Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Back At It.

     The first client quilt of '014 came with buttons and beads attached, as well the backgrounds of the blocks were quilted. Only the borders and sashings, needed quilting, and batting.   But adding  a layer of batting requires at minimum, enough quilting to keep it from sagging. Stitching in the Ditch (SID) and outlining is all that happened here. Some things could not be outlined because of the buttons.

It was too cold to hang the finished quilt out for pictures. The picture of the back is taken laying under the machine  :))  As you can see minimal quilting.

I also quilted 2 small quilts in these lovely reproductions fabrics.  I have never paid that much attention to these type of prints.  I really like them.

Oh and here is my first attempt and success at a new to me bread recipe.

Happy Tuesday,

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Welcome to 2014

Happy 2014!

A few days into 2014 and the year holds all kinds of possibilities. It has been feeling like January, cold and dark, since early December.  We are not usually blessed with mountains of snow so early in the season. Fortune has favoured us, hydro hasn't been an issue.  We have been warm and as always this time of year well fed.  A son has shared a great bread recipe, and demonstrated it several times while visiting....far too tasty to have around all the time, but too easy not to enjoy regularly.

I see bread making in my future, no Kneading required for this yummy loaf.  Each year I add a recipe to my 'I can make this" list.  I'll let you know how successful I am.

Happy Sunday,