Thursday, December 22, 2011

baking again!

Well dear daughter and friend Sandy came over today and we baked cookies. there is still more to make. We also watched the last of the X Factor. I was routing for Josh. But any one of the three left would be great! Look how happy they are to help me LOL
I think they will all have a singing career. We made our favorite cookies tonight. Nut Crescents. Then I did the cut outs. I have another ball of dough for the cutouts and 3 more balls for the nut crescents. YUMMY. Grandson wants some Molasses cutout cookies and i would like some Oatmeal raisin ones. The chocolate cake cookies are delicious!! I will take a picture of the chocolate Gooey Butter cookies tomorrow and post them  they are so good!! Merry Christmas to you all and GOD bless each of you .  Hugs


Thursday, December 15, 2011

tree pin

Here is the directions to make a tree pin. It is adapted from the folded tree napkin.
 First make a half cicrle template in the size you want.
I made this one 5 inches wide and 2 1/2" tall.  green front and print white back
Layer two contrasting fabrics rightsides together. Use your template,trace around it, then sew all around leaving a small opening on the straight edge to turn rightside out.

Now fold the two sides into the middle but off center on the bigger side. then will look like this

Fold that in half and press good ,sew a small button on the top and an pin back on the back side just catching the inside of the top layer so no stitching shows through Share your pictures if you make any of them. Be sure to thank Lyn Brown  when her page opens up click on continue readingfor the pattern for the napkin so cool!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Christmas Party

Had a party last evening . It was my local Quilt Guild in Wooster Ohio. I think it was the best thus far of the ones I have attended. I had made cookies to give  as a desert. I made squares and iced them in half square triangles. I took a table and board to lay them on and they became a pinwheel quilt laid out. Besides they tasted very good. I got to my seat  and the favors were a nice little folded tree pin, some candy cane candy , Andes mint, a pair of scissors, and a nice stiletto. I had been member at large this year and the President gave a small thank you gift. It was a neat small bag looks like an Apple but has a nice tote bag inside it. Great I love bags!! Then we chatted and ate our dinner. After dinner we gave the president her quilt and then announced the quilter of the year. Ruth Bishop was given that award and she does so much for our guild she deserved it. They gave her a thimble cage necklace sterling silver. She cried and thanked all for the honors.  They did the challenge and I came  in 3 rd place so I received the little folding tote with goodies in it for the prize. Then came the Christmas box swap. That is what you see spread out, an item for each letter in the word Christmas. Good things in my box. After the box swapping was finished up we did a singing of Christmas carols only there was a hitch to that. We, each table had to pick a Christmas song and change the words to pertain to quilting and sewing. Man you should have heard the great songs. I am amazed at the talent we have in this group of gals and gents. I think Sally is going to give everyone a copy of the songs soon . I truly enjoyed my evening out with the guild!! Below you will find a few pictures of the things I received and of the tree I entered and it was a good time!