Monday, October 9, 2017

Sew Day: Vintage Planter Pincushions + A Yummy Recipe

Saturday was a Sew Day with a few of my quilty peeps - also known as the Dine 'n Dash Quilters - to make vintage planter pincushions. It was a day my mom and I had planned for more than 2 years. In other words, we picked up vintage planters here and there over the past two years saying 'one of these days, we're going to have everyone over and make them into pincushions". Well, we finally did it!

Sew Day: Making Vintage Planter Pincushions with Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
To say we went a little overboard on the vintage planters is an understatement! When we pulled out our boxes, we ended up with 45 planters for our guests to choose from. Unfortunately only a handful of our group was able to spend the afternoon with us, but we had lots of fun anyway. Sorry, the rest of you girls missed out!

Sew Day: Making Vintage Planter Pincushions with Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I cut kits for each of the planters last week. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would. Kits consisted of two pieces of fabric for the petals and center of a grandmothers garden hexie flower, seven 1/2" fusible hexagon EPP papers, and a wonder clip. For the circle of fabric to create the pincushion, each person chose a background fabric from my stash after they made their hexie flower.

Sew Day: Making Vintage Planter Pincushions with Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I showed the group the basics of English paper piecing but since everyone has been a long-time sewist, it didn't take them long to catch on. Then it was an afternoon of chit-chattin' and whip-stitchin'.

Sew Day: Making Vintage Planter Pincushions with Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Dianne was the first to finish her pincushion - a chicken pulling a cart.  It will be perfect for her sewing room on the farm.

Sew Day: Making Vintage Planter Pincushions with Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Of course, I had a couple of finished samples for them to look at.

Sew Day: Making Vintage Planter Pincushions with Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I made this one for my mom - who collects pigs, among many other things - for Christmas a couple of years ago.

Sew Day: Making Vintage Planter Pincushions with Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
And I finished this one at our sew day which I used to demo with.

Peanut Butter Lasagna Recipe on Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
As you can tell by our group's name, we don't get together unless there's food involved! Since we met for the afternoon, we ended the day at our locally famous Mexican restaurant that has been open for 56 years. But an afternoon of sewing can make a quilter hungry, so I made a new-to-me dessert recipe that was oh-so-yummy called Peanut Butter Lasagna. I have no idea what the name has to do with this dessert, but I thought I'd share the recipe with ya'll.

Peanut Butter Lasagna

Ingredients

For the Crust:
  • 36 Oreo Cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
For Peanut Butter Layer:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cool whip
For Chocolate Layer:
  • 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
For Topping:
  • whipped topping
  • 1 bag Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • peanut butter chips
  • chocolate syrup
Directions

For the Crust:
  • In a food processor, finely crush Oreo cookies. Stir in melted butter. Press into a 9" bx13" baking dish. Place in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
For Peanut Butter Layer:
  • With mixer on medium, mix cream cheese, milk and peanut butter until fluffy. Gradually add in powdered sugar. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread the peanut butter layer on the Oreo crust. Place in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
For Chocolate Layer:
  • In a bowl, mix all the pudding mix and milk. Spread the pudding onto the peanut butter layer. Place in the fridge and allow to set for about 5 minutes.
  • Top with remaining whipped topping, Reese's Mini Pieces, peanut butter chips and chocolate sauce. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Enjoy!!!

~Sharla

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