Saturday, September 8, 2007

Good Morning

I love Saturday mornings. I sit and enjoy my tea by the window and watch the birds and trees. It is very soothing and comforting. Much anticipation of the day ahead and what it will be filled with.

I have a small meeting here at home this morning. It is for our retreat next year. I am chairman and my best friend is co-chair. We will talk about some of the things we have planned and here from the committee their ideas. I love this quilting retreat. I have never been to any other, just this one, so I have nothing to compare it to but it is very relaxing and I also get a lot of sewing done. You get to see members of the guild in a new light and get to know them better.

I am also baking sourdough bread today. My husband's grandmother used to make it all the time. Just before she passed away, a member of the family video taped her making her bread. What a great treasure for me to have today. She showed me how when she was alive, but I could never get the hang of it. I started, at the beginning of spring, trying really hard to get it going (sourdough uses a starter that you have to make yourself, just water and flour that ferments for about 2 weeks, and that is what makes the bread rise, you don't add yeast). I was successful with it and now I keep it going and share the bread with family members to keep her tradition alive. I can't make it too often--I eat too much of it! I love fresh homemade bread right from the oven...ummmm!

Maybe I can post a picture of the bread later after it comes out of the oven (if it doesn't get eaten first. HA!
Here is another scrappy quilt I recently finished. My daughter wanted it when it was done so it is now living at her house. I am trying to tackle all of my UFO's. It is not easy but I did scratch off 9 projects on that long list this year. Yeah!

I have to go now. I need to get refreshments for the meeting made.

Quilt til your arm falls off...


dot said...

Your daughter sounds like mine. Almost every quilt I make she wants but yet she tells me not to make her anymore quilts because she has to many. I do like how you set your crumb blocks.

harts4him said...

Did I see this quilt? I remember the pattern, but I don't think I saw it finished? Or am I having one of my moments?? LOL