Have I Mentioned I love VACATION!?


Late yesterday afternoon I made Turtle Pumpkin Pie.

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Oh yes, it is good.

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Today, I got up about the time I would normally be arriving at work.  Drank some coffee, actually took a shower and dressed.  Then I loaded a customer quilt and got started.  The customer does not like this top.  I hope she likes the quilt when I get finished with it.  I was going to use a template to do all the CC (continuous curve).  But after the first block, my attitude regarding using a template for all that CC was “screw that!”, and went back to freehanding it all.  Sure it’s not perfect…but I think it looks pretty good.  Goes lots faster, too!

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I think the back is going to look really cool.

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After working on this for 4 hours, I decided it was time to go back to holiday baking.  I am trying to make Red Velvet Whoopie pies for my son.  I have no idea if these will be good or not.  Never made them before, but he loves Red Velvet cake.  I’ll let ya know how they turn out in a later post.

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Which brings me to a newsflash I have not yet shared with you! Santa came early at my house.  He brought me this mixer!

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And speaking of my son, this is the picture from the Christmas cards his dad & stepmom did this year.  Derek and his little sister…aren’t they cute?

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Well, if you are still reading at this point, I hope you are having a great week!

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 17:45:55

    Pretty red mixer!!! Good Santa!! :-D Looks like you are enjoying that one a lot!!!!! Are sure that wasn’t a present for the whole family?!!! :-D

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  2. freda1951
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 17:51:35

    That turtle pumpkin pie sure looks good Randi. I love what you are doing on the quilt. It looks great. The mixer is awesome. Keep on enjoying your vacation.

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  3. lizzyjo
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 18:15:17

    I have made a Pie close to that one before! (I hate pumpkin but i make it for every else!) I added a thin layer of chocolate right over the pumpkin, that way when you took a bite you got a little bit of a crispy snap to add some texture!

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  4. Terri
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 18:19:14

    Your CC looks great! Mine aren’t perfect either, but if I had to use a template to do them they would be waaaay more expensive! Perfect is over-rated!

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  5. Penny
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 18:37:58

    I absolutely love the quilting you are doing – it is perfect. Great job!!

    Wish I had some of that turtle pie. I’ve never had any and now I want some.

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  6. summersadie
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 18:40:34

    I made that exact pie for Thanksgiving!! It is yummy.

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  7. Deb Levy
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 19:15:52

    The quilt is looking fabulous Randi…and your right, ‘cc’ is much faster freehand and yours looks great!

    The baking looks awfully tempting too…have a great christmas!

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  8. sammi
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 19:53:18

    Grrrrrrrrreat picture of Derek and his sister.

    I have to admit I’m not a great “messer” with traditional things …. so pumpkin pie (straight) is my favorite.

    Your CC looks terrific and I’m with Terri … perfect IS overrated.

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation and I’m wishing you and yours the very merriest Christmas! God bless you.

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  9. ivoryspring
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 20:55:57

    Hi Randi,

    Lovely quilting, and I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your vacation!

    And the desserts look absolutely YUMMY – and that red mixer is to die for!

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  10. Jami
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 22:56:10

    Your quilting looks great!

    I have been secretly wishing for that mixer since I saw the “red” color. Love it…but I have my grandma’s mixer and DH thinks that is “good enough”. It’s only something like 75 years old!

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  11. Suzanne
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 23:35:23

    i laughed right out loud at your “screw that” comment — my opinion exactly.

    it looks perfect enough to me, so keep on keeping on!

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  12. Michele
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 01:12:27

    I agree with Suzanne. You are rocking that CC anyway. Looks great.

    Pumpkin and chocolate??? What the? Now, what is that on top? We have pumpkin as a vegetable – baked, mashed, yum. The thought of having it in a pie as a dessert intrigues me. Can you direct me to a recipe, please. I mighr just give it a go. I love pumpkin.

    Oh, and I got a KitchenAid for my birthday this year. I love it.

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  13. wendysquilting
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 06:12:10

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your vacation Randi……only 2 more days to work then 4 days off, my last customer quilt for the year left yesterday and I’m almost ready for Christmas :)
    Your pie looks so yummy, and I’ve never heard of whoopie balls? Love you’re red mixer! I’ve always wanted one but settled for a sunbeam, I wore one out and at the rate I’m going these days this one will probably go to my grandchildren lol.
    Your CC looks great! have you ever noticed that once a quilt is washed any little wobble in the quilting disappears, esp when you’re not 10 inches away from it??
    I’d better get ready for work. Have a great day!

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  14. Kiva, Southern Girl Musings
    Dec 23, 2008 @ 15:45:50

    Love the early Christmas present, mine has been busy today as well. I am interested to find out how the whoopie pies turn out….we have a Dutch Farmer’s Market (Amish/Mennonite) nearby and they do a red velvet whoopie pie, I haven’t tried it though.

    Merry Christmas!!!!

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