A New Family Favorite

Measuring spoons, King Arthur Flour, Anthropologie, Making soft pretzels

While all my college daughters were home on break last week, we decided to try a new recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion.

Measuring spoons, King Arthur Flour, Anthropologie, Making soft pretzels

I have never made anything from this cookbook that I didn’t like…

Measuring spoons, King Arthur Flour, Anthropologie, Making soft pretzels

The recipe is nearly the same as the one found on their website here.

Measuring spoons, King Arthur Flour, Anthropologie, Making soft pretzels

These soft, buttered pretzels were very easy and quick–though we gobbled them up even quicker!

Measuring spoons, King Arthur Flour, Anthropologie, Making soft pretzels

Next time, we’ll make a double-batch!

Measuring spoons, King Arthur Flour, Anthropologie, Making soft pretzels

Work in Progress-Friends of Baltimore Quilt

Friends of Baltimore

One of my major goals for 2013 is to complete four more blocks and one more border of my Friends of Baltimore Quilt.

Friends of Baltimore

I started this quilt more than a year ago and have completed four of the sixteen blocks and one of the four borders.  I estimate that this has taken more than 300 hundred hours of hand stitching so far!

Friends of Baltimore

This quilt was designed by Sue Garman-a quilter extraordinaire!  I have never stitched a Baltimore style applique before, so I purchased the pattern and the fabrics as a kit.  I prefer to design my own quilts, but I really love this quilt just the way Sue designed it.  This is my first attempt at this complex style of applique-known for overlapping pieces and intricate patterns.

Friends of Baltimore003

I love working on this quilt, though I am very slow… This year I am determined to make progress on this quilt.  My long term goal is to complete it by January 2016…

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