Let me ask you a little question. Do you like Apple Pie Pancakes? Duh! Of course you do. Everyone does. Hey: I'm not into carbs that make me feel like a blotation device. But that's my problem. And truth be known, I usually ignore that and eat these anyway. Yes, even though they're not made with 48-grain flour. They could be, I suppose. But would they be as fluffy as a cloud with still just the tinest, perfect bit of gooey density? Prolly not. Plus, I'm not the maker of these cakes. You-know-who is. And THAT boy cooks with white flour 'cause he is from the Midwest and thinks "brown flour is for hippies." To which I reply: I must be a hippie then. To which he replies: Not this morning you ain't. And then he hands me a plate of Apple Pie cakes.
Wanna make the cakes? Just Open up your good ol' Joy Of Cooking and make the standard pancake recipe. YES! Who knew, right? Well- Brad did. For the topping? Just throw some cut apples in the frying pan with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and a little bit of water and cook until soft. Voila! Your kids will love you even more than they do now!
Ok. Onward: my obsession with thread, material and my new sewing machine, which I love like a human.. Boooring. I know. But, I think you may have to get used to it. Capice?
I got into applique this weekend which was very exciting for me. The birds (which were appliqued on) are in the process of getting their little legs embroidered on, and then I'll embroider around the shape of their body too. Then I'll try and quilt this sucker. I was messing around with the free motion quilting this weekend. WOW! It is so hard. Way too hard to chance messing up an almost-finished quilt with. Even with the tips I found on the internet...it's clear I need a lot of practice and maybe a few lessons. Anyone out there free-motioning?
And...see that cute heater? I love it so much. I saw it over and over in photos on the Posie blog and finally bought for the girls room a few months back from here. It works amazingly well and the girls huddle up to it several times a day, everyday. The quilt you see is the finished one from the Posie pattern I showed you last week. I learned a lot making it. Mostly, I learned how much I have yet to learn.
Anyway, I do believe that's a wrap for this morning. I'm onto embroidering bird legs.