I still can't believe April is almost through...or by the time I publish this post, totally done! Also, slightly depressed by the fact that we've either had RAIN, SNOW, or COLD sunny days! Hope May brings us more signs of spring! (Or we could just head straight into summer weather!) As I publish this, we finally had two georgus days! Makes me so excited for the weather next month.
I'll start out with my most exciting project, although I don't have any pins for it. I'm just excited because of this new niece I get to cuddle! Sad she will be so far away from us, but maybe it will get us visiting Belleville more. So last April we also welcomed a niece and since everyone was convinced it was a boy (I don't guess as I'm horrible and had the sex of both my babies opposite what they turned out to be) I had made a cute fleecy no-sew tie blanket. I went with green and cream fleece that said I Love Mommy! I love Daddy! I was soo bummed bringing it to the hospital because when I was picking out the fabric (pre-baby) they had the same stuff in the cutest pinks! Anyways, the blanket got used alot, and it was still super cuddly no matter the colour!
This time, knowing the sex of the baby and what colors Mommy was doing in the nursery made it irresistible when I saw some flannels in pink and gray while we were shopping in the US. I have never seen flannel no-sew blankets, but my Mother did raggedy quilts (edges are left out to fray) for M&M and Moose so I decided to give the flannel a whirl. So far it looks cute and based on how well my kids flannel quilts have held up, I think it will work even being washed often. The size was 42inches square with about 11/2-2 inch ties on all sides. At the last minute I cut out a B and sewed it on with my machine (mostly because it's so much fun to have a good machine and now easily accessible). Unfortunately the parents are keeping the name a surprise so I could only do the last name initial. So cozy...I just want to go find a baby to wrap it in!
The Best No-Bake Bars via Rebekah's Pinterest via I Hear Exercise Will Kill You
For our last winter coffee hour with the girls I made this strawberry cheesecake. It was a little different than I expected and I think it was mainly due to the cake-like bottom crust. I pulled it out of the oven thinking it looked done, but the bottom layer was a little gooey. I couldn't tell if it was over mixed or not cooked properly. Sometimes as the head cook you are a little harder on your own food than if you were eating someone else's. I thought the recipe was okay but everyone else loved it.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake via Rebekah's Pinterest via Food Wanderings in Asia
Meatball Stuffed Biscuits via Rebekah's Pinterest via Recipe by Photo via Menu Musings of a Modern American Woman
I think this about covers my picks for Pinterest in April. Looking forward to May! Not only am I determined to cuddle that new niece in some warmer weather, I've also started planning a John Deere party for M&M and Moose!