Thursday, August 4, 2011

Closing in on the End

of a couple different things!!!
If you follow my ticker at the top of my blog, you will see that I am under 100 miles from my 'walking to Branson' journey. It has been fun to see how long it takes to walk that far. I started the ticker right before Christmas. I already have a destination in my mind for when I finish this one. It has been so much fun, I am going to do another destination....anyone have any ideas where it might be to??
Another almost there is my Crazy Challenge Finishes. I just finished #13 of 15 this morning. It is the October LHN monthly sampler. I think this one is my very favorite so far....I love the colors, I love the pumpkin, I love the bird!!! So much to love with it.
I made a raspberry cream pie yesterday. I baked the crust from scratch, I made the vanilla cream from scratch, I used a tube of raspberry filling that I bought & topped it with Cool Whip. Next time I make it, I will make my own pie filling & my own 'cool whip.' It was very good thou....I made it for my mom & aunt who came to visit yesterday. Tonight, we have company coming for supper, so I made Mint Choc. Chip Ice Cream this afternoon.....
You can see why I walk so much!! I would be a blimp if I didn't!!!
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate each & everyone of you so much. Thank you to all of my new commentors......I DO NOTICE!!!!


Denise said...

Think you should walk to Amish Country in Ohio!

Love October - my kind of pattern! lol

Glad to hear the pie came out well.

Sherre said...

Another sweet finish from you, Shari! And that pie looks absolutely delicious!!!

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Shebafudge said...

MMMMMM...the raspberry cream pie looks delicious and October looks great too! Congratulations!!

You have given me a dilemma though. I have really fallen in love with the series as I have watched yours stitch up. I think I am going to have to have a look for them now. Oh the

Mouse said...

heheheh love your comment think I would be a blimp without the walking .. I just put on pounds every time you post a scrummy pudding heheheh ... ooooo can't think where you could walk to as not knowing the geography of your pad very well .. it would be a bit too far to walk to mine and wet ... love your October tooooo :) take care love mouse xxx

Teresa S. said...

Congrats on another CJC finish!

I wouldn't mind visiting Branson myself, but it is a little far from Seattle. :)

Lesleyanne said...

October is another gorgeous finish. Your pies looks gorgeous too.

Yvon (jioya) said...

i'm reading this right after breakfast and your pie is looking yummy.
I love the October LHN sampler, i'm totally with you, it all fits together, i love the colors and everything.

Have a nice weekend,

Hugs Yvon.

rosek1870 said...

Wow pie and so many finishes! You are amazing! I just love the patterns you choose. Rose

Cindy's Stitching said...

very nice piece. You pie looks so yummy. Why do I love sweets so much? lol

WendyCarole said...

that pie looks rather scrummy.
love the stitching

Nancy M said...

Nice fall finish! I haven't had dinner yet and that pie doesn't help!!! I had tons of raspberries this year, that most went to waste. Would have made a nice pie, I'm sure!

Sue said...

Love your October LHN Shari!!! It turned out beautifully. The pie looks so yummy I could go right through the screen! LOL


Rita said...

Cute finish!

Congrats on the walking.

That pie looks really good.

Carol said...

Great job on your walking challenge, Shari--it's really amazing how it adds up when you walk every day. Your little October piece is so sweet and oh, that pie!! I'm sure it was amazing :)

Kaisievic said...

I love the look of the raspberry cream pie - scrumptious!. I love your walking ticker - I have taken up swimming laps, I might start counting my laps to take a trip somewhere.

I love your stitching, too, what is the name of the design? I would love to stitch it someday - add to my very extensive to do/WIP pile! lol

Marydon said...

Oh, that is beautiful & the pie looks yummy!

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