March 15, 2021

Problem Solved & Pie...

Brynwood Needleworks - Tiny Pennies For "Cottage Garden"

When last I spoke about these tiny wool pennies for my "Cottage Garden" project, I received some helpful suggestions for cutting them out in the comments section. My dear friend, Sherry of Createology blog reminded me that I have a (sharp) Japanese punch from my foray into book binding. I attached the appropriate cutter and easily punched my first (and last) wooly circle. 

I mean, look at the size of that piece of wool! There are over 300 of those bloody circles drawn on the wool pieces. Once I saw how truly tiny they would be, my needleworker mentality took over. I'm not going to use them.

Nope. Nope. Nope. This needleworker will happily make 900 French or colonial knots instead of cutting these out, and then attaching them with 1 French knot - and I'll be needle dancing while I do it! I can use these large (already fused) pieces of wool for something else. I'll just draw the shape I need in red ink over the top of the circles. Problem solved!
 
Brynwood Needleworks - Celebrating "National Pi Day"
 
You know yesterday was March 14th, right? 3/14 (3.14) is National Pi Day, so I set about making a fresh apple pie to celebrate. This time, I added a streusel topping instead of a top pie crust. The scent of cinnamon, vanilla and baked applies filled the farmhouse, and I had a very happy husband. 
 
If you haven't celebrated Pi Day yet, there's always time. You can do what I do for Birthdays. Just celebrate an Extended Pi Day! You're welcome. lol

You need to come back to catch up with Tag tomorrow. He's got a cute post planned. (Really! He told me all about it!) I'll be back on Wednesday.

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8 comments:

  1. Those circles are pretty small, & might be hard to sew onto your background.
    The knots sound better.
    Oh yum! That pie looks delicious!
    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn:
      I thought so, too! Perhaps a job for younger hands and eyes than mine. I'll go with the knots. ;-)
      Wish you could taste the pie. It turned out better than I'd hoped. Good thing I don't make them often. (Think "big bum") lol
      xoxo
      Donna

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  2. I can’t imagine using all those tiny circles! I love French knots, so I think that is a wise decision. Can’t wait to see it.

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    1. Hi Andrea:
      You and I completely agree! I'll start setting up the ground fabric with the design soon. (It's a whole cloth quilt, so no individual blocks on this one.)
      Have a great week, dear.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  3. Wise decision! There is no way I would want to handle those tiny little nubs! I'm sure your knots will be wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Sunny! I would rather make knots over those any day!
      xoxo
      Donna

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  4. So glad the punch idea worked however I like your idea so much better. French or Colonial Knots are so lovely and give much needed dimension. I love apple pie and yours looks delicious!

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    1. Hi Sherry:
      Thanks! I sure wish you lived close enough to share a tea and slice. Perhaps someday we'll cross paths. A girl can hope.
      xoxo
      Donna

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