I guess this is a tutorial of sorts–really, it’s more just me showing the process that goes into making pulled strudel.  My family has been making this for 5 generations that we know of, and who knows how many before in Germany.  I love making it…I get to think about my great-grandma pulling the dough across her red ice formica kitchen table that was her only workspace in her little kitchen.  This particular day I was making it for my Bible study group at church.


Here are the apples all diced, and cooked down until very tender with a pinch of salt, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, ginger, and dried sour cherries.  A lot of recipes call for the apples to be raw, but I think they ultimately have a better flavor if you cook them first.

Happy New Year!

I finally finished the quilt for my Dad for Christmas after Christmas.  This is from Amy Karol’s book, Bend the Rules Sewing.


I think I will take a break from quilting with my machine for a while.  I have a portion of a yoyo quilt in a closet that has been on the back burner for too long.  I love seeing all of the yoyo’s joined into a full quilt.  It’s a lot of work, but mondo gratifying to see all these little bursts of color gracing a bed or a couch.  I need a good cup of tea before I start thinking about wee fabric circles.