Monday, February 29, 2016

Homespun Gathering

Saturday was gathering day for the Homespun group.  Is always fun to see all the beautiful finishes and share a delicious pot luck.
Stacy Nash
Summer at Hollyberry Farm

This is Jane's latest Stacy Nash finish--the sampler was beautiful.

Country Sampler Schoolgirl Sampler Spring Sewing Bag
Jane has been a busy girl--this is another one of her finishes.  Love the incorporation of the ruler tape inside the envelope fold sewing pouch.

Maggie Bonanomi Hooked Penny Rug
from her book, With These Hands

This hooked rug was a birthday gift from Millicent to Deliah.

Plum Street Samplers
Ghoultide Welcome
Judy's adaptation from Ghoultide Welcome to Autumn Welcome is exquisite.  This is one beautiful sampler--she is very close to a finish.
Stacy Nash
Cherry Hollow Farm Sampler
Jane busy stitching on another Stacy Nash sampler.
For our potluck share meal, I tried a new recipe called Magic Custard Cake--it was a hit with the stitch girls.  Thought I would share.
Vanilla Magic Custard Cake is melt-in-your-mouth soft and creamy ...
Magic Custard Cake
4 eggs (whites separated from yolks) room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter, melted
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups milk, lukewarm
powdered sugar for dusting cake
  •  Preheat over to 350 F degrees
  • Grease and line 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish with parchment
  • Separate eggs and add the egg whites to a mixer and beat egg whites until they hold a stiff peak.  Place egg whites in a bowl and set aside
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light.  Add butter and vanilla.  Beat for two minutes.  Add the flour and mix until it is fully incorporated
  • Slowly start adding the milk and beat until everything is well mixed together.  Add the egg whites a third at time and gently fold them in using a spatula, repeat until all the egg white are folded into the batter
  • Pour batter into baking dish and bake for approximately 60 minutes or until the top is lightly golden
  • Cool and dust heavily with powdered sugar


  1. That cake sounds FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing recipe! I adore all the ladies fabulous stitches :)

  2. Some really talented stitchers at work here!

  3. some beautiful finishes and stitching being shown. Always nice to gather with a group. Yummy dessert too! Have a great week - Mel

  4. What a lot of beautiful stitching. I was especially interested to the changes Judy made. I am about to start A Ghoultide Welcome. Thanks for that yummy looking cake recipe!

  5. Everything looks wonderful! How fun that you can get together with fellow stitchers! And the cake looks wonderful!

  6. Oh my so many beautiful projects here, love them all.
    The cake looks yummy, thank-you for sharing the recipe with us.


  7. It's posts like these that make me want to stitch. Given my sweet tooth I may have to try the cake. :)