Archive for November 2016
In preparation for our Christmas celebration, I stocked up on Bev Friendly Chocolate chips. Josh’s cookies are the perfect size(big), and he NEVER burns them. I don’t know what recipe he uses to create his delicious cookies, but Ida Mae makes wonderful SOFT cookies using the following recipe. I’m excited that so many family members will be here for Christmas. Yes, in addition to Chocolate chip cookies there will be HOMEMADE cheesecake!
Our dining room table was set with my grandmother’s China, Neil’s mother’s silver and we enjoyed a delicious Turkey dinner on Thanksgiving.
Today, I ripped off the tablecloth, and replaced it with a cutting mat. Yes, Mom and I are back to sewing.
First we added the borders to a quilt we are making for Joel. Kitty and Joel selected the fabric. It is very manly. Mom and I think it needs a pop of color, however, we stuck with the fabrics we were given.
At the last meeting of the Brandon Quilt Guild Mom won 12 Christmas quilt squares. She decided to make them into table runners. We followed the 15 minute table runner pattern. Of course the title is a lie! But we finished THREE table runners. (Bogie likes them.) The weather was beautiful today. Hope it is nice for you!
We continued our scrap adventure with this top.
This is one of my favorite tops of our scrap series. Yes, we are being artistic and working in a series!
This quilt top started Mom Mom and my obsession with scrap quilts. Claudia (Birdies Mom) and Nancy taught a workshop for this design. I missed Dad cutting fabric for Mom for this quilt. Only Mom, or my friend Judy,would make a king size quilt out of 6 inch blocks.
Scraps are like gold to quilters. Yes, we love to take large pieces of fabric, cut them into small pieces, then sew them back into big pieces. Its even better to take the leftover pieces and sew them together.
Mom mom and I are still sewing up a storm. She started this quilt while teaching a neighbor at Calvary Homes to quilt. This is our latest finish.
A few years ago, you wrote a daily entry for a month about things you which you were thankful. That might be a good way for me to resurrect our blog. In addition, I read an article that reported that writing about things that made you happy increased your happiness. (Who would have guessed?)
So today I’m thankful that my daughter started a blog that allowed me to write happy things.