Getting It DoneWednesday, August 5, 2009
I've been working on the Halloween book today. The title of the book is going to be Tis Halloween. The photography is half-way done. I've been trying to find some new ways to show these stockings. Something quirky and fun.
I thought this bent fork was kind of a "spooky" way to display the stockings. (With a whisp of "cobwebs") Not hard to do with a pair of pliers. Also I have to write, "No Mom....these aren't the silver forks you gave to me....they are safe in the silver chest. I bought these for $2.00 each at Curious Sofa." (I just had to reassure her because this photograph could be enough to really send her over the edge.)
On the quilt front. We will have this new pattern in our warehouse next Friday.
The title is Hallowe'en - 1904
You should find this at your local quilt shop in a couple of weeks. We will begin shipping out the pattern next Friday... I'm sorry that Barb and I can't sell it retail...we only sell wholesale to shops and distributors. Barb wanted to honor her grandmother's year of birth...so that's why the year is attached to the title. (Not to be confused with Barb's year of birth hahahaha....I must be slap happy from all of the photography and all the technical writing I have been doing. I'm beginning to lose it. (Sorry Barb!) Really Barb is a bit younger than me anyway. She just aged another year the end of July.
I will try to keep up and answer comments in the comment section...look for them there. I will try to do better....Also this is for Denise as no one should be without a banana muffin recipe: (And Debbie, we need your Banana-Pineapple Muffin recipe too. It sounds great! Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you get a chance.)
Banana Nut Muffins
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter the muffin cups.
Mix all 4 of the dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk:
2 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
In a separate bowl, whisk the following:
1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Fold the flour mixture into the "wet" ingredients. Do not overmix.
Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Bake until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean...(about 20-25 minutes)
Cool before removing them from the pan.
Here are a couple of great photo's that you have sent to me:
This one is from Susie. She writes, "I have been working on your little baskets quilt from When the Cold Wind Blows. I have 176 baskets hand appliqued. That is a great quilt in your book and I know a number of quilt buddies working on the baskets. I am making mine scrappy and multi-colored on shirtings background. Appliqueing the baskets is very relaxing for me and I haven't tired of them yet."
The next one is from Valérie and she writes, "
I thought you would like seeing one of your summer charts finished on the first day of my summer break. I have customized the text so that it reflects how much the pattern reminds me of previous summers spent beneath the sunlit sky of Andalucia, on the Atlantic coast, not far from the Doñana National Park, home to migratory birds. I am not going away this year, but vacationing at home and it was nice remembering summers past while stitching.
Congratulations on your work - always beautiful.
Until tomorrow dear ones! Think it's time for another contest.