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.

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

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

Saturday, November 24, 2018

November's One Monthly Goal Completed

It is the last week of November so it is time to link up our completed goal for the month. My plan was to finish quilting my Allietare quilt that has been hanging around in completed top for 18 months and pinned for the last 8 months of those months. Here is my original post.

So I was very pleased I got to finish quilting it during the month and I even managed to get the first part of the binding on. It only leaves me with the hand stitching the binding down in front of the tv when I get some time. Plus I need to tie off any threads and sew them in as well.

I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts link up post where you can see all the other finished post for November.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Thursday, November 22, 2018

It's nearly here!

Whats nearly here? This year's Virtual Cookie Exchange.

 I can tell you there will be plenty of recipes shared starting on the 27th November until the 29th November. You will find my post on the 29th November. Now I am sharing an old family favourite this year and just sharing my recipe will not be enough.You know what that means! I am hitting the kitchen to make a batch or two today.
Here are some of the ingredients that I will be using in my test batch.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.
Until Next Time
Keep stitching

Monday, November 19, 2018

Tilda Club at Cynthia's Ark

Did you know we are running the Tilda Club in store? It features all things Tilda and there is a different project in each pack. It is a bi monthly club in which you receive a pack with the current Tilda news, pattern and kit( Fabric and notions) to make the pattern. There is a variety of projects on offer, eg bags, cushions, soft toys, etc. This is whst was in October Pack. She is so cute, you just want to make her.

It is AUS$39.95 plus postage every two months. You can join on my website here or in store. This club iss perfect if you like smaller projects. They also make great presents for your crafty friends or to make up as presents.
This was an earlier pack with a cushion project in, that I am currently working on.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fire Island Hosta Quilt Progress Update.

I have been doing some work towards my quilt during the evening time. As Elizabeth had set us homework I feel I should lead by example and get the homework done. So I have set myself 30 minutes in the evenings if I have caught up on the days job to make some progress on the homework.
So far I have made progress.

I have completed the 8 sections for the pieced leaves, but there is still the other 4 leaves to complete. Plus some more pieced sections have to be cut and pieced.
Until Next Time 
Keep Stitching

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Panel Magic

Panels! What do I  do with them?  I love the panel but don't know what to do with it? These are questions I get asked a lot. I have had some help with the panels from my good friend Shelly. She has been creating a few panel projects for me, which has helped give people ideas, but they still want more. So in 2019 we are going to do a Panel Magic workshop. Starting with some Show and Tell featuring a number of panel projects we will look at the original panel and then the finished project and go through some of the basics involved. You will need a notepad and pen to take down notes.
After the Show and Tell we will head to our machines, panels, fabrics and tools and create our own panel project.

Here are some of the projects we have made with panels that we have in the shop.

There are more but I will save them for the workshop but you may see them hanging the shop or at event we attend. Look out for the new 2019 workshop list in December. You can alway find it here on my blog if you didn't know.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Friday, November 9, 2018

Fire Island Hosta Workshop

We had Elizabeth in store teaching us how to make Quiltworx Fire Island Hosta quilt.

It is a two part workshop Part one was on Sunday and part 2 will be in December. We have a bit of homework to do between workshops so we are ready for part 2.

This is one piece from each of our projects together, so you can see how different they all will be when we finish.
So it has been decided we are having a homework session in store today. So we can help each other and make sure we make some progress on our homework. I am thinking we may need to have some more of these homework sessions in next year's class/workshop program to help us finish our Cynthia's Ark projects.
 What do you think?
Would you attend workshops like this?
I would love your thoughts as I am working on next year's class/workshop program.

Until Next Time
Keep Stitching

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Setting November's One Monthly Goal

It is the beginning of the month and there is lots happening here. I want to see if I can complete a few more projects before the end of the year. Considering I am about to start 3 new projects, it may be a good idea that a few older projects get done.
Last week in our Freestyling Rulerwork workshop I start work on quilting my Allietare quilt which has been pinned since the beginning of the year I think. So that is my goal for the month to complete the quilting.
  I have linked my post with Elm Street Quilts sharing post, so pop over and check out what everyone is working on this month.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching