Please Pass the Applesauce


How do you like these apples? Lovely, eh? There’s nothing like a bushel of fresh, locally grown apples to welcome fall. Sunday night I made two batches of applesauce and probably have enough apples to make at least four more. The plan is to load up the freezer and serve this delightful sauce warm as a special occasion side dish throughout the winter. I used the completely awesome Haywood family recipe that knocked my socks off the for first time about 12 or so years ago. I’m telling you it rocks and I’m so glad Jeff’s mom showed us how to make it. The good news is that I will be sharing this wonderful recipe with all of you in the coming days, so check back for that this weekend.

Before I got all caught up in the smell of cinnamon and sugar Sunday, I headed to the YMCA to set up for the quilt bee. Turnout was low, but Joy, Sandy, Abby and I had fun and got some doll quilts made to donate this Christmas. Sandy got the ball rolling by show up with four completed doll quilts that she whipped up last week. Check out my two favorites below…

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With creative input from little Abby (who tagged along with me), I made a doll quilt top, that I plan to finish at Tuesday night’s Craft Club meeting at the Y. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Consumer’s Room and everyone is welcome. I hope to see you there!

I’m wrapping up the edit on my conversation with Kayte Terry and hope to release the next podcast very soon. The Amy Butler show (and massive fabric/pattern/book giveaway) is on the way, too, so brace yourself, folks.

Amy is going to help me make CraftSanity history with the biggest giveaway ever! Trust me, you won’t want to miss this.


I will also be hosting a return podcast visit from Anna Maria Horner.

I just got my hands on Anna Maria’s book and I find it to be completely intoxicating.  (That’s my highest book rating by the way.) I cut out fabric (above) to make her pin cushion sewing caddy design and have plans to stitch up several more goodies in time for Christmas.  “It Seams to Me” that her book is going to be a wild success. I will post more pictures and details very soon. If you sew, you’re going to want this book. I will be giving away a copy soon, so check back for details.

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