If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Monday, March 27, 2017

What's Up 3.27.17

It was a great day for baking and sewing.

My daughter-in-law had texted me yesterday with this picture saying what it was.

It's Redbud and Lemon Cornbread Loaf Cake

Now I was intrigued by it because it was using Redbud flowers. 

And here on the place we have lots of Redbud trees and have been wanting to make something. Here is some info on Redbud trees and what parts are edible

So I gave it a try today.

Now I did not go all out prepping for my pictures like they did over at the website Ful-filled  , their photos are gorgeous.
 That is where you'll find the recipe too. 

It calls for 1 3/4 cups of flowers which didn't take long to pick.

Mine does look pretty and it taste is good, it's a lemon cake.
I enjoyed making this.

Up on the wall today is another project I had started many years ago, like over 20 years. 

It is done in Chicken Scratch stitching.
I had wrote about it a year and a half ago which you will see more pictures.

  I went ahead and framed in the 11" block with a 1 1/2 strip of light beige plaid.  Had some solid tan but it seem to just be somewhat on the bland side.

Next I have been trying out how to go about adding in sashing and borders....


  1. What a delicious looking cake!! And Chicken Scratch embroidery is on my "must try one day List. What's 20 yaers for a UFO - good things take time!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration and link to the Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi Hug

  3. That was interesting about the redbuds....and love the quilt.

  4. That's a gorgeous looking lemon-redbud cake! I'd try it, too, if we had some around here. I like that low-volume plaid with the stitched star blocks, and love even more that someone else is working on truly long-term UFOs. :D (It's a fun chuckle when someone says they're working on a "really old UFO!" and it's only a year old. . . )

  5. That is such a pretty cake. I may have to see if My Guy wants to try out that recipe, it's a good one for this part of the country. Love the green plaid with those stars! Very pretty.

  6. I love Chicken Scratch quilts. Yours is beautiful.


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