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WHAT DAY IS IT?…

Does anyone know – or even care? Saturday? Monday? Thursday? – ahhhh, no!!! it is dye day because it is going to rain today and gardens are reworked for the third time so dye pots are out and wool is soaking!  Will post the results later on. I plan to do some spot dyeing and “birches” dyeing and dyeing on the stove. Not only will it be fun and replenish my suitcases but it also!!! stops me from cooking and baking! Although, I did bake scones this morning. Years ago my friend Donna gave me the recipe for her delicious scones. Being somewhat lazy when it comes to baking I did not want to roll them out and cut with a cookie cutter so I added a few things!!!! and changed a few things scooped them out and made a flattened ball – and they are always delicious! This time however, they were not my usual – when Gord bought flour a few weeks ago he inadvertently bought whole wheat. Well, since I did not have 3 cups of white flour I used 2 cups white and 1 cup whole wheat. Totally changed the texture of the scones – very light and fluffy (I prefer more dense, claggy baking – something that leaves a rather large lump in the stomach!) and a little grittier and nuttier. But Gord loves them! I will be looking for white flour next grocery trip! so that I too can love them! Or maybe it is better that I don’t! Fewer steps on the stair master!!!!

Thank goodness I won’t have this problem with my dyeing – lots of wool, lots of dye and lots of vinegar.

And now a few rugs to share:

Mary sent me this story about her wonderful rug:  “Thought I would send along a pic of my latest (ongoing). I drew it out from a picture that I took while on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Love how the sheep seem to have the right of way on any of the roads. Here they are meandering along towards the yellow fields of canola in the distance. Phase two will be the sea/landscape meeting the sky. I picked up this old frame years ago in Hubbards, Nova Scotia and had always meant to design an art quilt for it, but between kids and work that never happened. Finally happy to see it framing a view of a favourite memory!”

Tara’s Orca rug from Willow Creek Rughooking…


Michelle finished off her Deanne Fitzpatrick pattern of the month and is working on a Martina Lesar heart…  Andrea’s 1 inch wide hand torn strips rug for her bathroom – this will be sooooooooo comfy on the feet – and two of the looking through the window rugs…

 

3 responses »

  1. shelleynewton12

    Really enjoy the newsletters You are great writer and nice to read something these days that gives a smile to our face Cheers Shelley Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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  2. Hi Lorraine: I know what you mean. Sent my husband out to buy 2 packages of all purpose flour, “do not whole wheat flour please”. Guess what I got Whole Wheat Flour 🤪.

    Now that you have enticed us please send out the recipe of these delicious scones you talk about. We are all looking to try something new with our 10kg or 20kg of All Purpose Flour from Costco.

    Sandy

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  3. Lorraine Beauregard-Murphy

    Hi Loretta,

    Just a quick word after seeing your blog. I am the one who hooked the Orca, and not Tara. Thought you might like to know.

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop…..haha! Lorraine

    Le lun. 27 avr. 2020, à 10 h 48, Hooked On The Lake a écrit :

    > hookedonthelake posted: “Does anyone know – or even care? Saturday? > Monday? Thursday? – ahhhh, no!!! it is dye day because it is going to rain > today and gardens are reworked for the third time so dye pots are out and > wool is soaking! Will post the results later on. I plan to do ” >

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