Friday, February 25, 2011

Pie... and a project

I was talking about pie Tuesday morning.  You don't have to know me for long to discover this is one of my favorite subjects.  In fact, here I am blabbing to all of you about this not-so-big secret on, what, my third blog post?!  Anyway, where was I?  Oh yeah... pie!  So, it was the day after President's Day and for some reason I was taking about pie.  Then my dear hubby remembered that his grandmother always made cherry cobbler (which is kinda like pie, right?) on President's Day.  But, I'm thinking, President's Day was yesterday.  And then I look at the calendar and see that today (last Tuesday, actually) is Washington's Birthday, and, wait a minute, it was Mr. Washington and his famous quote about the cherry tree (true or not), that is the reason for this tasty tradition.  I know I shouldn't really have to have a reason to make pie, but it helps.  I'll just leave it at that for now.

So, I found frozen cherries at the grocery store, a filling recipe to loosely follow, and whipped up this pie.  I always use this pie crust recipe.  Because a really good pie crust makes a really good pie.  Truly.  Although the filling isn't exactly unimportant, for me, pie is all about the crust.

Finally, here's a photo to commit me to my next project.  I'm feeling like I need more practice sewing clothing from patterns.  I've had this pattern and the fabric since late last summer.  Now that spring is just around the corner (It's true!  I saw shoots emerging, alongside the snow, in my front yard today!), I think it's time for a new cheerful cotton top.  I'm making the shirt on the bottom left of the pattern envelope.  I'll let you know how it turns out. 


  1. Have you seen this website? Beautiful coverings that you can stick on to surfaces and later remove. The patterns look right up your alley!
    So glad you sent me the link to this - gives hope to this particular procrastinator! - Lori