My daughter turned 35 on the 3rd of January and asked if I'd make her a peach pie instead of a birthday cake when she and her hubby came for supper. Now normally this might not sound like a problem, but remember..... I live in Wisconsin and this is the beginning of January. Where was I going to find peaches without jumping on a plane or taking out a mortgage even IF I could find some decent fresh ones. Instead, I decided to use frozen peaches.....BAD IDEA!! Don't do it!! Although the pie might look pretty.....without lots of ice cream on top, it was yucky! Frozen peaches are not for pie making.....believe me! Maybe if you froze your own peaches, maybe, but not the ones from the grocery store. Next year, the poor girl will get a cake and that's it!!! No more peach pies in January for me!
On another note, I have been sewing again and it feels so good. I pulled all (well, not all, but some) of my solids out and decided to give them a whirl. I have some very abstract, arty type quilts in my head that really need to come out and solids are the only thing that will work. I did make a couple already, but I really can't show you until I decide if I'm going to use them for an upcoming swap or not. I have about 3 more in my head that I need to work on first and then I'll decide.
Did you see that picture? Not bad, huh? I took it with my new point and shoot camera! Hubby bought it for me for Christmas, but our local camera store was all out so I had to wait until last week to get it. My old one was 6 years old, only had 5 megapixels and really took crummy flash shots. So far I don't see much of a difference between my old one and new for shots in the sun, but the flash is another story! Wow!
Here's one of Toby:
On another note, look what I bought last week when I visited my local quilt shop when I went with a few friends:
Isn't it beautiful? These are not Kona colors, oh NO! This jelly roll is called, "Fresco" and it's by Patrick Lose. Every single color looks hand dyed......they're gorgeous and I can hardly wait to cut into them! I'm thinking they'll be perfect with the Malka Dubrawsky fabric that I'm waiting to get! I might need sunglasses for that combination.........yippee!!! How cool! Until next time..................