Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The rain came down in buckets yesterday.
Thankfully, the only time I had to go out
was when the rain had subsided!!

While it was coming down, I was finishing up this baby quilt.
This is one that will be hard to say goodbye to.
I just love those soft colors.
All the little 1 1/2" pieces are scraps.
Even the whites!!
Yes, all the whites are different, but I tried to make
sure they were all white and not off-white.
You wouldn't believe the amount of scraps I have
and I want to make a dent in my pile...someday!

After one of the large downpours I was admiring my
husbands flowers.
He loves these icelandic poppies that are just ready
to bloom!

This little guy loved the rain!

So did these pretty flowers.

I even have a nice paper white bloom inside!
Looks like those roses are at the end of their life.:(

My last rainy day activity involved this.
Do you know what it is?

This machine has been in a cupboard for a long time.
She inspired me to make bread.
But...I made it the easy way.

I wish I could say that I slaved over this bread.
waiting while it was rising.
But that bread machine did ALL the work.

The family doesn't know, though, how easy it is.
Let's let 'em think I really outdid myself...huh?

Here's the recipe I used....just in case you want to impress
friends or relatives.:)

Whole Wheat Bread-small loaf

2/3 Cup plain yogurt

2 1/2 T. water

1 1/4 T. butter

1 1/3 T. sugar

1 t. salt

1 Cup white flour

1/3 Cup oats

2/3 Cup wheat flour

1 t. yeast

Fill your bread machine with the ingredients in THIS order.
push the button.


  1. Beautiful quilt, beautiful flowers, beautiful bread! I think my mouth may have been hanging open looking at the pictures of your flowers. So hard to comprehend that people living in the same country can have such different climates!

  2. Beautiful quilt and flowers... Playing with scraps looks like fun. I need to build my scrap pile..LOL!

    There is nothing more comforting on a rainy day than a loaf of fresh baked bread... YUM!

  3. I love the quilt--it's charming! and the flowers look great. I'm going to stick around the house the next couple of days until after these rains.

  4. What very pretty images today. Gorgeous colors, and I can almost smell the fresh bread. How homey on a rainy day!

  5. Beautiful quilt, Beth! I used my bread machine the other day for the first time in years and I'd forgotten how easy it is...and good, too! I think that may be one of the reasons I haven't used it lately...cutting down on bread consumption!

  6. That quilt is beautiful, and all out of 1 1/2 inch strips.... great job and a wonderful scrap-buster! Seeing the flowers about to bloom makes me laugh, guess we live in a very different part of the country.... we have lots of snow right now. =)

  7. Oh, I can believe how big your collection of scraps is and that you have a hard time making a dent in it! The baby quilt is adorable!

  8. Have you noticed the more scrap quilts you make the more darn scraps you have!
    This baby quilt is really cute though...might have to try it!
    Oh yes I do need another project!

    thanks for stopping by my blog :0)

    Happy sewing

  9. Thanks for stopping by The Fabric Shopper today. I am just a beginner quilter but a seamstress for over 40 years. I just can't throw away scraps and my scraps ...most of mine, are pretty big so I can practice along time before I get down to 1 1/2" squares! Thank goodness! :-) your baby quilt is such an inspiration but very scary, too!

  10. I must concur......beautiful quilt, flowers and bread. Stay dry!

  11. The budding flowers are making me very jealous....I miss the color green--oh, and the sun hasn't shown in a few days. On the up side-it's great quilting weather!

  12. That quilt is wonderful Beth. My icelandic poppies seems happy as well. But, gee today was quite a storm, hey?


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