Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Trying New Things

Carly is trying to balance on her back. She does this usually when I am playing flute and can't stop to take a picture. I love it.

I've been sewing. I made a black and white apron for the Tie One On apron sew-a-long. I just got inspired and love the retro apron. It's a birthday gift for summer and aren't I smug.

The little patch is a recipe from my mom's family and the first thing I ever made. We call it Snickerdoodle, but it's really Bara Brith. I had Mom write it out in her hand, photocopied it backwards to iron on paper and ironed it onto the fabric. I burnt it a little with the iron, but it looks legitimate.
I'll make some Snickerdoodle and take photos but here's the recipe:
Preheat oven 375 degrees.
Mix together:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp oil
1 cup raisins
Pour into loaf pan, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake 40 minutes.
A verrrry quick bread.
My shifts went well and I'm a bit less knackered than last set. Yesterday I took advantage of staying in and did some on-line shopping. We made a donation to Haiti relief right away, but I hear the cry for more. So I went to this site on Ravelry and bought some knitting patters with proceeds going to Haitian relief. Thanks Stash and Burn for the great idea.
I finished the baby gift and am just setting up the steeks: crochet AND sew.
And my niece finished being pregnant! Yay! I am a great-aunt! His name is Patrick and he was early, so small like my first baby. 6lb 3 oz. I understand he's doing well and I hope to mail her gift soon.
My baby just turned 19! The day after Robert Burns birthday. Australia Day. Scotty's day. He and his friends at UVic studied for mid-terms.
My Fit Well Sock enjoyed coming out on night shift break. I'm on the verge of learning to knit backwards for Em's entrelac blanket and the Lady of the Lake sweater is ticking along. Lots of simple knitting, because I become simple when I have to switch my clock.
It is a challenge, but I'm trying to deal with it by trying new things.


17th stitch said...

Congratulations on becoming a great aunt! Loved the picture of the dog, too...

17th stitch said...

Forgot to say - I LOVE LOVE the idea of putting the recipe on the apron - is it unique to you? Will you be terribly offended if I try it someday?