Friday, April 23, 2010

Miss Madi Faye

My beautiful niece, Madi Faye...

Amish White Bread

I made the most fabulous, fresh bread on Wednesday. I thought I should share the recipe with everyone who just might read this. I will be making more this weekend and I will post some pictures. I found this recipe at

2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast (a little more than two packets)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups bread flour (I used regular flour)

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Your house will smell so good. My family loves this bread toasted with butter and cinnamon and sugar. YUMMY!
I can't wait to get this quilt book. I love old quilts, but would love to make them with modern fabrics.

Is it summer time yet? I need the extra time to quilt.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday Mom!

Tomorrow is my mom's 60's birthday. She is battling breast cancer and winning the fight. She has one more chemo treatment and then six weeks of radiation. She is the most positive person when it comes to this disease. She is the one who taught me how to sew. We love going to fabric shops together and picking out fabric for our new project.


p.s. i quilt: crayon roll tutorial.

p.s. i quilt: crayon roll tutorial.

Crayon Roll

I found a wonderful tutorial at yesterday. I went home, started dinner and a batch of fresh bread, and started this project. It took me about two hours, this included stopping to knead and bake the bread. The hardest part for me was the binding. I need to perfect it. I've only done it once before and I didn't have pretty mitered corners. This one is far from perfect, but I'll make more. This one is for Chloe.