dearest readers, my shop update will not be until monday now,
circumstances being what they are,
i have decided it better to take a few extra days
and do the job properly...
so with that being said,
i can only apologize to those that were waiting on friday.
let us just say 'a pie' was made but said pie took a little longer than i hoped.
add in the sudden realization that our #2 turns 17 in 4 days to which i am wholly unprepared...
do not think i do not remember the dates of my children's birthdays
for i do,
it's just i thought we were still somewhere near the middle of April and not entering the beginning of May
but i can assure you i will be in my little store around 10:00am pacific time Monday 3rd May,
popping a few new dottie angel lovelies upon the shelves...
i have several summer apron wraps,
a couple of 'just say it like it is' wall hangings,
a whatnot garland,
a pair of rambling kite tales,
some 'summer sunshine' cushions.
now some may say they look like ordinary dottie angel cushions,
the usual patched affair.
but dearest readers like so many ordinary looking things,
they are rather extraordinary on closer inspection.
for i have made these sweet 'summer sunshine' cushions double sided
"oh Tif, that is simply wonderful" i hear you exclaim
"why thank you" i reply
i have always tried to make my cushion covers as pretty on the back as the front,
however, this time i really made the effort to give them two personalities.
the first personality being
and the second personality being
and now with that out of the way,
let us talk pie.
for that is really what we are here for today.
did Tif make the pie?
and more to the point,
did Tif's family survive the pie?
very important questions
needing to be answered so we may all sleep tonight.
yes, i made a pie,
yes, it took me the best part of the day
i blame the many distractions that go on within the shed
and not my inabilities to have all the ingredients required,
so nothing to do with a mad dash for flour in the middle of the veggies cooking,
or pesky little olive giving a fatal wound to my oldest and dearest dottie angel cushion whilst i was distracted by my pie making...
no, nothing to do with that sort of thing.
by the time we sat down to eat the meat and onion pie it was well after 8pm
probably a good thing, for my clan were hungry,
my man noted a lack of veggies on the side,
and got up to cook some.
i told him
"sit down, be quiet and eat up.
Jamie says the pie is filling enough
and if Jamie says that,
then it's good enough for me"
on the whole i think it went quite well,
the vegetarian amongst us not fairing quite so well...
everyone lived to see another day,
but as i sat and ate my pie of many hours,
i couldn't help but think,
"lordy Tif, you've got to get up tomorrow and start this all over again"
she is clearing up the debris and getting Carlos the camera warmed up ~ Tif