Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Mystery Continues....



So far, so good. These are my mystery blocks for my Quilt Guild. November, December and January blocks are due tomorrow. I was really afraid I wouldn't have mine done, but here they are... This is one of each month. Each month you make the same block multiple times. According to BEV!!! we can't use matchy, matchy fabric. We must use scraps. That is hard for me to do. I try each month to close my eyes and just pick, but alas I confess I do move things around a bit. Sorry BEV!!! I am mixing up the fabrics within a block so I am trying...

I also made some bread Friday. A couple of days ago, my oldest daughter was telling me about some beer bread mix she had purchased from Simply Tasteful. At $4 a box, it was fairly expensive and she really liked it. Google to the rescue. I found a recipe here that you can print out. Here are the ingredients.... I don't buy beer very often so I thought I would at least buy something I would drink in case I didn't like the bread and ended up with 5 extra bottles. LOL



Dump all this together and you get this....


Bake for an hour and you get this....


It's a sweet bread and very dense. Would be good with a hearty soup.

DH and picked up Abbie yesterday and kept her while daughter and hubby went to his Christmas Party. Yes, it's the middle of January and it was his Christmas Party. We have to take her back today. OOPS!!! Is 7:40am and I hear her stirring.. Best go get her up for some breakfast and snuggling before we have to take her back..

Happy Sewing,
Nancy

7 comments:

Dragon's Dolphin said...

MMMMMMMMM looks good. And I haven't had a good beer bread in such a long time. Might have to see if DH still has a beer in the frig (sorry hun, we're eating your beer instead of drinking it). Thanks for the recipe!
Your blocks for the quilt guild look GREAT!!!!

Carolyn said...

I'm making the bread today to go with a Chicken Stew from the same recipe site. As for the Beer, you bought a 6-pack and I bought a 32oz single. I'll have to drink mine sooner while the bread is baking ;)

Have a snuggle with Abbie for me!

Later...your Sis

Nellie said...

Nancy - I am so glad you're better. Amen! Love your blog.
I'm off to put away the last 2 boxes of holiday stuff...never been so late.

Anonymous said...

Now, Now....the blocks look great......and yes, fairly scrappy! Good job......
See you in the morning.....scrappy blocks and all! LOL!
Bev

Pat said...

Mystery blocks AND beer bread are both looking good here. I, too, have trouble with going totally snappy scrappy...I'm into "matchy-matchy". LOL

em's scrapbag said...

I like your scrappy blocks. My sisters have both made beer bread. I have yet to try it.

quiltingnana said...

love your blog...I make beer bread too. It is a good way to use up the beer left over from having guests since hubby doesn't drink it and I rarely do...I've tried a whole wheat beer bread, put raisins in it...there are so many ways to make it