Saturday, December 24, 2022

December Crafter's Edge Project


This is my December project for Crafter's Edge as a part of their Design Team.
It is a baby quilt, about 40 x 40", and will go to a youngster in our congregation.

Using the Crossover II as my cutting machine, I used the Funny Monkey, Cute Fox, Sheldon the Turtle, Bumblebee, and Whimsical Sheep. At the time I started the appliques, I wasn't sure what other fabrics I would use, but when Carla announced her Shade of Blue Challenge for January, I decided to use 3 different blues. So, even though this is too early for the hop, I will probably show it again on my day. Hee, hee! I still plan to make something else since I have more time.

Here is the Crossover II, available on the Crafter's Edge website.

These are the dies:

Here's another view on our living room chaise lounge--you can see some of the quilting better.

I couldn't resist showing you the little flying squirrel lovey I made for our youngest granddaughter's 1st birthday. It is a free pattern from Abby Glassenberg for Wild Olive.

And here is that little scoot, stepping on that box to look out her window. She's a sweetie!

Thanks, Crafter's Edge for allowing me to spend 2 years on your design team!
This is my last official project for them, but when I use their dies in future projects, I will be sure to give them credit!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Chocolate Dipped Cookies


So, after joining this hop, I had to look for a cookie recipe that was different from what I have done before. I had saved this one--it looked simple but good--how can you go wrong with chocolate, right?

Cream butter, sugar

Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time.

It forms a VERY stiff dough. I took a picture but decided it didn't look very appetizing, so chose not to include it. LOL. (Use your imagination, if you want.)
Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll into tubes.

Refrigerate the dough for a few hours. Then unwrap and slice. 
Put on cookie sheet and bake.

Next, dip into melted chocolate. I love my Wilton chocolate pot and
Ghirardelli double chocolate candy wafers.
Sprinkle on the sprinkles. Don't they look yummy?

You know, they really were simple to make and they taste good too.
I'll be making these again.

We made this little tree project at Quilt Club last time. It involves squares of different sizes, from 3" to 10". The pattern is called Folded Christmas Tree and comes from Quilt Corner, in Morton, IL.

Enjoy the rest of the hop! 
Thanks, Carol, for hosting!
Here's the list!

December 5