Hello dear friends and welcome to our home!
Yesterday was a beautiful day, so my son and I homeschooled and had lunch outside. This is one of the beauties of homeschooling that I love. Sitting outside with the sun warming our shoulders is the way I like to do math! He took the picture of our driveway after I commented that everything was, just so bare. He is always willing to help me and I appreciate him so so much.
Afterwards, it was almost time for two hungry teenage boys to come home so there was pie to be made. You may see a trend here, we eat a lot of pie! What a great way to end a Monday though wouldn't you agree? I have been sticking with a rustic fold over tart, instead of a top crust. The boys certainly don't care as long as they get pie, and I love that is is so easy and takes less time. Just for fun, I've included my pie crust recipe below in case you would like to try it. The recipe is easy and works well for me every time. (Just know though, I am slightly embarrassed by the amount of butter.)
I stayed up very late sewing on my Tumbling Charm quilt. The rest is pieced, strips are stitched together, and now I just need to finish sewing them all together. Only a couple of hours work for the top to be done, but I gave up eventually, about 1:30 a.m., worried my sewing might wake my family. I will most likely add a two or four inch white border and I would love a small polka dot binding around the edge. I'm happy to be working on projects that will make the corners of my home cozier.
The area next to the piano is the corner chosen for my Cottage Corner Tuesday. I have a lovely cross stitch made by a cousin of mine and this corner is where I tend to put knitting bags, tubs (yikes), and yarn ready for use. I keep it there because it can't be seen when people walk in the door and it's out of the way. However, I think a small book shelf or cabinet would do well there and maybe create real storage for these items. I also have a crocheted afghan that is very much near completion and matches the picture, so my plan is to store it folded on top. I'll be looking for the right cabinet and hope to show a change here sometime soon. Meanwhile, back to the hope chest area of my family room I shared last week, I would like to recover the cushion for the hope chest and share that as well. Perhaps around the same time I finish the quilt I can have that done too.
It's very windy and it's raining here; the temperature is going to be falling throughout the day. Coffee and knitting are waiting and soon we'll be heading out the door for piano lessons.
I truly hope Tuesday treats you well my friends. Be kind to yourself today:) Jeannine
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 sticks cold butter
1/2 cup ice water
Pulse flour, salt, sugar, and butter in a food processor, until all the butter is mixed into the flour.
Slowly add the ice water. Mix only until a ball is combined.
Take out divide in half.
Form each half into a patty and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Roll out on a floured board.
Wrap onto your rolling pin to lift crust into pie pan.
Bake according to recipe you are making.