Monday, October 29, 2012

Treats, quilts and bad weather baking

When the weather is bad, or forecast to be bad, I love to bake.  Sometimes it is biscuits or another bread with homemade soup, sometimes it is a sweet.  Today, I baked two apple pies - one for us and one for my Mother.  My father swears he is off of desserts right now.  Everyone in my family has an infamous sweet tooth so we will see how that goes.  I'm not trying to tempt him; he announced this after I'd already offered to bake Mother a pie.

So far, our weather is just a touch of wind.  I think the worst of it is for everyone north and east of us.  I hope and pray all will be safe.

It's almost Halloween and boy did I get a great treat on Saturday.  We were close to the Mighty Dollar and a friend had told me that had a bunch of new stuff in.  They had TONS of Basic Grey - chipboard, woolies, brads, every kind of embellishment Basic Grey has made the last couple of years.  (no paper though :-(  I haven't been buying as much BG paper so I left the product specific embellies alone and went for the chipboard.  Just love, love their chipboard as you get so many of each letter.  Can you believe I got all this for $10!  Those chipboard packs alone are worth $6 a piece.

One final's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.  Here is the link to hundreds of gorgeous quilts.  This is a semi-annual event guaranteed to inspire.  If you love fabric or color or just fantastic workmanship, head over and visit a few of these links.

I haven't made anything to enter again this time.  I've done some Lutheran World Relief quilts but those are incredibly basic - function definitely more than fashion.  I loved visiting the festival as I've had an itch to get into my discontinued fabric samples and make something.  Still haven't decided what that something is.  I'd better hurry, I'll soon have more customer fabric to work up.

I did work on a papercrafting project all weekend.  No photos though.  I want to wait until it is all done and there will be some video as well.

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow I'll have a card and a tip for you.  Hope you are safe and dry.


  1. Wow! I sure wish our dollar store had cool scrapbooking supplies.

  2. Wow! What a huge haul for $10! Wish I'd been there - but then again, my poor scrap closet is getting a bit cramped. I'm having a hard time getting in and out of it these days. :-( Guess that means I need to make more cards - QUICK!

  3. Oh, and by the way, gorgeous pies!

  4. Wow! Great finds on the craft items!

    Those pies look so yummy!! I have a ton of apples I just brought back from N Georgia that I will be getting my pies together this weekend and freezing some for Thanksgiving. Yummy!!!

  5. The apple pies look yummy and what a great bargain you got there!

  6. Ohhhhh those pies look so yummy.
    I have a major sweet tooth, just thinking of your warm apple pie with a scoop of ice-cream....oh I think I'm drooling now, lol.
    I will have to check out that site. I love, love, love quilts.


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