A Little Hen and Baking Bread

As a child (and as an adult) I was completely spoiled.  My mother loves to read, and encouraged us to read too.  For as long as I can remember we essentially had our own library of story books at our disposal.  Granted, that was easier than trying to return books to the library, but it also worked out better with a houseful of kids!

One set of books was the little golden books.  Remember the shiny golden binding with colorful pictures and classic stories?  One such book was The Little RED HEN, a Russian folktale published in the United states for the masses since 1940.

So, what do red hens and golden books have to do with quilting and baking?  Well, books have bindings, just like quilts, and this book had a little red hen, not dissimilar from the Mama Hen block I have made for my Farmgirl Vintage quilt!


I had to include a piece of the new chicken and egg fabric I found during my recent retreat to MSQC. It spoke to me. The print was a little larger than I had intended, but was fun to piece with the perfectly mottled mini flower fabric from Grandma’s stash.

Last weekend I took my daughter to a cooking class at the Culinary Center of Kansas City.  While I was there, I took a class too, on baking layer cinnamon bread and chocolate babka. Lessons in work ethic and personal initiative aside, it is probably a bad idea to take a tasty bread baking class while trying to stay on a low carb diet.   (Yes, I failed.  I ate the bread… just one, or two slices.)

To make up for my failing of baking homemade bread on a Saturday, I finished the day by starting  the binding on my Minecraft quilt.  img_9344No laziness here.  Stay tuned.  It will be “Epic”. For now, it is still piled on my living room tables until I can “mine” at night.

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