Sunday, December 20, 2020

Merry Christmas...

 My present is done.  My husband built the last shelf for my sewing nook.  Needless to say, I'm thrilled.  Now back to quilting.  Here are a few photos.

The shelf fits perfectly under the Murphy desk.  A great place for storing the printer and laptop.

I was able to iron and fold most of my material.  Now I can just look up and see what I have.  It feels good to have all of my sewing and crafting supplies all in one spot.
I found a new recipe, but had to tweak it some. 

No-knead Cranberry Walnut Artisan Bread
3 c. Flour
1/2 t. Instant Yeast
2 t. Sea Salt
1/2 c. Walnuts (I used sliced Almonds)
1 c. Dried Cranberries
1 1/2 c Warm Water
1/4 c. Honey

Mix dry ingredients and dry yeast.  Mix warm water and honey.  Mix water and honey with dry ingredients.  Cover and let rise.  The recipe says for 12 hours.  Ha, that didn't happen.  After two,  I somewhat punched it down.  You are supposed to put it in a Dutch oven.  I don't have one.  I covered my cast iron skillet with olive oil, put a lid on top, and baked it at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.  I took the lid off and baked it another 15 minutes.  If you want the real and much more complicated version it can be found at: The Busy Baker.

We will stay put for Christmas.  I hope you all find peace.  I am looking forward to a new year.


  1. So will you still have pizza? How nice that your sewing area is so functional - what a nice feeling!
    Merry Christmas :-)

  2. The Murphy’s desk is a great idea. Your crafting corner looks great. Have a good Christmas and let’s hope next year brings better things.

  3. Merry Christmas to you. What a nice gift from your husband. Nice to have things organized. Still trying to do that here in our new home.


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