Saturday, September 26, 2009

Martha Stewart!

If any of you are Martha Stewart fans, and if you have the chance to attend a live show, do it. On Wednesday this week a couple of friends and I went to the show in NY and guess who got to ask a question to the star guest? That's right, I did. I have to say though, the pressure got to me and I totally messed up big time. If you want to see me make a fool of myself it airs on monday the 28th. it was sooooo embarassing, yet so funny I just had to tell you all. Let me know what you think after the show.
Love, Mindy

Friday, September 11, 2009

Itty Bitty Blocks

These little 4 1/2" blocks are what I have been spending my free time doing. They are cut to 1 1/2" squares but even though they are sooo small, they are soooo much more fun to sew. This is going to be a new quilt for market this year, and we will do a larger scaled version for those of you who are intimidated by their size.

Aren't they cute. I have all 35 done! Yeah!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Yum, Yum, Yum. . . These donuts were delicious. We had fun with all the toppings that we used, toasted coconut, chopped heath bars, and of course sprinkles. We had so much fun, you all should try to make these.

The recipe is:

2 cups milk
4 Tb. butter
1 cup mashed potatoes
Scald milk. Melt butter in milk. Add potatoes.

2 Tb. yeast
1 tea. sugar
1/3 cup water
Dissolve above ingredients together
2 tea. salt
2 eggs - beaten
2 tb. sugar
5 or more cups flour
When milk is slightly cooled and yeast is dissolved add all ingredients together. Knead well. Cover dough with a towel and let raise until doubled. (About 1 1/2 hours)

Roll out and cut. Put donuts on a floured board. Let raise again. Fry in hot oil. Glaze while warm.

1 pkg. powdered sugar
2 tea. vanilla
hot water
Mix together until right consistency (quite thin)

For chocolate, add quite a bit of cocoa until it tastes just right.