Friday, January 30, 2015
60 red 2 inch squares
180 assorted 2 inch squares
54 aqua 3 by 6 1/2 inch rectangles
6 yellow 3 by 6 /12 inch rectangles
Finished size 36 by 40--a nice baby size and uses a single width of fabric for back.
My design--use at your pleasure.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Aunt Betty was kind enough to cover the difference, and it became my favorite book.
The illustrations of the stacked mattresses and quilts come to mind often when I look at my work.
I had hoped to uncover my copy when we took apart our parents' house, but it was not to be found.
So, thanks to Alibris (and, this time, without Aunt Betty covering the difference) I was able to replace it and enjoy the illustrations once again.
Here is Beth's stack:
Thursday, January 01, 2015
(actually, Olie Bollen as I don't have a couple of quarts of lard in the house)
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1/4th rounded teaspoon of nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk
In small bowl, mix:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Stir in a bit of the buttermilk mixture into the soda mixture. Then stir into remaining buttermilk mixture. Fold into the flour mixture--you may need to add a bit more buttermilk if too dry. It will be a thick batter.
If desired, stir in raisins or chopped apple.
Drop by teaspoonsfull into hot oil or lard. Turn over when brown to fry other side. Remove to draining rack to cool.
Can shake in sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or leave plain.
Note--this is made with a home made baking powder concoction--the cream tartar and the baking soda and the acid of the buttermilk. This is more unstable that purchased baking powder so you need to use up the batter right away. I like it better than the purchased powder that can give a metallic taste to fried foods.