Before I get into the meat of this post I just want to welcome all my new followers! My first week blogging has flown by and I've been amazed at the response and interest so far. I've also had a blast starting to get to know the cross stitching community here and I can't wait to participate in some SALs and pump out some RAKs ;)
Now down to business!
I don't know about you guys but I'm feeling the time crunch lately. Not enough time to do what I love and not enough time to do what I HAVE to do. AH WELL. C'est la vie!
Despite this I found sometime this week to make some progress on my current WIP "Oh Christmas Tree". I have a couple of pictures here, I couldn't resist taking a couple photo's of the shadows in the afternoon light. I actually just meant to take advantage of the light but I LOVE the affect. You'll notice that the darker photo has a bit more progress in the dress as it was taken later this evening. I'm really happy with the progress I made this week especially considering how busy I was. I took every spare opportunity to stitch!!!
I apologize for the poor quality photos but I think I'll be buying a new camera to make better pics.
I also got a bit of time in on Saturday morning to make one of my favourite things - Fluffy Homestyle Biscuits. These are just to die for! I hardly have them out of the oven long enough to hit the cooling rack before they're snatched up by my family. The dough doesn't look all that appetizing but the final product is amazing.
For those who would like to give this recipe a try I've summarized it below:
Fluffy Homestyle Biscuits
2 cups of Flour
4 tbls of Butter (about 1/4 cup of butter chilled and cubed)
4 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
1/4 tsp of Salt
1 cup of Milk
1 tsp of Vinegar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add cubed butter and then mix until crumbly (it's best to get your hands dirty for this part and mush it up with your hands until the butter is incorporated).
Measure out the milk and then add the vinegar and stir. This is considered a buttermilk substitute. I did try buttermilk once in this recipe but I found it made the biscuits heavy and affected the fluffiness.
Make a well in the flour and then add the milk/vinegar mixture. Stir until fully combined, but do not over work the dough.
On a lightly floured surface dump out the dough and sprinkle a little more flour on that. Fold 4-6 times and then roll it out to the thickness of roughly a 3/4 inch. Use your discretion here - as big or small as you like. Then cut out rounds with a floured drinking glass. Place the rounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and then pop them in the oven.
Bake for roughly 10-12mins until the edges begin to become golden brown.
On final note I've included some cute puppy pics of Blue (black and white) and Leia (red/brown).
Happy Stitching All!