Sunday, March 2, 2008

quiltathon

I did more sewing than usual for a week-end, maybe on the weekday quiltathon I can stay focused better. I did the borders of the green quilt and a row of extra quilting on the body. I ripped out 1 row of quiting that I did on Friday night.
I worked on the design for Liz and Ryan's wedding quilt; it's Stars at Sea by Judy Martin. Her plan is pretty small, I need a queen. I need 3 1/2 yards of white for the background and since all the rest will be scraps I'll buy it to make my life a bit easier.
I hunted the triangles I cut for an 'I Spy' quilt years ago; didn't find it but that would really work better for a second child, right? Then the first child can enjoy looking for the stuff before the baby is old enough. ;) So planned a different quilt for grandchild #4.
I made a block for a new quilt; blogged about here.
I emptied a full under the staircase closet and put one of my old metal sewing shelves in after Andrew (10) and I rearranged the shelves. It will really help to get that closet better organized. I thought a library book might be tucked away in there and the library is asking for money since we've had it for 6 months. It wasn't there. Some of the stuff has been in there since before the wedding 1 1/4 years ago and could really come back into our living space. Specifically Melissa's wedding picture and my old childhood rocking chair.
I attended church and fixed the best pot of beans I've ever had.
I really wanted to make Pioneer woman's apple dumplings. (There's a pot luck on the 15th that will get them, so we won't eat the whole batch.)
I went and got Gringo's take out for my lunch yesterday.
I baked a cake for refreshments for a boy scout meeting. At 4:30 my husband asked me to bake a cake for his meeting since it was one of the boy's birthday. The meeting was at 6. Then I felt like I should spend at least an hour doing some genealogy. That was my week-end.
Chocolate Applesauce Cake
I’ve been making this for over 30 years.
This was Reed’s favorite cake and he had it for many birthdays.
½ cup shortening (I use butter now)
1 ½ cup sugar

1 t. cinnamon
½ t. salt
2 eggs
1 ½ t. soda
2 T cocoa
2 c. flour
2 c. applesauce
1c. chocolate chips
½ c. nuts
30-40 minutes 350 degrees
8x12 pan
A very simple cake. Mix the above ingredients together using standard cake baking methodology; except the chocolate chips and nuts get sprinkled on top just before baking and then there is no need to frost it.
(And I have no idea why the font is bold in one area and not in the other and I can't get it to change; weird.)

1 comment:

Ms. Porter said...

i've mentioned before that i'm not a huge baker...i never really liked it before (i like cooking and not measuring) but this sounds like i could do it...and very yummy. we are supposed to get a terrible snow storm this weekend, what a great activity to do with the girls.