Saturday, June 16, 2012

June FNSI

G'day

Thanks to Heidi for hosting FNSI this month .... there is something about gathering up particular sewing jobs to do and getting myself all comfortable for some quality time with my stitching....
... footy is on a Friday night so Hubz is happy ....
... and later on we switch over to Silent Witness and watch that together ....
.... well, I need some quality time with him too....
... and it gives me some time for handstitching...

So while the footy was on I pinned my Patchwork Village quilt....


I had already drawn out the patterns I want to quilt on the blocks.... I think if you enlarge the picture you will see them... just simple hearts and flowers that match the stitcheries....
... and I'll free hand orange peel the sides of the stars ...


... of course I also need food for a sewing marathon...
... or I would get all weak and maybe faint and that would be disturbing for Hubz to deal with...

Fresh Raspberry Pie


Hubz likes his with icecream...
... I like sour cream ... 
...that has no extra sugar...
... that means it is good for you....


Just mash up a cup of raspberries (I used frozen since it is not raspberry season here) with about 1/2 cup of sugar, 3 Tbsp of cornflour, 3/4 cup of water and stir whilst heating to boiling... let it boil for a bit so it all thickens up nicely....

You need a pre baked pastry shell.... 
don't you like my fancy one with the pretty edges?.... 
so clever aren't I?.... 
I bought it ready made..... 
(I wonder what preservatives were in that to make it last for months on the shelves.. rather negates the no extra sugar in the cream!!! but still... it looks nice and tastes nice)

Anyway, pour your fresh, or defrosted raspberries in the cooked base - enough to cover it very well and then pour over the lovely thick raspberry mixture.... and put it on the windowsill to cool.....

I think it will be nice with blueberries, or cherries ........

.... and then a bit of handsewing (after I washed my hands of course) ....

.... no.... I haven't got hexie fever.... but I am making some of Cheryl's Little Bit French items and these 3/4" hexagons are part of it.... 


...oh my....

... I'm not sure I understand the hexie addiction...

Righto, Gotto Go... there's a quilt ready for quilting.....

I hope your weekend is outstanding.....

20 comments:

  1. The pins look like little soldiers standing to attention, that's a great pic! As for the hexy's, they look great and the stitching is pretty too... ♥

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  2. Oh yes I agree with Anthea, those pins do look like little soldiers :o) Have fun quilting./ Your little hexies are very cute. hugs, Sharon

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  3. Your raspberry tart looks delicious!
    Be careful you may end up developing an addiction to hexies, there isn't much to understand it just takes you by surprise....
    Happy quilting..

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  4. Looks like a busy FNSI in your space.
    I'm with you on the Hexies - what is all the fuss about??
    Enjoy the quilting.

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  5. You got a lot done - and a raspberry tart as well - yummo!.

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  6. Yummm what a yummy tart!!
    Hexi addiction attacks slowly lol

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  7. Good for you getting your quilt all prepared for quilting , those pins look ready for work ;-0 Your hexie looks great as does the stitchery but oh that raspberry pie ,my mouth is watering and I just had breakfast :-)
    hugs Sheila

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  8. Sounds like you have a good and productive FNSI. Tart looks delicious.

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  9. You were a busy girl for FNSI.
    The tart does look yummy.
    Silent Witness was good ah!!!

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  10. Your hexies look beautiful and your quilting patterns are going to be lovely, xx

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  11. You achieved a lot last night. Your Patchwork Village quilt will look gorgeous! And the pie looks so yummie!

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  12. I LOVE your pic of the pins all standing at attentions. As for your raspberry tart idea...I have some frozen raspberries in the freezer, it's very tempting:) 3/4" Hexies? No wonder you couldn't see the charm - try something a bit bigger and you'll be hooked like me in no time!

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  13. You've achieved a lot for FNSI! That pie looks so delicious too.

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  14. That tart looks so yummy I would have cream with mine... happy quilting too xxx

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  15. Great pie recipe thanks, defiantly something to try next time we have guests, looks like you spent hours in the kitchen!
    Loving the village quilt, looking forward to seeing the end result, sure you will do a great job.

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  16. Just love raspberries..your pie looks delicious..you were busy for FNSI

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  17. Okay so when I saw that pie, I was thinking, "How does she find the time to do all this?" Your desserts always look amazing. I love the hexies stitchery.

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  18. You do some fabulous work....

    Save some pie for me....be right over!

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  19. Oh the pie, the pie...so scrumptious looking! You always tempt me with your deserts. My DD is making a chocolate cheesecake for her dad as it's father's day here today, so I'll get my sweet fix. Love your stitchery.

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  20. OMG I LURVE raspberries...and this pie just looks beyond delicious...going to have to give it a try...definitely a successful FNSI at your house...

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