Weekends

 

How was your weekend?

I helped my sister at her craft show both Friday and Saturday and in return for my help I received the above beautiful project bag! (she does not have a website currently but maybe someday she will). I started a sweater for her for her January birthday and you can see a tiny peek in the bag. I haven't made a Ravelry project page yet for the sweater.

The craft show was outdoors and I was cold down to my spine, it was fantastic! I haven't been that cold in such a long time. I'd rather be cold than hot, but you already know that. Being in the fall elements I had a chance to wear my wool sweaters, hats and mitts. A knitter's dream come true. Also many family members that I haven't seen in years popped in and it was a fun family reunion of sorts for me.

Over the weekend, I ventured into making a gluten free pie crust (sister has celiac disease) and after scouring the internet I chose this recipe. My only substitutions for the crust were to use vegan cream cheese and vegan butter. I used Libby's pumpkin pie recipe for the filling substituting lactose free milk (8 ounces) for the can of sweetened condensed milk. I did not 'par-bake' the crust but I did put tinfoil around the edges of the pie once the pumpkin filling was in to shield the crust from over-browning. I was overall pleased with the results. There's a lot of butter in the recipe so it's definitely not super healthy but then again when you are having pumpkin pie you aren't exactly striving for optimal health except for that pumpkin content.

Sunday was my day to do chores and I blissfully did them while also reading in between laundry loads. The house is clean and I'm ready for another week.

How was your weekend?


Comments

  1. You are keeping busy what with a new house and all. How wonderful you were able to find the recipes and make this special pie. It looks delicious! (I'd rather be cold than hot too esp. if the hot involves humidity).

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  2. I got to meet Mabel! 'Nuff said. LOL

    Glad you had a good time at the craft show. Your "reward" is GORGEOUS!

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  3. It's so nice that you live close enough to your sister to help at the craft show (despite the cold). You were rewarded beautifully, and the peek of that sweater looks lovely!

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  4. What fun to help your sister! And what a lovely bag! :)

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  5. Beautiful project bag! I love pumpkin pie and yours looks yummy. I think pumpkin pie is one of my favorite breakfasts, haha.

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  6. Your new project bag is gorgeous. So, your sister has skills too. How nice to have a crafty family member. The small peak of your sisters sweater tells me it has a colorwork yoke. She is a lucky lady. Your pumpkin pie looks good. How did it taste?

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  7. What a beautiful project bag and it looks like a pretty start to a sweater. I'm glad it was such a great FALL weekend for you (I know you love the cooler temps).

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  8. That's a lovely project bag. Your pie looks good. My weekend was mowing the lawn, reading and making stairs for my latest dolls house.

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  9. Hi Karen,
    ...your project bag is really pretty...and I can already tell the sweater will be gorgeous...and you pumpkin pie looks delicious...I need to make one now...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  10. Wow - that Gluten free pie looks delicious! I love the craft bag your sister gave you. I love what I can see of your latest project in the bag. So nice of you to help your sister at the craft fair. Good for you for having all your chores finished - I will be cleaning bathrooms later tonight. It always feels good when the house is tidy and clean and ready for the week. See you again soon.

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  11. The pie looks delicious. It is amazing how recipes and ingredients for special diets are so available. What a pretty new project bag. As you know, I'd much rather be cold than hot. I put on wool socks and a sweater today. It felt like a little bit of heaven.

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  12. That pie looks scrumptious! Sounds like a fantastic weekend and how fun to have a mini family reunion. I envy you and the ability to wear your handknits and all the wool, so far it’s just cool enough to start wearing my handknit socks again.

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  13. I have just begun cleaning the house on Sundays and love the way it frees up the entire week! I love reading about your newfound time with family, Karen, there's nothing better!

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