Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24th is Special

Today is:
This international event encourages you to drop in on and show your support for your local independent quilt shop.  These shops contribute to our local economies and are critical to keeping our quilting communities thriving.  Need a reason to shop?  Go on over to Nancy Zieman’s Blog and whip up her modern and stylish column quilt.
Her tutorial is for a queen-size quilt, but can be easily modified for smaller donation quilts:

This site has a shop locator if you are looking for a shop to your part of the world to pick up those perfect fabrics:

AND, January 24, 2013 is also special because it is:

National Peanut Butter Day!

Still my favorite brand!
According to Punchbowl (and Wikipedia), a doctor in St. Louis created peanut butter in 1890 as a remedy for bad teeth. It became very popular with the doctor's patients, but the oil often separated from the grainy solids. In 1933, a California packer was able to homogenize the peanuts into a spreadable butter.

Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. In fact, it’s the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth.

So before or after your busy day of shopping at your LQS, check out last year’s post from Months of Edible Celebrations for the perfect chocolate cake with peanut butter icing:
You deserve a peanut butter break today!

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