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
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.