Thursday, August 25, 2016

Making bread.....

Friends gathered last evening for a bread making lesson from our friend Paula.....what a perfectly delightful evening it was!

This bread is absolutely delicious and so very easy to make.

She brought each of us a sour dough starter that needs to be fed once a week.  I have a bit of anxiety considering what will happen to it when I am out of town teaching!  Once you make up the bread, you let it raise for 18 - 24 hours and then bake for 30 minutes.  You simply put together the ingredients the evening before and the next evening you have fresh bread for dinner.  YUM!  From this starter we also received recipes for Sour Dough Belgium Waffles, Sour Dough Pancakes, and Sour Dough Pizza Crust.  I'm excited.

I thought I'd share this adorable container that my friend, Karen Whitmeyer, made for me the last time I taught at Grand Country Quilters.

I love is one of my favorite things!

I have a few more quilts to share.....this is a counted cross stitch piece which has been added to this quilted wall hanging.

Sun Flower Farm

Dresden Flower.....made from an orphan block.

By claiming this orphan block, this quilter made an eye catching wall hanging.

Snow Birds

You and Me in Tahoe.

Imagining..... Creating a story for the quilt.

"I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
-Georgie O'Keeffe


  1. You are gonna tease us with the bread and then no receipe for the starter or the bread?

  2. Starter is very easy to make, just check out some bread cookbooks from the library or perhaps on line. There are also bread dough recipes that allow you to keep the dough in the refrigerator for a week and bake a pan of rolls or a loaf of bread a little at a time.

  3. Fabulous quilts you've shared today! Love your container also!

  4. I hope you are successful with your sourdough. I could never remember to feed mine.
    I am intrigued by the quilt with the added cross-stitch scene.

  5. Mmmm sourdough...nothing like the smell of it warm from the oven! Thank you for posting the photos of the cross stitch finish! That is inspiring! I designed a piece of cross stitch 20=/- years ago and recently got the actual piece reunited with it's chart and was just thinking about how I'd want to finish it as I drove in to work this morning.

  6. I can almost smell fresh baked bread here this morning! :-) Very clever idea for Sunflower Farm! Love it!

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