Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eggless Pumpkin Pie

This is the pumpkin pie that I baked yesterday, along with some beautiful sunflowers that my daughter purchased at the store.
 I'm practicing recipes for Thanksgiving. This recipe is a vegetarian version of the Eagle Brand pumpkin pie recipe.

   Trillium's Eggless Pumpkin Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 unbaked pie crust (single)

Place into a pie pan. (I used a non-stick metal one, not deep-dish, but regular depth).

Mix together:
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk (the full-fat variety)
1 15oz. canned pumpkin
3/4 teaspoon gr. cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon gr. ginger
1/8 teaspoon gr. cloves
1 T. cornstarch

Put into pie shell and bake at least 25 minutes at 350. You can then reduce to 325 degrees and finish baking until done. I don't have a crust protector, and have found that trying to put aluminum foil over the crust doesn't work for me.

Allow to thoroughly cool, so that it firms up.


Another Pink Giveaway. . .

is taking place on DJ's blog. See her cute cat, giveaway goodies, and enter before 10/29.

Teresa Is Celebrating. . .

her 100th blog post with a great cross stitch giveaway. Go to her blog and enter.

Jennifer's Oct. Giveaway. . .

is going on now, to promote breast cancer awareness. Visit her blog to enter before 10/31. You can win a lovely chart and some Kelmscott pink scissors.

Dixiesamplar. . .

is having a fabulous Halloween goodies giveaway! Everything you Halloween stitchers could desire is there! Go to her blog now and enter.

Ends midnight EST, Oct. 30th

Craftymoo's Giveaway. . .

is ongoing until 10/31. Visit her blog and see the lovely goodies (Jobelan, floss, pattern, etc) that she's giving away.

A GO Cutter Giveaway. . .

is going on until 10/31 at Alderwood Quilts. You can enter four different ways, for four chances to win. This cutter would be great for small shapes to adorn smalls, of for needlebooks-lots of uses!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Exchange from Verona

This is the great ornament that I received from Verona in the HOE Halloween Exchange 2010. I am so happy to receive this, because it saves me the time of making it! It's from the Just Cross Stitch 2010 Halloween Ornament issue, and it is by Blue Ribbon Designs.

She enclosed some beautiful Victorian Sampler overdyed floss.

Thank you, Verona!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trick or Treat Tree for Kathy

"Trick or Treat Tree"
by Pat Thode of The HeartStrings/The Artists Collection
from  the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Just Cross Stitch
Overdyed & DMC on 28ct. eggshell linen
 This is the front of the ornament that I stitched for Kathy as part of the HOE 2010 Halloween Exchange. I put the pumpkin face in the wrong place. I added some tree branches here and there, and used a different yellow for the moon. I worked on it off and on for about a month.

I put these wonderful buttons on it that I bought last year at Michael's.  This year I went to three different Michael's, in two states, and they did not offer them.

The reverse side:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stitching News

Granddaughter was home sick yesterday, but I did start on my HOE Fall Exchange. It's on 32ct. Jobelan. I like linen, but I find Jobelan even easier to stitch on. The threads are rounded and very even. It makes the needle sort of glide through. I'm making a finished project that is a first for me.

I'm waiting to hear when my HOE Halloween Exchange (2010) has been received, so that I can post pictures.

I have joined Fair & Square and will be participating in Round 22.

Don't forget to sign up for my PIF! Two spots are still open.

PC Stitch Pro

My PC Stitch Pro 9 is on its way! I'm so excited. I got it (brand new, shrinkwrapped) at a reduced rate from eBay. I can't wait to get some freebies put up here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Please Send A Card

I've just heard that a woman who works as a part-time commentator on one of our local talk radio shows had a double mastectomy and is about to undergo chemotherapy. She is married and is the mother of a 12-yr.-old girl.

Can you afford a small card + a stamp? Please send Kelly a pretty card with a picture of flowers, nature, anything bright and cheerful. Write: "Thinking of You", "Get Well," "Have A Good Day,"--any cheerful message.

If you cannot buy a card, then make one or send a picture post card. 

International (non-USA) readers of this blog post, please send a pretty postcard.

Mail to:

1201 Market St.
Wheeling, WV
26003   USA

Let's give her a big surprise and inundate her with messages of comfort and cheer!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Flowers

These tiny asters are sprinkled about the edge of the woods.

A Cute Crewel Freebie Owl. . .

pattern is available at Stitchy Britches. You will love it.

A Halloween Ornie Begun

This is my start on "By The Full Moon," presented in the JCS Halloween 2010 Ornament issue by Ink Circles. I changed the colors because I'm stitching it on Silkweaver "Solo" fabric (32ct) and I needed to match it. I stopped work on this because my HOE Halloween Exchange piece took me so long.

A Halloween WIP

This is the Primitive Betty "Boo" freebie. It has turned out to be very large (on 28ct.). I will either frame it and display it, or make it into a pillow.

JBW's Star

This is the "Star" ornament from the 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue. I will make it into a pinkeep, I think. It is stitched on 28ct. linen with overdyed thread (Carrie's, I think).

A Pretty Square

This is a freebie from "Les Biscornus de Louison." I stitched it with Threadworx floss on Lugana, over 1 thread. I'm not going to finish it as a biscornu.

A Duck . . .

at the gardens of the Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, Ohio. The lodge is built around a large garden that encircles a pond with a little waterfall.
There are many varieties of trees, grasses, shrubs, and flowering plants.

Trip to CoCo Key

We went to CoCo Key water resort in Newark, Ohio, a couple of weeks ago. It's an indoor waterpark. We stayed at the attached hotel, Cherry valley Lodge. It's a great place for children under 13!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I was the recipient of a PIF promise on Kielrain's blog, so I am hosting one here. Sometime in the next 365 days, I will send a stitched item to three lucky recipients.

I will choose the FIRST three people who leave a comment (on this post) stating that they want to be one of my PIFs. In return, please state in your comment that you will post a PIF on your blog for 3 other stitchers/bloggers.