Friday, February 5, 2010

Simple things AND Sew-n-Tell

So, you came back to see the pie, huh.  Well, here it is ~ Shoo Fly Pie

Basically it's sugar pie.  Sugar in the form of sugar, molasses, karo syrup and even more sugar!  It's good but you need an equal dose of vanilla ice cream to tone down the SUGAR!!!!  We had our first taste of shoo fly pie up in Lancaster, PA on our 6th anniversary vacation.  This was Bill's request for his birthday dessert - it was either that or Raisin Pie and no one else likes raisin pie

Bill and I don't do much in the way of buying gifts for each other, but I did splurge and get him this for $3.88.

Seriously - I even wrapped it up and put a bow on it!!  He was a little disappointed in me at first that I had bought him a birthday gift, but all that melted away once he opened it and saw what it was.
He has been talking about how much he would like some lately but won't buy it because it costs too much and he eats generic cereals anyway in an effort to save money.  He's been hoping they would make a generic version of multi-grain Cheerios but so far I haven't seen any.

Our daughter got him some shirts, a case to carry his house plans in and a Clint Eastwood movie but I really think his favorite "gift" was this:

A card from Gramma Baker.  Gramma normally doesn't write too much in her cards, but this year she really went all out! 

She usually will write your birth year on the card in addition to the current date, but she didn't on this one. She also got the birthday month wrong, but we'll forgive her! :)  We are so blessed to still have her on this earth with us - she's 94 and sharp as a tack!  Bill usually tosses his cards right after reading them and usually doesn't even say anything about them, but he made sure everyone in the house saw this one and then tucked it safely into his nightstand drawer.  I know he'll cherish it forever!

So, what did I make this week (besides the pie, of course) for amylouwho's sew-n-tell Friday?  I've been working on aprons to put in my Etsy shop.  I'm currently bidding on adobe photoshop software on ebay so I hope to have the ability soon to put pictures into a collage, rather than have several pictures trailing....

I had a little photo shoot in my kitchen last night with "Lynn" - that's what my husband calls my dressform.  She was fairly cooperative, but just a tad fussy when it came to changing outfits so many times.

It's a rainy Friday here and I've got plenty to do today.  I hope to get some sewing done, but I definitely have to sign up for some craft shows - our crafty things won't sell unless we get them out there!  Bill still has about 70 chairs he made in preparation for big sales at Christmas time and it sure would be nice to unload them.  I might do some baking, too.  We definitely won't be taking our evening walk in the rain so I'll probably head down to the basement and sweat a bit with Richard Simmons this afternoon!


20 comments:

Leslie said...

your aprons are beautiful!!! really lovely. that pie looks pretty scrumptious too!!!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Pretty aprons! That cereal gift really shows how out of hand the price of cereal is.

trish said...

Your aprons are gorgeous!
They remind me of summer dresses.
:o) Trish

Dotty Jane said...

Great aprons! I especially like the last two:)

Diane said...

Those aprons are beautiful! Super cute!

nima said...

wow...beautiful aprons....

visiitng you from sew & tell

Stephanie said...

My grandmother was from PA. I have her original Shoo Fly Pie recipe. Yum!!! I usually make it each Christmas.

a fan of anything chocolate said...

You might be interested in TidyMom's blog about picnik.com where you can do collages. I just tried it for other options and really like it. http://www.tidymom.net/2010/02/wfmw-blog-help-edition-pictures.html

ktquilts said...

Love those aprons, the only problem is that they are too pretty to get dirty!!

Blessings,
KT

Kristen said...

I love the aprons, but I think I just became diabetic looking at your Shoo Fly Pie. Awesome! I'll have to look up the recipe!

KQuiltyBee said...

Fantastic aprons--good luck with sales. You can make collages at http://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php with flickr photos. It's free!

It sounds as if your family really knows how to treasure birthdays. That means so much, doesn't it!

Pokey said...

Sending happy birthday wishes to your honey. Save that card! I touched my heart, too. Your collection of aprons are really nice!

Nina... said...

My Grandma sued to make Shoo Fly Pie! We loved it. Your aprons are great...I've got to go check out your shop!

Suzanne said...

Wow! What lovely aprons!

Karen said...

Your aprons look great. I don't think you will have any trouble selling them. 'Lynn' is a real trouper.

Rae Ann said...

My you have been a busy girl! I love all of the aprons...you talented gal!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Yes I came back to see the pie and got a bonus.. the pretty aprons... and Gramma's card.

pinksuedeshoe said...

That last green apron is my favorite. I can just see my whipping up a pie in my own kitchen and getting flour all over it!

PS I love that your dress form has a name :o)

amylouwho said...

you are an apron making fool! I love them all!

Rene' said...

Those are great aprons. Thanks for sharing.

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