Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pumpkin or Blueberry?

How about both?
The Glaze Was A Little Runny

Pumpkin Blueberry Pound Cake - Right Out Of The Oven
I got this recipe from a fellow weaver who lives in upstate New York. Hilary, of Crazy As A Loom. I just found the recipe today and swore that I'd hit the store and get the ingredients that I didn't already have. And, I did!

Waiting For It To "Cool Completely" Before Topping With Glaze!
I'll post more pics once it's cool and has a coating of glaze.

Hilary was right. It's Yummy!
It's the next morning and the cake is cool and glazed.

Thank you, Hilary :)

A link to the recipe post is here.
A link to it's previous post with a tempting photo is here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Strips and Stripes

…for a rag rug.

Easy Cuts With A Nice Sharp Blade
I’m finally able to work on the rag rug that will sit in front of the fireplace. I have my material all sewn together and cut into ½ inch strips - now it’s time to dress the loom. I have four colors for the warp and I think I will thread them in the following order:

DB = Dark Brown
GR = Green
MB = Med Brown
BL = Aqua

DB-4/GR-2/MB-6/BL-4 // DB-2/GR-6/MB-4/BL-2 // DB-6/GR-4/MB-2/BL-6

The Warp Colors
The way the different colors of material (5 colors/patterns) are sewn together, the length of  the repeat, and the overall width of the rug itself, should lend to a very interesting pattern when the rug is finished. Fingers crossed, fingers crossed!

On The Shuttles

Friday, September 2, 2011

The End of Summer Hibernation

May? It was May? Really?

My summer hibernation is coming to a halt. And what a mess I've made of the studio over the summer. Cleaning, cleaning - it won't be long...

But in the meantime, here is something new. Something else I love to do is cook. Here is some "Pain a l'Ancienne" - from "The Bread Baker's Apprentice - Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread" by Peter Reinhart.


A Very Wet Dough
Shaping / Stretching
These Look Happy
Another View
This Came Out Wonderful
With Butter and Jam