Monday, December 9, 2013

Oh, how I love a good cookie.  I got this recipe at a cookie exchange years ago and it has become a family favorite.  It is hard to believe but they really are better the next day!

Scandinavian Almond Cookies
½ Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
Combine until creamy.  Add
1 Egg
 ½ tsp. Almond extract      
Mix thoroughly and add the following dry ingredients:
1 ¾ Cup Flour
2 tsp.  Baking powder
¼ tsp.  Salt
Mix well.  Divide into 4 balls.  Form each into a 10 inch roll.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten slightly until 2-3” wide. 
Brush with
Milk and sprinkle with
½ Cup Sliced Almonds, coarsely chopped 

Bake at 325 degree oven for 12 – 14 minutes (until edges are lightly browned.  While cookies are still warm, cut them crosswise at a diagonal into 1 inch strips.  Cool then drizzle almond icing.

Almond Icing
Stir together till a drizzling consistency:
1 Cup sifted   Powdered Sugar
¼ tsp. Almond extract
3-4 tsp. Milk

Makes 3    dozen cookie bars.

Always Delicious! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

And we have a winner!

Connie is the winner of the "Frosty's in Town" pattern set!  I've E-mailed her and will pop them in the mail soon.  Who knows, maybe we will see that cute  finished quilt on a blog!

 Connie's comment.....      Welcome to your first blog hop and what great projects!     

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ho Ho Ho... My first blog hop!

This is my first blog hop.  I am inspired by all the other quilting blogs I visit.  I'd like to thank Carol for coordinating this one and helping me figure out how to do it.  What I do is simple and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Oh, and there is a giveaway!  

This festive table runner is a simple pattern called “PRESENTS AND GIFTS” by Suzanne’s Art House.  I added a fun piping border to give it a framed look.  Much of the quilting is the decorative stitching that finishes the ribbons and bows.  

First a bit of "Wonder Under" is pressed onto the bows and ribbon.  Then the background fabric is sewn to the packages.  Next the batting and backing are put under and pinned to the top.  Now it is ready for some decorative stitching that becomes the quilting. There you have it, bind it and you have a Simple, fun project!

I love holiday quilts that I can leave out through January. I used a Layer Cake by Moda that I picked up a couple of years ago and couldn't decide on a pattern.   

It is quilted with a panto using gold thread.  I used a light solid on the back to show off the quilting. I hope the person  that gets this for Christmas enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Blogs to visit today are.....
August 6

The giveaway is a complete set of 9 patterns to make the “FROSTY’S IN TOWN” quilt.   It's SO cute!

The giveaway rules…...HO, HO, HO...
1.           Leave a short cheerful comment. 
2.           This one is important! Make sure I can contact you if you're a no-reply blogger. *If you don't get a reply from me, you're a no-reply blogger or something else is screwed-up.
3.           I'll mail it anywhere in the USA. 
4.           Giveaway ends at 9 p.m. PST on August 8th. Entries after 9 p.m. PST on August 8th will not be included in the giveaway.