Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Mixer Mat

My new mixer arrived earlier than expected.  It’s always a pleasant surprise to receive something sooner than expected.  These KitchenAid mixers are heavy!  It was suggested to place a towel under the mixer so that it can be moved around on the counter easier.  Well, a towel is fine for those who don’t sew.  But I had to have a quilted mat, don’tcha know.

I had a couple of quilted scrap fabric pieces that had been my sewing machine cover.  After I made the cover, I got an acrylic extension table for my machine.  The cover no longer fit well.  So I took it apart.  There were two pieces.  The smaller piece was a perfect size for a mat under the mixer.  I just needed to bind the edges.

I was glad to be able to use one of the pieces.  It can barely even be seen under the mixer.  Which is kind of a shame, but it’s out of the way of ingredient messes and makes it much easier for me to pull the mixer out for use.

       These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are SO delicious!  I hope the link works.  Tip:  They take a long time to set to be able to cut them cleanly.  Several hours.  I decided next time I make them I would cut them the next day.  Also, the recipe suggests a 12 bar servings.  For us that is too large of a serving.  I cut them much smaller.  Although it was very hard to walk by them without just sitting down to eat them all!  YUM!

We’re getting plenty of snow this month with more to come shortly!

I love when the snow sticks to the trees.  So beautiful!

Its piling up weekly!

And it’s gotten down right cold too.  I’m staying inside sewing and baking.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Out With the Old...

...In With the New.  Welcome 2021!

My last sewing for the year 2020 was this set of potholders as a Christmas gift for my friend who loves to cook.  They went along with a sampling of Poppy Seed Cake.

The Poppy Seed Cake and Poppy Seed Cookies were the last baking I was able to do with my 47 year old Sunbeam Mixmaster as it has given out on me.  

Loud noise, a not promising smell and a hot motor as I desperately tried to get the cake mixed before burning down the house.  

The beaters wouldn’t even snap in for this staged photo!

I do hope that my new-on-the-way KitchenAid mixer will give me as many good years and yummy treats.

The last of 2020.

There will once again be a new calendar journal format for 2021.

It was a rather rough December with appliances breaking down, but even with that and the nasty Virus, life is good.

2021 begins with some unexpected yet welcome deep cleaning of my house.  Boy does it need it!  But sewing and playing are so much more fun!