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Monday, November 18, 2013

Guild day

Three things to be happy about:
(1) cooking cranberries
(2) new Christmas ornaments
(3) a warm fuzzy hat

Hi everybody!  Anybody make their own cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving?  I prefer the home made "lumpy" kind over the kind that slides out the can and shakes like jello!

Saturday at guild meeting I didn't get many pictures, but there were beautiful pieces for show n tell, as usual!  Here are a couple:  Sheryl made Christmas cards decorated with felted and sashiko'd art:
isn't that lovely?

Barbara showed a gorgeous Baltimore Album quilt, all hand pieced and hand quilted!

it was a three year project, and the final quilt is worth every minute!

I love log cabin quilts, this one is so pretty!
it was LA'd by another member of our guild, you can't see the quilting but it's wonderful!

Faithful Circle quilters brought their 2014 raffle quilt, "Birds of a Feather Quilt Together:"
I hope I win!!!

This week the news is revisiting the Kennedy assassination in 1963, I'll always remember where I was on that day.  I don't remember what grade I was in, but I can still see my teacher coming into the classroom to give us the news, and she had a pair of house slippers in her hand.  (Back then the teachers all wore high heels in the classroom.)  

I'm listening again to 11/22/63 by Stephen King, it deals with a man who goes back in time to prevent the assassination.  Naturally there are unfortunate consequences - it's a good read!

That's it for now, have a great Monday... sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. I make my own cranberry sauce. I got the recipe years ago while attending Cranberry Fest in Rhinelander Wisconsin. I use to go up for the festival each year.

    If I remember correctly there are only 3 ingredients: cranberries, brandy, and sugar. I can't remember the ratios, I would have to dig out the recipe

  2. Our family favorite is a cranberry orange relish from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. In a food processor chop up cranberries, oranges and sugar. I usually make it the day before. We are not fans of the jelly stuff. This relish is tart & sweet and you can adjust the sugar and or add more orange juice. Sometimes I add a little bit of orange liquor too.

  3. Yes I make my own. I've been making it since I was 18 years old. It has brandy in it.
    Lots of lovely quilts at the guild meeting!

  4. Wonderful guild meeting. Aren't you lucky to be part of that group!
    Celebrate with some lumpy cranberries for me. Yum!


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