September 23, 2012

Sunday Afternoon Blueberry Pie

Fall is in the air.

 Time for baking

I love the smell of homemade pie baking on a Sunday afternoon.  I think they smells extra good on Sunday.  



  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  •   9 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Mix sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries.
  3. Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter.
  4. Bake pie on lower shelf of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. 

French Pastry Pie Crust


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. In a small bowl, combine egg, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of water. Whisk together, then add gradually to flour mixture, stirring with a fork. Mix until dough forms a ball. Add one more tablespoon of water if necessary.
  3. Allow dough to rest in refrigerator 10 minutes before rolling out. 


September 18, 2012

Green Mohair couch

I have had this green mohair couch in storage for many many moons.

My choices were to

1.   cut up the couch and REuse the mohair for a project (never got around to it, story of my life)
2.  USE it as a couch.  (that's a good idea)

The day finally came that I was going to either use it or reuse it.   So glad I decided to USE it just the way it was. 

She fits perfect into my music room.

Reading Nook


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