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Wednesday, September 26, 2007
It Was Inevitable....
Eventually, if a person does applique long enough, she wants to be able to draw some of her own designs. However, I am extremely drawing-challenged. I managed to make it all the way through high school and college without ever taking a drawing/art class. Boy, do I regret that now. I decided to check out the drawing pencils at the local craft store and bought a few. Well, lo and behold, this little booklet Draw Now! was packed inside the box of pencils! I think what I REALLY need is one of those kids' books that shows you the step-by-step of turning basic shapes into something that actually LOOKS like something LOL. Maybe that will be my next purchase with a coupon. Any blogreaders have a suggestion? I have readied a little sketch book to practice in...
This just in: "Internet Is Fattening." This morning I baked the Peanut Blondies from a recipe I found on this blog. (Scroll down to the Sept. 17th post.) Haven't tasted them yet, but boy, was the batter de-lish!!! Mmmm...peanut butter, brown sugar, dryroasted peanuts, white chocolate chips..what's not to like????
And to return the calories to Blogland, I offer this recipe for DH's favorite fall dessert. I just call it Favorite Fall Dessert (clever, huh?)
Spray a 2 quart baking dish lightly w/ Pam. Cover the bottom of the dish generously with pared and thinly-sliced apples (about 5 large). Mix 3/4 cup sugar, 3 T. margarine, cubed, 1 t. baking powder, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup flour. Spread over fruit. Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. ginger, 1/2 t. all spice. Sprinkle over top. Pour 2/3 cup boiling water over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. A hunk of vanilla ice cream on a serving doesn't hurt anything either.
Not much quilting yet this week, but tomorrow at my guild's sewing bee one of the members is teaching a darling jeans purse. So I've been gathering up all the supplies for that and will, hopefully, have a photo of a new purse to post soon!