Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Virtual Cookie Exchange And Christmas Blog Hop Day 1

 Today is my day to post my Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Blog Hop...


I've decided I needed a couple more pin cushions.  So I found one on line and made one....well, I made 3.  I made one for each season.  I'll change them out on the seasonal equinox. 

As we haven't hit the winter equinox yet, fall is the one on my desk with all my pins and needles stuck in it.  These pin cushions are not exactly like the ones I got on line.  Mine aren't as puffy.  I didn't have any poly-fill, so had to use quilt batting.  But I like them and that's all that matters.  These are my Christmas gifts to me.  MERRY CHRISTMAS  to me!!!!

You can make your own....just go here.

You can have your own seasonal pin cushions! 

Visit all the folks below to see what they are sharing.

Creatin' in the Sticks

Doreen – Just Let Me Quilt Guest

Bumbleberry Stitches

Home Sewn By Us

Quilt Schmilt

Food for Thought

Life in the Scrapatch

Ms P Designs USA

Just Sew Quilter

Cathie's Craftworks

                                                               Cynthia's Creating Ark

I'm sharing a recipe I make every Christmas...it's call Tomato Soup Chocolate Cake....yea I know, sounds weird...but it's really good! 



1/2 C. Butter                                1 1/2 C. Sugar

2 Eggs                                           2 C. Flour

1/2 C. Cocoa                                1 tbsp. Baking Powder

1/4 C. Warm Tap Water                1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Tomato Soup

Preheat overn to 350 F.  Grease and flour a 9 x 13" pan.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar;  add eggs, beating until fluffy.  In a small bowl mix together dry ingredients, mix tomato soup and water together.  Add dry and we ingredients alternately to the butter/sugar bowl.  Bake 30 minutes and let cool before adding frosting .  I used Cream Cheese Frosting for mine. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020


 Do you make time for stitching...any kind of stitching?  I am always working on some project or another every evening while I'm watching T.V.  When do you stitch?  

I've been working on my Teapot quilt, I got some of the strips sewed on...but I'm going to need a few more cups to finish this quilt up.  It needs 1 more row on it and then I'll put the border around it.

I've also been working on my Tile Quilt.  I've got enough of them done to make a row.  Not sure what kind of border to put on them, I'll have to think about that one.

And the Jar Quilt is still in the hoop, haven't had time to tie it.  With Thanksgiving cooking and having Company all week, I haven't had time to work on it.

I've decided on my binding fabric.  Have to get that cut today.  It won't take long to tie this one.  I've got a few more little touches to make to the jars and I'll be done with this one.  

I'm linking up with

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh, Scrap!

15 Minutes to Stitch

Have a great stitching Sunday

Friday, November 27, 2020


 Thanksgiving....lots of left overs to eat.  My niece is coming down for a visit...hopefully they will help us eat all the left overs.  

So today I'm resting up from all the cooking.  I'm going to do Friday Fill-ins today.  Here are the questions for today..

1. Why is ________ so expensive?
2. On holidays, I always have a second serving of________.
3. I’m eternally grateful for _________.
4. ‘Tis the season for _________.

My answers.....

1.  Why is everything so expensive during the holidays.

2. On holidays, I always have a second serving of Pineapple Upside Down Cake...Yummm.

3. I'm eternally grateful for my family...near and far.

4.'Tis the season for giving and happiness. 

Hope you all have a great.....

Thursday, November 26, 2020


 If anyone needs me....I'll be in the kitchen cooking...Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoe Salad, Baked Beans, Green Beans and Sweet Rolls, Mashed Potatoes and Chicken & Dumplings. 

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving...Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


To-Do Tuesday

 November 17th through November 24th

1.  Sandwich and tie the Jar Quilt👎

2. Decide on binding for Jar Quilt 👎

3.  Work on lay-out of RSC blocks👎

4.  Make a decision for Fall Sampler👎

Well, that's not a good result this week.  Although I got the Jar Quilt sandwiched and in the hoop.

As for the binding for this quilt..I think I'm going to got with this light brown.  It's the one in the front.  The strips on the jar quilt are a dark brown, so thought this would go with it.  What do you think?

 Still thinking about the Fall Sampler, can't quite make up my mind on this one.  I've been side tracked by the Teapot Quilt and my Tile blocks this week.  I started putting the Teapot quilt together.

So it's been kind of a productive week.  Just the wrong items for my list.  My new list for next week...

November 24th through November 30th

1.  Tie the Jar Quilt...start the binding???

2.  Do some more Tile Blocks

3.  Finish putting the Teapot quilt together.

It's also TAST Tuesday over at Pintangle...the stitch this week is Twisted Chain Stitch or Rope Stitch..head over and check them out.

Hope you all