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Suddenly Autumn!

Oct 9, 2014

Suddenly it is Autumn! We are looking forward to being at home and in the store for the next few months--I feel like it is an 'artist in residence' program.
We have some new products to let you know about. We just got in 100% cotton towels that can be used as is or appliqued. They could be used for a half apron, or made into a bag, or used in a quilt. The towels measure 20" x 28".
http://www.wilsonscalico.com/homespun-towels.html
On one of the daily walks with our puppy (he is actually almost 12 but still thinks he is a puppy) I gathered some leaves for a pattern you can see on the towel on the home page. The corn was cut from our corn fabric. The pumpkin was pieced but it also could be cut from a pumpkin pattern.

We also have a kit to make a small wall hanging using the Kanvas fabric John 3:16 and the 23rd psalm.
http://www.wilsonscalico.com/catalog/item/1631384/10113869.htm
This would also make a great place mat, just eliminate the final border
The scripture fabric can be ordered separately.
http://www.wilsonscalico.com/catalog/item/1960156/10093468.htm

We are also going to TRY to have a product of the month. This month it is a kit to make a tote bag. The kit contains finishing denim (straps, bottom, and zipper sides) a zipper, lining, and an embroidered denim square to add to your jeans. We have two different embroidered designs--PSU and a Pink Ribbon
http://www.wilsonscalico.com/product-of-the-month.html

I am about to walk out the door for a show this weekend in Greenville, Ohio. After that we will be in the store for a week until our last show of the season in Beaver Falls, PA. Stop by either of those shows or the store and say hi!

It is also the time of year we get out the beef stew recipe and make the kids favorite--buttermilk biscuits.

Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450°. Sift first 6 ingredients into large bowl. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles course meal. Add buttermilk and stir until dough forms.

Turn dough out onto floured surface; knead until smooth, about 8 turns. Roll out dough to 1-inch thickness. Using 2-inch diameter biscuit cutter or cookie cutter, cut out biscuits. Gather scraps; roll out to 1-inch thickness and cut out additional biscuits.
Transfer biscuits to large ungreased baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Serve warm.

We always liked them with Honey butter

Honey butter
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in small bowl and mix on high speed of mixer until well blended--add more or less cinnamon and honey to taste.