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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Good Evening My Prettie's, Care For a Strawberry or Peach...

Good Evening my dearest ones, how have you been? Dreadful, I hear, that's wonderful!! (LOL) Me, too.....I took today and tomorrow off of work so I could work on my living room. Unfortunately the Big Bad Bug visited me and put a spell on me. I haven't felt well today so I took a long summers end nap with my three cats on my son's bed. Don't tell him though, I don't want to upset him. Hopefully the spell will be lifted by tomorrrow so I can continue as planned.

I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while, just too busy to blog lately, but I will try and catch up on everyone's updates. I made this Blackbird Designs Sampler, called Strawberry Garden, earlier this year so I thought I would share some glimpses of it with you now. This is one of my favorite parts of this design. A sweet, juicy, sun ripened, red strawberry.

This is my second favorite part. I just love birds, especially if they are black. Oops, looks like I forgot to stitch his bead on for his eye.

Random photo #1

Random Photo #2

Completed "Strawberry Garden"
By Blackbird Designs
Now off to the framer......

Okay, I finally got around to making my Mother-in-law a fresh peach pie. Here is a photo before it went into the oven. I used a Pillsbury Pie Crust and I sliced up about 9 fresh white peaches, added some white sugar, cinnamon and some tapiocca to thicken it. Poured the mixture into the unbaked pie crust and I topped it off with a crumb mixture of brown sugar, white sugar, flour and butter. Baked it at 375 degrees for 45 mintes.

And this is what it turned out like. The house smells of warm cinnamon, such a sweet, pleasant aroma. Reminds me of autumn and Halloween. Yikes, I can't wait I tell ya!!!
Until next time.....have a piece of pie and enjoy!


Suzanne said...

Strawberry Garden is such a beautiful design and you have done a wonderful job of stitching it.

Yummy, can I come over and have some pie???

Brigitte said...

Oh my, how beautiful. Strawberry Garden looks gorgeous, it's definitely one of my favourites by BBD.

Cari said...

Hi Jolene! Strawberry Garden is one of my favorites. I am actually taking this piece to the show this weekend.

Your pie looks scrumptious! I just love fall. We have some wonderful orchards in our area and it's such fun to pick apples, peaches, strawberries, etc. Hmmm... I may need to do some baking this weekend.

I hope you are feeling better and get lots accomplished on your day off.

Deb said...

Oh, does that pie look good. Peach is one of my most favorites. Ymmmm, I can almost smell it now.

I love your Strawberry Garden - pretty colors and your stitching is great.

Hope that you're feeling better. Seems that illnesses seem to be starting up a little early this year. Hope that it's short lived and you feel like getting some stitching done.

CindyMae said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon!!! Your finish looks fabulous, great job!! That pie looks so yummy I can almost taste it!!

Pumpkin said...

LOL! Is that one of your Halloween decorations?

What a beautiful sampler Jolene. I just hope you remembered to fill in the eye before you took it to the framers.

OMG! That looks soooooo good! I wish you could smell stuff through a computer ;o)

Siobhan said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Love your Strawberry Garden. I stitched it a few years ago and my mother absconded with it. ;) I love stitching birds, too.

stacybinnj said...

Strawberry Garden is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish! Your pie pictures are making me hungry... by the way, hope you are feeling better!

Yuko said...

Hi dear Jolene,
How beautiful your Strawberry Garden is!
I have the pattern awhich is kitted up up, but I'm afraid to stitch this as there are many of speciality stitches!
How was that? Was it dificult?
Your stitches are always so beautiful!
Thanks always for your visit and warm comments!
Take care!

Alice said...

Oh my word that pie looks good!!!! You are so naughty for teasing!!! I love your completed Strawberry garden. ; )

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...


your strawberry garden is very nice.