Thursday, April 29

a pie in the making...

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


Lou said...

Lovely pie...and great that you are taking Jamie to your heart! He is a national treasure! x

Ruby said...

Oh, I do love me a meat-y pie :)
Looks yummy, but I feel ya about the whole "I have to do this again tomorrow" thing....I mean really? Yes, really.

Ruth P. said...

Lovely blog. I am trying to form my words so they fit into your life the way I see it. And feel I'm failing miserably.
But I do enjoy every word you write, and sit here in wonder.

Tonia said...

and the day after that, and the day after that...
...there is something to be said for salad. And cake. made by someone else.

Lola Nova said...

looks perfect

Dajda said...

I'm proud of you! :)

Christine Clemmensen said...

I simply L*O*V*E your blog!!!
Awesome funny post:-)

Vickie said...

Oh, Lordy, I am so glad there is someone else out there that dreads that coming hour of day when dinner must be prepared. All eyes always look to me as if I am the "Goddess of what's for dinner". Oh, the anxiety of it, as I am not the gifted one in the kitchen. I always thought that as soon as I became a Mother I would automatically know how to cook - didn't happen, still waiting- its been 25 years.

Vickie in Seattle

Walter Helena Photography said...

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Madelief said...

Hi Tif,

Looking forward to the aprons you will sell in your shop. I will definetely have a look!

Your pie looks delicious!

groetjes, Madelief

cathleen said...

Have I told you lately how awesome you are? No, I don't think I have. have to be the most special and unique blogger EVER! I so enjoy reading you. You're clever, quirky and gloriously creative. A really fascinating combo, I think.

val said...

Tif, Your pie looks gorgeous and well worth waiting until 8pm for! Just remember what Scarlet always used to say "Tomorrow is another day!"
Can't wait to see your goodies in the shop :0)
Tif, my challenge started and there is a little confession on my blog, I hope I still qualify!
Well, whatever you are doing on your Friday Tif, may it be happy and joyful :0)
love Val xx

Urbanstems said...

Glad to hear you made the pie and what a goodlooking pie it is too!!

Unknown said...

that pie looks great....just wish I could muster up the energy to make on like it

emma said...

hey, nice pie. Oh, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets that months do indeed end rather abrubtly and new ones begin. Too busy doing other important stuff than to concern ourselves with such trivialities, I expect.

Unknown said...

those cushions are beautiful! i really, really want one.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Great post, love the cushions and that pie....yummy!..Any left?

dottie angel said...

oh you are always way too lovely, there is a small amount of leftovers lurking in the fridge...
and now it's nearly 4pm and i'm wondering if indeed it will stretch to another meal :)

mel @ loved handmade said...

Oh you make me laugh! I so love your posts...your pie looks delicious, and your very pretty pictures have me waiting on the edge of my seat for Monday to hurry up & come around!

celine said...

ah ah, hear, hear about cooking. Hours to prepare, minutes to eat.... rather play with fabric myself

Snuskebassa said...

I love your cushions! And to me they always have a happy side! I get cheerful everytime I see that you have made a new post on your blog!
Love from LIV

la.daridari said...

froma a quick look: gorgeous cushions!
I'll return without such a hurry...

YarnRoundHook said...

That pie looks delicious!

silverpebble said...

Oh pie. How I yearn for you some days when all I manage is (the deceptively rhyming) Bird's Eye.

Dear Jamie. He is slated for his fame but he does good works, including bringing pie-ness to the shed.

I have a little birthday money. I am poised. I may camp in the Mall with a tartan flask and a bloater paste sandwich until Monday. What time is Pacific time though? Is it like Hammer time?

dottie angel said...

for anyone in old blighty i am 8 hours behind you, in europe 9 and
i think australia are way ahead and after that i'm a little lost...

Wallace said...

Love the pillow. And the pie! You are so creative. I am going to attempt to follow your Challenge of the Utmost Kind... operative word is try. :)

Candy Pop said...

Lovely.. Lovely.. Lovely..
Have a great weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

That pie looks delicious!!! And I like the pillows. :)