Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cold Air and Warm Bread

The leaves on the tree in our front yard are falling fast! We actually got a peek at the sun today. It has not shined for 3 full days. It is not planning on sticking around too long, as the clouds are moving in late this afternoon. Tuesday is the next time we may get to feel it's warmth. It is cold and windy. Charlotte and I went out for a walk and only made it a block down before turning around and coming home. Brrrrr....that wind actually bites!
Today is a home blessing day. Charlotte is working on laundry.
Sweetheart is cleaning carpet, Zach is helping with his laundry, and Kyle...well Kyle will deep clean his room, eventually, today. He is in the middle of a movie and promises to get it done when the movie is over.
I baked a couple loaves of whole wheat bread. I used honey and molasses in place of brown sugar to feed the yeast. The kids loved it. One was sliced, using my Amish bread slicer.... ....and one is cooling for the freezer.I make 1 pound loaves so the portions are smaller.
Nothing to show in the area of quilting. I have done little the past week and really need to get moving on the gifts I have planned for Christmas. I will share a project from a swap I did a couple of years ago. Some of you may remember this. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt and swore I would make another one for me...of course I didn't. I really do plan to though.It is hand applique, hand quilted and I did a double cross hatch behind the basket of fall colored flowers. The effect of double cross hatching is one of my favorites!!I would like to make one for each season for my home.
That is it for now. I have done a couple of posts at The Offering of Thanksgiving this last week, but don't think I was neglecting this blog....just nothing to write about.
Have a blessed weekend!!!!


Andrea Cherie said...

The double cross hatching IS gorgeous!!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I love the double cross hatching also. Funny thing, I am all the way over here in Wa. State. I got up this morning to leaves falling and took several pictures of my tree and lawn also. LOL! Yes, the wind is biting here also. Have a great day of worship tomorrow. Hugs, Karen

Winona said...

Bren, that is a lovely little quilt. I have not tried the double crosshatching, but shall have to give it a try. That bread looks delicious! We had the sun come out for a couple of hours. Then it clouded back up and is misting rain, again, for the 4th day in a row. This has been a miserable month! Have a good weekend. Winona

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Gotta love the kids working!
The grandkids are beautiful, happy sewing, Tracey

moreofhim said...

Love that quilt!! You do such BEAUTIFUL work, Bren! Just amazing!!

It's so good when everyone pitches in and helps to get the house done. Many hands make light work. :)

Your bread looks delicious and I love that bread slicer. How easy is that? Wow!

Have a very blessed Sunday tomorrow!

God bless you - Julie

Crispy said...

Gee, I wish I had a gang to help with the housework. Bob always says, "But you didn't ask me to" I should have to ask a grown man!! LOL. Love the little quilt!!


Guðrún said...

The quilting is just stunning, the double cross hatch stitch is, well I have no words for it :) beautiful.

Susan said...

I love that double cross-hatching. And your blog is really beautiful. Your bread with the honey and molasses sounds yum. Could you possibly share the recipe? I have been making oatmeal cookies with honey and molasses, and they are very good.

Rose Marie said...

I remember seeing this mini on one of the first swaps I was in. It is lovely and you should make one for yourself. The double cross hatching is very effective and shows up nicely.