I think I am getting back into my routine yesterday – that is if I could remember where I put my quilting supplies!! Remember I cleared out the sewing room the 7 days or so before I left for my sisters and was gone for 10 days – I had barely begun to remember where I put everything for the duration of the quilt room make over when I left.
Finally I was beginning to get my act together and remember where I put things. I got one Retro Air Ship block made – after I accidentally cut a couple pieces from the wrong color – took me about 5 minutes to remember the lay out of this pattern!! Here is the block made today
Joining the others – for some reason I thought I had more than this done – wishful thinking? I will need to decide later what size to trim blocks to – several are 10 inches, a couple 10.25 and one a measly 9.75 – finally after the 2nd block made I think it was I decide to cut all the outside edges a half inch larger than the pattern called for so I could trim them all the same size – it’s that curve piecing that does it to me. Right now I am thinking – on point – narrow sashing in between – size of quilt to be determined. Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction – Jo makes a lot of Bonnie Hunter patterns and has a nice braid quilt she shows today. Also linking to Mid-Week Makers.
Then after making one of those blocks I moved on to a different project – the Scrappy Stars – as you can see I spread out in the dining room to the kitchen with the ironing board and then nearby in the living room is the sewing machine set up.
Before I had left to my sister’s I had made 5 of the 16 patch centers – now it was on to cutting the half square triangles, corner blocks and get started piecing. I had intended to get these 5 blocks made last night but by 7 PM I decided to call it a night and sit back and relax with tv.
I got out the Midnight Garden applique block to work on instead of hexies or quilting – of which I have not touched the Postage Stamp quilt since I got home – it is just not the same without the 3 roller hand quilting frame set up – I will get back to quilting though – just continuing to take a break from it I guess.
Here is one of the cookie recipes from the small cookbook I picked up in Williamsburg translated from old English language and measurements – an example of what I mean – original recipe —take a peck of fine flour, half a peck of oatmeal, and on and on it goes making what one would think was 12 dozen cookies – LOL the new recipe makes more like 3 dozen. I showed the book several post back and is Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bakery Williamsburg VA
1 cup shortening (yes it says shortening not butter and I used shortening)
1 cup sugar (I used brown)
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins if you want and I added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream everything together well. Drop by cookie scoop or large tablespoons onto greased baking sheets – bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes – browned but still soft. Yes it made 3 dozen but I gave Melanie and Aniya a bagful to bring home with them – less temptation for me. Photo was taken well after we had been eating them so not a lot left!!
After comments left about if you check back to a blog for answers to the comments I will most likely really not be thinking about it all that much and some will answer them when I think about it – that might be in private emails or on the blog – either way you will get an answer. I don’t think from what most said that they really check back to a blog to read answers.