Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blessed Life

My life has become very busy but everyday I thank the Lord for all I have, I am truly blessed.
With that being said, I have gone back to work a few days a week at the original quilt shop I worked at many years ago. I love it and love seeing all the wonderful creative customers. I will be teaching a few classes in the coming months. The first class is called Fun with Dresdens. I will teach three different Dresden techniques.
Here is a picture of the shop sample for this class.
The second class is a Scrappy Trip, these quilts are so fun to make, you would be surprised at all the variation you have for laying out these blocks. The technique I will be teaching is fast and fun. I will teach you a fun and easy trick to putting these blocks together fast and easy.
I have an update on our chickens (the girls) we now have three producing eggs.
Two brown and one white egg a day.
They really are beautiful eggs.
Yesterday was the perfect fall day to stay home and sew and bake.
A pumpkin recipe was in order so I made these yummy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies.

In a separate bowl add,
2 1/2 cups flour
1 Tsp. baking powder
1 Tsp. baking soda
2 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 Tsp. Clove
1/2 Tsp. Salt
In a mixer add,
 1/2 cup soften butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup can Pumpkin
1 egg
1 Tsp. Vanilla
Blend until combined. Add one cup at a time of flour mixture until all is incorporated.
Scoop onto a lightly greased pan and cook in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Once the cookies are cooled you can frost them with this yummy cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese frosting.
1 stick soften butter
6 oz. soften Cream Cheese
2 cups powder sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla.
I also added raisins to the last batch of cookies, my husband liked the raisins ones the best so next time I make these raisins will go into the whole batch. You could even add chocolate chips.


Sunday, October 6, 2013


Absent doesn't even describe my lack of post.
I have been busy but that is no excuse for not taking a few moments to write a post.
I first want to say how excited I am to announce I have gone back to work a few days a week. Back where my first obsession for everything quilting first started. Yes, I am back to work at A Quilters Oasis, the first quilt shop I worked in many years ago. It has been great fun and I love seeing all the wonderful customers. One of the things I am trying to do is help Kathy get information out via social media. So please follow us on Instagram @aquiltersoasis  and like us  Facebook at A Quilter's Oasis.
 I am busy sewing up two class samples that I will be teaching in the next few months. I will post pictures and class dates in the next week.
In other great news, we have gotten our first egg!!!!
Isn't it a beauty! 
We think Luna might be the one giving our first eggs.
I posted a picture of some cookies I made the other day on Facebook and several people asked me for the recipe. I think the original recipe came from one of my brothers girlfriends in high school. They were a favorite bar cookie that my Mom made. So easy to make and a crowd favorite.
Scotch a Roo's
Take on cup light corn syrup and one cup sugar and cook over medium heat until it comes to a light boil and all sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and add one cup of peanut butter.
Once combined add 6 cups of Rice Krispys.
(or any Chex cereal)
Next take 6 oz. of Chocolate chips and 6 oz. of Butterscotch chips and melt in a double broiler. Once melted spread on top bars.
*warning* These cookies are highly addicting.
I will try and be better about posting.