It's NOVEMBER!!! How did this happen?!? Wasn't it just Easter?!? And not only is it November but it's my blogaversary...9 years of writing crap, recipes, quilts...that's the longest I've done anything except breathing and I've done that for a very, very long time! So happy blogaversary to Pots and Pins!!
I was fortunate to host our quilt group meeting last week, three days before Halloween, so naturally we had to have a Halloween theme...I set the table with a mix of my old and some new Halloween plates I found at Home Goods (love that store) and I tried to make it festive...it was more like Uncle Fester I know but then it was Halloween!
Since I've hosted my quilting friends many times right before Halloween, I try to do some fun and interesting things for them...and I always try to have yummy food. Alas, I didn't have much up my sleeve this year! And when it came to the food, I thought I'd do something creative so I decided to give something new a try...and it didn't work! I read a recipe for pumpkin soup and it sounded interesting...I made it and it was disgusting. I threw the entire thing out! The recipe called for pumpkin, cinnamon, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce and Soy Sauce!!! Disgusting I tell you!! I also made a chocolate pumpkin roll that looked good but was equally as disgusting...only this time I didn't throw it out but served it to my quilting friends! Talk about horror! I didn't taste the filling when I made it, so I was as surprised as everyone when I had one bite and realized it was a stinker!! I told them they didn't have to eat it and they didn't! I'm not sure what went wrong but I won't be making it again! It was...what's the word...oh yeah, just too vomitous!
At least the salad was good and so was a tried and true recipe for Pumpkin Soup - and you can find that recipe here. And the little sandwiches made with puff pastry, roasted turkey, brie cheese and cranberries...they were yummy so the lunch wasn't a total failure!
I served the soup in roasted pumpkins...they were a little on the big side but at least they didn't collapse! All it all it was a good time and I don't think anyone left hungry! Now, about the reason we met...quilt group! It was a very small "show"...I suppose everyone had been busy working on their Halloween costume instead of quilts!
Helen brought another scrap-happy quilt in her "signature" colors! Lest you think Helen is in a rut and can only make a quilt with bright colors, you would be wrong! Helen, like the rest of us, works with colors that make her happy and her colors just happen to be bright and colorful! My colors tend to me more swampy...muted...dull even...I need more color!!
Marsha brought in another adorable dress quilt. This one she made for her niece and Marsha is hand-quilting it! At our Christmas exchange last year I came home with one of those dress panels and when I saw Marsha's quilt it jogged my memory...so I dug out that panel (it has now aged for an appropriate amount of time) and I'm going to try to finish it for a Christmas gift...not necessarily THIS Christmas!
That's it folks...three quilts. Perhaps the smallest showing we've ever had!! But still a good one!
Hope you had a grand Halloween and are happily speeding ahead to Thanksgiving! There are only 52 days until Christmas!!! Somebody slow down Father Time!