Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cookies and quilt progress

It really has been calm around here. There is always so much build up to Christmas it is really nice to just hang out when it's over. We aren't big party people so New Years isn't a big deal. We'll let the kids (older 2) stay up to midnight if they can behave ( I love bribery), welcome in the new year and send them off to bed. I liked it when we lived in Denver because we could watch the ball drop in Times Square at 10 pm after coming back from the fireworks display downtown. That was a great way to do New Years with kids. Hot coco, fireworks, and early to bed!

Today we did have to make up a batch of cookies for a belated Christmas present to go with one of the ornaments I made. I tried substituting the Crisco with real butter and using whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour. It came out pretty darn good. I think I have holiday guilt from indulging in all the candy and cookies so I was trying to make the cookies a smidgen better. Seth was a serious fan.
(Dan took these pictures for me. The second one has an odd angle to it but I love the grin on his face.)

I have also made some progress on the Chocolate quilt. I am quite pleased with the results so far.

Let's see, I sewed a blanket stitch around the edge of the circles. I had decided on using the same thread color to hopefully show consistency.
Next I quartered them. It's very nice that my ruler is 8.5" wide.

I put a few blocks up on the design wall to get a feel for how it'll look. I like it. Do you?


Winnie said...

That's a very cute picture of Seth. The quilt is beautiful. I really like the paisley fabric that you used.

Kathie said...

I really like the way these are coming out...keep going!

woman at the well said...

Excellent photos of Seth - what would life be without licking the beaters?

Amy Y said...

I love the quilt!
And calm... calm is good. Must be nice! :)
Great pic of Seth ~ I have said it before and I'll say it again... You have the most photogenic (read: cute!) kids! :)

ellen said...

Thank you all. I do think I have cute kids but as I've said before I am a bit biased.

Mom- I loved licking the beaters and cleaning out the bowl when I was a kid. I must pass on the tradition.

I will keep plugging away at the quilt. It's gonna be big so it'll be slow going.

Coni Nelson said...

Adorable picture of Seth. The quilt is interesting... Of course, I forgot to send you my first quilt project inspired by you..... I am afraid it is not worth the $3 to ship :) I will give it to you next time you come out...