Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Part V - 1821 SESQUI - SAMPLINGS 1971

During the long winter months, to satisfy the need for something fruity and tart, early Indianapolis women baked vinegar pie, claimed to be an original Hoosier recipe. It was sweetened with molasses instead of sugar; modern variations have a slightly different taste because of the refinement in commercial sugar and vinegar.

Vinegar Pie

    • 2 eggs, separated

    • Lump of butter, size of walnut

    • 2 Tablespoons corn starch

    • 1 cup sugar

    • 1 cup boiling water

    • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar

    • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice

    • 9-inch pie shell, baked

Beat together well the egg yolks, butter, cornstarch and sugar. Add boiling water and vinegar. Cook until thick and add lemon juice. Pour into baked pie shell. Beat egg whites until stiff; cover pie with meringue and brown in a 300-degree oven for 20 minutes.

The return of warm weather brought fresh fruit and fresh fruit pies. Dr. Isaac Coe experimented with fruit trees in the rich, fertile soil and encouraged other to do the same. Cherries were picked right from the orchard and, with a little corn starch, a little butter and “all the sugar your conscience would allow, then turn your back and add another half cup”—cherry pie!

Quickie Cherry Pie

  • 2 frozen pie shells

  • 1-pound can sour cherries

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3 Tablespoons flour

  • 1/4 Teaspoon red food coloring

  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Make lattice top from one of the pie shells. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine drained cherries, 1/4 cup of the cherry juice and remaining ingredients and pour mixture into pie shell. Cover with lattice top. Bake for 45 minutes until pie bubbles thoroughly.

Mrs. Gene McWilliams

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011



I decided it was time to change the mantle to something different. It was a changing scene for SEVERAL days. Papi never new what would be up there next. I believe this mirror was an auction find sometime ago. Not really sure, but I just shopped our collection, and there it was. Really like the shape.


While thrifting at Goodwill Outlet, recently, I spied this little Wedgwood vase. Of course, I grabbed it as quickly as I could. At .49 per pound, I figure it was worth the purchase. What do you think?


The doves have been stored for awhile and they told me they really wanted to be out where everyone could see them. I know that’s what they said.


The oil lamp belonged to my grandfather Wainscott. I was fortunate to purchase it at one of his auctions. I was told that he sold oil lamps before he and my grandmother were married. There was a hanging lamp that I REALLY wanted, but it was out of my price range. This lamp has already been promised to one of our grandchildren when we are finished with it.


I decided my grandfather Wainscott’s mantle clock should have a chance to actually be on a mantle for a change. My mother inherited the clock and for the past several years it has been on the top of a book shelf in her apartment. Soon my brothers and I will be dividing mothers things and I just thought the clock could have a place of honor on my mantle until that time.


The group of candles had been on the mantle, previously, and they just sort of stayed, giving some additional color. Everything has stayed the same for a few days now. Maybe I’m finished. Well, at least for a few days. Love the fact that I can always do something different if I feel like it.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Starting Seeds Indoors


A couple of weeks ago, while in the Dollar Store, I spotted herb starting kits for, guess what, $1. Well, I grabbed the chives, parsley, and sweet basil to start an indoor herb basket and here they are. Cute little beginning plants. I love to check them and see how they are progressing.


Sunday, I found a tutorial from Lindy, at Cottage Hill for Recycled Newspaper Pots that you might like to use. I was making another one that was a folded pot, very complicated, and have now switched to the Cottage Hill one. EASY!! I used a mushroom can and it’s perfect. She also shows her beautiful Peppermint Zinnias. I emailed her to find out where she bought the seeds and she actually has been saving them each year for some time. I Googled and found them on Amazon for a pretty good price. Need some!!


Here are some of my newspaper pots with Moon Flowers, Lavender, African Daisy’s, and Hollyhocks. Just started all these this week so nothing has sprouted yet, but I’m “expecting”.


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Monday, March 21, 2011

GREAT GIVEAWAY by Designs by Fee


Fee, at Designs by Fee is having a wonderful giveaway. She has a Super Dooper Give Away of 2 "Fresh Cotton" by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Charm Packs…Plus 1 Metre of this gorgeous rose fabric from the same line - Enough for you to make something totally delicious !! You don’t want to miss this one.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Midnight Cry

This beautiful song is so timely. According to the top post following the video, the young lady who made the video died at an early age. We must be prepared.

Friday, March 18, 2011

It’s a Follow Along Linky Party

Just discovered this fun linky party called Making the World Cuter Follow Along. It sounds like a super-fun way to meet some new friends & boost your "follow' numbers at the same time. It should be fun and interesting to meet some new bloggers. Why don't you check it out?

Check out this Civil War Reproduction Fabrics & Book Giveaway


Elizabeth, at Such A Sew and Sew has a friend, Wanda, who has been organizing her quilting things and giving away things that she knows she's not going to use. She's put together this lovely pack of Civil War Reproduction Fabrics. Most of these are ¼-yard cuts, but there are a few fat quarters and a couple of bigger pieces. In all, there are over 10½ yards of fabric here! To tie it all together, Wanda has included this really amazing book, The Civil War Diary Quilt, with blocks and stories from the Civil War. The book gives several different layouts using just a handful of blocks in the book for smaller projects, or all 121 blocks for a large quilt. Wanda wants this fun little collection to go to someone who will use it, so they giving it away at Such A Sew and Sew in honor of National Quilting Day, which is this coming Saturday, March 19th.

Ten Lucky People to WIN


For a chance to win one set of these amazing buttons visit Bejeweled Quilts by Barb. There will be 10 lucky winners. Good Luck

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another Win–Folk Art From the Harbor


I was soooooo excited when I received an email saying I had won this “One Nation Under God”, 12" x 18" ~ 5 mil clear mylar reusable stencil from Folk Art From the Harbor. I love their stencils and they have been giving away one each month. If you are not familiar with their work, be sure to check it out. GREAT ideas and the stencils are reusable with clever sayings and illustrations. When your order is $30 or more, you can choose a free stencil from a nice selection. Be sure to visit their blog. Thank you again BeCca.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grammy and Papi's Attic: Our God Is An Awesome God

Grammy and Papi's Attic: Our God Is An Awesome God

Our God Is An Awesome God

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident.
Psalm 27:3

Thankfully, our destiny is not tied to this world, but to the eternal domain of our God. We need fear nothing, since we have the assurance of an eternal home of peace and sanity. There is great comfort in knowing that the Lord is still in control. This world may come to an untimely end, but the heavens shall endure forever. Praise God!

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Goodwill Outlet Find of the YEAR


I know it’s not Christmas, but it sure felt like it yesterday when Papi came home from a Goodwill Outlet trip in Indianapolis (our favorite picking place). He stayed for one more round of tables and this beautiful Kirkland Nativity was brought out on the table RIGHT in front of him.

If you have not been to a Goodwill Outlet, let me explain. It least this is the way it’s done in the 3 in Indy. On the odd hours all tables are removed and new ones brought in for your picking pleasure. This is done in groups of 6-8 tables and no one is allowed to touch anything until all of that group of tables is in place. People line-up around the table and “go for it” when the word is given. Sometimes it’s a mad scramble!! I always hang back and let the wild ones get their pick then I like to calmly go through and look at what they left behind. Of course, I miss some goodies, but at least I’m still standing on my own two feet, most of the time.

DSCF1005Back to the Nativity, It had NEVER been opened!! It’s hand-painted, has fabric clothing, in an antiqued style. The set includes a two-part scene: creche and an additional shelter piece.

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There are eleven figures and animals: Jesus, Mary, Joseph, three kings, an angel, a shepherd, a sheep, a camel and an ox.DSCF1010DSCF1008DSCF1015DSCF1012

I’m sorry some of the pictures are not very clear, but I was having problems with the camera for some reason. To give a perspective of size, the creche is 18” tall and Joseph is 13 1/4”. This is a VERY detailed set. Now the good part…the charge $4.99. We have no real idea what the original cost might have been, it was from Costco, do yoe have any guesses? Now you know why it is the GW find of the year.

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Great Giveaway of 100% Organic Cotton Dishcloths


By Your Hands is hosting a great giveaway of sampler hand crocheted dish cloths. Be sure to enter to win by March 31, 2011.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

15 Fat Quarter Giveaway Melly Hurlston Fabric

Where_the_Wind_Blows_for_Vignette_blogVignette In Stitches is having a beautiful 15 fat quarter giveaway. It’s awesome, but you need to hurry there isn’t much time left to enter.

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