Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pie & Dandelion

My mom came up to stay through the holiday. She loves lemon meringue pie so I made her one today. The center is like lemon curd and if you have only had a lemon ice box pie this is a much more intense lemon experience in my opinion.The recipe has been in our family for 5 generations that we can count. It came from my great aunt's grandmother. I cannot even count how old that would make it, my great aunt is 83(and still a handful) I got the baking gene in my family so this pie always falls on me to make. It is make with a double boiler and a good deal of whisking to temper the egg yolks but well worth the resulting taste explosion.
 I was able to get 4 bands and part of a fifth completed on Dandelion Sampler this weekend. I was looking at the signature section this morning as I was working and realized this piece is from 1992. At least it is timeless in my eyes. I hope to have it completed before the end of the year just short of its 20 year anniversary. How sad is that? I am stitching it on Days gone By linen which is pretty appropriate don't you think?I have actually on the had chart about 10 years so I am really only about 10 years behind in my stitching. :) It is in an old Just Cross Stitch if your interested in it when I'm finished drop me a comment. 

Hope you all can find something to be thankful for this week. I think I have too many things to count as God has been very good to our family this year. If you have had a rough year and it seems He isn't blessing you it is still Him teaching you and being good to you.(have had plenty of those years in this life as well)

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Pie looks delicious! Great stitchy progress! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  2. ooo pie looks scrummy ... save us a bit and love your progress ... nice to see you working on a old ufo :) and hope you get it finished on time too :) looks a lovely pattern too ... hope you have a great thanksgiving :) love mouse xxxx

  3. Yummy looking pie! Lemon Meringue and Pecan Pie are my favorites. Your sampler is looking beautiful!

  4. OH your pie looks delicious. Enjoy a piece with your mom. Maybe have a cup of Earl Gray with it.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. Wow! Your pie looks heavenly! Your stitching piece is so sweet - love that fabric!

  6. Lemon pie sounds really GOOD right now!

    Lovely stitching. I hadn't seen that pattern before.