At least I was very lucky last week, because I won a give-away from Rogue Quilter! I won a pin cushion kit, some tumbler blocks all cut out, a tiny flag to use in a little wall hanging and the magazine with the PP pattern for making more tiny flags. Farther down in this post you will see the finished pincushion! Yes! I made it right away - I couldn't wait and it went quite fast. My sewing machine was at the doctor's, so I took a tiny break from using it. I was just about ready to get my Featherweight out when they called to say it was ready! Thanks so much for the wonderful gifts, Janet!
The apples are ripening on DS/DIL's trees and this morning I made 2 apple pies. (I made one on Monday as well). We won't be eating all of these ourselves as I'm taking them back for them as with the wedding on Saturday they have company and are very busy.
I love labor saving devices, don't you? I purchased this apple peeler/corer/slicer at a garage sale and I love it! It's so easy because it peels, cores and slices just by turning the handle!
Here's one pie out of the oven. Do you notice something? I have an old sheet and when I bake a pie I tear off a strip which I get wet and then wrap around the edge of the crust so it won't get over done. This is what my Grandma and Mom did and I have been using the same old sheet for at least 20 years. Normally, I only would bake a couple apple pies per year, but now living here in Oregon near DS/DIL, they have 3 apple trees, so I am baking lots more pies.
I love home made apple pies. Don't bother to offer me any store bought one.
Here is my patriotic wool appliquéd pin cushion sitting on a book shelf in my living room. I love the way it looks!
Another pin cushion that I just finished recently (having started it a few years ago) is on the next shelf. This one was a pattern in "Primitive Quilts and Projects."
And on the bottom shelf in an old wooden box I have three pin cushions.
Don't forget to enter my give-away here! Good luck to everyone! I will draw on Monday.