Monday, November 22, 2010

Baking covers

Yesterday I had a baking day. I am preparing for the advent weekend with Bente (no blogger) and Hanne. It is always nice to serve warm rolls for breakfast.

While baking I found all my baking covers. I am not sure if that is the correct english name on it. In norway we call it bakeklede/baksteklede - bakeduk/baksteduk. I remember both my grandmother and my mother having these with embroidery on. So it is an old Norwegian tradition using embroidered baking covers.

The first one I will show you was a Christmas gift from a friend some years ago. On the baking cover it is embroidered the word Quiltebakst (quilters bakery).

This is another baking cover I received from a bloggerfriend in a swap. I like it very much because it is so big that it covers a lot of rolls while rising.

But this is the cover I love the most. It was a gift from my DD several years ago. She did the embroidery at school when she was about ten years old. And she gave it to me and I treasure it so much. It has been used so much that it starts to get worn out. My DD is now 22 years old so perhaps it is my turn to make her a baking cover for her. And I want to make a new one for myself too.

I have this pattern (oooops, it is three patterns on the table). It is a new pattern from Northern Quilts with a cute stitched baking cover. I am going to trace the stitchery now.

I know Hanne also is going to blog about her baking covers later this week.

And why is there three patterns on my table. Come back later this week and you'll know :)

Saying for today:
"HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE"

12 comments:

LeKaQuilt said...

Gleder meg stort til å få se resultat av helgen deres :o)
Kjempekoseligt å se de flotte bakekledene!

Nicola said...

These are lovely Hanne - especially the one made by your daughter :) I wish we had this tradition in the UK - maybe I should start it hehe!!

Nicola said...

ooops - sorry May Britt - I called you Hanne by mistake as I was then going to read her blog - sorry!!

Jo in TAS said...

Enjoy all that baking, I love the covers!

Joanne said...

The baking covers are such a pretty idea, nicer than covering rising dough with a regular tea towel. I'll be back later!♥

Radka said...

Oh, I love this idea! The Scandinavians have a cloth for everything, as the rest of us just use a plain tea cloth. I will have to get the new pattern from Northern Quilts too. The last part of the Christmas BOM arrived yesterday, so I better get stitching:))Thank you for this post:))

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi May... It is great that you still use what your mum use to use... I have never used Baking Covers but, just a towel (cotton)... What a pretty cover with the embrobery... :)

Christie said...

This is why I love following your blog (and others). I learn something new everyday! We always have just used an ordinary tea towel. The "baking covers" must make the baked goods taste ever more special! Thanks for sharing and I will be back to see what you are going to do with the extra patterns! {grins} HUGS... and stitches

Janice said...

What a great thing to have. I've never seen a baking cover. I've always used a teatowel. I would love to see the pattern.

marina said...

What a nifty idea! They are lovely.

Stina said...

Åhhh.. så fina du hade.. har ingen alls med broderier....

Katie said...

I use a towel. I've never seen an embroidered baking cover. How nice! :-)

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