Sunday, March 14, 2010

A day late

I know now that the klosjes are stitched during the week and shown on a Saturday. Oops, I'm a day late but I think it must still be Saturday somewhere in the world.
Here's the week's worth, all 18 of them.  I do believe my hand stitching is getting a little faster.
I'm waving out to Annemieke she is one of the latest to join in.
I didn't show you the last two applique blocks for Stars and Sprigs. I'd love to move a bit faster on these but I've been distracted, in the nicest possible way of course.
I had some lovely comments on the bread I made and have been asked for the recipe. I don't want to do a whole post as I think there are already some great bread sites and videos on U Tube.
I am using sourdough but I'm making it hybrid using commercial yeast and it's just a basic recipe I made up. We don't like sour, sour bread so this gives a nice flavour and keeps for more than one day.
Here are my amounts in case you're interested.

1/2 cup sourdough starter
1 cup warm water
1 1/2 tsp dried yeast
2 1/2 cups flour ( I use 1/2 cup wholemeal and 2 cups white flour)
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 tsp butter
1tsp salt
If you don't know about this book, where have you been hiding! It's awesome for people with little time and produces a loaf that resmbles that holey, crispy chewy artisan bread. You can find it in most libraries or the basic  technique is on video here. Click here to go to the website.

34 comments:

Quilting Queen said...

It is still Saturday here....your klosjes look great..I have mine piled up in a "current project" box. Never occured to me to post them today. oh well, maybe next week. By the way, Ilove the bright colours on your Stars and Sprigs...going to be gorgeous!!!

sewpam63 said...

Would you, could you PLEASE be my sister, or perhaps my friend!?!?!? I come to your blog regularly and am always captivated by your work...be it fabric or food! I am usually so bowled over I can't even comment. Then the sourdough bread posts began. Me and my husband moved and can not get the tangy sourdough we once LOVED to eat. I've tried bread making, but haven't had any great success. Then I read you taught bread making. Oh my?! What am I to do...?! Your needle work is ABSOLUTELY amazing AND you make sourdough bread ... from your own starter. Friends and neighbors shake their heads at me 'cause I roll and cut my own noodles, garden, can and quilt...but your talents are far superior to mine. I want to learn!?!?! Call me 'Grasshopper.' ; )

Terry said...

It's still Saturday here too so you're not technically late! LOL I just got that bread book from the library. It sounds so easy that I think I might just give it a try! :0)

Darlene said...

It's still Saturday here so you're right on schedule. You're not late there - you're just very, very early. LOL They are wonderful, Janet.

I love your applique project. And your sewing tin is adorable.

Notjustnat said...

Great varieties of klosjes blocks. Love your soft colours. I can't show mine yet, too many other things going on at the moment. Thanks for the sourdough bread recipe, must try it one day - Happy Sunday - Hugs Nat

Trish said...

Ok, it's all your fault....I've caught the klosjes fever. My pattern is all drafted and I'm ready to start !! Thank you for sharing your bread recipe. Could you elaborate on making the starter?

Thank you for all your inspiration!!

Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Cathy said...

Hi Janet your Klosjes look fabulous, I'm tempted, but so behind on other things I will just enjoy looking at yours!!! xo

Thimbleanna said...

Hey -- it's still Saturday here! Well, it was 2 minutes ago LOL! Those little spools are adorable!

wishes, true and kind said...

LOL -- it's still Saturday here (for two more hours). Cute klosjes!

joan

Julia said...

Not really late Janet, I only posted mine this morning..
Aren't these fun !
Julia ♥

Valentina said...

Humm, I can smell that bread all the way here!
Lovely Klosjes, Janet! I will go see Annemieke to welcome her as well: How fun! And the sprigs are so lovely... wow!
see you soon,
xox
Valentina

Béa said...

I too started my Klosjes with your machine sewn instructions. Very quick & easy. Thank you for all the ideas & inspirations.Hugs from France.

Nadine said...

Your klosjes are so cute, and your applique blocks delightful ... not to mention that lovely smell of homemade bread ;>)
XOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXXO
NADINE

imquilternity said...

I love your applique blocks Janet! Great fabrics you chose!

Cathi said...

Your spool blocks are fabulous -- I didn't realize that they were to be stitched on during the week but shown on Saturday either! My post will definitely be a day late. Oh, well ...

Nedra said...

Janet, your hand work is always so beautiful. And the bread looks YUM!

Sue-Anne said...

Your Klosjes look so pretty. I love your applique blocks and your bread looks divine. you have been very productive!

Hennie said...

Your klosje look so nice, welkom to the spool club.
Heve a nice sunday Hennie.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Janet, it's so delightful to wake and find this beautiful array of klosjes. Over coffee. A great start to my morning. Plus! Your applique blocks for Stars and Sprigs. I'm happy you continue to share your applique with us. No. More than that. I'm grateful. Grateful because I know where I can go to point out the style of applique I want to work with. You make a girl want to be pretty with these blocks. It's a grand way to start the day. Friendship over coffee, *karendianne.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful applique blocks and I just love seeing the spools. Thank you for sharing your bread...I've not tried sour dough starter, yet!

bdalward said...

Very pretty blocks. I need to use brighter colors sometimes and this gives me ideas on how to use them. I have that bread book and love it. We are making some awesome loaves of bread, and my 20 yr. old son just made some pumpernickel bread, some oatmeal bread and some rye bread. They were all delicious, rose well and were perfect in every way. It's a wonderful book.

Lori said...

The spools are multiplying rapidly and look so cute together!!
Beautiful applique blocks as usual!!

Crispy said...

More great spools Janet :0)

Those sprig blocks are beautiful!!

Crispy

Kristen said...

Those sprig square are awesome! I need to start to applique again!

alobsiger said...

Such beautiful blocks!! Progress and prettiness all around! Thank you for sharing your bread recipe. I'm going to have to give it a try! Mmmmmm.... :-)

Barb said...

Thanks for posting the bread book. I like to make bread but usually do the same family recipe each time - I should branch out-
your applique' blocks are beautiful as are you spools.

Karen said...

Love the little applique blocks. There is just something about leaves that is so wonderful!! Great job.

Carrie P. said...

Lovely blocks all of them. I love sour dough bread.

Katrien said...

Nice spools and what a lovely appliqué blocks.

Janet said...

Your spools are so pretty! I love your stars and sprigs blocks. You have so many interesting, beautiful projects on the go. :0)

Maggey and Jim said...

Love,love the spools. Fabrics look just right for them..I have tried the bread but not had much luck with it. Maybe if I use the yeast like you did?? Not sure what my problem was, but just didn't turn out like it should??
Maggey

Robin said...

Look at all those happy spools! They are fabulous, as are your latest Stars and Sprigs blocks.

Mmm... homemade bread is the best!

julieQ said...

Thank you for sharing the bread recipe, it sounds so good and much healthier than store bread. I made a dozen spools yesterday, and absolutely love them! Yours are gorgeous.

Frou said...

Oh, am very tempted to do some klosjes! Love handwork, and have a 1930s scrap bin that is out of control. I think I'm going to have to draft up a pattern at have a go this weekend.