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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lynne's Beer Bread Recipe

Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon member Lynne shared this recipe with me for beer bread after I had the pleasure of trying it. It's fantastic...and easy peasy. -- Patti

image credit:  "Beer" taken by Will Vanlue (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Beer Bread
a bottle/can of beer (12 fl oz)
3 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 to 1/2 cup butter/marge, melted
Mix first 4 ingredients.  Put in bread pan.  Pour butter over.   Try to get it around the sides and under the batter.
Bake 350 for 40 to 60 minutes, til golden brown and crispy on top.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beginner's Project: Rita's Students Terry Lynn and Bert

I recently taught a two-day class in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Since most of the participants had only begun hooking in the fall and had no formal instruction, I concentrated my lessons on developing good techniques for hooking various forms,  backgrounds and finishing. I had also asked students to bring the piece that they were working on to see if I might make suggestions. 
Much too my surprise, two students brought large rugs that I recognized immediately as a design from the Rug Hookers' Bible
Terry Lynn and Bert hold up their beginner's project.
These two, Terry Lynn and Bert, had dyed a whole bolt of wool and were doing a fantastic job on their first major piece. I was so very impressed by their courage and confidence, and by the beautiful results. 
Now what do you think of this for a beginner's project?