While the Dough Rises

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Winner: Most Kissable Nose 2012.

If you haven't made the Dutch oven bread yet pretty pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease
try it right away.

I seem to have stalled out after my quilting frenzy. Now all I do is just sit around watching our yard turn its delirious shade of florescent green. Well, actually before I sat around yesterday I weeded the front parkway since about four hundred dandelions bloomed in approximately twenty minutes. Weeding is seriously exhausting. It always looks so much prettier after you do it, but hellity hell dandies. You do make me work for it.

Some answers: 1) No, I dont stand on a ladder to take overhead table photos, but I do have an articulated LCD screen on my Canon camera that tilts toward me so I can see what I'm shooting. This is the second third camera I have had with an articulated LCD screen and I definitely would not buy a camera without it. It's awesome. 2) Yes (and thank you very much for asking), I might start selling photos because I own a very nice professional-quality photo printer that I don't use enough and it is just sitting there doing nothing and it might be really fun to have prints. 3) But not before I figure out how to redo my web shop because my web shop pretty much sucks and I have to fix it. 4) I'm not sure if I will do a quilt pattern and/or a new cross-stitch kit for the sampler on the black background. But I might. The quilt is a super weird size. I think it's like 100" x 100". Maybe I'll just write the pattern exactly how I did it and you can adjust it however you'd like. It would be really easy to make it a little bigger or smaller. 5) I forgot the last thing I was going to say. Crud. 6) Oh yeah, I just remembered: I still need to ask Brady if they named the farm yet!


Purleeeeeeese the black cross stitch!!!!!!

Ok, I definitely agree that Clover's nose is the most kissable of 2012! Great pic!

As soon as I saw the dough rising, I was hoping for your recipe... thank you!
And... oh, goodness... just sighing and delighting... my words are all muddled, but know that this post makes me smile.

I just put my dutch oven bread in the oven and the second loaf is rising. My mother in-law recently introduced me to this recipe and I love it! My husband loves this bread and asks me to make it and I look like a pro when it comes out of the oven. hee hee ;)

I also want to add that I am working on your Winterwoods sampler. I burned my arm quite badly last Saturday and cross stitch is about the only thing my poor arm can handle right now. While I am not happy about burning myself (hot iron fell on my arm) I am happy that I have time to really get started on this lovely sampler. I have never used variegated floss before and I am absolutely thrilled with its affect on each element! I can't wait to finish and yet I don't want to finish too quickly. I love to savor beautiful cross stitch patterns as well. Thank you. :)

I would love to see you start selling your pictures! I would be first in line! You do such a beautiful job and I look forward to catching up with your blog every day. Thanks.

Please, please, make the cross stitch pattern (or even better, a kit). You are probably tired from the sampler kits, but maybe you will get a second wind? I can be patient. The glimpses you gave us were so lovely.

Please please please please on the wildflower sampler. I'm almost done with Winterwoods and am equally thrilled and sad. I need another Posie to look forward to! You've turned me into a cross-stitcher...but I have a hard time finding patterns that I dig. But I dig your stuff WITH TWO SHOVELS!

Oh, a cross stitch pattern for the wildflowers please! With Trillium on top? Or Dutchman's breeches on the side? :)

Panic: the recipe reads "1/4 tsp yeast."
Really, so little?
It's been such a long time since I dare to bake bread, and this tiny measure is making me anxious... but if you say "yes," then I will proceed.
Thank you.

I made the dutch oven bread and it is delicious!!! I need a smaller dutch oven because my loaves are so flat. Always love your photos and am looking to upgrade my camera so thanks for info in this post. Have also done veg dyed eggs but mine are not as intense as yours.

Clover Meadow is soooo cute. Love the nose pic!

"hellity hell dandies" lol! exactly!!!

We don't seem to have Dutch ovens in the UK but I could be wrong. Homemade bread though is just the best isn't it?

I think photos would be a nice idea; your pictures are often very lovely. I think you should make patterns or not according to what you think or feel about it, for whatever reasons, no pressure. Sometimes it is nice just to have things for ourselves and just because everyone wants what you do, it doesn't mean we always should have!

There really is nothing like home made bread! My mom bakes loaves in the morning and our whole home smells amazing! Lovely photos as always!
Sarah Bosserman

Got the Restoration Hardware catalog a couple days ago...Sweet Clover Meadow is a star!! ♥♥♥

That bread is awesome...I love to make it!

Haha, I think we are in the same boat with the cameras. I remember when you posted about getting your new canon and it was right when I had gotten the same one, now I am considering selling photography because I have a perfectly good photo printer too. Good luck on getting your website together, I think your photos will sell beautifully, or they will at least be admired.

Okay...I meant to say *Rejuvenation* Catalog...
Coffee Time!

Please Please the quilt pattern, I want it sooo bad. I loved the photo's of your days working on it. Have you finished yet? I want to see...

I can almost smell the bread, yummy!!!!

I would love to see the black cross stitch as a kit, no pressure I'm prepared to wait too. I haven't started my recent purchase yet :0. My Winterweeds kit and the other goodies I ordered. They arrived in Scotland yesterday. Thank you x

Another pretty pleaseeeeeeeee for the wildflower sampler. I have been eagerly awaiting this one, and have just the spot in my home to hang it. I am willing to wait a bit, but would be delighted if you decided to go ahead with it!

we were truly hoping for the flowers on black (x stitch). It's so pretty!

Can't say no to 93 e's. Bread it is!

Oh, I have to agree with the others pleeeeease do a cross stitch kit! Or at least a pattern. I have loved the peeks we've been getting.I can wait for your second wind;-) Your work is beautiful thank you for sharing it with us!

Here's me smelling your bread picture and imagining it is calling my name. I love bread. Fresh and warm from the oven. And I love how the aroma wafts slowly through the whole house gently permeating every room. They should find a way to bottle that smell and sell it. (Yes, and here we have eau de "fresh bread".)

Well, I'd buy it.

Oh, the nose!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com