Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Goodbye to 2010 and hello 2011. Although my husband and I have been to the occasional New Year's Eve party, New Year's is not generally a holiday we celebrate. In fact I think I went to bed last night around 10:00 because I am still doing battle with a cold and laryngitis.

This morning we had fried dough for breakfast. We only have it once a year on Christmas Day, but my son worked Christmas Day so we had brunch at the restaurant where he works. When we were kids, my dad made fried dough every Christmas morning for us for as long as I can remember. I never had it or saw anywhere else until my husband and I moved up to Maine. We discovered they sold it at the local fairs up here. My folks were from Maine, but I don't know if this is strictly a local thing or not. After my dad died, my husband started making fried dough for our kids on Christmas morning. I guess someday we'll be making it for our grandkids if we ever have any.

I started sewing after breakfast this morning around 9:00 and worked straight through til about 9:00 tonight except for meals. I'd like to get the Holiday quilt done while I'm still in the holiday mood. All the blocks are done except the center medallion. All the units for the center are mostly finished, and I'm working on sewing those together. Tomorrow I'd like to finish the center medallion and maybe sew some of the sashings together. My goal is to have the top finished by the end of the week.

9 comments:

Shari said...

I hope you are feeling better! Fried dough sounds deadly but delicious - a perfect once a year treat...

Amazing progress on your quilt! Looks fantastic!

Lori said...

we had fried dough on days when my mother and grandmother made bread. MMmmm--with butter and honey or jam! How's the snow? Blizzard is over (this time) snowblowers are busy. But it's nasty nasty cold. -18F last night with wind chill -40 or so.

Julie Fukuda said...

Haven't had a fried donut since I was a kid. Didn't even get breakfast the last two days, just jump up and run. (Saturday to feed the homeless and today for choir and church) At least the trains are less crowded during the New Year holidays and I could sit for the long ride into town.

Exuberant Color said...

I think the elephant ears that I get at the fair would be considered fried dough. They brush on butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Yum!

Your quilt is going to be a beauty!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Mom used to fry dough for us occasionally. She would take a ball of dough and flatten it a little then fry it in a regular frying pan with a small amount of grease. So good! I'm loving your Christmas Quilt. It's lovely!

Judy S. said...

That is going to be one terrific quilt, Sue! We first made fried dough in Girl Scouts; only we call them Darn Goods. Now the GK call them Christmas Darn Goods....a neat tradition, I think!
I'm still thrumming.

Margo in Maine said...

Have fried dough at Fair in the summer at least once...usually share it ...mmmm good! Love your quilt...really nice...glad I did not attempt it...have other things I am doing.

Stephanie D. said...

Wonder if that's anything like the Navajo Fry Bread we eat now and then? We make open faced tacos out of them, but I can see how sprinkling them with sugar and cinnamon would be really tasty!

Purple Pam said...

Your Holiday Quilt is great!