Another Cinnamon Pecan Apple Tart

Beth 106Saturday morning I got up and started cleaning the  kitchen. I looked in the frig and I had two huge apples that were fixing to go bad. I decided to make and apple tart. I have all kinds of small molds for the tartlets, but they take time. I decided to make a big one. I used my 1956 Swedish tart dough recipe and sliced the apples with the peel on. First you spray the pan with Pam and then flatten out the dough on the bottom of the pan and bring it up on the sides. Lay the thin apple wedges slightly on top of each other. Sprinkle on a cup of sugar, handful of pecans,  some cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then melt a 1/2 stick of butter and pour over the apples. Baked at 350 degrees until outside crust is a golden brown. Can reheat to serve. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!  See blog post: http://jimgatling.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/my-new-obsession-swedish-tartlet-molds-part-1/ and:http://jimgatling.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/my-new-obsession-swedish-tarts-part-2/Beth 106

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Wooden Primitive Santa Wood Burned

wood santa 005The last time I was at Toad’s Crossing in Conway I found a wooden carved Santa. It probably was a Hobby Lobby thing. But, it was so cute I knew at once I was going to try to wood burn it. I have my wood burning stuff by my computer next to the window in the convent at school. I need the light and there is plenty there. I tested the points to see what I wanted to do and thin jumped right in. It was really fun. I do draw some of the patterns in pencil and then erase what is left. I wish I had several more to burn. I think I’ll keep this.santa 1 santa 2wood santa 005

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Happy Birthday Ruth Ellen and Anna Grace

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Anna Grace

Last Saturday I was invited to a birthday party/supper at Mike’s Place for Anna Grace and her grandmother, Ruth Ellen. They both have November birthdays, so we celebrated them together. ItBeth 019 was the Ettman’s, Giovannini’s, Cheek’s, Mimm’s, Ruth’s sister and her husband and me. It’s my Petit Jean Mountain family. We’ve been friends for years and years. It’s kinda special, because they have put up with me all this time. Well, we all met in Conway and had a lovely meal and great conversation. I’m glad I was included. Thanks, y’all and Happy Birthday to both!Beth 001 Beth 002 Beth 004 Beth 005 Beth 006 Beth 008 Beth 009 Beth 010 Beth 011 Beth 012 Beth 013 Beth 015 Beth 016 Beth 017

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My Private Art Students Getting Ready for Christmas

Beth 097 Beth 098 Beth 099 Beth 100 Beth 101 Beth 102 Beth 103 Beth 104 Beth 105I have sixteen private art students that I teach on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school. We stay until 5:00, so it makes a long day for me. But, I love doing it. This week the Wednesday bunch  had a longer time, so we got several things finished and started. This is what they were working one:

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Our First Little Surprise Snow of the Year

Beth 085I was so shocked to get up and see snow on the ground. I had been watching the trees and waiting for the colors to get in full. But, with the first snow fall and cold weather the leaves just all turned brown. It was pretty going to school. The roads were basically clear and it was so bright and clean-looking outside. I snapped a few pictures when I got to school. How much you want to bet we are not through with our cold weather or snow?Beth 084Beth 082 Beth 083 Beth 086 Beth 087 Beth 088

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Beth Macre and the Little Houses

War Eagle, apple pecan, Oct 20th 066Beth Macre is an artist and was a school art teacher. I first ran across her when she had a booth at the art gallery in Searcy a few years back. She had these wonderful whimsical clay houses and trees. I started collecting them and even called and got some from her. I hadn’t heard much from her in a while except for a few Facebook posts. But, when I was at War Eagle she had a booth. I picked up two more buildings, a pumpkin, a tree and a house pin. I got th meet her husband and they are both delightful. As soon as I entered the booth she recognized me. We got to talk a little bit and they have moved to the northwest part of the state. I even bought a painting of her houses. I just love her style and work. If you would like to see more of her work got to: bethmacre.blogspot.com or her etsy shop at: hearthomes.etsy.com Beth 111Stained glass door, Fayetteville, Antiquing Clarksville. Barbara 154War Eagle, apple pecan, Oct 20th 065War Eagle, apple pecan, Oct 20th 067Beth 113Beth 114 Beth 115 Beth 116

 

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Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock

Beth 076Last Sunday Pat W. and Barbara M. and I met at the Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock. We were members of the Button Club and when we quit meeting we wanted to get together for a fun day. Well, Sunday was it. We met at 11:00 and toured the museum and then ate lunch. It was a great day. The museum is fascinating. The cases start in the 1900’s and go up by decades. Each case had items that a woman would have in her pusre during that time. There was a collection of purses from Hillary Clinton and a a Barbie doll collection and Barbie clothes. It is a must see.Pat Purse 4 Purse 5 Purse 6 Purse2Purse 1 Purse 3

 

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