I live in a wonderful coastal community in southern Maine. Every summer our Community Club has a Seaside Fair. We have local craft vendors, lobster rolls etc for lunch, a bake sale and a silent auction. The money raised goes the the Community Club to help fund scholarships, and other community activities.
In the winter when the summer people are gone we have movie nights, bean suppers, pot luck dinners and lots of wonderful gatherings to keep us connected during the long winters that we have in Maine. It is a wonderful group of sharing people.
I believe in giving back. I love to bake and I love to sew, so the logical conclusion would be that I would bake something for a bake sale and sew something for the auction table.
As you are all aware it has been very hot lately – I don’t have central air conditioning. UGH – my house is hot, but I needed to bake a pie last night. I figured since I was baking 1 pie for the bake sale I may as well make one for us as well. Nothing is much tastier than a homemade mixed berry pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. YUM!
I also made a cute little bag for the auction. People always ask me how long it takes to make something like this. It took me about 2 1/2 hours last night. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I love to work in bright colors and this just seemed very summery to me.
I hope that you are enduring the heat and I also hope that it breaks soon. It is very unhealthy for many and for others it just makes us cranky. I sadly fall into the cranky category.
Enjoy the weekend,