Hope everyone had a great weekend - they sure go by fast don't they. We enjoyed our Saturday watching Ms. Ellie for the day - oh my goodness she's a hoot and busy :). We bought her a new little riding toy to have at the house
Minnie Mouse in front goes up and down when the propeller spins. Plus there's music and lots of noises that go along with it. Not sure who had more fun with it her or Grandpa and I. See those cute pants - stars of course. Grandma had to buy that outfit when she saw it. There's a darling little pink fleecy jacket that goes with it with same star material as the pants in the hood. Dang it's cute and fun to see her in it.
So let's do a random catch up shall we. I showed you a snippet of a project I was working on for a class I'm teaching in April. Now it's done and ready to go. I asked my friend Kari of New Leaf Stitches if she would like to design something for the class. She was totally up for it and asked what I wanted - so we did a few back and forth on some different ideas and she came up with this
I'm so happy with how it turned out and the quilting on it is so pretty - great job Ms. Penny you made certain areas really pop. I'm hoping to have kits available sometime later in April for those of you who emailed or asked about that. Right now the pattern isn't available - but it will be at some point.
I know some of you wanted the recipe for the English Muffin bread I made in the bread maker from Kris's recipe - here it is - I have it listed in the order that my bread machine calls for - yours might be different
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp dry milk
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 1/4 cup water - tepid
- 2 tsp yeast which I put in my yeast dispenser in the cover
That's it easy and delicious. Its one I know I can't have around to much - it was delicious with some jam and butter
Here's my February block from the series of A Day in the Country by Indygo Junction
Had lunch with a couple of friends on Friday afternoon and we did some cross stitch talk about working on the finer linen - a couple of us want to jump into that pool. One of them has just started not that long ago and has completed a few projects already. So we wanted to pick her brain and pick up a few tips. Anywho she brought a punch needle piece she had just finished up - dang it's a cute one and it's by Brenda Gervais/With Thy Needle and Thread. Now I want to drag out my punch needle as well lol - good gravy there just aren't enough hours in the day
So after brainstorming with them and just having general laughs I came home inspired and ready to start cross stitch. Besides wanting to really work on and master my applique as part of my journey for 2014 - I also wanted to tackle the art of cross stitch on higher count linen. There are so many wonderful designs out there that I just love and want to learn how to make some of the smaller projects. I've also started my applique project that I talked about - it's Bluebirds and Berries by Gail Pan - here's where I am so far
so far so good and I'm enjoying them both very much. The cross stitch piece is from a Colonial Club that Dyeing to Stitch is putting on. This is the first one in the club. Thank goodness for my Mighty Brite light with the magnifier - otherwise that cross stitch wouldn't be happening lol and the light is great for the applique as well as I can get it close to my project when stitching at night.
I had to take this picture today of Ms. Cami
Seriously I did not set this one up - they are a burrowing breed by nature and she did this one all on her own - talk about getting cozy - I think she's got that one mastered.
I just wanted to say thank you to those who visited Farmhouse Woolens and signed up for my newsletter - its was very much appreciated. The first one went out this afternoon - so if you signed up and didn't receive it check your spam box it might be there. I've heard from several people already so I know at least some people got it lol.
Well that's all I've got for now. See you back here sometime during the week.
Until Next Time