Friday, June 7, 2013

Walking in Your Ancestor's Shoes: A Trek Update

Well, it is coming down to the wire here and I still have a lot to do before Trek starts! Last Sunday at Church, they passed around a new roster asking for additional baked goods to go into the bakery in Nauvoo. This is part of the food the families will take with them on the Trek. I signed up to bake four loaves of whole wheat bread. I am going to use the recipe I got from my friend Chef Tess' web site. I have made that recipe many times before and featured it on this blog, last year. If you are interested, you can see that recipe here.

Normally, making bread is no big deal to me. I bake bread a lot. However, I was handed a new tight deadline at work on Wednesday and now I am wondering how I am going to get it all done! I think I am going to use the magic of electricity and bake the bread this weekend and then put them in the freezer. While I normally would not use electricity to make or keep bread (mine sits on the counter most of the time), when work overwhelms, sometimes you just don't have a choice! These four loaves of bread are in addition to the 200 biscuits I must make and the quilt I am donating. 

The lady who is helping me make the biscuits suggested we make many of them ahead of time and freeze them as well. I will spend some time today making some of the biscuits. (I'll post about how we make the biscuits next week.)  I will probably make the bread tomorrow.

Now for the quilt. I don't have an updated picture, but I did manage to finish the top, sew together the backing I wanted, and select the batting. I have not sandwiched them all together yet. I expect to complete that tomorrow night.

I have made the most progress on my dress. Here is a picture.

It still isn't finished but I did try it on for a fit. The fabric is a bit thin, but it was only $2.00 a yard at the big box store. I wasn't going to spend a fortune on a dress! Most of the women walking west didn't have any money for new clothes so I wasn't going to spend a lot either. It still needs a zipper in the back and hems at the bottom and on the sleeves. The neck isn't finished either but I am still unsure what I want to do. The pattern calls for a high collar and I don't know if I want that since I will be outside in the heat for 2 days. I have some extra eyelet lace so I may just use that for an edging. I haven't started on the bonnet yet. I may not get to the apron.

Between working on my new project at work and working on my all of my Trek chores, I expect it to be a very busy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! You're sooo busy!! I'm excited to hear how the trek goes! Keep it up darling!


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