Monday, October 12, 2009

What happened to fall?

We've had such a strange year of weather. First lots of rain this summer and then an early cold front that gave us 14 degree weather and 4 inches of snow! I'm not prepared for this yet! We're burning through the wood pile at an alarming rate!

Last weekend I had three events that I needed to make cakes for--it got a little busy around here! 120 cupcakes and a mini-tiered cake for a Saturday wedding, a three tiered wedding cake for 80 of Saturday, and 48 cupcakes and 36 iced sugar cookies for a baby shower on Sunday. I had 49 pounds of sugar in my kitchen and I only have about 12 left. Makes my teeth hurt! And yes--that is 12 pounds of butter!

Here are some of the blocks I've received in my quilting bee--this is turning out to be so much fun! I still need 5 more quilters for the second bee if anyone is interested. E-mail me your address if you want to. I really need to get on this!

I finished this bag that I've had the fabric for for quite some time. I was still using the lime green and pink, so was glad to get something more appropriate for fall done! I've had a love affair with burlap for a while and was glad to use it in this project. There are some great colors of burlap out there--I think I need to incorporate some into my living room curtains!

Hope you all have a great week!


  1. My teeth hurt just looking at that stash, but my tummy says "AH!!!!" baking and holiday treats ahead! the blocks are so cute. If we're in the first do we we still need to commit to the second bee? I am having too much fun with you!

  2. Wow! That's a lot of butter.

    Your projects look great!

    I sure don't miss snow, but I do miss seasons. We have hotter 'n hell for three months, then beautiful and warm for 9 months. But no real seasons per se. Maybe a few days of real winter, but not like you guys.

  3. You had a busy weekend for sure! Thanks for stopping by our blog, hope you drop by again.

    Teri @

  4. Hi Tara,
    Wow, that's a lot of baking!! Sorry to hear about the snow, it's been cold here too, but thankfully just rain so far. I love your burlap bag, so cute!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.