Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Had a wonderful time at quilting yesterday. We were busy finishing up one of the member's quilt before Christmas. Planned our Christmas party and made the room ready and some of us went out and had pizza. Yum, yum! Today is busy, busy. I have got to load a quilt and get it quilted and on to at least three others. AND work on our quilt club scrapbook. See you in a few whatevers. LOL.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Today's quilting day! We will be drawing for a lucky winner of our raffle quilt "Hillbilly Romance". I will let you know if anyone in my family wins! LOL. Gotta get ready. Talk later.

Monday, November 26, 2007

November 26, 2007

I made it through Thanksgiving holiday. Ate too much and now I have to work on that. LOL. I came home and wanted to eat just plain old comfort food. So, I cooked beans and cornbread. Wonderful with relish.

On the quilty front, I worked on getting a quilt ready to load on the machine. Just need to cut a batting and get it loaded in the morning. And then quilt like a mad woman.

I am going to work on getting pictures on this blog.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Checking in. Two days before Thanksgiving Day. Our weather is very warm --sixties at night and near eighty for a high. But tomorrow is a different story; so says the weather people. Cold front coming will drop temps to the forties during the day. Big difference! The next few days will be busy. I have some machine quilting to do for my quilting club--charitable quilts for our local women's shelter and catching up on my own and I am making the roll recipe below to try on my club for Wednesday as a trial run. One lady is bringing chowder (yum).

I am making rolls and probably a pecan pie to take for Thanksgiving. I found the recipe for the rolls at and the pecan pie recipe is one from Imperial Sugar. I made the rolls last week as a trial run. They were super easy. I put everything in my bread maker on the dough cycle. I do think they need just a little salt and I will add some to those I make today. Hope you enjoy.
Cake Mix Yeast Rolls

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (9 ounce) package yellow cake mix (Jiffy mix in our area) or half of a regular cake mix
1/4 cup margarine, melted (I use butter)
2 egg whites, beaten
2 tablespoons poppy seeds (I skipped the egg whites and poppy seeds)

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in the flour and cake mix. Beat until dough is smooth. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into rounds. Let rest 5 minutes and then roll into 12 inch circles. Cut each circle into 10 wedges. Brush with melted margarine. Roll up the wedges, beginning at the wide end. Place on prepared baking sheets with the end of the roll on the bottom. Brush the rolls with beaten egg whites. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
These are very good and tender and rise up into very light and fluffy rolls. I did turn my oven up to 375 degrees and like I said I think they need just a little salt.
Texas Pecan Pie
from Imperial Sugar Company
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
9" unbaked pie shell
Combine first five ingredients in small bowl and mix well. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add evaporated milk and mix well. Stir in pecan halves and vanilla. (or I like to arrange my pecans in the pie shell and then pour the liquid on). Mix well and turn into unbaked 9" piec shell. Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until filling is puffed in center and well browned.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Good day to all. I am checking e-mail and favorites before I get ready for my quilting group.
I have a little time and will try to get a few chores done before I go.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Catering Quilter

November 13, 2007

Hello, to all! This is my first post. I have enjoyed reading posts of others for a long time and thought I would take the plunge of creating my own post. Please be patient as I learn all of this stuff.
Today it is warm for this time of year. The weather people are talking that we may set a record warm for this day--85 maybe. Hope not. The warm and dry weather was nice yesterday when we had a funeral to attend; but we really need rain in Texas again. The leaves are just starting to turn colors. I went to a small community last week to sell my wares and show how to cut a quilt pattern. I was anticipating seeing lots of beautiful colors and it hadn't happened yet only a little in the northern most part. But we are forecasted to have cooler temps the end of this week.
I was sick a two weeks ago with a cold or allergies or whatever. I am just now feeling completely over it. Just have a cough that wants to hang around.
On the quilty subject: I have a string quilt I need to machine quilt, my grandson's spiderman quilt/bedspread (that I am not happy with and will probably remove borders I put on and redo) that needs finishing very soon, plus UFOs and projects I have recently started. Plus my quilting group, Kraz-z Quilters, has donation quilts for the women's shelter in our area that I volunteered to machine quilt.
Today I need to go back to a neighboring city and sell more raffle tickets on my quilting groups raffle quilt which we draw for the last Wednesday this month. And I have to find white shirts for us to wear in a family photo this weekend.