Friday, September 25, 2009

Over Painted Fabric Today

Today I played around with some fabric I had screen printed.  I hadn't been very happy with the results so today I took some liquid fabric paint and overpainted it.  Here is the result with the fabric wet.  I'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what it really looks like.  Probably a bit lighter which is ok with me.  The yellow on the fabric isn't as saturated as it looks in the picture.  I'm still working on my small wallhanging with my grandmother and greatgrandmother's pictures using some fabric I screen printed previously.  I'll take photos soon of the finished piece.
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day Trip

I had a nice trip to the White Mountains today.  It was so beautiful with a bright blue sky.  I didn't get any dyeing/sewing etc. done today but I'll get back to that soon.  I have to take advantage of the good weather while it lasts.  It's Fall now and we know what comes after that in New England!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quilt Care

I received an e-mail from a Quilt Study group in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Their site,  has some very good questions and answers with regards to quilt care and I thought I'd share them with you.  If you click on the word "site" it will bring up their address.

I'm a member of the NH Quilt Documentation Project Phase II and many people who come to have their quilts documented ask us how they should care for them.  If you have a quilt documented through the project, you receive a small booklet with some helpful quilt care information as well as a photograph and write-up on your quilt.  All this for just a $5.00 donation. 

Monday, September 21, 2009

Almost Fall

Tomorrow night is the first of Fall.  I love the crisp, fresh air and beautiful blue sky this time of the year.  The other day I noticed some Bittersweet vine from my neighbors yard was creeping up one of my trees.  I cut down the bittersweet and today I made a wreath for my shed door.  I also did some screen printing but I'm not too pleased with it.  I don't like the paint I used.  I had better luck with wreath.  I'll try again!

Here are a couple of pictures showing the tree, supplies and completed wreath.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vermont Country Fair

Today I went to the Tunbridge World's Fair in Tunbridge, Vermont!  Never been there and it was a nice ride.  This fair has apparently been around for years and years!  I'll post a few pictures on Flickr for you to check out, but I don't think I'll be going to this fair again.  Too much carnival and not enough fair for me.  They had some quilts but they were poorly displayed and there weren't very many.  They did have a building with a good display of antique everyday items.  That's all for now.  I hope to get back to some fiber work Friday afternoon.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blueberry Pie

I went to the coast (East Coast) to visit with my oldest brother and his wife last week.  It was his birthday  so I brought him a little gift.  He has a wonderful garden each year and I left with tomatoes, zuchinni and carrots.  He has two large blueberry bushes that are still producing.  He gave me two large containers of freshly picked blueberries!  I decided I had to make a blueberry pie today.  I referred to my Betty Crocker Cookbook recipe and while it is very good, I would use less sugar next time, probably 3/4 C. instead of 1 Cup.  Daughters and grandchildren visited me today before I had to leave for work.  We had a fun pizza lunch then we had some pie.  So as you can see there's not much left, but a berry pie is very easy to make and very satisfying this time of the year.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fall Weather/Fall Apple Recipe

I found this recipe last year on one of my favorite links,  I made this last year and had a request for it again this year.  I made it today and thought I'd post the recipe for others to consider. My picture of it doesn't do it justice, but it is yummy!

Cheddar Apple Pizza

Pastry for a single crust pie
4 large baking apples, peeled and cut into 1/4" slices (about 5 cups)
1/2 C. shredded cheddar, mozzarella or Swiss cheese...I used cheddar, sharp recommended
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 TBS cold butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll pastry to fit a greased 12" pizza pan (I used a cooking sheet), flute edges and
Bake pastry for 10 mins.  Remove from oven.

Arrange apples in a single layer in a circular pattern to completely cover pastry.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Combine brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle over cheese. (Or reverse order and put cheese on last if you wish.)

Cut butter into small pieces and dot top of pizza.

Bake for 20 minutes or until apples are tender.  Cut into wedges; serve warm.

Wonderful with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on the side.

Yield:  12 servings

Monday, September 7, 2009


If you are interested in seeing a video of deconstructed screen printing go to Kerr G's site listed on my Links.  She has a video on You Tube.  I'm working on the small Generations wallhanging and I'll post some pictures of progress soon.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Another Agricultural Fair

    Yesterday I went to another agricultural fair, The Lancaster Fair.  It was a perfect day it was a real old fashioned country fair.  They had the traditional cow barn, sheep and goat barn, horses and more.  They had a wonderful exhibit of quilts, mostly traditional patterns. They had a large 4H exhibit and I was impressed with what the kids have been doing.  Some very good photography, baking, sewing and other crafts.  I took several pictures and enjoyed some "fair food" before heading home.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fair Days

Today I enjoyed the Hopkinton Fair.  It was a beautiful day and not busy there at all because it was opening day.  This is an agricultural fair and I enjoy seeing the fruits, vegetables and flowers kids and others grow.  So I took a few pictures to share.