Of course, I had all kinds of, um, help during the day. Smitty attacked and killed my quilting practice piece.
Quilting Practice Piece...you have insulted me fur the last time! Now, you are mine!
It's Sadie! I'm coming fur you now!
Oh, Smitty...I'm not afurraid of you.
Sorry, Quilt Practice Piece...I didn't mean any of it. Please furgive me.
Oh wait...never mind, Quilt Practice Piece. I'm going to kill you after all!!!!!
In between the mahem, I was able to quilt the second block.
Hopefully, I can get another two done today.
This morning I took the barm out of the refrigerator to warm for an hour, and then I got to work making the loaf of Christopsomos. This loaf is identical to the Artos loaf I made last week, except that I added a half cup each of dried cranberries, golden raisins, and chopped walnuts during the last two minutes of kneading.
The only other change I made was to substitute orange extract for the lemon extract. The "formula" gave me the choice, and orange seemed like a better match for the cranberries. When I left it to write this post, it was proofing, and this will take at least 90 minutes.
Since it is a Christmas celebration loaf, it will be shaped into a boule like the Artos loaf, but this one has a fancy cross-shaped decoration on top. Since I've never done anything like that before, I'm hoping I can pull it off. Fingers crossed.
Also this morning, I finished up the final block for the Bee-utiful quilt. This one is called "Bee Friendly."
Now these blocks will go into the pile to be turned into a flimsy...maybe in January. There are some fabrics set aside for this, but actually, I haven't given a single thought to what I want to do with the blocks. They are 8-1/2 inches, and so they'll be bordered and sashed somehow, but that is yet to be determined.
Next, I'll be tracing Block #9 of 12 for Hocuspocusville...this one is the Toil & Trouble Employment Agency.
When I cut the background for this block this morning, I also cut the backgrounds for the remaining three blocks. It's getting close.
So that's where I'm headed next. It appears to be a pretty nice day out, and so I'm hoping to get outside a little bit today as well. It's been dark and cold, and the light will do me good. We're expecting more snow later on in the week, so there's no time to waste.