Happy Pi(e) Day

In honor of National Pi Day (March 14 or 3.14), I made two pies for my birthday treat to take to work. Peach Pie with Pecan Crust Pastry Dough 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup ground pecans 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Cream together shortening, butter and sugar. 3. Sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder. 4. Combine creamed mixture with dry ingredients and ground pecans.  Dough will be crumbly. 5. Chill dough for 30 minutes. 6. … Continue reading Happy Pi(e) Day

Contentment… Chasing an elusive goal.

Nearly every day while perusing through social media, we see the best of our friend’s lives. I am guilty of only posting happy things that make it appear that my life is always great.  I write my blog to display the crafts, cooking and family activities that turn out well.  I avoid showing my mistakes and failures.  Perhaps one of these days I will write a blog postings about these “Epic Failures” to show that not everything goes as planned. But, when things are not going well, viewing these happy postings on social media can make a person feel down. … Continue reading Contentment… Chasing an elusive goal.

Dresden Village Fused Glass Clock

Wanting to add some color to my sewing room, and make something functional, I decided to make a fused glass clock.  Actually, I just needed an excuse to work with glass again . Looking at ideas on-line,  I found lots of pictures of clocks that other people had made (see photo below for some of my favorites).  While all of these were great, and any one of them would have been fun to make, I really wanted to come up with an idea that was unique to me. So, one day while I was looking at some pictures of quilts, … Continue reading Dresden Village Fused Glass Clock