In honor of George

You may be surprised to know that I have a small collection of George Washington memorabilia. Vintage postcards, sheet music, souvenir plates of Mount Vernon — all these go into a Presidents’ Day display in February. Well, some years; this year I still have ice skating items out.

However, I have stamped very few cherry images over the past 13+ years! After quick (and pleasant) run through my stamp camp images, only this card surfaced. The background technique is one we’re using in camp this month: applying ink to the inside surface of the front of an embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. Note that the non-embossed areas have ink (in this case Whisper White Craft), not the raised areas. I love that the results are never the same twice. You can see other examples here and here.

Last Saturday I was in charge of dessert for our monthly family potluck. My SIL was sure I’d bring something with cherries in it, in honor of George, and she was right. I made a fruit crisp with four cups of tart cherries we had picked in Door County (mine were frozen, thawed, and drained really well), six golden delicious apples, and a can of whole cranberry sauce. The top is a standard crumble of butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and oatmeal.

Here are some other cherry recipes you might enjoy:

Did you know that February 22 was not exactly Washington’s birthday? Do a quick Google search to find out the facts — and myths — of the first POTUS!

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