Thursday, April 30, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
A bit of wonky.....
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Once again, my picture was oriented correctly on the computer but when uploaded to blogger it turned, this only happens when I take photos from my phone but it's never consistent. Oh well, such is life.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Easter bread.........a bit late........
I used to help my grandmother make this bread each year. For all us kids we would make smaller braids, form them in a circle, put a dyed hard boiled egg in the center and 2 thin strips of dough to hold the egg in place. They were so pretty and we each got our own little loaf. I can't remember what that hard boiled egg was like but it was already cooked and then cooked again in the oven - must have been like a golf ball.
So, we're set for Easter bread for a while...….minus a couple that will be saved for family.
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Labels: Easter Bread, food
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Before and after......
Jordan's opens so I can take it in for long arm quilting. I imagine they will be backlogged very quickly once open, lots of quilts being made while sheltering at home. I like the way this turned out but it was a challenge - my points are not perfect and there are many places they're even cut off. It won't be entered in any competition, just hung on the wall opposite the dining room and I'll love it whether it's perfect or not.
We had The Grounds Guys come do a huge landscaping job for us - they were great. I couldn't find a before picture from when we bought this place a little less than 2 years ago but all the mulch area was ugly gravel.
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Labels: landscaping, Misty, quilt, quilting
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Eureka.......I've found gold!
Friend Yvonne gave me a recipe for bread using quick rise yeast, which I have, so this afternoon I made these 2 loaves. This is the pic before Sam and I cut into one of the warm loaves and ate slices with butter. Dinner plans have totally changed to grilled cheese sandwiches on this yummy bread alongside tomato soup.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Onward to another project......
I had plans of putting another towel warp on the loom but that cone of 8/2 black cotton had other plans. I spent hours figuring out the color order for a draft, then started winding the warp making constant color changes. I got around 5" wound before I cried uncle. The black, of which there were quite a few stripes, kept breaking - it would break if I looked at it wrong. Sam found me sitting on the floor trying to repair a break at the bottom peg only to find it breaking over and over again as I tied a knot, I was ready to cry but just got myself up and walked away. An hour later I went back, pulled everything off the warping board and sacrificed it to the weaving goddess, aka trash can. At that point I decided I needed to do something different...….
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Labels: hand-knit shawl, handknit shawl, handspun, handspun handknit shawl. handspun, quilt, quilting, shawl
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