Who'd a thought on Sunday that by Tuesday, the high temperature in Sacramento would drop 26 degrees? I sure didn't! I was starting to think we'd have temps around 100 degrees until Thanksgiving. Not that we've suddenly been plunged into cold weather, mind you. We'll still be in the high 70s and 80s through the foreseeable future, but for us, this is fall, and I couldn't be happier about the change!
I'm sure you're tired of hearing about Sacramento weather, but I started thinking about changes, and that's a big one for us. What other changes have there been recently? Well, did you hear that Mark Lipinski has left Quilter's Home magazine? Big change, huh?
To tell you the truth, I only read one issue of the magazine and that was, I think, the first or second issue. I found that his "voice" was so dominant throughout the entire magazine that I was a little annoyed by the time I got to the end. Strong personalities affect me that way sometimes. Back when I first started quilting, I tried watching Quilt in a Day a couple times but I wanted to shoot Eleanor Burns by the end of each episode. Same thing with Mark Lipinski. Still, that's just me--I know both Eleanor Burns and Mark Lipinski have HUGE followings, and many quilters are devastated by his leaving Quilter's Home. And I'm sure everyone agrees that the magazine certainly won't be the same without him!
You've probably heard the saying that "when one door closes, another opens," right? Well, have you seen the new Canadian quilting magazine? Sweet P. Paulette (who really IS quite sweet!) surprised me by sending me a copy.
That partridge/pear tree quilt on the front? Advent calendar! Really cute idea, don't you think?! If you have an opportunity to check out the magazine, please do so.
Do I have any more changes to talk about? Well, you KNOW I've been motivated lately to cook some cooler weather dishes--somewhat optimistically and ahead of the season, I admit! I made one of our favorite fall/winter pasta dishes the other day--penne pasta with Italian sausage, sauteed mushrooms, and spinach in an Alfredo sauce (topped with parmesan and toasted pine nuts). YUM!
It's much simpler to make than it sounds. Let me know if you want me to post the recipe--I'd be happy to share.
Speaking of cooler weather/seasonal food . . .
Hubby baked an Apple Hill cake today and served me up a piece topped with vanilla ice cream just as I was sitting down to write this. So, I'm afraid it's time to say goodnight to you so I can eat it. I'm sure you'll understand. Thanks for visiting.