Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tulips & Travel

Finished the tulip block for the garden club quilt.  Its not the same block as used in the original quilt.  Used the tulip block from Blackbird Designs' Tulip Farm quilt instead.  One of the red fabrics is from French General, and it is a dream to use for applique.  Highly recommend it!
We were lucky to travel to New Orleans with our family in October.  It was a dream trip, and we just loved walking through the Garden District and checking out the awesome homes.

Sad to hear that these cool water meter covers are disappearing as they are becoming collector's items.

A picture of the courtyard where we stayed.  My husband's brother has a timeshare here and we all got to stay together.  Such fun!
Baked our friend Cindy LaNier's famous butterhorn rolls for Thanksgiving.  Topped with homemade apricot jam we made last summer - they are scrumptious, and such a treat that we only make them for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.  I'll leave you with the recipe below, and happy holidays to all of my dear blog friends.  Really appreciate your visits, and hope you have time to get a few stitches in!

LaNier's Butterhorns

1 package yeast
1 cup warm water
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, well beaten
4 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water.  Add a couple of tablespoons of the sugar to proof the yeast.  Let rest for at least five minutes.  Meanwhile, melt butter and add sugar.  Stir to mix and set aside to cool.  Add to yeast, and add salt, eggs, and 3 cups flour.  Mix well by hand and add remaining flour, mixing until well combined.  Either dough refrigerate overnight or let rise in a warm spot on the counter for at least four hours.  Divide dough into four pieces.  Roll each into a circle, and cut each circle into 12 triangular pieces.  Roll from large end to short (crescent shapes) and place on a well greased baking sheet.  Let rise (1-2 hours) and bake in a 400 degree oven for eight minutes.  Makes 48 scrumptious rolls.