No-Knead Crusty White Bread

I thought that you might like to have an update on the bread mentioned in today’s earlier post.

I chose to make my bread with half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose white flour. 

So I can’t really call my bread a crusty white bread.

I used 1/4 part of my dough to bake.  The rest is still in the refrigerator for use later this week.  And I dusted my dough with cornmeal instead of flour.

No-Knead Crusty White Bread

After baking, I ended up with a rustic, crusty loaf.

No-Knead Crusty White Bread

Not bad for a mix of flour and water.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Today is Slow Stitching Sunday.

Before I sit in my easy chair, I am planning to try a new-to-me recipe.  I am making a No-Knead Crusty White Bread recipe (King Arthur Flour website)  that I pinned to My Pinterest Bread Board.  The dough is in the refrigerator, ready for baking later.

I will also spend some time free motion quilting on Aunt Sukey Spins Off , my January 2017 UFO Goal.

After these activities, I’ll be ready for my easy chair.

I’m still embroidering Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

Happy Sunday!

Jenny of ELEFANTZ

I’d like to give a shout out to Jenny Reynolds of Elefantz Designs.

I have followed Jenny’s blog for some time.  She is not only a talented Aussie stitcheries designer, but a very encouraging and inspirational sister in the Lord.

Jenny shares God’s grace in very special ways.  She has many sweet and uplifting patterns available in her Craftsy shop.  She also offers a monthly Stitchery Club.

Today, Jenny is showing her generosity by offering a free eBook of 20 Christian themed patterns.

Elefantz Designs

Check out Jenny’s blog…you’ll be glad you visited her!

Slow Sunday Stitching

I am making slow progress with the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 3

I finished Block 3.

Today I will begin Block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

I am using Sulky’s Sticky Fabri-Solvy Printable sheets to embroider the designs onto the background fabric.

Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy

I like that the stabilizer dissolves easily, but I do feel that it is a bit sticky for my needle.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Blocks 3 and 4

Kathy’s Quilts will keep me company on Sundays.  I am linking up with her Slow Sunday Stitching.

January 2017 UFO Goal

I have chosen to work on Aunt Sukey Spins Off for my January UFO Goal.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

This quilt is already under the needle, and most of the top is quilted.  I need to get the borders quilted, and that will be my focus.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

The bonus will be to get the binding on, too, and be finished, but I’ll be pleased to get the quilting accomplished.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Linking up will keep me accountable, focused, and motivated, so I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal.

Another goal this year, is to embroider the blocks for Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

I have two blocks done.  I will be working on this project on Sundays.

Kathy’s Quilts will keep me company.  I am linking up with her Slow Sunday Stitching.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 3

May your New Year be filled with blessings and the achievements of your goals!

One Monthly Goal – 2017

I need motivation.  I need focus.  So this year, I am listing 12 unfinished projects (one project per month to finish; or at least make progress) and linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

 1.  Aunt Sukey Spins Off

This quilt is actually under the needle right now.  Progress is happening.

Brazilian Embroidery 001

2.  Brazilian Embroidery

I got stuck on what to do with the embroidery piece.  I’ve decided to make a pillow.

One Monthly Goal - Grocery Sacks

3.  Grocery Sacks

I’ve been wanting to make grocery sacks.  Surely this will be a quick and easy project.

One Monthly Goal - Round Robin

4. and 5. Round Robin 

This is a strip round robin from the year 1999.  All of the strips are done, but this needs to come together as a top.  I have good memories from this project! I’m giving this one two months…I’m sure I’ll need it.

One Monthly Goal - Aunt Bea's Parlor

6.  Aunt Bea’s Parlor

I have only 2 blocks stitched.  I don’t expect to finish this one this year, but I do expect to get a lot of the embroidery done.

One Monthly Goal - Bird House

7. Bird House

Ahem.  It is a bird house.  Started and abandoned quickly.  One of those “quilt guild inspired because everyone is making one” projects.  My excitement didn’t last long.  This oldie needs to be done!

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

8. Floral Blocks

Began as class samples when I was teaching machine applique.

One Monthly Goal - Floral Blocks

Maybe more pillows? What to do with only three blocks?

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

9. Threadplay

This was a class sample, too.  I was teaching Libby Lehman’s threadplay technique.  Long ago and far away.

New York Wheel Inklingo Mystery Quilt

10. The Case of the Secret Garden

A fun 2013 mystery quilt designed by Linda Franz of Inklingo fame. 

Hunter's Star Quilt Top

11. Hunter’s Star 

Also, a 2013 project.

President's Blocks

12. President’s Blocks

I served as President of the Colville Piecemakers Quilt Guild 1999-2001.  I have thirty plus signed blocks given to me when my term was up.  It is about time that I do something with them!

For me, this is an ambitious list of projects.  However, I already feel better about my ufo’s simply by making this list.  What carries into the following year doesn’t matter. 

One enjoyable stitch at a time.  That is what matters.

Siggy Doll Dresses

Remember the Siggy dolls from this post?

Now that my QAL Bear Paw distraction is done (Quilting doesn’t count…ha,ha!), I have gotten around to sewing dresses for the dolls.

Siggy Doll

My granddaughters will receive these dolls for their birthdays.

Siggy Doll

The dolls took me out of my comfort zone, but I think my girls are worth it!