Saturday, October 29, 2011

make, share

All done!
Just in time for the last Saturday of scrappy orange sewing
This was displayed in my classroom this week.  My little sweetie-pies notice EVERYTHING- any little change, so there were lots of cute compliments.
I started hand-quilting in the center with a button, then went around and around with 3-inch spaced-apart lines, kind of squares.  Next time, I'd probably put a skinny, black sashing around each block.

We've enjoyed apple slices dipped in caramel several evenings this week.  Super yum and fall*ish.  This morning, I adapted a Christmas punch recipe from Taste of Home magazine.  It was pretty sweet, but perfect with a sausage biscuit.

Put about 3 cups apple juice and 1/4 cup of cinnamon Red Hots in your crockpot.  Crank it up to medium, which is 3 on mine.  Stir every 10 minutes or so, because the candy will stick to the bottom before it dissolves.  I drank a mugful (Fiesta, of course) after 30 minutes, then another one a couple hours later.  Sooo good.  I'll share the original recipe in December, also super yum.


2 comments:

mainer said...

What a nice wall quilt. A great use of orange! That punch sounds tasty!

Cassandra said...

I love your wall hanging!! The colors are fabulous.