Skip to main content

When I first found DailyKos, I didn't quite understand the constant pie references, but I liked it better than any other blog for that reason. I'm a pie baker.  I like making pie crusts by hand, cutting butter into flour, rolling out dough, filling with luscious summer berries, and baking until the whole house smells yummy.  One of my decidedly unfeminist fantasies involves a county fair, a blue ribbon, and an Iowa farm boy proposing marriage with crumbs around his mouth.  Now I understand all too well why DailyKos has so many pie references, and it's got nothing to do with baking:  

Pies are for fighting.

In such a fractious environment, you need to be armed.  And it just so happens that I've made the perfect pie for fighting.

Of course, in a truly knock-down DailyKos brawl, you need other weapons too.  Like Elijah Craig aged 18 years single barrel Kentucky bourbon balls to throw at your enemies (or eat, as the case may be). And a Markos-signed DailyKos banner to wave high. And vicious, yet beautiful long daggers (they're earrings). And Pitchforks and Torches (autographed by Keith Olbermann, no less).

And best of all, the knowledge that you're fighting the good fight.  Because when you purchase any of these items through the Netroots Holiday Bazaar, part of Netroots Nation, all proceeds go to progressive causes.

Back to that pie.  In honor of DailyKos, this year I'm making a Pie Pillow, with cotton fabric slices of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, and mixed berries.  Over Thanksgiving weekend, I hand-quilted lots of tiny little stitches starting in the center
then I hand-quilted a pie crust edge, properly crimped using my thumb as a guideline, of course, and leaves in the corners

The next step will be to sew a pillow back and stuff it with down (I can swap for foam if the winner is allergic). Then it gets shipped to the lucky auction winner, who can then throw it at fellow Kossacks and win every pie fight on the intertoobz.  Last year's starry pillow provoked a bidding war.  This one might, or might not.  Oh, did I mention that it's hand-quilted?

The auction closes tomorrow at 10 PM Eastern time, so get your bids in today.  But please, whatever you do, don't bid on the Pie Pillow alone. So far, 79% of items in the auction have bids, and we've raised $2,677.  The Holiday Bazaar has lots of goodies, gifts, and treats.  Shop for your neighbors, family, and fellow Kossacks.  You can even bid on the double chocolate Bundt cake.  It looks so luscious that I won't be hurt. Even though all serious bakers and Kossacks know that Pie is better than Cake.

Originally posted to RLMiller on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 11:53 AM PST.



21%84 votes
25%99 votes
33%131 votes
19%78 votes

| 392 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Bob Johnson, Mark Sumner, Renee, gina, JekyllnHyde, Ed in Montana, Angie in WA State, Bill in Portland Maine, hyperbolic pants explosion, tikkun, Joan McCarter, sara seattle, alicia, Fishgrease, LynChi, ETinKC, meg, eeff, Raven Brooks, Sandy on Signal, bumblebums, TheMomCat, bronte17, Silverleaf, Shadan7, Cassandra77, stevej, doctor o, nycnat, oceanview, Cedwyn, Brit, wader, sviscusi, Nag, hangingchad, sockpuppet, ranger995, grannyhelen, dwahzon, Steven Payne, Catte Nappe, AbsurdEyes, side pocket, Kitsap River, bablhous, JustinKrebs, environmentalist, Gowrie Gal, Big Tex, maybeeso in michigan, Simian, blueyedace2, m16eib, demimondian, PBen, BCO gal, triciawyse, eightlivesleft, Laurence Lewis, cfk, Sara R, LABobsterofAnaheim, Burned, lotlizard, kaliope, CWalter, Pluto, Rogneid, Ekaterin, Nolan, JanF, begone, lgmcp, BachFan, Clytemnestra, testvet6778, BlueInARedState, HoundDog, KenBee, Shanna, fou, danktle, erratic, bleeding heart, Preston S, Pilgrim X, Dianna, Cassiodorus, Statusquomustgo, crystal eyes, Pandoras Box, ALinSF, AlisaR, ColoTim, DWG, joyful, malharden, jayden, jnhobbs, millwood, Spedwybabs, gizmo59, VA Breeze, jwinIL14, ScottyUrb, GlowNZ, Youffraita, dadadata, bythesea, skohayes, CDH in Brooklyn, bluesheep, TokenLiberal, the new, glendaw271, aigeanta, Ellinorianne, jlms qkw, legendmn, LaFeminista, Rhysling, christine20, Neon Vincent, greengemini, Stranded Wind, CamillesDad1, virginwoolf, JustJennifer, bfitzinAR, COwoman, hyper, CavalierGirl, RadioGirl, citisven, No One Owns Me, KroneckerD, LaughingPlanet, Susan Grigsby, marsanges, jethrock, angelajean, sluggahjells, mark louis, Actbriniel, Onomastic, gobears2000, Colorado is the Shiznit, Front Toward Enemy, MidwestTreeHugger, the mom in the middle, ban nock, nicethugbert, jardin32, vahana, anyname, BlueJessamine, We Want Change, Eclectablog, Sand Hill Crane, deeproots, princesspat, Ebby, marleycat, Cinnamon Rollover, Muskegon Critic, Vtdblue, Tyto Alba, whaddaya, SteelerGrrl, Book of Hearts, Monsieur Georges, Prairie D, nganancial, Siri, foucaultspendulum, AnnieR, belinda ridgewood, supercereal, radical simplicity

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site