Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Birdies and a new family member

 This sweet lil pincushion I stitched with #8 red variegated pearl cotton, on mottled blue woolfelt.
Meet Charlotte Rose. Our newest family member :o) I always feel like when I make a batch of any kind of starter, I have taken on a dependent! All the feedings and changingstirring. She is a lovely batch of sourdough starter. I have had a craving for breads. I do love me some carbs you know. I had a batch going for several months, 2 years ago. BUT let it "pass away". I was on bunches of antibiotics at the time and got the worst of worst yeast infections in LOTS of places besides THAT place. Not a good combo. Took me two forevers to get all straightened up. Kinda did me in for a bit on sourdough. Well, I have taken my last infusion hopefully for a very long time 2 weeks ago, so we should be good to go.
After I come home from our annual quilting retreat, I plan on making a batch of Amish Friendship Bread starter also. Like I said, we do love our carbs! Speaking of retreats....woooohooooo it is coming soon, May 11th-15th. Cannot wait to see my friends! Such a great group of ladies from all over the US. We have a splendid time. Lots of sewing, laughing and catching up.
I am blessed. ~Angela

12 comments:

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I love you new stitched pillow. I also love carbs and that bread, I have not been successful in making it though. I use to have a coworker who would make it and bring everyone a loaf, mine never made it home, I would eat it on the ride :-)

Delisa said...

Hi Angela, what a beautiful little pillow! I love red work embroidery. That is the cutest thing, naming your sourdough starter! I know what you mean, it is a lot to keep it going, but there is nothing better than homemade sourdough bread. I enjoy Amish Friendship bread also, we had several friends last year, giving us starters and we were all passing them around. You do lovely crochet and needlework. I have almost completed a crochet shawl I have been working on this month. I have been crocheting since I was about 15 years-old, and started knitting about 10 years ago. There are always still so many fun things to make and learn, I have never gotten tired of it. Hope you have a nice afternoon! Delisa :)

Allie said...

What a DARLING pincushion - that will be a joy to use! Hello to Charlotte Rose, lol. I've had yeast infections like that too - they think years of them might have contributed to my fibro. The best thing I ever did was get the book, The Yeast Connection - I followed the diet, and took all the supplements, and I had so much energy and good health I didn't know what to do with myself. But is it HARD to give up all sugars and breads!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your pillow. What a great idea using redwork on that blue felt. I love it. Great gift idea.

Cheryl said...

I love that pillow!!! What a wonderful gift.

shez said...

what a sweet pin cushion ,well done

Talin's Corner said...

Your pin cushion is beautiful, you're not really going to stick pins in it are you?

Firecracker Kid said...

OH, I love the homemade breads too and have a problem of eating too much, therefore, we don't have it very often for fear of the yeast too. Gettin' old is no picnic!
Carol
p.s. love your stitched pillow:)

rosie said...

What a beautiful little pincushion. Too nice to use..

Sandra :) said...

That's a very pretty pincushion - someone will be very lucky to receive that :) Sadly I can't embroider, but happily I have a friend who does bits and pieces for me - it's such a gorgeous art!

Mickie said...

Lovely pin cushion!!!! I just love the embroidery :)

Amber said...

What a cute pincushion! At first I thought that it was a pillow until I read that it was a pincushion! However, it would make a really awesome pillow too!