Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bread for the Journey

"the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road. The crowds going ahead of him and those who followed, were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!"
Matthew 21:8-9

Friday, March 27, 2015

Carrot Cake

I'm not sure if I ever shared this recipe with my readers before, but it's such a good one, especially with Easter on the horizon.

My friend makes the best Carrot Cake, so what better time to share it!

Carrot Cake

2 Cups All purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups grated carrots
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 /2 cup walnuts (chopped)
4 eggs

Grease and flour three round 9" pans.  Sift dry ingredients.  Add all other ingredients except eggs.  Add eggs one at a time.  Mix well.  

Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cool 5 or so minutes before removing from pan.  Cool completely before icing.

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 box confectioners sugar
1/2 stick butter
2 teaspoons vanilla

Cream the butter and cream cheese together.  Add sugar and vanilla.  Ice cake and top with chopped nuts.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bread for the Journey

Brings forth Fruit,

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Basketball Tourney

The USF Women's Basketball team is slated to play in tonight's NCAA Tournament.

Two or three years ago, my daughter befriended an International student from USF.  She originates from Sweden and has joined us for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays.  My daughter has studied with her and helped her with her English papers.  We met her family when they visited a couple of years ago. Ivana is a Senior this year, and plays for the USF Women's Basketball team.

But when Ivana asked my husband and me to stand in for her parents, we were both excited and honored.

The USF Women's basketball team is seeded sixth in the tournament.  So the prospects of this being an exciting game are high. 


Friday, March 20, 2015

Flowers and Fabric

There are two things I never get tired of.  Flowers and fabric.

I love to compliment flowers with fabric from my stash :-)

The breath of spring is never far behind in my fabric garden.

"I never get tired of looking at my fabric. It's like looking at a beautiful garden that never goes to seed."

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sneek Preview

I love it when the FedEx truck pulls up in front of my house.  I especially love it when the delivered box is addressed to me :-)  And even more than that, is the pleasure of receiving the new lines of Island Batik fabrics.

Part of the new Spring and Summer collections.  Can't wait to make something beautiful :-)

Island Batik Store
Happy Quilting!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Want to lend a hand?

Hop over to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and sign up for the Hands2Help Challenge.  
You may already have a quilt laying around that would bring comfort to someone.

Let's lend a hand.  It makes for ...
Happy Quilting!