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       Quilts

1.  Granny's Wedding Quilt

2.  Morgan's Quilt

3.  Josh & Nicole's Quilt

4.  Lone Starburst

5.  Kaffe Fasset Quilt

 

        Knitting

6.  Qiviut Cowl

7.  Square in a Square Throw

8.  Travel Socks #3

 

         Needlepoint

9.    Colorations

10.  Chicago Ornament

 

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Thursday
Jun012017

Mozzarella Cheese

We had our cooking day and the topic was mozzarella cheese.  One gallon of milk per batch.  We used the recipe from "One Hour Cheese" by Claudia Lucero.

 Turning into curds and whey on top of the stove.

 We've scooped out the curds and given them a couple of kneads.  There's a little more whey to drain off.

 It really felt like shaping bread dough at this point and made the cutest little mozzarella balls.

 

Opps, where's the picture.  Oh, there is no picture,  I ate mine.

We had two batches turn out perfectly and two batches that were more ricotta cheese like.  I'm pretty sure we were too excited and impatient and didn't let those batches cook long enough.  In our defense, it was so much fun to watch and we are new at this.  

I made my ricotta into a delicious dinner.

 Toast, ricotta, olive oil and herbs.  I remembered to take a picture in the nick of time.  

Monday
May292017

Colorations Again

I've been stitching.  I've completed the weaving areas (orange and purple sections)  

 and started stitching the center.  The weaving was fun, but did require some concentration.  I'm glad I waited until I was home to do it instead of starting it during the last hour of the last day of classes.  This is a class by Orna Willis called Colorations.

Tuesday
May232017

Purple May

Look what the birds planted for us!  A beautiful purple columbine smack dab in the middle of a patch of day lilies.  

 The iris are blooming

 and so are the salvia

and for another shade of purple we have clematis climbing on the post.

 I wonder if I have too much purple.  Nah, there's never enough purple. 

Wednesday
May172017

Qiviut Cowl

I suspect watching progress on this cowl is going to be a lot like watching paint dry.

 

The yarn is so fine and the beads are fiddly and I knit very slowly.  But, it's pretty and ohhh soooo soft.

Sunday
May142017

Krazy Batik

Yipee!!!   Krazy Batik is all done.  

 

The pattern is Krazy Keepsake from Australian Quilters Magazine.  I'm not sure of the exact issue, but I started the quilt in December of 2000, so it would have to be sometime before that.  Oh, I do like to age my quilts.

I am very pleased with this quilt and David likes it, so it's his.