October 5, 2007
I have no pictures and not much to report this week. Monday and Tuesday were write-offs as far as stitching is concerned. On Wednesday I started a house on Marg's Neighbourhood RR. It is cute and coming along nicely but Marg doesn't want to see her neighbourhood until we have all contributed to it, and I haven't even finished my little house yet anyway, so no pic of it. This is just a small RR a few of us are involved in...no deadlines or anything so it will be awhile before it ever gets home to Marg!
Thursday was Teapot day with the Thursday stitchers and it is progressing...slowly.
Today is Pretty Pumpkins day and I am looking forward to getting back at my tiny stitches in those gorgeous fall colours after I do a bit of housework (yuck).
I also have to make a couple of loaves of bread. A word to the wise... don't try to make bread on a day when 9 or 10 people are coming to the house to stitch, or if you do make some , be sure the loaves are baked before the company arrives. Yesterday, I had a couple of loaves proofing in the oven (yeah there is a handy little bread proof button on the stove...you push it, and shove the loaves in the oven for 45 minutes) The trick is...don't forget they are there when the stitchers arrive or else the loaves will proof for 3 hours and 45 minutes instead of 45minutes. This is not good. I re-shaped the loaves and baked them anyway but they are pretty misshapen and really not very good. At least the piece of toast I had this morning was no prize.
I do the dough in the bread maker and the rest in the oven. I guess I'll be making more today. Yesterday's effort may be OK for dressing (oh! and I am cooking a turkey on Sunday so all is not wasted) or for the birds.
I did make some apple crisp after the bread yesterday and it turned out so my day was not a total cooking disaster.