Here is my garland of spring flowers that usually hangs on the kitchen island in the summertime. I thought I would switch things up just a little and hang it on the Hoosier cabinet for a little while. It makes me happy. :-)
Yesterday I made cherry bars for Bible study. Here they are unbaked...
I finished a third lapghan for the Veteran's Home yesterday. I used the Granny Stripe Blanket pattern.
and here they are after they came out of the oven. Oh. My. Goodness. These bars are delicious and very easy.
Cherry Bars Recipe
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cans, (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-3 tablespoons milk
1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour.
2. Spread 3 cups batter into a greased 15x10x1 pan. (I just used a pan I had that was 17x12x1 and it worked well.) Spread top with pie filling. Drop remaining beater by teaspoonfuls over filling. Bake 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
3. In a small bowl, mix confectioner's sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle over the top. Enjoy!
I also used the cozy blanket edging, both were from Lucy at Attic 24. I really like how the edging turned out. She used four colors and four rounds and I only used three colors and rounds.
The orchids are still making me very happy.
Aren't they gorgeous in the morning sunshine?
Brad's Dad sent me this picture of a golf cart he was looking at in Nebraska. He thinks we should get one for the lake. Ha! We could really use it! The six of us went in together and bought a golf cart last year, but it only has one seat and one the guys built on the back. We all ride on it though! Four of us sitting and two of the guys standing on the back. This 8-person cart would be perfect! (No way are we buying one though.)
Here's my sweet little Lilly smelling the flowers. I wonder if she realizes they're not real? :-)
I'll be back to making mittens for awhile and maybe knitting a bit on my Zilver shawl that I've had put away for a few weeks. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you may be doing.
"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground." Psalm 143:10