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June 27, 2020
Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2020 from Quilts....etc.

Finally I can link up for my progress on the RSC20 quilt this month – here it is the end of the month and I got the 2-8.5 inch blocks done – and it took the whole month for this progress to happen – well it only actually took a couple hours of time but […]

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June 26, 2020
A Tip Worth Its Salt from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm still baking bread, I've been doing it since the shutdown using sourdough starter which, over these last few months, has become quite rich and robust. I've likely created a monster. Anyway, yesterday was baking day and I baked two loaves: one regular sourdough and a loaf of cinnamon swirl. The cinnamon swirl filling oozed up and over the edge of the loaf pan and created one very respectable

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A Tip Worth Its Salt from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm still baking bread, I've been doing it since the shutdown using sourdough starter which, over these last few months, has become quite rich and robust. I've likely created a monster. Anyway, yesterday was baking day and I baked two loaves: one regular sourdough and a loaf of cinnamon swirl. The cinnamon swirl filling oozed up and over the edge of the loaf pan and created one very respectable

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June 19, 2020
The Village Baker from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've had this copy of the The Village Baker by Joe Ortiz for years. It is now out of print and the prices reflect that scarcity. A friend of ours left bread on our porch last month and I pulled out this book to try to make some bread of my own. I'm no great cook. I don't like to cook. I do like to bake, though. Cookies and both quick breads and kneaded breads are my favorites. My all-time favorite baking book is the Fannie Farmer Baking Book, also no longer in print. 
The Village Baker ...

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June 18, 2020
Hexies and Baking from Samelia's Mum

Happy Friday friends. Another week has quietly and rather quickly, slipped by and we're just about at the 2020 midpoint. 

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June 4, 2020
A Little Sewing and Some Flowers from Quilts....etc.

Morning spent outside reading on the porch and the hot humid afternoon was spent inside with the air on – a little baking done and a little sewing. I feel like I am sharing the same things every day! Sorry about that – just trying for some finishes. Granola made to last a couple weeks […]

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May 14, 2020
Binding and Baking from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Sweet Sixteen" is off the rails, binding has been applied and the hand finishing has begun. I'm quilting up a few table runners right now, one day has a way of sliding into the next. The quilts are piling up. Mr. Goodneedle asked me last evening who this quilt was for. I have no designation in mind, I just keep at it, one quilt after another; and sew it goes. One would think that these

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Binding and Baking from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Sweet Sixteen" is off the rails, binding has been applied and the hand finishing has begun. I'm quilting up a few table runners right now, one day has a way of sliding into the next. The quilts are piling up. Mr. Goodneedle asked me last evening who this quilt was for. I have no designation in mind, I just keep at it, one quilt after another; and sew it goes. One would think that these

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pandemic pass . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Evidently, that's just what I did.  Took a pass on blogging during the height of the pandemic. I have no good excuse for it, either!  Except how you know when you miss something one week ... and it makes it a little easier to miss it the next week ... until the week comes and it's hard to do it because you've missed so much?

Yeah.  That.

I *have* been busy (for the last seven plus weeks).  Lemme 'splain . . .

I made some masks (click here for the tutorial):

I made quilt tops and finished quilts:
(Temecula mini is finished ...

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May 13, 2020
Batiks, Cookies & Quilting from Quilts....etc.

Oh it was so chilly yesterday – really one just doesn’t expect it to stay in the 40’s on May 12!  our high was about 47 and it was a cold rain to go with it – go ahead and laugh at me you northers’ that are used to cold temps – I used to […]

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May 11, 2020
Loafing Around? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen last week, moving forward with my bread-making pursuit. At this time I have two, different, sourdough starters going. These loaves are a result of the second starter, it's a recipe from my life thirty years ago;  originally, I received a cup of starter as a gift from a neighbor. At that time, with children at home, I made two to four loaves each and every

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Loafing Around? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen last week, moving forward with my bread-making pursuit. At this time I have two, different, sourdough starters going. These loaves are a result of the second starter, it's a recipe from my life thirty years ago;  originally, I received a cup of starter as a gift from a neighbor. At that time, with children at home, I made two to four loaves each and every

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May 6, 2020
Alaska–Winner of Pattern from Quilts....etc.

Gosh there were only 17 of you brave enough to say you wanted to make the quilt Alaska LOL – I put the names in a hat And drew one out!  Congratulations Karen from Minnesota and Arizona Tu-na Quilts  let me know your Arizona address as I know that is where you are trapped right […]

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May 4, 2020
A Little Afternoon Delight from Quilts....etc.

Or should I say total frustration!  I do not like how the pattern directions are written for this section of Afternoon Delight – just tell me a finished measurement in a clear concise way.  Normally I can figure out directions ok but this part of it for the Shoo Fly block – there are nine […]

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April 30, 2020
Experiments from From the Strawberry Patch...

Sourdough fail - 1st attempt I spent most of the day in the kitchen yesterday working through the process that was supposed to yield two round loaves of sourdough bread. It was experiment; and, as I recall from high school Chemistry class, some experiments fail. This was one of those. Going back and reviewing all of the elements has led me to the conclusion that the starter isn't quite ripe

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Experiments from From the Strawberry Patch...

Sourdough fail - 1st attempt I spent most of the day in the kitchen yesterday working through the process that was supposed to yield two round loaves of sourdough bread. It was experiment; and, as I recall from high school Chemistry class, some experiments fail. This was one of those. Going back and reviewing all of the elements has led me to the conclusion that the starter isn't quite ripe

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April 28, 2020
On to something else..... from Mimi's Passions

Got to keep my hands busy.

I wound my yarn for a future project.



My fabric came in for the backing and binding to be used for the red and green quilt.  The back is pieced and the binding is made.



Now this quilt sits on the to-be-quilted pile next to the long arm.  

The first steps for the Laura Heine quilt have been started.  Piecing the back and tracing all the elements onto the backing with a permanent pen (yikes.....that's a little scary!)


Took some time out to bake some sour dough bread......to be precise....rosemary ...

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April 23, 2020
Getting Out from From the Strawberry Patch...

Being that it was Earth Day

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Getting Out from From the Strawberry Patch...

Being that it was Earth Day

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Alaska from Quilts....etc.

What a all day rainy day it was yesterday. I managed to get in a 15 minute walk in the morning before it started to rain – again.  So it was a very low exercise day but I got a little done in the quilting room. A green border added And now today it will […]

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