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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Dribs and Drabs
Long time no blog! I have been out of town for a few days and am trying to get caught up with blogreading and blogwriting! Not a whole lot of quilting going on the past few days. I did get another block for the 12 Days of Christmas wallie appliqued last week. He is the 12 Pipers Piping guy.
Another little project in the "how to avoid housework" department has been soapmaking. No, not the lye variety that our great-grannies might have concocted! These are the simple glycerine-chunks-melted-in-the-microwave-with-soapdyes-and-soapfragrances-added variety! Here are some curing and some still in the molds. Won't they make cute gifties with a hand-crocheted spa cloth???
And summer gifties for my sisters...crocheted dishcloths and appliqued kitchen towels to add a little summer fun!
Today is our guild's installation of officers ceremony and potluck luncheon. These are always such delicious fun. Aren't quilters just the best cooks??? I am taking my sour cream banana bundt cake:
1/3 cup softened butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed 2 cups flour 1 1/4 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1 cup sour cream
Cream together butter and sugar, add eggs until well-blended. Stir in vanilla and bananas. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to batter, alternately with sour cream. Pour into a greased and floured 10" bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 55 minutes, till tests done with toothpick. After cooling, the cake can either be dusted with powdered sugar or lightly frosted. I like the canned sour cream frosting with this (about 1/2 the can). Note: this is probably NOT on any weightloss diet program!!!!