so many ideas to share back and forth. Her DH hit it off with mine too.
I have found that windows 7 was not compatible with several things. The first thing was my digital camera software had to be changed, but I got it figured out.
Glad you got it all figured out, and will be bust wit it next week. Can't wait to see what it can do!
I've cussed at Windows 7 over so many things, had to get a new scanner and several programs that I love just won't work at all. It says there is a way to make them work but even my tech couldn't make it happen.
Here's what I've been working on, finally finished it before supper... a banner for my niece with the Blue Star for her soldier boy on one side, and the Patriotic Star in Our Hearts block on the other. Did a little tweaking here and there, and by the Blue Star banner restrictions, it may not be to the Quilt Police' standards, but that's the way it goes... I like it and that's all that matters!
Kathy I LOVE that patriotic heart!!! That is one of the most beautiful blocks I've seen in a LONG time! is there a pattern somewhere for that or did you "put it together" without instructions, I LOVE it!
Morning Pat! The pattern was from a QW mag, it's really not hard to put together. Makes a 12.5" block. The 'American Pride' piece was just something I added, as the Blue Star piece on the back was a rectangle and I wanted the Heart to be the same size. I can copy and send to you, if you like?
Very nice Kathy--really, really pretty. Are you hand quilting it? I had to give hand quilting up when I was having so much trouble with carpal tunnel. I have had surgeries on both hands and now I am wondering if I can? Humm, might have to give it a try on a smaller item in progress.
Nope, this was done on the machine, except for the binding. I just started with the center star, then used the heart design to echo around the heart a couple times, added small stars in the corners and the top. I've been contemplating how to finish it for quite a while, then it just kinda 'came' to me... I just used the name of the block! "A Star in Our Hearts"... lol wow, that was a head-slappin' moment!!!
Kathy, that is awesome. I love it.
This is what I was working on this morning at 1am when I couldn't sleep. I bought one as a pattern and the other one is mine. The one I bought was made in China so I didn't have a problem using it as a pattern. I plan on tweeking the antlers a little and the scarf but I think they are cute and easy to make so I am going to make about a dozen of then for a craft show on the 30th
Well, they are suppose to look like the sock monkey dolls but in a childrens size. It would be nice if I had some of those socks but I am on a make do budget and this works for me. I have loads of stuff that I can use for make do. The one from China, looks more like the sock monkeys but at least I have the colors right. heheh
I made another one this morning. Staying busy.
I have 5 Soldier (QoV) and 2 childrens (Downey) quilts to drop off today. someone else pieced them; I just did the quilting. Got them quilted the past 2 rainy days. Still have 4 soldier quilts and at least 3 children's quilts to finsih up in the next month (all but 1 if those I pieced). Should not be a problem getting those done now that the weather is cooler & I'm more content to stay indoors.
I need some ideas on quilting on this panel... I could echo around the main designs, or SID on the first border strip, but after that, I'm not sure... The red/blue/gold border is a continuous strip, not individually pieced. Should I stitch between each one of those stripes? This is a wall quilt, not a lap robe...
Thanks for any and all suggestions!
I took a class today at my LQS. The pattern is a broken star and is from Jan Krentz's book Quick Star Quilts. We learned how to use the magic mirrors and how to cut diamond shapes and then how to sew the top with NO "Y" seams. It is going to be pretty I think.
This is all the pieces up on the design wall.
On this past Monday the 3 other counselors & care coordinator all decided to make a rag quilt for the Big Boss for this coming Tuesday. It's denim and autumn fabric. I gave the denim jeans to each of them with a finished block for a pattern on Tuesday. They returned them to me on Wednesday, I cut all the fabric tops and sewed all the Xs , got 2 sections of the quarter blanket done and gave them to the first 2 counselors, showed them how to clip it and loaned them my scissors. I sewed the next 2 quarters the following night. I have back the first 2 quarters and I'm supposed to get the remaining two tomorrow. I will then join all 4 quarters into the whole blanket and clip those final assembly seams. Then take it on down to the laundry mat. I HAVE to have it done and to work on Monday. The Boss appreciation breakfast is Tuesday and I won't be there. My husband's surgery is Tuesday...
What was I thinking?? LOL The real test is whether the staff will want to make another one for our immediate Boss's Christmas present. She's a quilter and will understand the amount of work that went into making it. The Big Boss may not but I had the fabric and denim available in her colors/style. She's into hunting and fishing, autumn colors and I had 2 pair brown jeans, 1 olive, 1 gold and some really great theme fabric to go with it.
Wow, a boss that you like!!!! Must be nice. I guess mine isn't bad but I sure wouldn't make him a quilt.
My problem with taking classes is following instructions and working at someone else's pace. and sitting still!!!!
Beautiful & sunny today so I'm planning on communing with nature & doing much needed yard work...then will do some quilting this evening after dinner.
I've taught a few craft classes and a couple of wall hanging projects... my pet peeve are the women that come in late and expect me stop everybody else's instruction and catch them up!!! I usually ask them to wait a couple of minutes while I get everybody else moving on to a step that will take a little bit, THEN I'll give them the help them need. (The late comers are RARELY happy with that!!)