Wednesday, December 2, 2020

One Monthly Goal- December's Goal


Last month of the year, it could be a tricky month. Will I have time to do much sewing or will everything use up my time keeping me away from the sewing machine,

This month I have looked back on my project list I review at the back in January. I want this month project to be one that has been hanging around a while and I want to see some progress on it.

Shuffling through the crate of unfinished projects I couldn't find the one I was looking for. Where is it? or Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough. No matter. I have pick something else out instead.

My American Honey blocks. 12 blocks are completed. 


Still a few more to go looking in the box. At least they are all cut out ready to sew.


To finish all my  remaining blocks is the goal for December.

I have link my post with Elm Street Quilts Post, so pop over there and check out what everyone is work on this month.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching

Cynthia

Monday, November 30, 2020

Virtual Cookie Exchange 2020

 


Every year I look forward to this Blog hop. The Virtual Cookie Exchange has provide us with many tasty treats to share with our family and friends. A big thank you to Carol  from Just Let Me Quilt for hosting us and rounding us up to put on this event.

This is Day 1 so you are in for a treat, just visit everyone to collect their recipes abd your kitchen will smell just as delicious as our own kitchen, It is especially nice at this time of the year to have those wonderful Christmas baking scent floating through the house. Sometimes I wish they would create that scent for the air freshers.

December 1

Creatin' in the Sticks 

Doreen – Just Let Me Quilt Guest

Bumbleberry Stitches

Home Sewn By Us

Quilt Schmilt

Food for Thought

Life in the Scrapatch

Ms P Designs USA

Just Sew Quilter

Cathie's Craftworks

Cynthia's Creating Ark - You are Here-

 December 2

MooseStashQuilting

Karen's Korner

Sew Many Yarns

Selina Quilts

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Days Filled With Joy

Words & Stitches

Just Because Quilts

Beaquilter

December 3

Quiltscapes

Websterquilt

DayBrook Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World

Samelia's Mum

Songbird Designs

For The Love Of Geese

Stitchin At Home

Dreamworthy Quilts

That Fabric Feeling

 December 4

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

DesertSky Quilting

Seams To Be Sew

Happy Cottage Quilter

Pumpkin Patch Patterns & Quilting

The Darling Dogwood

Kathleen McMusing

Scrapdash

This year I have been treating my family and friends with this recipe. Let's just say we have tested this recipe a number of times leading up to this event. 

Ice Box Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup Butter, softened

1 cup Icing Sugar, sifted

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted

1/2 tsp salt. 

Nuts/ chocolate to top cookies (optional)

Method:

In a mixing bowl cream butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix together. Add flour and salt and mix together. Split the mixture into half and roll each half in to a log and wrap in cling film. Repeat with the other half.

Chill logs for at least 2 hours but you can make the dough the day before and chill overnight. 

Preheat your oven to  170 degrees C (350 degrees F) while you prepare the cookies.  

Remove logs from the fridge and slice in to disks ( about 5mm / 1/8") It's is up to you . Just remind if you cut them thicker they will need a little longer in the oven.  Arrange on baking trays leaving space around them. They spread a little bit but not too much.

Once they are on the trays you can top each cookie with nuts or chocolate for a bit of Christmas Bling or leave them plain. Bake for 10- 12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Keep an eye on them as I found the 2-3 batches many only need 8- 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on the trays. Store in an airtight container if they last that long.  Makes 30 cookies approx.

They will make great gifts wrapped sipmply in cellophane with a nice ribbon or a nice container. A tin filled with a cookie selection wrapped in a Christmas tea towel, would be a lovely gift idea.

Make sure you visit everyone on the list collect their recipes, don't forget to leave a little love in their comments boxes.

Here is the printer Friendly version 

Until Next Time

Keep Baking

Cynthia

350 Block Report - November's Report


We are coming to the end of this year.  This month's total is 30 blocks.

 What have I been sewing this month. I have made 2 Pscyadelia blocks


5 to my total for putting my Wedding Star Table topper together,

Remaining 12 blocks completed for my Clockworx quilt Then pieced the 7 sashing strips and joining the blocks together with borders for a total of 20.


One block that I turned into a basket. I can see me doing more of these.

This month's total is 28.

This year's total is 418.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching

Cynthia