Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2018 - 350 Block Report - November



4 leaves for my Fire Island Hosta quilt and there is 8 half blocks completed (not counted here)

2 more Table runners completed as 1 block each I know the second one isn't finished in this picture but my tablet has died with the completed picture. So just take my word on this one.

1 block completed for my mum's quilt

9 flower blocks for a cushion

1 more spiral table runner.


I did make 288 HST but they belong in the above scrappy blocks that still need to be made. So they can't be counted yet. Plus I did sew the 12 background blocks for my Folk Flower Quilt now I need to do the reverse applique to complete. So hopefully there will be a flood of finished block one month soon.

Also I have been doing lots of ruler work quilting, hence the lack of block production.

This month's total is 17.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


Sunday, December 2, 2018

December's One Monthly Goal

OMG December link-up is open!

We have reached the last month of 2018 and it is time to set our last goal for the year. What to choose? There is plenty I have to do but I would like a big finish for the year. Something that has been hanging around too long. With that said, it is December and how much time will I really have to work on a big finish.
In the end I decided on this pair of table runners for my sister as her Christmas present.
They are well underway, so I should be able to complete them if not my sister may get an IOU for Christmas.


Pop over and check out what everyone is working on during December at Elm Street Quilts. I know I will be.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Virtual Cookie Exchange



It is time for me to share my cookie recipe on the Virtual Cookie Exchange. Firstly I would like to thank Carol from Jut Let Me Quilt for hosting us. She does a fantastic job organizing us.
Now if you haven't see the previous day's blogger's here is the full schedule.
So my recipe for this year is a long time Favourite. I know I have been making these cookies since I was a teenager. Now they are generally my Chocolate Chip Cookies but the base cookie dough is so adaptable you can use different ingredients to flavour you cookies. When I fancy a batch and don't have chocolate chips in the house I have swapped them for something else. It is the same with the nuts change to ones you like or what ones you have on hand. I have used almonds, walnuts and pecans.
So here is my recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cookies 
Makes approx 30 cookies depending on the size you want.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp bi carb of soda
250g butter soften
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
100-200g choc bits
1 cup nuts chopped

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degree. Sift flour, bi carb,and salt. Cream butter, the two sugars and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time and the sifted ingredients. This is the basic cookie dough.
Fold in the nuts and choc bits.But like I said earlier these last two ingredients can be change to give you different cookies. This recipe is perfect to use what you have in the pantry. Most of the time I have the base ingredients in mine.
Spoon on to greased baking trays and bake for 10- 12 minutes.
Once done they should be a light golden brown colour. Cool on a rack before storing in a cookie jar or tin.



They are great with a cuppa as a little snack.

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do. Please visit everyone else and enjoy their recipes too.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia