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Autumn!

Oct 16, 2007

HI!
I hope you are all enjoying this Autumn. In Eastern PA we
are having trouble deciding if this is really Autumn or
just an extended Summer. Last week we hit record
temperatures. Some of our leaves have started to change
but mostly they are still green or have just dried up and
fallen off. I guess this year we will have to have our
Autumn colors in quilts.

Our newest Christmas panel has arrived, a nativity scene in
the most beautiful colors. The way it is colored makes it
look like it is being lit from behind. I can't wait to use
it.

During November we will be participating in the Mall Crawl
and also starting on the 15th of November we will be in the
Treasure Hunt. Both logos are on the home page and the
block for the Mall Crawl is in place. However, I haven't
thought of a clue for it and since I can not really
remember right now where it is I can't give you an advance
hint! There is something for my 'to do' list.

I have been working on the pattern for the hostess apron
many of you saw at the Kutztown festival and quilt shows in
which we participated. I will try to get it on line in the
next week or two.

During the last week of the month--October 24 through
31--we are having an Autumn Special. All orders will
receive a 5% discount with the code AS7.

Again this year we have a bumper crop of pears, although
because of the lack of rain they are smaller than last
year. One of my favorite recipes for the pears that are
just a bit too ripe to eat fresh is for Pear Muffins. Here
it is if you need a great breakfast treat.

Pear Muffins

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2/3 cup mashed pears

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.

Cream butter with sugar in large bowl until mixture is
light and fluffy

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add lemon peel.

Mix in dry ingredients alternately with milk and mashed
pears, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups.

Bake until golden brown 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy your autumn and happy quilting!

Marilyn