Monday, July 24, 2017

Off on an adventure!

Not sure about the weather where you live but here, in way northeast New York I can see Canada from my house, it has been wet. Lots of rain ... Oh I'm not complaining, just stating a fact.

Sunday, on the spur of the moment, I decided to take a drive to Norwich, Vermont and attend a bread baking course at the King Arthur Flour Baking School. I just love that place .... they have a great store ... I could spend hours perusing .... Oh, and their restaurant has such wonderful bake goods!

Okay ... perhaps I need to back up a bit ....

Woke up early Sunday morning .... checked the courses available at King Arthur Flour Baking School ... saw one that I liked and it wasn't full!!!! That's a sign ... registered .... and took off for a drive!

Of course, it sort of helped that I just bought a new car. What fun it is to take your new wheels out for a long drive in the country ... music blaring .... Heaven!

The class I attened was Beauty and the Baguette.  We made two (2) baguettes. What a great class it was! Here are my results!


Frankly, I'm surprised there were any baguette left over for a photo after a 2.5 hour drive back home!!!!! It was extremely difficult to keep myself from reaching into the bag behind my seat and tear a bite!!!!! It was so yummy!

Once I arrived home, I tested a piece, okay a few more pieces, with butter .... heaven! All I needed was a glass of wine .... but by then I was pretty full! lol

If you have a chance, I would highly recommend taking a baking class at the King Arthur Baking School. I learned lots and I am now comfortable working with a wet dough!

Hum .... this morning I noticed there were crumbs on the rear floor of the car .... I wonder how that happened? LOL

So what's up with you this summer?

Thanks for stopping by! Catch you later!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Another one bites the poussière!

Trying to be humourous here! Poussière is French for dust! Hum ... I wonder how the translator is going to handle that one?!

I'm still going strong on finishing some hand embroidery UFOs. It is such a great feeling when yet another project is crossed off the "LIST"!

This little gem was started January 3, 2016 and the top hand embroidered by January 13, 2016.

There it sat, patiently waiting for me to do something about it! It's a good thing all these projects are patient me! lol

Voila!


The pattern is called Raven Claw Mercantile by Crabapple Hill Studios, which is available here from Fibre Junction.

I just love how it turned out. Pumpkin picked out the border fabric! Yes, not only is she a huge Harry Potter fan (the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! lol) but she belongs to the Ravenclaw house (founded by Rowena Ravenclaw) ... I just had to stitch it for her!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace! Catch you later! Cheers!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Keep on piecing ...!

Time permitting, I've been plugging away at my UFO hand embroidery list. So many blocks stitched, so little time.

I decided it was high time I tackle the Snowmen & Reindeer blue work quilt by Bird Brain Design, a project I started back in July 2012. The twelve (12) block were completed back in January 2013, there they sat, waiting patiently for me to make something out of them!

This is what the original pattern "should" look like.


You know how it is with us quilters, there's always a need to tweak things up a bit here and there. So I decided to changes things up a bit and work with some of the fabrics I own, you know ... use up that stash! Gasp!

Here is my version of the Snowmen and Reindeer quilt.


It is such a great feeling when you've finished a project on that UFO list!

What have you been up too?

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