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Friday, April 29, 2016

Elle's Kitchen: Cinnamon Toast

I was out of state this week and yesterday I got
home in the afternoon, played with the puppy dog,
headed down to the big city with Trishie for a lecture
 by Frank Abagnale at the IMA and then we met Kate
 for a very late dinner before heading home to an end of
 day telephone call with Mr. Wonderful and off to bed!
This morning I woke up and let's just say, the cupboard
was bare,  nothing for breakfast...  there were a few pieces
of bread so I went old school and made cinnamon toast.

This is a favorite of mine from when I was a child but I
haven't had it in years.  It is so simple and most people 
have everything they need in their kitchen.  

Toast the bread until it is light brown, spread with butter
and let it melt a bit then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon
and gently mix the butter, sugar and cinnamon together.

This is something my Mum often made for me when I was
a child.  When I was old enough to make it myself I 
remember we had a spice jar with the sugar and cinnamon 
already mixed together ~ I don't remember if this was a
commercial product or just something my Mum mixed up 
herself to make it easier for me.  

It was still delicious!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Quiltmaker's 1000 Blocks Book Mystery

A while back someone had told me I was a 
part of this book but I had not heard from
the publisher so I wasn't sure.  A few weeks
ago I visited Lolly's Fabrics in Shipshewanna,
Indiana and noticed they had the book so I
took a peek.

On one of the opening pages showing some
of the blocks, there was one of mine.  It's the
top row, second from the left.  I checked the
index and my name and two page numbers 
were listed but when I visited those pages,  my
blocks were not there.  I thought maybe it is not
the page number but the block number ~ tried
that and nope, that didn't work either.

So when I got home I contacted the publisher 
and found out I am indeed in the book but there
was an editing problem with the page numbers
which will be corrected in future issues.

Here is one of the blocks called Dutch Treat,
it says it is on page 85 but it's really on 87.

This is my other block called Felicity, it says 
it is on page 77 but it is on page 79.

This is the quilt I made using the Dutch Treat
block, I call it Going Dutch.

This is the quilt I made using the Felicity block,
I call it Felicidad.

If your guild or shop would be interested in a class
for either of these quilts, send me an email: