Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Simple mats

    First, let me say, that each of you are a great part of my blog life.  What a wonderful band of cheerleading quilters you are.  I was very touched by all the comments on the Therapy Quilt post.    I get overwhelmed with the past year.   I get tired easily.   and I get cranky when my fingers don't work right and my vision gets fuzzy.  I know some of you  carry your own health problems each day.    So thank you for reaching out to me.

   Today was a finish up day for simple stuff that I started.   I used 2 pieces of the panel fabric for small place mats for the kitchen island.   I added scraps of fabric that blended with the design.  Straight lines for quilting to finish them off.





    And the longer section I turned into a small wall hanging for the kitchen too.  I used some floral fabrics to mix with a "coffee creamer" colored scrap.  The binding was odds and ends in the binding box.  Simple but it fills the blank space on the side wall for now.
  I was getting tired by this time and it shows in the wobbly binding....I will wash it and no one will know.  Please keep my secret:)











  The sourdough adventure has taken another twist, as in throw out the first bowl full that was foamy but not rising.  A good bit of reading/research and it was decided that I did not have yeast fermenting, but some stinky bacteria that was not what I wanted.  Barbara at CatPatches pointed me in the direction of an article by a microbiologist that clicked in my mind.

  So yesterday I began a new batch of starter with whole wheat flour and pineapple juice.  Today it is foamy and bubbly......I hope from yeast.  Once again.....I am just stubborn enough to stick to it for one more try :)  Besides if it snows this weekend, bread baking would be perfect.
Happy stitching.

12 comments:

  1. Pretty, love the cups. Have liked them since you first posted about them.

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  2. More finishes, you're on a roll! They may be small but they're wonderful and a great way to keep on sewing. Stinky, bubbling stuff in the kitchen is what I usually throw away, but to each his own, LOL.

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  3. Love your little placemats! Hubby has been making all of our breads including buns, pitas, pizza dough and just regular breads and has a couple starters always going. We've not bought bread in years! He talks about his bread adventures (some sourdough and some not) and recipes on his blog at ourhappyacres.com. I used to bake bread but he kind of took over which is fine with me. Gives me more time to do my thing. Love keeping up with your adventures.

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  4. The placemats are adorable. I love the fussy cut centers. I wish you luck with the new batch of sourdough started. That is something I have never done.

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  5. I love the florals in the wall hanging. And, those place mats are so cute! Yay, another project completed.

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  6. Such cute coffee fabric! It made great little pieces, and yes, I'll keep your wobbly binding secret :)

    I have a small stash of coffee fabric, too. It's one of those things that's perfect to whip up a little housewarming or hostess gift. But now I'm thinking I need to make it into something for US because yours is just so appealing.

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  7. I forget when you started your new starter. Mine is on its third day, and I added some flour and juice this morning. Still no activity, but I'm expecting I'll see some tomorrow...actually, not expecting it, but hoping for it. Love your little cups. Very cute.

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  8. Cute little pieces to have first finishes for the year.

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  9. Great little projects, so happy looking. No experience with starter. Too bad some one couldn't share some with you. I rarely bake bread as my husband has celiac disease and I try not to contaminate the kitchen. I don't know if the starter would work with the non gluten flours I use. Good for you to keep pushing on and not worrying about the wobbles.

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  10. Cute projects for the kitchen. I found something yesterday, while in Tulsa, for you. I'll probably have to wait till I get back home to mail it to you.

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  11. Love anything with coffee on it :o)! Ok, I have to admit, you're starting to make me worry about this whole sour dough thing. Now I KNOW I'll need to do homework first.

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  12. Just shaking my huge Pom-Poms for you, strong, lovely Lady!!!!

    PS: the coffee mug rugs are super cute!

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