Tuesday, December 25, 2018

BLOCKHEADS 2 - Block 37

Happy Holidays!!

Do you need some quiet ME time in your sewing room?  We have just the block for you....

This week's block is brought to you by Sherri McConnell. You can find the pattern HERE

Bill and I went on a little jaunt this week to Grosse Pointe Shores this week to see the Christmas decorations at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford home.  They call it a home, you and I would call it a mansion. The Albert Kahn design masterpiece was so inspiring - an English Tudor plunked down on the edge of Lake St. Clair.  I loved the fact that despite it's huge footprint, the rooms seemed intimate.  The more public rooms were English Tudor and the more personal family rooms were in the new to them style of Art Moderne.  Gorgeous.  This Christmas tree was the only allowed photograph in the home.  Interesting fact: the water drop glass baubles on the 1950's tree were made for Eleanor Ford by the glass factory at Ford Motor Company explicitly for this tree. Yes, the rich ARE different.
 My attempt at some Christmas cheer - this Kanellangd - a Swedish cinnamon bread.  While it looked beautiful, sadly it didn't really turn out.  Paul Hollywood's recipe was in Celsius and when I converted it to farenheit- the 438 degree oven temp seemed too hot.  Well, he's the bread expert, right? I put it in the oven at 425.  Yes, too hot. Bottom burned and center still needed baking. Next time I'll try it at 400.  Also, it was my first attempt at instant yeast instead of active dry yeast.  I'll try it the other way next time.

 My Indigo Revival is almost done. I should have a finished photo on the blog next week.

Laters,

Laurie


8 comments:

Barb Walsh said...

But at least your bread didn't have a soggy bottom. :)

Alycia Maurer said...

Beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see it done. My best friend lives in Grosse Pointe. We've driven by the Ford home before, but have not gone inside. I love history and would have loved to have seen the mansion dressed up for Christmas. The glass tree ornaments in your picture are amazing!

Eleanor Kay Hunzinger, said...

Laurie my comment is for you! Please don't ever stop designing applique quilts! I, for one, depend on you coming up with unique designs! I love your work so much! Thanks, Kay Hunzinger

Gezilecekyerler.com said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks

cityquilter grace said...

paul hollywood's father was a baker and as a child, paul was often given dough to shape etc...where he learned the "feel" of dough...so he is an uber pro when it comes to dough...i don't like him much but love to watch him work with dough...so don't feel bad about your bread....

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