Friday, December 6, 2019

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Hi All!  I am joining in on Carol at Just Let Me Quilt blog's:

Virtual Cookie Exchange
December 2nd

December 3rd

December 4th

December 5th

December 6th

If you are just joining in today, be sure to visit the prior days participants after you have visited all of today's posts.  Lots of fun inspiration!

Today I am going to share a sweet quick bread that we enjoy at Christmas.  It is basically a banana bread with the twist of adding cranberry sauce.

The recipe:

3/4 cup canned whole berry cranberry sauce
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine cranberry sauce, sugar, and orange zest.
2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt.
3. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, bananas and oil stir well to combine.
4.Add banana mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just to moisten.
5.Stir in cranberry mixture and walnuts.
6. Pour into two greased loaf pans and bake at 325F for 1 hour or until golden brown.  Cool before slicing.

Have a Merry Christmas All!

And a BIG thank you to Carol for hosting this fun blog party 


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

And, I'm Back...

Won't waste time with the why's, let's just say life circumstances kept me from enjoying much sewing although I have been busy enough on other things.

It looks like it's been close to a year since I last posted...whoops!  Should be interesting to see if anybody reads this, lol!  I have fallen off reading blogs too, spend a bit of time on Instagram....

I have been trying to get up the gumption to start to sew again - and this week finally clicked.

Gay at Sentimental Stitches has just released a long-term bom quilt and those blocks just really looked like a fun use of my repro stash so here they are:
I am thinking reds and greens and yellows and pinks and browns mostly with a creamy solid background but I am just going to see where the blocks take me and try not to plan or organize this one much.  Will need to come up with a sashing stripe if I set it the same as the original and a setting triangle fabric as well.

Can I keep up?  4 a month certainly seems do-able.  I guess the original quilt lives in Chicago - may have to visit it sometime :)

I also have 4 quilts in need of binding, and the nights are starting to be just right to curl up under a quilt and sew :)