Tuesday, December 18, 2018

pro·cras·ti·na·tion


I am pretty sure I am the queen of procrastination...

I have five sour cream pound cakes to make and two quilts to bind and then there is the wool project I'm designing for the 2020 cruise that I need to start stitching...but instead of doing any of these things before work I sit with my pups with the Today Show on tv and Jimmy Fallon videos on Youtube.

How about you...are you a procrastinator?

Until Next Time
Be Kind









Monday, December 17, 2018

Baking Update

What a whirlwind the last two days in the kitchen has been...





We have royal icing sugar cookies...I really need to get the right tools to make these cookies pretty, but the icing turned out perfect.


Grandma's Molasses Cookies...these are for Andrew, I'm not a fan, but I will say they smell amazing.

The Laura Bush Cowboy cookies...let me just say... TO DIE FOR

And I made another batch of the Peanut Butter, Chocolate no Bake Oatmeal cookies...these without coconut.

I did get one sourcream pound cake made...I have a full blog post about this cake,  as some memories go along with it.

And that my friends are how I spent the last two days...tonight I'll pull out needle and thread and work on some binding.

Until Next Time
Be Kind


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Rain Rain Go Away

As of yesterday at 6:26am the record of 61.33 inches of rain, set in 1889, was broken, 2018 will now go down to the rainiest year in history...let me tell you, folks, this is one record I am not happy to see broken.

You see...I have an issue with gray cloudy skies...gray skies make me moody and a little crabby, and it's hard for me to stay upbeat and happy. People talk about liquid sunshine, but the reality is it's mud mud mud around my house, with two large dogs and almost zero grass left in the yard we have large mud puddles for Bodhi Boy to run and jump in.

I have one week to get my baking done, and my sour cream pound cakes do not like to be baked in the rain...so today I'll start making cookies, mostly for Andrew to take to work and a few for the house.

Here is what is on the baking menu for today

Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies

Grandma's Molasses Cookies 

Vanilla Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Off to gather the ingredients, I'll check back later with updates on how far along I get on my cookie list.

Until Next Time
Be Kind




Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time to Make the Cookies

It's the 13th, and I'm just starting my baking....first up...



Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Coconut no bake Oatmeal. I used Jessica's recipe and threw in some
coconut, because...well because I had four packages of it, so they get the coconut.


Instead of making drop cookies my friend Kathy told me her husband spreads them out and then cuts them into cookies...PERFECT!

On Saturday, 12/15/18, the merchants in Old Town Warrenton are having a cookie crawl. I had planned on making 50ish cookies, with the spreading out and cutting method I should be able to make 150ish to 200ish cookies so much easier than drop cookies.

If you live local pop in and do the crawl..you can walk off the calories between stores...and maybe do some Christmas shopping while you tasting your way around town.

Until Next Time
Be Kind



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Knock Knock Knock



Starting the 31 Day Blogging Challenge with a whole bunch of talented people on December 1 I was super stoked to get my blog back up and running.

I've had a few comments from people wanting more quilting and less talking on my blog about food, dogs, family. This got me to thinking about what defines my blog, and instead of it being a quilting blog it's a lifestyle blog. I'll talk about quilting, wool applique, cruising, dogs, cats, weather, food, gardening...a little bit of everything.

So if you are still following me...

Until Next Time
Be Kind



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Finding Your Inspiration

Where do you find your inspiration?


Flowers...


Architecture...


Nature...


Now how did he get in there??


Art...


or other quilts...

I find my inspiration in all of the above...yes...including the Washington Nationals baseball team.

I have a whole series of wool projects in my head, just need to get them on paper and start stitching.

So tell me...where do you find your inspiration?

Until Next Time
Be Kind




Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday Funday...Sort of...

Recap from earlier today...

  1. Laundry
  2. vacuuming
  3. wrapping presents
  4. make binding for two quilts
  5. rip a few wool kits
  6. Make` a pot of unrolled cabbage roll soup ~ I'll write up the recipe if it tastes good.
  7. start Christmas cards

I did go grocery shopping and stopped by KAQ for a few minutes to pick up a box of wool that arrived...

www.nekedsheepwool.com 
For some reason the gray on the end looks orange in this picture and the light blue looks yellow, tomorrow I'll get good pictures and get the chubby rolls added to the NSW website.

I also played with some flannels that arrived in the shop this past week...



I'll be making some bowl fillers with some of this flannel...wool on flannel is fun to work with. I'll be working on the spring bowl fillers, just need to get some mini-pompom trim, I'm also gonna use the double crochet bias trim from Vintage Door on some of them.

We did get a few inches of snow, and as I write this it's coming down again

Back deck after 2 hours of snow

I'll check back in tomorrow night to see if I got the rest of my list done.

Until Next Time
Be Kind









pro·cras·ti·na·tion

I am pretty sure I am the queen of procrastination... I have five sour cream pound cakes to make and two quilts to bind and then there...