Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Upcoming Events

We have several upcoming events for our family.
Lola is coordinating the district spelling bee. She participated in it for years. She even moved on to the regional bee more than once. Last year the coordinator decided to resign and I asked her if she would enjoy organizing the event she participated in for so many years. The bee is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21st. We still need to make the # tags for the contestants & judges gifts. Refreshments are available after the bee.
Our family will contribute Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Rounds. I modified the recipe by adding 3 oz. of cool melted unsweetened chocolate. Just stir it in after the egg and butter.

By making the dough today, baking will be a breeze on the day of the bee. After a brief stay in the frig, it is ready to be cut into easy cookie size pieces. Then the dough will go in the freezer and is all ready to just break apart and put on the oven. Cooking instructions along with the cookbook page are written on scratch paper and in the bag.
Between laundry, exercising, and making up the cookie dough, I managed to work on some hand quilting. Check out the great swirls. Can't wait to finish this project. Some of the swirls are to large to leave. I am planning on starting the swirls going the other direction. This project was put on hold for awhile. Lost the darn thread. Just hate it when you know you put it in a safe just can't remember where that place is! Thank you to my quilting buddies girlfriend. Yes, through the grapevine I ended up with 2 new spools of matching thread. Still haven't been able to find it in town, but I am back to quilting!


  1. Glad you got the thread, your quilt is beautiful. The swirls are great. Cookies sound good, too!


  2. I remember you showing us this quilt top. I still love it. The swirl is just perfect for it, too. Did you use a template to mark it? Or use a compass? I'm working on a quilt top that is crying out for similar swirls, and I'd love to know how you spaced them so evenly and got the curves so smooth.

  3. The quilt is beautiful and the swirls look great. Glad you got thread so you could keep working on it. Beth

  4. Ummmmm-----good! Those cookies look good enough to eat right off the page!
    And as usual, your quilting is just beautiful! ---"Love"

  5. Sounds like you and I had similar days! Those cookies look yummy- I'll have to try them out.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your quilt and your quilting. Gorgeous :) Christine

  6. Thanks for the link to the cookie recipe. I will definitely give those a try. They look terrific. I wish I had a dollar for every time I put something in a *safe* place only to not be able to find it until after I had purchased a replacement. Hooray for quilting friends! Your quilt is wonderful - great design and colours. Happy Stitching, Ann :-)