Friday

Winter's Bloom

With our first winter's storm blowing in tonight it just felt right to add our newest embroidery kit to the shop, Winter's Bloom.  I loved these blues and cream colored wools...and those pine needles!  


Our embroidery kits include everything you need to complete your hoop-art, including scissors, floss, needles, fabric, wood hoops, and full step by step instructions.  There is a stitching guide included as well as our You Tube channel Tweetle Dee Design Co. to follow video tutorials for each step.

So, if you have ever wanted to learn to stitch these simple kits are perfect.  You can find them in Our Shop.  We hope you enjoy these kits and keep stitching because "it is all sew tweet"!

Wednesday

French Harvest Galettes - Fresh Living

You know I have an obsession with pies, I freely admit it is my favorite dessert and today we are making a cousin of the pie, a Galette.  The Galette comes from France and it is somewhere in between a pie and a tart.  One of the things I love the most about Galettes is they are meant to be rustic which means the dough can be less than perfect and you can make them with any fruit for a sweet dessert or switch them up for a savory dinner pie.



The dough is made with minimal ingredients in less than 20 seconds and it can keep in the fridge for up to a week, so it is a pastry that you can make ahead and use for a quick dinner or an impressive dessert in no time at all.  Trust me, you will feel like a Food Network Star after making a Galette.

The Dough

1 1/2 cup All purpose Flour

1 1/2 Teaspoon Turbinado Sugar (Raw Sugar)

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Stick of Unsalted Butter - Chilled

1/3 Cup Ice Water

Mix the dry ingredients in a food processor with the chopping blade attached.  Add the unsalted butter and pulse 4 or 5 times or until the butter and dry ingredients make a cornmeal looking mix.  Slowly add the ice water pulsing the food processor a few times with each little bit added.  The dry mix will start to pull together and you will know it is done when you can grab a little bit of the mix and form a course ball.



Once the dough is perfect, dump the crumbles onto the counter and press into a ball.  Place inside a plastic bag and press the dough into a medium sized flat disc.  Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.  The dough will keep for up to a week in the fridge or it can be frozen for a month.

After the dough is chilled, take a piece of parchment paper and place the dough disc in the center.   Cover with another piece of parchment paper and with a rolling pin, roll the dough into a circle about 14 inches around.  Lift off the top piece of parchment and set aside.  Now your Galette dough is ready for it's filling!

Let's Talk Fillings

You can use all kinds of fruits for your Galette.  The key is to add enough flour and sugar for the different fruits.  The juicier the fruits, strawberries or raspberries you will need to add a little more flour to the filling mix, while apples or pears you will need less.  Always dot the mixture with butter and bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.



For KUTV's Fresh Living we are making a Harvest Pear and Cranberry Galette.  I love this harvest pie!  We have it every Thanksgiving and I know it will be one you will love too.

You will need....

4 to 5 Pears

1/2 Cup Turbinado Sugar

1/4 Cup Flour

2 Teaspoons Apple Pie Seasoning

1/3 Cup Sweetened Dried Cranberries

1/2 Cup of Butter Slices

Half and core the pears.  Slice thin 1/8" slices leaving the skins on.  Toss in bowl with other ingredients except the butter.  Place in center of the Galette dough and spread out leaving two inches all the way around the pastry.  

To form the Galette, lift the edges of the dough and tuck it all the way around.  Don't worry about it being perfect, it is supposed to look rustic.  Brush with egg white and sprinkle with the Turbinado Sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.  Let cool 100%.  Drizzle with honey and serve with fresh cream.



Some of my other favorites are Peach and Berry Galettes, and Mushroom Leek and Goat Cheese Galettes.  There are so many different variations of this rustic pie.  I hope you enjoy this recipe and use it well.  






Sunday

Framed Barn Quilt Kits

We are so excited to share our new product, our Barn Quilt Block Kits!  We have so many requests from barn quilters and sign makers who love the look of our wood panel framed signs, but couldn't find them on the market.  

So, we went to the shop and created a lightweight solid wood kit that is pre-sanded and ready to paint.  The back panel sets inside the frame and comes out for painting.  You can either stain or paint the frame any color you want.  They come in four sizes from a little bitty  9" to a whopping 24" and the prices are outrageously affordable.  I love when we can do that!





They are available online in The Shop and ready to ship.  I am so excited to get painting those littles and the big one, I even have some embroidery plans for them, so keep watching for the posts.  

If you are in the AZ area, we will have a ton of them at the Pinners Conference on October 6th & 7th.  We will be teaching our How to Paint a Barn Quilt class on Saturday morning and will both painted barn quilts and kits for sale.  We hope to see you there!  


Friday

Simply Vintage

Today is the day the Autumn 2017 issue of Simply Vintage #24 hits the newsstands and we are so excited to have one favorite exclusive samplers featured in it!  This is one of my favorite magazines.  The pages are chocked full of designers, vintage goodies and patterns for all kinds of projects you can make yourself.


We re-designed an exclusive one of our most popular embroidery patterns for this issue.  Families are Like Quilts has been stitched by so many, but this pattern was adapted to stitch with heirloom pieces.  I stitched the borders from an antique quilt made from men's ties.  The quilt is hand stitched and I was nervous to finish the back because I wanted to preserve the original stitching.  I also added two hand crocheted dollies  in the corners for extra history and texture.


You will find the pattern for the embroidery and tips for using vintage quilts and pieces in the finishing in this issue of Simply Vintage.  If there was ever an embroidery pattern to add vintage embellishment to it would be this one.  Families are stitched together by bringing the past, the present and future together.  We hope you enjoy this project!

You can find it now at most quilt shops, hobby shops, book stores and at Quilt Mania.  Go pick up a copy today and enjoy this first Autumn weekend.


Wednesday

Fall Saleabration

A few weeks ago we ran a huge sale and so many of you ordered not only for yourselves but for your friends and families!  We are grateful beyond words for the support this community has given us.  So, we would like to give back a little more!

 To say thank you we are extending our September sale through the rest of the month to help you get a jump start on holiday orders or to treat your selves!   Through September 30th you will get 30% off on all Tweetle Dee Products including special orders!!!  Yes....all products and special orders!  


Fall Wreath Barn Quilt in White



Thankful Table Runner


Fall Wreath Barn Quilt in Black


Little Pieces Pumpkin Barn Quilt

To get the 30% off use code FALLSALE at checkout.  For custom orders email me at tweetledeedesignco@gmail.com and we will work up your order and send you an invoice including 30% off your entire order.  

Thank you all for the ahhmazing support and we hope this Fall Saleabration is just what you need to get your holiday list taken care of!  


 
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