Monday, November 14, 2016

My Weekend

I had a fantastic weekend.  
I still don't have much desire to sew, which is unfortunate as I have a LOT to get done.  
I am hoping if I just choose a block and start on that maybe it will come back.

I did a lot of cleaning and errands on Saturday.  
Hubby printed out a pumpkin cake recipe that he wanted me to make so I decided that while I was watching me Spartans WIN for a change I would bake the cake.  
The recipe is from the Taste of Home website and you can find it here. 
 It was easy to do and the cake was fabulous.  
I substituted 1 cup of homemade applesauce for the 1 cup of oil. I think it was a great substitute.  
I did not miss the oil at all.  
Next time I would cut down on the amount of sugar.  It called for 2 1/2 cups of sugar!!!  
Trying to make it more WW friendly, if cake can be that! 
 I let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan then turned it out.

This is before I glazed it.  I used powdered sugar with some pumpkin pie spices in it for the glaze.

My best friend was never far away from me all weekend.  She has decided that she loves this quilt.  With the fuzzy back it is very soft.  
She laid near me while I did lessons 3 and 4 in my EQ7 class online 
(Craft University).

In addition, I made one more block for the Hallowedding quilt.
These eyes were from a Block Lotto post.
Aren't they so scary??

It was a little tricky to make and this pair took me about 2 hours!  
They do not give measurements but rather it is a tutorial on how to make them.  T
he thing that saved me was she had them laid out on the cutting mat 
so I could figure out the sizes she used to make this set. 
 I have another set of different eyes to make but I ran out of time.  

I hope everyone else had an enjoyable weekend too!



dianne said...

curses!!! that added one more thing to my Morning List of Things That Must Be Done - it is baking in the oven right now!!! but i am trying apple butter instead of applesauce/oil (and i reduced the sugar, doubled the cinnamon, halved the nutmeg, and took some cream cheese and butter outta the fridge for cream cheese frosting Nothing Bundt style- doesn't that sound GOOD?!?) ... next in is the pumpkin pie, followed 15 minutes later by the Turkey Chest that i defrosted to make room in the freezer for ANOTHER turkey chest or two) ... the trash is out to the curb, the dishwasher is emptied, there's a load of laundry in the washer, the Jumble and crossword puzzles are worked, and the rest of the paper has been thumbed through ... and now i really need to get busy on cleaning the bathrooms because (holy crap) it's after 11!!! said...

The cake looks yummy. Love the eyes.

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