Friday, April 30, 2010

Loose Ends

In the blogging world I have not felt like posting an update. My mind has been on other things. I have enjoyed looking at all the blogs that are so inspiring and have some things on my to-do list for later this spring and summer. I took some time to read a couple of books that I had on hold at the Library and this gave me a break from the marathon knitting of the baby blanket from the last post. I still found time to work on a couple of dish cloths and booties for a friend who had twins this month. I also got caught up on some burp cloths that needed to be mailed to friends with new babies. I am putting together a list of items I can use in a sewing class for kids and will explain more later when plans are finalized.

I attended the Court of Honor for Joseph and presented him with his Eagle. It was perfect and I was pleased that I could do this for him.

Ric and I had the wonderful opportunity to go to the NASCAR race while they were here in Arizona. The Subway 600 was run on Saturday evening. Kel got the tickets through work and we accompanied him and Hailee to the race.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Knitting Finish

Monday my DIL called and asked me if I could make a baby blanket and burp cloths for her to take to a family in Texas. I had this blanket on my needles and finished it on Wednesday in time for her to leave on Friday. I got the pattern here. ( I will probably make this again. After rushing to finish this my hands are a bit sore so I am trying to decide what to make next.
As I make burp cloths, I have noticed that I am making a lot for little boys that are being born. About a 5 to 1 ratio. Has anyone else seen this where they live? I wonder what the future holds.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Treat!

I finished the companion piece, Bernie Bunny in time for Easter. This went along with Bridget Bunnie from The Sweetheart Tree.

I woke up early and made the cinnamon rolls so we would have a nice treat while watching General Conference on TV. This is a favorite recipe and always turns out.

Cinnamon Rolls

2 1/2 cups warm water +
2 T. or 2 pkg yeast

Add 3/4 cup sugar and set aside for 5 minutes

1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs--beaten
1 tsp. salt

Gradually add 7 1/2 cups flour. (Or enough to make a slightly sticky dough)

Turn out onto a flour surface and knead. Place dough in a greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size.

Punch down and roll out into a rectangle. (I split the dough in half)

Melt 1/2 cup of butter
Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.

Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle sugar/cinnamon on top. (You may add raisens or nuts if your family likes.)
Roll up and cut into about 1 1/2 slices. Put on a greased baking sheet. Let double in size. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Frost with a butter cream frosting of Cream Cheese if that is your preference.