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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Virtual Cookie Exchange!

'Tis the Season - for love, for family, for joy, oh, and for COOKIES!

Carol (Just Let Me Quilt) has organized this fun virtual exchange of favorite holiday cookies!

My dear husband has fond childhood memories of gathering in the kitchen with his family, making Christmas Spritz cookies and decorating with gumdrops.  When he learned I was going to make a batch, he grabbed his apron and became my kitchen helper.  He jokes that no man has ever been killed while doing the dishes, haha!  He's a keeper!

I don't know about you, but I have not seen gum drops for years, and, as it turns out, even our local grocery store does not carry them!  So we settled for fruit snacks. Those are kinda gummy, plus, they're "nutritious", right?

                                           Spritz Cookies
                                                   Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
                                                   Cream:  3 sticks unsalted butter (1 1/2 c.)
                                                                 1 c. sugar
                                                   Add:      2 egg yolks
                                                                 1 T. vanilla
                                                   Stir in:   1/4 t. salt
                                                                 3-3/4 c. sifted flour

Fill a cookie press with the dough, then follow manufacturer's instructions to press cookie shapes on to an ungreased, unlined cookie sheet.  We used a little green food color in the dough for the trees.

Now for the fun part, especially if you have kitchen helpers!  Decorate with sprinkles, sugar crystals, gumdrops, or candies if desired.

Bake 9-10 minutes until bottom of cookies are slightly golden.  Cool on a rack.  If you want a sweeter cookie, sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot.  YUM!  Yield: 6 dozen or so cookies.

If you don't have a cookie press, this butter cookie dough works well to roll out and cut, or roll in balls and flatten with the bottom of a glass then bake and enjoy!
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Be sure to visit these blogs this week for tasty inspiration!
December 5 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bee Happy Block Party - Quick Kitchen Projects

Welcome to my stop at the "Bee Happy" Block Party!

Corresponding with Lori Holt's "Bee Happy" Sew Along, The folks at Riley Blake Designs have invited a few designers to feature small projects made with an individual block or two from Lori's adorable quilt.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Quilt Show

Visited the Springville Museum of Art yesterday, where (by some miracle) two of my little quilts were curated into their prestigious Quilt Show, on display through September 16th. 

Bloomin' Garden Blossoms

Monday, July 24, 2017

Christmas in July - Quick Ornament Tutorial

Here's a tutorial using scraps to make quick little ornaments.  July is the perfect time to start thinking of Christmas, right?!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Comfort & Joy Fabric Tour: Log Cabin Tree Christmas Ensemble

It's never too early to start thinking Christmas!

 Log Cabin Tree Tree Skirt & Ornaments by Deonn Stott & Debbie Proctor
featuring  Comfort & Joy fabrics by Dani Mogstad for Riley Blake Designs
{{Update:  Log Cabin Tree ~ Quilted Tree Skirt & Ornament pattern is now available!
HERE for a digital copy, and HERE for the paper copy.}}

Thursday, May 4, 2017

This Quilt Could Be Yours!

Ready for a "Quilty Adventure"??

"Quilty Adventures" by Deonn Stott, 43" x 53" Lap Quilt/Wall Hanging
made by Deonn Stott & Debbie Proctor

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Game Day" Blog Tour

More fun fabric by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs!  I was so happy that Lori invited me to play on the Game Day tour as well as last week's Happy Day!  I immediately knew what I needed to make for some of my favorite Little Rascals!

Throw Me A Curve (Sports Throw)  PATTERN by Deonn Stott
featuring Game Day by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs

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