It has been a long time since I blogged and I have had many comments about my lack there of. So I shall catch you up a bit. I was elected President of the East Pasco Quilt Guild for this year and have been kept hopping with workshops and meetings. Lest you become too impressed by my new title I was the only one running for this office. Anyway, this is a small group but a very busy group. This quilt is a very generous queen size with matching shams and the profits benefit an agency that assists veterans. Tickets are $1. or 6 for $5. Let me know how many opportunities you would like.
When we moved here we had a mature lemon tree in our yard. It along with so many others here in Florida became infected with the "greening" disease. Our oranges turned sour and so we took the tree down and replanted with a new one. We got our first oranges from it this year. We only harvested six of them but they are so sweet and so juicy.
I have a cooking show that I follow and the hostess of this show makes some pretty great sounding recipes. I liked the sound of this French Canadian inspired meat pastry. The star seasoning is savory and the flavor was amazing. Definitely a make again recipe.
Living in Florida means winter guests and you know how we love company. Tom's cousin Mary Kay and her husband were here in January for a visit. It is always so nice to have family here. We had dinner at the Columbia Restaurant which is the oldest restaurant in Florida and then attended a show at the Old Tampa Theatre put on by the United States Air Force Band.
Mary Kay is a horse lover so we took her to Myakka City to see the training program for the Lippinzaner stallions.
Saturdays are sewing days with the guild that I mentioned above. We have a local church hall that we meet and sew in for the day. Great things are going on here and we are having fun. One Saturday we sewed and stuffed over one hundred and fifty bears for the local hospital.
This past week I attended a two day rug hooking workshop in Punta Gorda, Florida. Four ladies frommy local group attended and I got so much hooking done. I am ten hours away from finishing a good size rug I have been hooking for a year. I will post a picture soon. Promise!