Sourdough Starter Day 3 (and Other Stuff)

November 20, 2012 @ 3:52 pm | Filed under: Assorted and Sundry, Breadmaking

This isn’t a great photo because I’d already stirred the starter before I remembered to take a picture. It was wonderfully bubbly this morning–lots of activity happening in there. The light here is reflecting off the little bubbles left after I stirred. Is developing a nice sour aroma already. We have high hopes.

Day 3 notes: Stirred, discarded half the starter, added 1/2 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 all purpose flour.

Other tidbits from this day:

Rose sewed a quilt top this morning and we backed it with some nice rich brown fleece, no batting, no quilting—the superquick “snuggleblanket” method we used a while back for our favorite sofa throw. The fleece backing gave us fits, there was so much stretch in it, but Rose wound up with an extremely cozy little lap quilt and we’re all preparing to fight over it now. We found the precut quilt squares in our stash yesterday—a Moda Layer Cake set I’d picked up who knows when—and that meant this was a no-fuss project that could be accomplished in one morning: so satisfying.

Beanie discovered our copy of Material World and spent the morning poring over that, entranced.

On our walk yesterday we spotted a full-grown amaryllis in a neighbor’s front yard. San Diego never ceases to amaze me.


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  1. It kind of kills me that Rose whips these things up of a morning. She’s kind of amazing!!!
    Also, I LOVE that amaryllis.

  2. Those precut squares make it embarrassingly easy to whip something up. All Rose had to do was arrange a pattern and run a few straight seams. We went with a 5×5 grid, just big enough for one person on the sofa. :) We had to run out to JoAnn’s for some fleece for the backing—I wanted to encourage Rose’s burst of enthusiasm with the immediate gratification of a completed project, if you know what I mean. She still has to sew up the bit we left open for turning it. I remember feeling guilty when I bought that Layer Cake (stack of large 10×10 precut squares) a while back…a LONG while back; I think I was expecting Huck at the time…but it was on sale, and there is something so fulfilling about throwing a blanket together quickly. My hope is that this project will be a kind of gateway drug for Rose…I want more quilts. Heh heh heh. We have loads of fabric here but she’ll have to cut the rest herself.