Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baking & Sewing

I had such a nice, quiet night at home last night. Todd had fire practice, so it was just the kids and I. I even made homemade bread (no bread machine) that came out awesome. I got the recipe off of - the daily bread recipe and it was so quick and tastes so yummy. I started around 7 last night, and pulled 2 loaves of bread out of the oven at 10:15 or so:

Of course, by that time Todd was home and we had to try it right away. I baked it a little too long, but I'll know next time to watch it better. Yummy, yummy. It's an easy recipe that I could work on dishes from dinner, sewing or kids homework while it was rising and baking.

I also made sure these 2 table runners were ready to go for my Mom. We've had these patterns for years, I just had never gotten to them. She is going to do the handsewing on the binding - that has to be my least favorite part of quilting:

I love making table runners - they are so quick!! And if you don't like the colors when you are done, you aren't out a whole lot of supplies, like you would be on a quilt top.

I also started to cut out Tyler's firetruck quilt. Hopefully it will go together easy - he is anxious to have a new quilt on his bed

It's still freezing cold here, but it's up in the 20's at least during the day. I feel bad for Todd's hunting dogs, out in the cold, but I really don't want 3 dogs running wild through my house - so they get extra straw on these cold nights in their houses.

Have a wonderful day everyone!!


Anonymous said...

Yeah! So glad it worked for you! Although, you may be regretting it if you have to keep feeding your ravenous co-workers!! :)

Granny Lyn said...


I am a bread person, a sandwich (to me) is soooo much better than a steak.

and I love the little runners! I like to take these with me to Dr.'s offices and stuff, the binding is my favorite part. Am I a geek or what?