July 26, 2009

My First Beaded Bird for CQ!

I was quiet proud of this little birdie when I got it finished tonight. I just had to show you all!

July 24, 2009

Applesauce Spice Cake

You know those red and white checkerboard cookbooks our mothers and grandmothers had while we were growing up! Well, I made sure I put that on my wish list one year for Christmas and I love to find recipes in it. I was hungry for something sinful today so I went poking around in that cookbook! And I found the yummiest sounding recipe for an Applesauce Spice Cake! I made a caramel glaze frosting to go on it that I found on the internet. The frosting had to come to a boil first and boil for one minute then you transfered it to a mixing bowl. The recipe called for beating it for 15 minutes!!! My arm about fell off but the first bite of this cake proved to be worth every second of it!!

oh yeah...I tweaked the recipe just a bit...it called for raisins but I put chopped dates and I added more chopped pecans than it called for!

July 23, 2009

Crazy Quilting Round Robin

I am in a CQ RR with a group of 4 other ladies on the Crazy Quilting International site. This is round one for Ellen's block!

I am really enjoying this Crazy Quilting! Although some blocks still intimidate me... :)