I know what you're thinking. . . . . . . she's gone nuts with the bread baking!
I definitely am enjoying my long forgotten joy at actually taking a loaf of
crusty golden bread from my very own oven, however this post is really to
share my idea about tablecloths, so keep reading please.
These loaves are not sourdough, just the quick and easy no-knead white boules,
but they are so good. Have sliced and frozen most of these two for morning toast
or grilled cheese sandwiches later.
Big news is that my sourdough starter is now ready! In fact, during the night it
bubbled and grew so much it overflowed it's glass container - which luckily I'd
stood in a large bowl just in case - when I noticed it really going to town last
evening around 11:00 pm.
Just amazing what flour and water can accomplish!
This evening I'll be making my first real sourdough loaf. It will do its bulk rise
over night (8-10 hours). Tomorrow morning I'll coax the dough onto a lightly
floured board for folding, let it rest about an hour for a second rise, then bake.
Fingers will be crossed.
So, on to the tablecloths as promised.
Notice my indigo blue one here. I've wanted a raw-edged linen cloth to layer
with the French antique linens I often use on the rectangular farm table.
After pricing them and finding them very expensive, I decided to 'make' my own.
I bought a twin sized linen sheet (Garnet Hill), large enough for a good drop
so that it's visible under the other cloths. . . . . .and literally ripped off all four
stitched edges. Dropped it into the washing machine, then pulled off
all the loose, somewhat tangled threads it ended up with. Dried in dryer,
no ironing required if you're looking for that rustic/country look.
Can work for a round table such as this one also.
I'm excited today as I've also started on a new project which will keep me busy
over the next couple of months. Our master bedroom - which is downstairs and
will most likely be a godsend in these so-called golden years - needs a total
makeover from floor to ceiling. Yesterday I squeezed in a painter visit for an
estimate, spent several hours looking at paint colors (but still have to make a
decision and go buy samples to slap on the wall!). . . . and we furniture shopped.
More on this makeover as it progresses.
Anyone else working on a winter house project?
Good time of year to get started, especially as decluttering can be done
at the same time and, let's face it, staying indoors requires more creative
moments than just knitting whilst TV binge watching, and eating comfort foods!
It will also mean one less room to 'spring clean' as that part is built into
a room makeover. Yes, there's method in my madness!