Friday, September 02, 2011

Crazy Quilting Friday

I've been working on this quilt block for quite awhile. Realized I didn't put any lace or tatting on it, but did lots of embroidery. Tried ribbon embroidery with some I had on hand, liked it so much I got some real silk ribbon on E-Bay. It is so light it should be much easier to work with. 
Found  the flowers to embroider in Diana Lampe's book Embroider A Garden.
It's not as wonky as it looks, I laid it on the grass to photograph and it isn't laying flat.
I made  banana muffins Wednesday. Boy are they good, still a few left. I used a recipe I found online at catcancook. I altered the recipe by using half whole wheat flour, and added 1/2 c chocolate chips, 1/2 c chopped walnuts & 1/2 tsp cinnamon. As the recipe says not too sweet.

Banana Muffins (makes 12 muffins)

3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed (the more bananas the moister, so I use 4)
1/2 cup white sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I don’t like them too sweet)
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup melted margarine or butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together! Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees F oven for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!
*These are much more flavourful the next day, and they freeze very nicely too!
*Also, if you like walnuts, you can throw a handful of those in there as well for some added flavour and texture, or try adding chocolate chips, or better yet, BOTH! Yum :-D

Isn't this a pretty little plate. I found it in my china cabinet while looking for a plate to photograph my muffin on.  Forgot I even had it, must have bought it at a garage sale.


Sheila said...

I love your crazy block ,I didn't get one made this week and even if I had yours would put it to shame , your embroidery is lovely. Thanks also for the recipe I love to make muffins.

Karen said...

Yummy muffin! Love the crazy block, beautiful detail.