Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday Night Sew In Results and Some Baking.

My plan for my Friday Night Sew In was to start the next Aurifil Mini Quilt, which this month is designed by Joanna Figueroa of Figtree and Co., but I only spent a little time picking out some fabric from my stash before I realize I needed to shop for some new fabric for this block.  I did finish last months block since the last FNWF, so I can share that although I have not quilted and bound it yet.
Sew instead of working on the Mini I moved upstairs, where it is much warmer, and worked on the center block of last years Aurifil QAL.  Started with this:
Ended with this:
Not a lot accomplished, I got tired of the blanket stitch so I moved on to the center of the block and will go back and finish up the stitching on the applique.
I was not able to work on the block anymore today because it is my week to take cookies to church so my day was filled with baking.  Started out with this:
Gathered up all my supplies to make cookies that I picked out on my Pinterest board that is titled Baking for Church.  I ended up picking recipes that were all from Sally's Baking Addiction.  One of our family's favorite cookies is her Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies. I have made these quite a few times.
Today I tried three more that we are liking a lot also.  First is the Thick Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies.  I could not find the Raisinets at the local grocery so I substituted Brachs chocolate covered raisins.
These last two cookies start with a cake mix.  One is called Cake Mix Cookies, I used Funfetti cake mixes, and you only add some oil and eggs.  The other is Strawberry Chocolate Chip cookies which you start with a Strawberry cake mix as the base.
I have shared the links, just click on the name of the cookie if you want a yummy recipe to make for your family or friends.  I have filled our cookie jar for the grands also which has put some smiles on their faces.  Of coarse the Bug was hanging all afternoon with me in the kitchen hoping that I might drop something for her to clean up.
I hope you are all having a great weekend, don't forget to hop over to Sugarlane Quilts to check out what everyone else has been working on this weekend. Blessings from our home in the woods!  

Brenda

9 comments:

Janet said...

I do love the spools. So pretty! I had to quickly skip over the cookie part of the post though. The last thing I need is to get tempted and make a bunch of cookies!

Allie said...

That mini quilt is DARLING!!! What a cute pattern, and I love it in red and white. It reminds me of flowers!
The Aurifil QAL is darling too, the spools are so cute. I think I'd be doing all that blanket stitch on the machine, lol - that's a lot! But your stitching looks awesome, so neat and even.
And Brenda, I need to come to your house - just to check, and make sure all those cookies are fit for consumption - I'll probably need to test them all. LOL.

Iris said...

I love you keeping it real. THat could have totally been me, getting tired of a blanket stitch so moving on to the centre. It looks lovely. See you next FNSI

Brenda said...

Allie, cookies do not last long here with all the boys. But you would always be welcome!

Just Sew Sue said...

Those cookies look delicious.

Dolly Sarrio said...

Brenda,
I like your quilts but absolutely love the thread spool fabric..Are you starving me to death? Cookies are my downfall..great post.

Josie said...

Love that red and white mini quilt and those spools are gorgeous. Of course I had to follow your link to the next block.. hope you get your fabric soon it's a lovely project. Love your cookies... I can feel myself getting fatter just looking at the photos! :o))
xxx

Bee Lady said...

Well I missed this post. I always seem to make the same old cookies. So thanks for some new recipes. When I first started reading this post I thought....she has an attention span about like mine!......it is so hard to just sit and do the same thing isn't it! I am happy to report I did finish one of my blankets. Thankfully....I was very tired of messing with it. I haven't posted it yet. Hopefully this week, seems like I have time to post or visit but not both. Love all of the stuff you have going on. One of my crochet friends is doing a mystery cal. It's turning out very interesting.
Stay warm up there! We got eight inches of snow yesterday and an ice storm is supposedly heading our way tomorrow. Blech!

Chat later
Cindy Bee
Ps. You need to plan on coming to the winter woolen next year. Tenth anniversary!

Moose-ings said...

Lovely spools, and OMG! those cookies. I'm rather addicted to oatmeal cookies.Your little helper is adorable!