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The Author, Zucchini Bread, Blue Glass & Crochet

I hobbled off this morning to my monthly meeting of the Portland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution - it was held at the Red Lion near the Portland Convention Center.  I should probably have not gone as my gout has not improved significantly, but there was a special program that I just could not miss.  Molly Gloss, the author of a favorite book I bought many years ago would be our speaker.  I found my book in my antique oak secretary and put it in my CK bag, alongside my ripple crochet, and headed off.  When I arrived at the meeting I waved hello to everyone and found Molly and introduced myself and then without a moments hesitation, asked her to sign my book.  :-)
Her presentation was wonderful!!  She told us how shy she'd been as a youngster and how she never thought that she could be a writer.  She told of how she carved out time to write while raising her small son.  She read a segment of her new book Hearts of Horses - and the roomful of women (36 of us) were spellbound.  If you're interested in a pioneer woman homesteading alone in the Oregon country of 1895, you'd love "Jump Off Creek".  Both books are available on Amazon and Kindle.
I'm a "Westering Woman" now! :-)
I drove home and enjoyed the blustery Autumn weather.. and walked up and enjoyed seeing yellow Birch leaves spread over the deck.  But when I opened the door.. oh my.. a wonderful aroma of roasting beef wafted over me.  Dear hubby had been busy while I was away following the recipe of Pioneer Woman for pot roast.  He browned onions and carrots as we saw her do on her Food Network show and has the roast in the oven.  Mmmm... (Disclaimer:  I know I shouldn't be eating beef, but I started a 2nd type of meds if the 1st type didn't help and they're already working! :-))
And how wonderful is this husband of mine?  I'll tell you how wonderful... he made my favorite Zucchini Bread recipe for my breakfast for me.  And took these photos for me.  How cute is that?
TERESA'S VERY BEST ZUCCHINI BREAD

1 Egg
1/2 C oil
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Mapeline
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
1 C grated zucchini
1 C chopped nuts (optional)

Mix all together, put in buttered or non-stick sprayed loaf pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.  Easy to double this recipe.
And..... I am the new owner of 8 of these neat little cobalt colored dessert glasses.  I have *no* idea what pattern this is or how old they are.  Anyone?
I took my neat ripple afghan with me to the meeting as I wanted to work on it if I got bored.. LOL.. and I got a row done (the light blue on the right).  Next color will be Stylecraft "Magenta".

(Edited to add:  I am doing Lucy at Attic24 blog's "Neat Ripple" pattern and have joined her "Ripple Along" as she and her friend Heather are doing ripple blankets together.)
I think this will make a neat blanket to put over the back of the leather "guest" chair in our family room.  It should "warm" up the brown leather.  I must say, you do have to count, count, count with this pattern - not as easy as the Granny Stripe as far as in not having to think and count.
I hope you have enjoyed me sharing the smell of roast beef and onions.. and the Fall leaves and things. Thanks for visiting!!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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