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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Mardi Gras

This week I am putting the finishing touches on several quilts: making labels, sewing hanging sleeves, writing Artist's Statements...and looking for just the perfect box in which to ship. Often it takes as long to get the paperwork completed as it does to design and make a quilt!
I am thrilled that Log Canada has been chosen as part of a special exhibit of Canadian quilts at International Quilt Festival and will be touring the U.S. in 2009 (assuming it gets there on time, of course...) Log Canada is having a good year, and has recently been featured in Canadian Heritage Quilting and even briefly on ASN's Breakfast Television. More on the exhibit as the time draws closer...The quilt is much showier in person than you see in the picture.
It's also time to get a small packet off to Halifax for the Mayflower Quilt Guild's annual show and sale in support of the I.W.K. Hospital. That's coming up in March and promises to be a wonderful event. And then there's the Trend Tex Challenge "Roots"... which I have been dragging my feet on this year. The steps in construction of this quilt have been photographed and I will post it shortly as I did for last year's entry.
Later today we will enjoy a traditional dinner of pancakes and sausages to mark Shrove Tuesday. Here's a no-fail recipe for pancakes which came from my sister Nancy:
Fluffy Pancakes
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. melted butter (I use olive oil)
In a large mixing bowl add dry ingredients. Blend. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, milk and oil. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour 1/3 cup batter for each pancake on a hot non-stick griddle. Bake until puffy and bubbly around the edges. Flip and bake other side. Serve hot with Nova Scotia maple syrup. Delicious!

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