Monday, November 29, 2010

More on the baking cover pattern giveaway - a change of rules

Hanne and myself have learned over the last few days that the decorated baking covers seems to be mostly a Scandinavian tradition and that it is more common to use a regular tea towel in other parts of Europe and in other parts the world.

The more a reason to enter the giveaway! :-)

But - in order for you to do so we have to change the rules a bit, to fit reality:

1. You have to have a blog AND you have to be reachable by mail.
2. Tell us what you like the best to bake - bread or cakes
3. Make a blog post about baking if you will - it will make it fun for us to visit your blog

The deadline for the entries will still be Wednesday at 6 pm ( noon New York time)

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I have finished the stitchery on my new baking cover, and this is the pattern you can win. And I was so lucky that I won a small bundle of lovely pink and brown fabrics on our quilt guild meeting last thursday. I am going to use these on the border around this baking cover.

You remember Bente stitching on her baking cover while visiting me this weekend. She finished it. This is also a great idea for you to make a baking cover for yourself. Just a piece of linen or soft cotton fabric like a tea towel with stitchery on.

and here is a stitchery pattern for a gingerbread man.


Or you can applique a muffin on it, free pattern here.

or just stitch a heart on to decorate it.

Saying for today:

A balanced diet
is a cookie in each hand


15 comments:

Rose said...

Cakes are big here (yet I love baking breads!!!!......family may not always like my combinations!!! lol). I remember baking with my nan and she had these gorgeous hand stitched covers.......not sure who got or where they went but Ive not seen them since BUT I have her aprons and I love them, cook wearing them and remember the great times we had baking together xxxx

Jo in TAS said...

I've always used a clean tea towel over my baking and my favourite is scones. MMmm so yummy when they're still warm with jam and whipped cream!

Teresa said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, but I simply do not have time to start another blog. I do well to keep up with this one. Thank you for the lovely free patterns - the heart is so delicate looking and the gingerman is just perfect for a little project I have in mind.

Sølvi's blog said...

Jeg er med! Har nettopp blogga litt, og linka tilbake til dere.

Janet said...

We always put a tea towel over scones to soften the outside. I only bake cakes when I have visitors but I bake a loaf of bread every two days. I love the idea of the covers, they have some lovely stitcheries on them.

Kayly said...

You never know, you might just start a new trend around the world for your lovely Scandinavian baking cloths. They look great.

The Village Queen said...

Ill admit it took me some reading to figure out what a baking cover was! Ive done a bunch of quick breads and love holiday cookies but never anything with yeast that needs to rise so never needed to cover it! But these are darling, and Id end up using as a dresser scarf. Love your blog, so cheery and friendly. XOXO

Quiltsmiles said...

When I use a baking cove rit's typically with breads, more so than cakes. I recently psoted about another new recipe that I tried and now is one of my favorites, buttery sage crescent rolls. Perfect with our thanksgiving and harvest recipes!
Beautiul design. Love your creativity and thanks for your generousity.
Jane

Rebecka said...

I enjoy making breads! But, I have a recipe from my Aunt for cookies I will post because she always brings them for Christmas. Thanks for your giveaway and I really like the baking cloth.

Agatha said...

What a beautiful custom! I didn't know it at all. I usually use a towel of flax which my mum made on her frame. But this weekend I stitched my own baking cover for all the bakeries I prepare for my whole family!
Ps. A challenge is like an hot chilly pepper- makes the life spicier!

Joanne said...

I like all kinds of baking - bars are probably my favorite, but I bake bread a few times a week - and I use a tea towel to let the bread rise.
I also love the idea of stitched cloths - so much more beautiful.
Thanks for sharing the patterns!♥

Agatha said...

What a beautiful custom! I didn't know it at all. I usually use a towel which my mum made on her frame. But this weekend I stitched my own baking cover for all the bakeries I prepare for my whole family!
Ps. A challenge is like an hot chilly pepper- makes the life spicier!

Elin said...

I agree, this will certainly be a new trend around the world. Here in Norway it has been tradition for generations, I think. I hope my sister can find something from our parents, who are now gone, I would love to have something from them. Meantime I will make one myself, look at the pattern on my blog post. And of course, I would love to win the pattern from Northern Quilts!
Good luck, have fun!

Nicola said...

I'd love to win one oif these patterns - I couldn't find a picture of me baking, but have used a picture of my daughter, taken about 15 years ago - she was having lots of fun!! Hope you like seeing it on my blog!!

Mary Ann said...

Hi May Britt! Saw your post too late to enter your giveaway, but this project has sparked my interest!! We also just use clean dish-cloths, both here in Denmark and also in my home-land of Canada, but this looks a lot more "hyggeligt"!!!! Enjoy your evening!

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