First things first: food! Whenever my mini-groups get together, there has to be "snack" and it better be good! Today was an informal meet-up at my house so I did a little baking. It started with a bunch of apples that had been sitting in the fridge for a while and somehow we kept ignoring them. I went to Smitten Kitchen to see what she had to say about apples, and was drawn in by "Mom's Apple Cake":
It has a ton of big chunks of apple with cinnamon-sugar and walnuts, and a little cake batter to hold it together. Yum! It almost tastes like bread & butter pudding, except that it's apple chunks instead of bread cubes. (and you can substitute applesauce for half the oil with no ill effects!)
I've had several projects on the verge of being finished, and two were done today. This is from a row robin in an online group last year, but was originally based on a batik & black swap a few years back -- very cheery...
And this was a little sampler I made while doing the "Press for Success" class online with Quilt University -- also a couple of years ago. I love the way it coordinates with the rug in our entry!
I have a big quilt that needs the binding sewn on, but it needs to wait until the weather cools down a bit here. True to form, summer seems to start in September!