First, a little WIP Wednesday.
I have 42 blocks for the Scrappy Stash QAL sewn and squared up to 9 1/2 inches. I’ll be working on it more tonight and hopefully can get it done within a week for the linky party.
I saw on Debbie’s blog A Quilter’s Table that she would be posting about donuts yesterday, so we made some in the morning since my oldest was off from school and we were just hanging out. When I went shopping last week, I picked up a tube of biscuits so I could make donuts like my mom did when I was a kid.
This method of donut making is fun for the kids, too.
There’s really nothing too it. Just heat veggie oil on high. Divide each biscuit in half so it’s not so thick, pinch out a hole, and brown on both sides (it only takes about 4 minutes). Then cool on a few paper towels and let the kids cover them in cinnamon-sugar.
A few hours later, after we ran some errands and before going to the polls, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts and had donuts a second time and hot chocolate. So yesterday was definitely a donut day!
I have one last thing to share. When I first started the Scrappy Stash QAL, my scraps were a hideous tangle of fabrics smooshed in a basket. I gave it some thought, and since I don’t have any free shelf space in my sewing room, I decided to go with a hanging shoe holder to organize everything by color.
I would have preferred clear plastic, but Target didn’t have much selection and after sorting everything and hanging it in place, I am really pleased with the organized result. It was a pretty inexpensive storage solution. I think I read this idea in Sunday Morning Quilts, which has a pretty comprehensive section on scrap organization.
Have a happy Wednesday! We might have snow on the way this afternoon, which we are all really excited about.