Saturday, March 16, 2013
Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Orange Baskets
Last night I didn't get into bed until after midnight because I was very busy making these baskets. I had started sewing some of the components together several days ago but there still was a lot to do to get them finished. I had a great day yesterday, cooking and baking and not so much cleaning. I finished the dishes at 9:20 pm and then I hightailed it into my sewing room to finish these baskets. I think I really like the on-point setting better than the standard horizontal layout. Hop on over to soscrappy's to check out the links to other fabulous scrappy orange projects.
recipe before but it was quite easy and turned out really well. Next time I will have to make the loaves a bit shorter. When they rose they were too long for the pan and they got all curvy. I didn't use a mixer - I just started mixing it with a spoon and then switched to using my hands once the dough started to come together. The dough didn't require much kneading other than a couple minutes or so. I didn't get a picture until after someone had already cut the loaf, it appears that they just couldn't wait. When Eric got home from school (he gets home quite late in the evening) he had some and requested that I make it again - success! I have been using recipes from Mennonite Girls Can Cook for several weeks now and every one of the bread/pizza/bun recipes that I have tried are really good.
Peanut is doing very well after her surgery - she is such a little cuddle-bug puppy and she is really enjoying the extra attention. She had a follow-up visit with the vet this morning and everything looks good.
Today is a special day for two reasons - it is International Quilting Day and more importantly it is my son Eric's birthday. Happy Birthday to Eric!!