A Baby Quilt or Two

Nicole told me that she might decorate the baby’s room in owls.  Owls?  She sent a link to a comforter and all the baby accessories with an owl theme and it was really cute.  I immediately began searching for an owl pattern for a baby quilt and found one, along with another pattern I thought I might should get.

Both are from Brandywine Designs.  Aren’t they adorable?

I guess I’m going to have to figure out how to do applique.  I think I’m supposed to use some kind of fusible.  Do I zig-zag the edges?  Blanket stitch?  Regular thread?  Matching thread in the bobbin or will a neutral Bottom Line type thread in the bobbin work?  I’ve done it before but it’s been ages and ages ago and I can’t remember what I’m supposed to do!

Tres Leches Cake

Have you ever had Tres Leches Cake?  I had never heard of it til probably 10 or 12 years ago and my cousin, who at the time lived a little more than an hour from where we currently live, and who was a native Texan, told me about it.  I knew when she said that you mix one can of sweetened condensed milk, with one can of evaporated milk, with one cup of Half & Half, that it did not make one bit of difference what else went into that cake but it had to be the best cake on earth!  When I see a recipe that calls for one can of sweetened condensed milk, I know to get two cans because there’s no way I can open that can, and dump it all into the recipe without eating half of the can.  I love that stuff.

This is the recipe I use for my Tres Leches Cake.

Mine is really yellow because I used yard eggs with bright orange yolks.  No, they were not from my chickens.  I still have at least two months before any of my girls start laying.

If you look closely you can see the holes I poked in the cake so that when I pour that sweet, rich milk mixture over the cake, every crumb of the cake will be moistened and yummy.

There it goes . . the cake is drinking up that milk mixture just like I would love to have done.  Goodness, that stuff is good!  I was so tempted to grab a straw and drink it up before the cake could drink it all up.

Good . . the milk has all disappeared.  The cake was put into the fridge for the night.  This afternoon I will whip the sweetened heavy cream and that will be the topping and this cake will go with us, along with crawfish enchiladas and barracho beans, to the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Sweet Treat Quilt Along Progress

Are you working on your Sweet Treat blocks?  Yesterday I got all 30 of my blocks started.

Not sure what I’ll work on today but I hope to get lots of sewing time.  Do you have plans to sew this weekend?