Try some patchwork therapy :)
This is one of those quilts that I have always wanted to try, but just haven't until now. From the pack of 50 charms, plus an equal amount of white that I cut myself, I think I have ended up with around 200 1/2 sq triangles. I've already made pinwheels, but this is my first try for zig zag. I only need two more sets of two rows to make around the right size requested for Blankets of Love. Nearly there!
My second fave form of self help is baking. Thankfully, the weather has finally cooled off enough that I could turn the oven on today. (It's been a long time since it has been on). I had some milk that needed to be used soon, so I looked for "milk bread" recipes. This dough came out beautiful and soft and easy to roll out, with very little flour needed on the bench. I used the breadmaker on the dough cycle first. I used an egg ring as the cutter and I pushed on that with the rolling pin too because the egg ring is a bit sharp.
Oh my goodness, these rolls are delicious! Slightly sweet, super soft texture. I would like to make them again, but roll them out thinner and then roll them up as though I were making cinnamon rolls, just because I like to pick the layers apart :) I didn't brush them with butter before baking. You can find the recipe here. I had a healthy smoothie for brunch (it even had fresh greens from my garden), so I plan to just nibble this bread until I can't eat another bite. xx debbie