Cookies & More Quilting

Baking/cooking, Love Entwined – Esther’s BOM, quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

Sometimes we just feel like some homemade cookies don’t we.  Here is one that I pretty much made up.  I had too many partial bags of chips in the cupboard – no chocolate ones.

Chocolate Cookies with Various Chips in them! how is that for a name.

1 cup butter or shortening mix
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups assorted chips – I had a cup of white chocolate chips and a cup of butterscotch chips

beat the butter and sugar until creamy.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  Then the dry ingredients – stir in whatever chips and nuts you want – toss in some coconut too if you want to.

Heat oven to 350 degrees – bake about 12 minutes they will puff up and then crinkly down when they cool off. Don’t over bake.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies depending on the size.  They taste good! I think we each ate a half dozen right away – then I quickly put some in plastic bags and put in the freezer before we each gained 10 pounds right away!!  Now why don’t you run on over to All She Cooks and see what other recipes are waiting for you to see.!!!


Now for the quilting.

I got more of the Red and Green quilted last night – not a lot but some – progress for sure keeps happening on this quilt even if it is not a lot.

I got this end done to the point that I can comfortable reach going sideways – I can do better on the quilting towards me and away from me but not as much sideways.


Just got started on this block – more progress for the next photo I hope.


On the Patchwork of the Crosses I have 8 more little pieces to sew on the 4th border and I will then have straight edges and even though I didn’t post a lot of progress photos on it it really and truly went quickly (the straight edge border I mean). A photo tomorrow?

And I got all my little circles sewed in place for Love Entwined– you can pretty much do color arrangement how you like on this quilt and I choose 4 circles of the blue for the compass points and then arranged the other 4 colors in groupings of 7 just because I felt like it.  I have part II printed out and ready to work on – maybe sometime today?  Not sure I’ll let you know.  A lot more goes into that 32 inch square on the left then is shown – this is just part 2.  Looks like I have some work ahead of me.


The sunflowers that I am drying are not to be in flower arrangements – several wrote me thinking they were too ratty looking for that!!  Smile  I agree – I am drying them for the seeds – I will put them aside for the birds – I just want the birds to have them when I want them too – not eat them off the plants right now.  Some of the plants are tipping over and laying on the ground and I don’t care for the way it looks so I am cutting them and drying as they start to look bad.  I have found that I have never had luck drying flowers for arrangements here in Arkansas – it stays too humid most of the time year round I guess – or maybe it is just me.

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3 comments… add one
  • Doreen Jul 17, 2013

    Your applique is so wonderful!! I used to do much more but now…….well, the closest I get to it is the needlefelting and blanket stitch applique I do on wool (but not in this kind of weather!! 84F w/ 87% humidity. Headed for 97F today….ugh! Quilting in the A/C this afternoon!! Stay cool!

  • Byrd Jul 17, 2013

    I completely agree about the cookies. I will add this recipe to our collection, thank you very much. There’s some thing about outline quilting on those curves which I absolutely love. Yours is just beautiful! Take care, Byrd
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  • Victoria Jul 18, 2013

    Hi Karen!. Chocolate cookies? who said chocolate cookies? where? I could live only with chocolate, it’s deliciousssss. Many thanks for the recipe. Congratulations finishing the Uncommon, Common Bride quilt and the progress of the Red and Green quilt. Those are a lot of work!. Love!

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