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!  


Saturday, February 7, 2015

FNWF Results

Just a quick post to share the results of my Friday Night With Friends.  I worked this Friday so by time I got home and got myself organized I really did not get a ton done.  I did get some of the mini quilt pieced.  This project I am really excited to get finished, but today was errand day so no more was accomplished on it.
After I got tired and my feet got cold, my sewing room is not real warm in the winter, I spent some time in my chair upstairs picking out some threads for the center block of the quilt I am finishing off that I shared here.
I was able to stitch around one spool before I was ready to head for my bed.

I hope everyone had a great evening and was able to accomplish what they set out to do.  I am off to visit some of the other participants.  

Blessing from our home in the woods!


Friday, February 6, 2015

CAL and SAL Time to Get Cracken

Last year I joined the Aurifil 2014 designer blocks Sew Along which I am starting to sew together following their layout.  Here are the monthly blocks set up on my makeshift design wall.
I have started putting the center block together. This quilt is put together on point which is something new to me.  It will be good practice for the future because I am piecing a Farmers Wife quilt and that quilt top is put together on point also.
Center block layout and the next picture shows all the pieces cut and ready to start piecing.
This years Aurifil Designers are sharing monthly mini quilt tutorials.  I am really excited about this because I have always wanted a wall of mini quilts.  Here are the pieces cut and ready to sew.
And if you followed me at all last year you know I also participated in a Crochet Along and had two afghans done and ready to give this past Christmas.  So I have joined in the Moogly 2015 CAL again this year.  Here are blocks 1 & 2. This afghan will be a gift for my Sister and Brother in law.  You can see last years finished afghans here.

And if that was not enough to keep me busy I joined a 20 week CAL at Look At What I Made.  This is the first 3 weeks and it is called Sophie's Universe.  This will be a Christmas gift for my oldest daughter.
Since we are only into the second month of the year you all still have time to join in the fun and stitch and crochet along with me!  I have added links above so you can go check out each of the blogs yourself.

Blessings from our home in the snowy woods!  

and grandson Lucas!

I should be back tomorrow because I am stitching and crocheting along with friends.
Everyone is WelcoMe  Also joining with the Farmgirls!circa 2011 The ORIGINAL Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop