Sunday, November 4, 2012

This Week in 2012, Week 44

This week I missed Trick-orTreating with these cuties

But we did get to trick-or-treat with these lovelies.

I signed up to help with quilts to be made for some
 New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy.
You can still sign up to help here.

We picked our first bowl of 50 Satsuma tangerines.
There are many more bowls to be picked from our two dwarf trees.
They are very heavily loaded with fruit this year.

I finished a big block, measuring 19-1/2"x33" for Dianne in the Stitch Tease bee.
She wanted pinwheels, but since this is a secret bee I disguised
the colors and fabric choices.
Wouldn't this make a great scrapbook paper?

One of our sons lives on a "Fairy Tale" street.
I say this because never in my life have I seen a neighborhood that has so many parties 
and get-togethers as this street does, except maybe on Desperate Housewives.
There must be 40 kids who live on their street 
all between the ages of  6 weeks and 18 years old.
They all get along and help each other 
with home projects, babysitting and carpooling.
A real community!
This celebration was a chili cook-off and pie baking contest, 
complete with patio furniture moved into the cul de sac and a firepit.

I made a cherry pie.
My first cherry pie NOT using the canned cherry pie filling.

I won, along with their neighbor, Susan, who won for her delicious chili recipe!
No one said they go all out on the trophies,
but this Red Solo Cup does 
have a song named after it so 
I am honored.

This quilt was delivered to Tania, who is undergoing radiation treatments.

Time for Lime-Aid

There are only eight weeks left in the year.
Time sure flies when you are having fun!
Have a great week.


Rachel said...

Great costumes all around! Our dwarf trees had a ton of fruit this year too (after almost nothing last year!). Great projects (including that yummy looking pie!) Fabulous trophy!Beautiful quilt...might want to double check the year you are in ;-)

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

What cuties in all the halloween costumes! I've been thinking about your fruit trees ever since you posted the fruit in instagram. And a hearty congratulations for your cherry pie win!

Patchwork and Play said...

Hey, a win is a win is a win, no matter what the trophy! Yummy cherry pie! Your garden must be like a farm, with all the produce you have!

Jennifer said...

congrats on the pie win! looks delicious! You completely stressed me out with that 8 weeks left in the year! Must get cracking!

Susan Standen said...

Oh that pie looks yum! I made an apple pie last night and it was nice but I don't think it looked that beautiful.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Sometimes your life just seems so perfect!!

Dianne Neale said...

I agree with Helen! And I love my disguised block. How did you do that?

Flying Blind... said...

I was going to say 'how lovely' until you mentioned the lack of time left this year!

Leanne said...

It is that 8 week thing you mentioned, I don't like that part. The rest looks like wonderful fun.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

That street sounds magical. Congrats on the pie!
I am sure your friend loves her amazing quilt. It's beautiful. XO

Annabella said...

Lovely post Di - that street party looks such fun and congrats on winning with your pie.

Michelle said...

What a great street your son lives on! I love the star cut-outs in your cherry pie. And how incredibly generous of you to help out with the victims of Sandy.

Geri said...

The party looks like a blast! Congrats on the pie contest win!!!