Friday, March 26, 2021

Week 12 : March 19 - 25


March 19 - helping with the dishes

March 20 - helping with the baking


March 21 - Happy Birthday! (she turned three on St. Patrick's Day)

March 22 - working on the Grinch quilt

March 23 - some more progress

March 24 - mask in hand

March 25
 (this obviously wasn't taken this week but it was my YD's birthday so I decided to post a picture of her from almost 32 years ago ..)

Monday, March 22, 2021

Focaccia Bread (#2)

One of my goals this year was to make a new bread.  I had made some bread, with my grandchildren, earlier this year -- it was a different bread, but I had actually made it, maybe 30 years ago.  I got the recipe from a friend I haven't seen in probably just as long.

For Christmas I got Nevada a bread book.  

She started working through the book, making all the breads, one recipe every other week.  We were talking about it a few weeks ago and I told her I wanted to make the breads with her (she agreed / allowed me to), so I bought the book. 

She had already made the first four breads, so I jumped in with the fifth one - No Knead Simple Focaccia.  My husband and I ended up going to our son's house so I made the bread there.


  • 8 grams instant yeast
  • 375 grams water
  • 500 grams all-purpose flour
  • 10 grams salt
  • Oil (for greasing the pan)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flaky sea salt

Lately, I've been taking a picture of the dough before the first rise -- so I can be sure it has actually risen.

The bread in the oven.

The bread was great!  The next recipe is Focaccia with Parmesan, Figs, and Walnuts -- I am really  looking forward to that!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Rocket Man - 1st finish of 2021

 Here is my original design for Rocket Man.


Here is the quilt in process .. from my previous post.

The binding is clipped in this one .. you can't see all the threads that needed to be hidden.  I should have taken a picture.  I was able to sew the binding on in one night !

This is after it was washed.  All wonderfully crinkly and everything.

The back.  It looks great.  I really did not enjoy making this quilt. Not sure why - I mean it was an original design.  Usually I am excited to finish them, but not this time.  This time I lingered over it.  But it's done and given away.

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