Friday, August 17, 2012

See Spot Grow

I've been able to add a few rows to Spot and so it continues to grow and grow. I'm tempted to make it larger than a baby quilt but we'll see how the gingham holds out. If I stayed with a baby quilt I'd have it finished sooner but I do think it would be nice large. Maybe I'd make it large in a larger block. Decision, decisions.

There was also a little time cutting and sitting at my machine the other day and I got all 42 of the border blocks for Spring Garden put together and pressed. They are sweet. I had run out of the white that I had used and the white that I had on hand was not a match so I found a white-on-white print and used it. There will be a transition between the current edge and the border that I'm adding so this just makes it a subtle change.

And yesterday I needed to make some cookies for an evening meeting so I pulled out a favourite recipe - Sigrid's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. They whip up really quickly and are pretty addictive so I made two batches so that the Official Cookie Tester would have a supply on hand too.

Here's the recipe:
Mix in large bowl: 1 c pumpkin, 1 c sugar, 1/2 c oil, 1 egg

Add: 2 c flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp soda mixed with 1 tsp milk

Stir in: 1 c chocolate chips, 1/2 c nuts

Drop by teaspoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet/parchment. Bake @ 350F for 12 - 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Makes 36 cookies.

Note: If you are making a large batch, make two batches instead of doubling the recipe - you'll get nicer cookies. Once the soda/milk is added to the batter it reacts quite quickly so it's a good idea to get your cookies onto the pan and into the oven in short order.

Did I mention that they are delicious warm out of the oven with a cold glass of milk?

Now back to Spot blocks....M

1 comment:

Carrie P. said...

OOO! I like that spot quilt so far.