Another branch of New Leaf Stitches


Market is just a little over a week away and there are things to do!  BUT…. the whole family was home this weekend and it was so wonderful!  And guess what?  This post won’t have anything to do with quilting.  I know, kind of unusual considering my business and time of year.  I just wanted to give you a glimpse at the fun we had this weekend and my priorities! 


Of course, it pretty much revolved around our little granddaughter, Kendall.  Grandpa was definetly her favorite and she was his shadow all weekend.





I’m not sure how many books he read this weekend,  but she loooooves to read so there were plenty….Along with a few variations of the same  one.




“Swing. Swing.”  “Wheee”  We heard that from the time she got up in the morning until it got dark out.  I like this picture because she had the giggles and I can still hear her.



I think this one is funny because Kendall put her arms around each of us (but notice who she wanted to have hold her).


She is not so sure about her Halloween costume, so Mom & Dad have been “practicing” with her being an elephant.




Here’s Mom showing her how it’s done (it got a little silly around here…I love it when everyone is laughing).



Grandpa was even having a hard time convincing her….


The boys thought it was a perfect weekend:  they went duck and goose hunting in the mornings, pheasant hunting one afternoon and walleye fishing the next.  Throw in a few football games and they claim it was Minnesota at its best.


Talking about the “best”…I made THE best apple crisp ever!  Sinful I’m tellin’ ya!  Enjoy the recipe…



Preheat oven to 350°.


In a saucepan combine:

1 C sugar

1 C water

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg


Boil until makes syrup (don’t forget to stir it)


While making syrup, place cut apples in bottom of 9″ x 13″ pan (use as many as you want, but a pretty thick layer can handle the syrup).


Make topping

2 C brown sugar

1 1/2 C flour

1 C oatmeal

1 C butter – cut into above


Pour syrup over apples and then add topping.


Bake for about 45 minutes (may be more depending on the size of apples) or until apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.


As I am typing this, the name reminded me of a free pattern of mine called “Acorn Crisp”.

If you like it,  go to this link for the instructions.




Whew,  I’m so glad I worked some quilting in here….


I’m hoping you all are enjoying your priorities!!



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