Lately, I've noticed a strange need to make pies.
I love the idea of pies.
Flakey crusts and tasty fillings.
Baked pies. Refrigerator pies. Ice cream freezer pies.
Oh, but I'm a cookie and cake-baking girl,
not a pie-making girl. Or am I?
Help me decide as I begin a summer-long endeavor
making an assortment of pies, just for fun!
I'll share them all here, even the failures....
so head over to my Pinterest board Pies, Pies, Pies
and leave a comment back here on the blog
with your choice for my first pie. Thanks!
Early yesterday morning, as I was driving to pick up
seeds for the garden, I drove by my dear friend Lori's home
and lo and behold she was having a garage sale.
My lucky day!
No sooner did I get out of my car than she was
stepping off her porch, coffee in hand,
walking right up to me with a huge hug!
Then she proceeded to plunk a basket full of
vintage lace trims (above) into my hands! Seriously?!
It was as if she knew I'd stop by.
She brought out other vintage treasures,
like an impeccable wool and velvet Victorian coat
with amazing woven buttons.
I will forever marvel at how things were once made.
Any way, I managed to find a few more treasures
to bring home: a piece of plain linen so that I might
fill it with my own embroidery, and this large
vintage lace-trimmed bed sheet:
The reason I like it so much is that it has
hand sewn patches.
Who today patches their bed sheets?
I just love that. And I love it so much that I intend to use
it as the backing for a (near) future quilt.
Thanks so much, Lori!
On Pinterest, I saw a homemade detergent
for cleaning vintage linens. I'm willing to give it a try,
but if you happen to have a trick up your sleeve,
I'd sincerely appreciate hearing about it.
To have a live look at the newly hatched, adorable,
fuzzy chicks on Cornell Lab of Ornithology's (Ithaca NY) live cam,
click here: Red Tail Hawk Cam.
Click the video above to watch
the parents' antics from a few days ago.
Remember, I'm counting on your help to choose the first pie!
I hope it has fruit. No wait, ice cream. A meringue topping?
I must conquer my fear of the dreaded crust....
Tune in next week for the big reveal!