It doesn’t seem like the holiday season until I do some baking. Today I made ginger snaps. They are super gingery, with molasses and cinnamon and lemon zest and I love this recipe because they are chewy in the center.
This is Teddy saying “I don’t see a cookie in my bowl”
Teddy doesn’t get people food so he had to make due with a dog biscuit. He was fine with that.
The new belt for the treadle machine came in the mail today.
I had to try it out. It is super easy to install the belt. The belt is a long piece of leather with a metal clip at one end. First thread the belt up to the top of the machine.
Then pull it tight and mark where to cut it.
Next make a hole in the end, I used a giant needle that was in the cabinet.
Then put the clip through the hole and use pliers to bend it shut.
It took a minute to get the threading straight but it stitches beautifully!
I’ll have to plan a quilt top to piece so I can get some treadle practice. I also need to give it a good cleaning and oiling …. but it is great fun!