Saturday, January 30, 2010

Old Fashioned Cream Pie

Ahh, Old Fashioned Cream Pie!

It's not a custard pie. It's just heavy cream, sugar, flour, a dash of vanilla and some nutmeg. No egg. It's delicious...and not anything you can buy in the stores or order at a restaurant.

I've been working on a few things, nothing worth photographing and blogging about, though. I did get a baby quilt finished, and if you only looked at the TOP you'd think it was a spanking job! However, the back looks like someone accordian pleated it before quilting. That someone being ME.  Try as I might, I always get some kind of pucker in the back.

Its a very sunshiney pinky quilt for a baby girl, I thought.

Lastly: Pernell Roberts.

I had to watch a Ponderosa-load of old Bonanza Reruns this week. Adam was my first TV-Love, and he will be missed.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

O Pioneer!

There is an old John Denver song called, "Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everyone Goes to Mexico)" that I have always particularly loved. Because it reminds me of that gap of time between the end of the holidays and the springing forth of the Spring. Which, where Im from in Indiana, can take as much as 5 months.

So  a person must find something to DO. A nice long PROJECT of some sort.

And thus you find me attempting to assemble, at last, the quilt frame I was given last summer, and getting a quilt into the frame.

NOT a one-man project by any means.

Unless you are a pro wrestler of giant, tall, skinny stick-men.

I just envisioned myself, sitting before the bright light of the window, in these early months of the year, quilting away to my hearts content, happy at last to be working on the quilt that it has taken me 10 years to complete.

But it appears that Fate has intervened.

This nifty little knob assembly that keeps the quilt tightly in it's frame happens to be missing on the 4th end of the quilt frame. Rendering it utterly useless.

Yes, I shall order the replacement knob, perhaps. But the frame has other issues, mainly that the rods are not long enough and I'm going to have to rig up some extensions. And thats' just a lot of hard work. So I guess I'll have to let it go, the idea of quilting before the window like a Pioneer of Old, and resort instead to my oval lap frame. 

Which is fine with me. I just wish I could have gone to Mexico, instead.

Monday, January 11, 2010


First, I felt like my bedroom was dingy and dull and boring. So a quick swap-out of quilts and here's the before and after:

Much warmer for this long winter, I think.

And I finally finished up my Christmas quilt. It definitely looks like I hurried. I had all kinds of trouble with it and I'm just glad it's done.  I took it to work to show my 98 year old today and she liked it very much...however, she said, "All these chimneys and not a Santa in sight!"

And I had to agree. So as soon as I find some appropriate Santa Fabric I will be appliqueing one or two on a rooftop here and there.

I also happen to think the back looks as good as the front! Fun, anyway!  Happy January, folks, from we here at the "Still celebrating Christmas" Cafe!

*Oh, and PS: Anonymous in the Brown Coat: Of course I knew who it was right away! Are you still dog-sledding in Alaska? Drop me an email sometime and tell me how you found my blog!