Chesapeake Landing Sewing Day: October 2012

I find the best way to start any day is with an egg! Breakast on Saturday’s sewing day was  Soldier’s Eggs. :) I never knew why that name, until now, but this is what Granny used to call them when she made them for us when we were little. And of course Joan has all the cute little egg cups to add to the fun.   From Wikipedia:  A soldier is a British term that refers to a piece of toast or bread cut into thin strips reminiscent of the formation of soldiers on parade. The toast is sliced in this manner so that it can be dipped into the opening of a soft boiled egg that has had the top of its shell removed. Anyway, every time I eat eggs this way, Granny is always with me.

There were a couple of projects being worked on that were becoming a bane to those who owned them. But by the end of the day there was satisfaction in knowing that the score would be Quilters: 2 Projects: 0! I can’t wait to see these quilts finished, as will Patti, Janine and Barb! We saw a couple of mystery quilts being started as well as  Christmas pillows, a baby quilt and a faux Cathedral Windows quilt. It is made from charm squares and muslin. <—I’ll post this technique later on in November.

The theme for the menu came from Oktoberfest. Joan made an awesome beer simmered Bratwurst bunwhich with onions and a side dish of  red cabbage. Liz baked a Chocolate Stout cake with bittersweet chocolate icing…thank you Liz! And of course we had to sample some beer…non-alcoholic…O’doul’s Amber and Labatt Blue Pilsener. Since I arrived a day ahead of the class I volunteered to make the all day coffee/ tea cookies.  After a near scare of mixing up egg yolks and egg whites I managed to get them rolled into balls, rolled in egg whites & walnuts and baked without burning them!

Since I don’t have any quilts to show you I thought perhaps you’d like a pattern. When I was researching blocks to add to my beach quilt I came across this block called the “Grandmother’s Spool.” It is by Sandy Harris of Sundropdesigns—> grandmothersspoolpdf. Enjoy and say hello to your grandmothers where ever they may be!

Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye


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