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Enjoy your stay under the variable skies of Eastern Washington and watch the seasons change, from planting to harvest here on the farm...be sure to wrap up in a quilt during the winter, it's cold!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Beautiful Thanksgiving

Just wanted to share the view of my Thanksgiving.  It is still snowing, making everything beautiful.  A totally fabulous Thanksgiving with yummy food and time with family.  I hope yours was as wonderful.  Blessings, Susan

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Rolls

It has warmed up to 10 and the rolls are finished.  They rose so beautifully in the warm oven, but the time sitting on the stove top for the oven to heat to 350 had them wilting in the cold a bit. However, the smell is heavenly and the recipe was so easy I just have to share!  I only got 3 dozen, but I think mine are larger then the 2 oz. they state.

Yeast Rolls

4 cups of warm water
1/4 c. yeast
1 c. sugar
Warm a large bowl with water; dump water, grease bowl and fill with the above. Stir and let ingredients work until bubbly.
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs (optional)
12 c. flour (approximately), add gradually
2 Tbsp. salt (add after some flour has been added)

Let dough rise about 1 hr.; make desired shapes and let rise and additional hour.  Bake at 350 until golden tops; about 10-12 min. Remove from oven, brush lightly with melted butter or margarine.
Makes about 4 doz. 2oz. rolls

Just risen:

Fresh out of the oven, brushed with melted butter!!


It is still 20 below and the sun is sparkling off the snow.  There is ice on the insides of many of the windows in the old farm house.  Of course, today is the day I have to make rolls for Thanksgiving dinner!!!  Wondering how well they will rise when I can't get the house warmer then 60 <G> guess they will have to go in a warm oven!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends and food!  Tris, I wish you were able to celebrate the day with us instead of by yourself!  Brenna, have fun with your Texas family!  Miss you both so very much!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Joan's Quilt

I have been busy up in my quilting loft quilting this beautiful quilt for my customer, Joan.  I just put it in the mail to her!  Only 2 weeks on the frame...I wanted to keep it, so beautiful!!!  The recipient is a gardener, so Joan requested leaves.  She also wanted it "puffy", so I used a Hobbs poly batting and a Quilter's Dream Poly.  I love doing custom quilting, so I turned feathers into leaves by changing the shape a bit and adding a spine.   Beautifully pieced - yep, that border with the parallelogram was paper pieced!