Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
These rolls technically only take 35 minutes to make (I don't think it counts for the baking time). I have only made them a handful of times and they are quick and totally scrumptious. When I was young, my Grandma Wenger used to make these for Christmas and Easter dinner. They still keep showing up at different family functions! The fold in them is the telltale sign they are going to be buttery and satisfying. These are very light brown when done. And delicious. Very delicious. (I wonder how they would be with some whole wheat??)
1½ c milk
½ c butter
4 T sugar
1 t salt
4½ c flour
2 pkg. dry yeast
¼ c warm water
Heat milk and butter till butter melts. Add sugar, salt and ½ of the flour. Mix well. Add yeast that has been dissolved in water. Add rest of flour and beat well. Let rise 15 minutes in bowl, covered with dish cloth in warm spot. Turn onto floured board or counter and pat to ½ inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass. Put a pat of butter in the center and fold over (more than half way). Let rise 15 minutes. Bake 325° for 15 minutes.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I could hardly believe I had won!!!!!
Julie has a really fun blog called "Jaybird Quilts" that I follow. She has a wide variety of information and amazing pictures, tutorials and fun things to inspire creativity.
I won this great book, "Pieces of Me" and a pattern of my choice from "Two Little Aussie Birds". She also has a really cute blog.
And then...since I couldn't decide....I purchased these. :)
Monday, July 19, 2010
I just printed off a computer enlarged 'g', traced around the back of it onto steam a seam 2, ironed it onto the background and did a yellow zig zag around the outside edge. Easy Peasy and cute as can be!
These blocks need some more 'friends' to help make Garrett's baby quilt just a bit bigger. (Since he arrived on the 4th of July, one of the girls is contemplating making an American flag. Better them than me!!!)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Quilting Journey Round Robin bee has a side quiltalong. Our block for July is a string block. I paper pieced each quadrant on a 6.5" paper. I set my stitch length shorter, so that it was easier to take out the paper. The center pieces are leftover triangles from the flying geese block I made last month. This was a fun block to make.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Here is a close up. I just love those fabrics! And that ribbon...you know, the orange polka dot one!! Yeah. That's the one. It sure makes my seams look like they meet perfectly! What a brilliant thing!!!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
I love these fabrics!!
This is the first quilt I have done entirely 'by myself'!!! What fun!!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Here is the back. It is OK, but next time it will be better!!! :) After doing this quilting, I learned how to use my walking foot!!
I had a simple label that was quilted in, but I didn't like it, so I paper pieced this cute sailboat and added it to the back for my label. I really like being able to use the reds, as I didn't want many of them on the front. I tried....really I did. I loooovvvve red, but they didn't 'work' on the front, except for those little touches of it in the pieced sashing.
All in all this was a great experience. I have learned soooooo much, and that is fun!!!