Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday stitch day

It has been a fun weekend! Friday evening my family (less the Canadian son in law) went to a small fair about 10 minutes from our house. Natalie loved the horses. In the Percheon barn, one owner offered to let her sit on their horse while her son held onto Natie. The look on her little face told us she was thrilled. So that led to a pony ride and then a merry go round ride on a horse. I think the best part was the miniature horses; she could see eye to eye with them.

Saturday my daughters, Audrey, and I went to a craft show. My budget was $40 for the day, and I was able to shop and have some money left over. There were lots of funky, prim pincushions, and Audrey bought a darling pinkeep. It was an old quilt square with stuffing in the center and then stuck into the cup. Sorry I don't have a picture.

Today is stitch day at my house. Even though the day won't be chilly, this is what I'll be serving.

4 cups cider or apple juice
1/4 cup red hots

Combine both ingredients in a large pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the candies dissolve. Keep warm in a crockpot.

This is the project I will be working on; it is Justice for All by Blackbird Designs. It is working up fast, and it'll be easy to talk and stitch with this project.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend as well!


Sue said...

Have a blessed Lord's Day and have fun stitching!

Melanie said...

I bet the cider make the house smell good too!!! Enjoy your Sunday.

Barb said...

Have fun today! I am sure you enjoyed your Saturday too! Your planned stitchery is so creative, is it *counted cross stitch* or embroidery? Have a wonderful week!

Audrey said...

It was a great weekend spending time with you and the girls! What a lovely family you have!
I can testify the cider was yummy!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Sounds like a great weekend - family and stitching...does it GET any better than that?? I love it here ~ ♥

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Mary

I haven't forgotten about the Pay if Forward, I've been busy collecting little gifties for you.

Enjoy your evening!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I've been thinking of putting together: apples, cider, red hots just for the smell. And maybe freeze/thaw for repeated use in the potpourri warmer. I think the combo would smell so much like my favorite Yankee Candle "Home Sweet Home". But your version sounds more delicious! Great idea! I love your stitching project, and sounds like everyone had a wonderful time at the fair! -Tammy

The Old Parsonage said...

Hey there

Just stopping by to get some idea of what types of things you like. And I saw your recipe for gobs! We make gobs too, our recipe is a little different, but they are a staple on my cookie trays at Christmas and a treat throughout the year!!!

I just became a follower, so I'll be back soon.