Sunday, February 26, 2017

Busy Weekend

Pretty much was a home body all weekend.  
The weather and roads were bad since Friday.  
My daughter has a Gluten allergy but, after doing some research, some people aren't really gluten allergic but it is the way that wheat has been hybidized.
I decided to try some heirloom/ancient wheat flour.
I ordered Emmer and Eikorn flour from Bluebird Grain Farms.  
I got some that is more geared to cookies, muffins etc and one that loans itself to bread.  
I used a whole wheat recipe because I really didn't want to use conventional all purpose flour. 
I did use some GF flour to knead the bread.  
Here is what it looked like before raising.  
Future note to self, let the Kitchen-aid do more work.  

 I think it would have taken an act of god to get it to raise more. 
They kind of look like paving bricks but, they actually tasted pretty good.  
Katy has been eating small bites to see if she adversely reacts.  
So far, so good.  
 I finished my first square on Autumn at Hawk Run.
 Decided to do some more of the outlining as I go because it is soooo boring.  
If I do a little at a time, it isn't as bad.  

That about sums it up.  
Tuning into the Academy Awards.  
I am really rooting for La La Land. 
I am a movie girl and for that reason I loved La La Land!
Finally watched all of The Bold and the Beautiful with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner today too, great to stitch by.  
Love, Love, Love old Movies!

Hope you have had a great weekend.
Keep on Stitching!
Monica

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Autumn At Hawk Run

I finally have the top of Autumn at Hawk Run done.  
I had to do some ripping and adjusting so it is about seven stitches off center.
Oh well, no big deal had a four inch border around it.  
It will be plenty for the framer to work with.

I have had problems with my cell phone sending the email of my pictures.
I now have a gmail and google pictures but, I think I figured what was going on with my phone.
It is still mailing wonky but, now I know what to do.

Here is where I was last Sunday.
I had nearly completed the header and started working on the first row of pictures.

 Close up of the header.
I missed the spider's silk
Here  is where I am today.
Moving right a long

The weather has been awesome this weekend and everything is melting ....way too soon!

Hope you had a great weekend !
Thanks for stopping.  
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Monday, February 6, 2017

Really Finished Piece

 I really finished my Plum Street Samplers Sampler Lesson.  
This is a tin I picked up years ago.  
The kit came with an off white chenille trim but, I rooted around in my stash and found one I had bought from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe called Terra Cotta.  
It matched the Adobe floss.  
I keep my magnet strips and needle parks in here when I'm not using them. 
I also have extra floss bobbins and dodads.  
Starting working on Autumn at Hawk Run but, made an error so it won't be centered by 7 stitches. 
I think I can live with that.  

Katy and I went and saw Rings, the third movie in the creepy Ring movies.  
It was creepy but, not too gross.  
Ate piles of popcorn.....shouldn't do that but, movie popcorn is the best!

Hope your weekend was spectacular.  
Have a great week!
Keep on Stitching.  
Monica

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sampler Lesson Finish

I finished Plum Street Samplers Sampler Lesson
It is going on top of a tin.
When it is totally complete, I will post another picture.  

I started Autumn in Hawk Run today.  
Doing it on 36 count.  
It will still be a daunting endeavor but, should be fun.
Each square is a little project.  
That always feels to go fast.  

Just waiting around for spring to come.  
We had about two weeks of well above normal temps.  
We are back to winter temps.  
That's okay, it is only January.
I would rather have cold and snow now than at the end of March, beginning of April when I really am ready for spring. 

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  
As usual it was busy and just shoots by.

Have a great week. 
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Coffee in the Middle

If life was like a Hallmark movie, I would be the older, chunky owner of Coffee in the Middle.
It is a coffee place flanked by a needlework store on one side and a fly fishing store on the other side to keep my husband busy.  
Did I tell you, I was quirky?
Everyone in Hallmark town would hang out there too and I introduced the couple to each other.  
Just a little whimsy.  
Came up with last night while watching a pretty creepy movie on Netflix called The Watcher.
I think it may have been a Lifetime movie and the heroine is a Hallmark heroine.  

Yesterday, the boys were taking a nap on Katy while she was chillaxing on the couch.  
They looked so cute together and weren't picking at each other had to take the snap.  
 Started working on Plum Street Sampler - Sampler Lesson Five. 
I'm going to mount this on a tin to use for storing magnets and other supplies.  
Everything is good to go on Autumn at Hawk Run:  fabric and floss.  
I'm using 36 count fabric but, it is still a huge piece of material. 

Otherwise and ordinary weekend that could be one day longer.  
Heavy sigh...maybe time to just take a day off.  

Hope your weekend was productive.  
Thanks for stopping
Keep on Stitching. 
Monica

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Buster!

I was filling out a rebate form for Bravecta and I needed Buster's birthdate.  
Wouldn't you know, today is his birthday.  
He has been the best little dog! An excellent disposition.  
Just love this little guy to pieces.  

 No birthday cake tho, we are all trying to be good and eat healthy.  

 Instead of cake, lots of snuggle, cuddles and ear rubs.  
I finished my Cinnamon Santa today.  
I have to press it and then fluff up the wisper fibers.  
Going to start Plum Street Samplers Sampler Lesson Five. 
It will be the top of a tin to keep supplies including magnets.  

Went a saw Live By Night.
It was a good movie but, should have kept a body count. 
It was pretty violent and lots of the F-bomb.

Just watching the end of the Packer-Dallas game.  
It is a nail biter and I hope the Packers win!

Thanks for stopping.  
Keep on Stitching 
Monica

Thursday, January 12, 2017