Wednesday, October 16, 2013

All Treats!

My talented, handsome, fun-loving nephews, 
Brett (left) and Bryce (right), recently came over 
for an evening of pumpkin carving and seed roasting!
 Nothing but laughs as Jeff pretended to be Martha Stewart  
waxing poetic about each pumpkin's carving potential.
 Getting down to brass tacks, Brett and I opted for simple faces, 
while Bryce took time for detailed expression....
 Guess which one is Bryce's?

With faces glowing and seeds roasting, 
our evening wound down with (burn-our-mouths) hot apple crisp!  
Here's Ina Garten's Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
and as our burnt mouths can attest, it's a keeper!
Serving as September's contribution to my 
year-long Personal Pie Challenge, 
this crisp is everything you want a crisp to be. 
Adding pears, cranberries and walnuts would  
likely create crisp bliss.

If you follow this blog you may know 
I'm a long time fan of Alabama Chanin / Natalie Chanin 
and have steadily been hand sewing my own wardrobe 
in the AC style.
 Organic, cotton jersey, stenciled and reverse appliqued.
If you're in the Cortland area and want to learn 
the simple pleasure of hand sewing 
your own basic fingerless gloves (advanced shown above), 
sign ups are happening now for my workshop 
held at Cinch Art Space on
Saturday, October 26th from 11:00-1:00.
At Cinch on Saturday, November 9th from 1:00-4:00
I'm teaching an advanced sewing workshop (the two photos above)
where we'll learn a variety of easy, gorgeous hand sewn 
embellishment techniques.
This workshop turns up the volume on the basic gloves.
The basic glove workshop is recommended, but not required.

Quick, effortless and addictive.
Sign up now and join the fun!


  1. Handsome young men indeed! And wonderful pumpkins! And apple crisp! And fingerless gloves! You are an amazement Super T.!

  2. Right back at you! We're pretty lucky girls, aren't we?!