Sunday, November 29, 2015

December 1st There Will Be Sweet Treat Recipes

I can't wait for those sweet treat recipes in the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange blog hop!
My friends, family, AND ME will appreciate some new kind of baked goods for Christmas.
Be sure to come back on December 1st!

I made the cookies in the photo above last year. They were delicious!
Here's the recipe again just in case you want to make some cookies today and can't wait
until the blog hop. Those caramel filled kisses made these cookies over-the-top good!

Peanut Butter Blossoms
One big bag of Hershey's Kisses (unwrapped, of course), about 100 of them
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of butter, softened (that's two sticks)
1 1/2 cup of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
2/3 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Extra white sugar to roll the cookies in

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat the butter and peanut butter until combined.
Add white and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat until well combined.
Gradually beat in the flour.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in white sugar.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet an inch or so apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately press a Hershey Kiss in the center of cookie.
Let the cookies sit on the pan for a couple of minutes before removing them to a wire rack.

See you on December 1st!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

No More Turkey But There Were Monkeys

The turkey is all gone and those homemade rolls my daughter made have disappeared, too.
Everything was so good and the company was the best ever!
I even managed a little Black Friday shopping with three of the five Monkey Boys.

I think they had fun!

Next week is the Virtual Cookie Exchange...yay!

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Block

It's Rudolph the Red Nose a block!

For the first time ever, I bought the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.
It was so fun to see some of my favorite blogger's blocks in there!
One of them was Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts with her reindeer block...too cute!

I finished Rudolph, but there are still eight more reindeer blocks to go...
"You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen; Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen."
With Thanksgiving coming, I think I'll wait to finish the rest until the turkey and stuffing are eaten.

Speaking of Thanksgiving...

Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks made this cute pot holder using one block from my row pattern.
She said I could share her photo here. Thanks, Carla!

This would look great on the Thanksgiving table. So sweet!

Oh, and I've been busy doing a little baking.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart Today

I've been into adding hearts on my quilts this year so when Marian at Seams To Be Sew
announced the blog hop "Christmas Is In My Heart", I knew I had to join in the fun.
We all need a little love!

For The Love of Christmas Quilt

Fabrics: Grunge, BasicGrey by Moda
Quilting Thread: Superior Thread's King Tut
Quilt size: 50" x 50"

Monkey Boy #4 helped me sew my quilt...he cut the threads and gave me some loving while I sewed.
He also helped push the fabric through and told me, "Good job, Grandma!"
(Yes, I was a little nervous that it would be more than threads that he cut, but he did great.)

My sweet Monkey Boy and me

I had an extra crew member this time to help with the quilt photo shoot.

Doodah and Monkey Boy #4
These two are definitely in my heart!

I spy a Monkey Boy!

Posing with the quilt...he's so proud of himself!

This photo was taken at the park with the help of two cute kids, a brother and sister.
They asked what I was doing and then were so willing to hold the quilt in place.
I love those little helping fingers showing above the quilt!

Thank you, Marian, for gathering us all together for this hop!

November 12

November 13

November 16
Just Let Me Quilt - This is me!

November 17

November 18

November 19

It's a giveaway...a $25 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop!
 A huge thanks to them for this generous gift for our blog hop!

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Come sign-up for a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange to share your favorite recipe!
Click HERE to see how to join in.

Thanks for stopping by for a little Christmas love!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart Begins Today

I know we still have turkey to eat and family to eat it with, but Christmas IS coming soon!
To get us ready, today is the first day of the Christmas Is In My Heart blog exciting!
Marian at Seams To Be Sew has organized this hop and done an amazing job. Thanks, Marian!

While checking out The Graphic Fairy Christmas graphics, I saw this very unusual Christmas card.
It reminded me of my Monkey Boys!

Here's the list of blog hoppers:
November 12

November 13

November 16

November 17

November 18

November 19
If checking out the projects in the Christmas hop gets you in the mood for baking,
come join the Virtual Christmas Cookie Hop and share your favorite recipes.

Bake up a batch of your favorite cookies, create a blog post, and add your recipe.
You could also include an old or new Christmas quilt and/or some of your Christmas traditions.

Send me an email letting me know you're in!

Be sure to include:
Your name
Your blog name
Your email address
Your URL to your blog

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Vegetarian, I Mean Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day or according to my five year old Monkey Boy... 

Happy "Vegetarian" Day!

My daughter was talking to the grandson about my hubby today:

Monkey Boy: "Did you know he's a vegetarian?"

Daughter: "You mean a veteran?"

Monkey Boy: "Yeah, that's it!"

The Hubby In Uniform

Thank you to my grandson for that laugh-out-loud conversation 
and to all of you who have served this great country!


Things going on this week:

Trunk Full of Quilts HERE

Voting for Dog Gone Cute Dog (mine is #9) HERE

Christmas Is In My Heart Blog Hop begins tomorrow HERE

Sign-up for Virtual Christmas Cookie Blog Hop HERE

Monday, November 9, 2015

It's Time For Just Let Me Quilt's Trunk Show

I love attending trunk shows and seeing all the amazing projects from designers.
Well, now it's my turn to show some of the things I've made over the years.

Thanks you, Soma at Whims and Fancies, for this chance to have our very own trunk show!
Check out her linky party to catch all the other shows.

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

Because I've sewn my whole life and been in a gazillion blog hops, this is very photo heavy. Sorry!
I'll keep this short on words...just scroll through to see things I've made over the years.


Bags, Purses, and Totes

Pin Cushions, Pillows, and Pictures

Rows and Quilt-As-You-Go 


Mug Rugs

Some Of The Other Quilts and Things

This was a major flashback of what I've made over the years! 
I hope you're still here and didn't get too bored.
I was totally surprised at all the quilts and projects I've made and there are even more I didn't show.
There were a few I'd forgotten about, which is why I love blogging about my projects.

Have fun checking out all the other trunk shows at Whims and Fancies!