Saturday, November 8, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I voted early the other day and yesterday I went shopping for "supplies" for the homestead. They had predicted it was going to rain here and it started this morning and has continued all day. A great day for baking, cleaning, laundry and some needlework. I'm also (besides being a weather junkie) a political junkie so I plan on plopping down after supper and doing some handwork and watching the returns come in.
I made a Peach Kuchen...........
Does anyone remember back in the day when these were popular? I made them when my children were little . The recipe I have calls for a yellow cake mix but I don't buy "boxed" or "processed" so I found a recipe for making a yellow cake mix.
Here's a recipe for peach kuchen from Taste of Home This recipe is 5 star and does not require a cake mix...duh! I think I'll be trying this one next time as it looks like it has more filling which would not be a bad thing. You can use different fruits as there is pear, plum and apple kuchens too. I want to make another cake mix so I have it on hand just like a boxed mix. I want to have a fully stocked pantry for this winter just in case I can't get out and my sweet tooth is aching! I must be prepared!
I also needed to make some bread but unfortunately I have an old bread maker that only makes a 1 pound loaf whereas most the of the bread makers today and the recipes are for 1 1/2 pound loaves. I wanted to make all the bread machine recipes on the King Arthur website but once again I ran into the size issue and then there is the ingredients I don't have on hand. But King Arthur has so much information on their website and they actually tell you how to change the recipe amounts from a 1 1/2 lb machine to a 1 lb machine.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
See my little barrette holding the excess yarn from my cast on? It holds better than a rubber band which is what I used to use.
I also placed an order for a filet crochet bookmark book and some little extras; steel hooks for the size needed for the bookmarks in the pattern book etc. I ordered from Annie's who I have never ordered from before.....
So, it was back to the drawing board...literally. I did want to design this year...just not under pressure.
I had purchased some Christmas variegated thread a few weeks ago and thought this would make a nice bookmark......WRONG!
I hope your lists look better than mine.
I just had an evil thought...I could put out the word that I need "test knitters"......OMG, that's really evil....I should be ashamed...so very ashamed.....LOL!
Have a great week and Happy Trails (of perfect stitches)!