Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cookies, cold, and charming stars

The other day I came home from work and Emily had made peanut butter blossom cookies. Well, she had also made a miniature one. You can see the normal sized one on the left, and the mini is on the right. She put a chocolate chip on the top instead of a chocolate kiss. And there's a quarter on the plate to show how small the mini is.


This is what it looks like out my back door today. It looks so pretty, but it's so cold! We woke up this morning to a temp of -4 and a wind chill of -22. Thank goodness it's warmed up a bit...now we're up to 2F and the wind chill is only -15F.


I've found time to do a little bit of sewing, and I now have 19 charming stars blocks done. My original plan was to make this quilt king-sized so I could use up all the Kansas Troubles charms and fat quarters I had. Well, I think this quilt is going to end up a bit smaller. I'm getting bored with these fabrics and blocks, so I'll make up the rest that I have star parts cut for, and then see how many I have. I may not use up all the fabric, but at least I won't end up with a UFO sitting around because I didn't want to work on it anymore.


21 comments:

  1. Cute cookie! I have to get back to Charming Stars too. I started another project that I've been wanting to do and those blocks are going fast. Once that top is done, Charming Stars is getting dusted off.

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  2. Love your blocks. Those would be perfect for my very large bin of Thimbleberries fabrics!

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  3. Emily is quite creative...the cookies look delish.

    I like your star blocks and have been thinking about using those fabrics in the man quilt I want to make for my husband.

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  4. Yummy cookies........ Beautiful snow photo...... Stay warm.......

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  5. Sorry it's so cold, I'll get to work on that right away. Love your stars. So while I was reading I was wondering ... when does a quilt become a UFO. It can't be while you are working on it, because it's then a WIP. Is it when you start another quilt? I don't think so because in my blog reading I find that lots of us work on multiples at one time. I'm looking at the definition of things lately... and wondering. I think we all have our own definitions of things.Thanks for sharing your blocks.
    Hugs

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  6. Beautiful stars and fabric Brrrrrr It's cold here also

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  7. What a fun surprise....and that snow...brrrrrr

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  8. I know it must be cold but your view is so beautiful.

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  9. Gorgeous view--if you can stay inside. : )
    Charming stars will be a cozy looking quilt no matter what size it ends up!

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  10. Nice cookies. Emily loves to do odd things with cookies. I am sure it is just as cold here. Can't wait to see how your quilt comes out.

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  11. LOve that beautiful view. Can't wait to see you quilt. Hugs,xx

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  12. Your CS are looking great! I really love the fabrics you are working with. You can always piece a bunch of the leftover fabrics into the backing so there's still a possibility of using it all up if you really get bored with them!

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  13. Oh Terry its does look a bit chilly at your place at the moment but it looks stunningly beautiful. So pure and crisp. We are expecting 30degC here today and having been getting a few of those temperatures of late which we don't get very often here in Christchurch. Still shouldn't complain really but I do prefer the NZ winters.

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  14. That is the cutest cookie plate, as well as sweet cookies, Terry!
    Good on you finishing the UFO...even if you're bored with it, just finishing it where it is will make the project a lovely one.

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  15. Love the snow photo... looks like a postcard xxx

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  16. Yeah - hubby and oldest son spent 45 minutes out in it this morning, my son had 2 flat tires! They were a bit chilled when they got in, lol. Cookies look good - you're making me hungry, lol. Love your stars, and you're right to stop when you're getting bored. That's what keeps me from making too many pieced quilts, lol. Stay warm, Terry!

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  17. How nice to come home from work to some delicious (and fun) cookies. It is good to quit when you have lost your mojo for a certain quilt. I have put mine on hold and will get back to it soon. It is very cold here too. I haven't been out in a couple of days.

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  18. Brrrrrrr that is cold. Even cold in North Texas and getting colder. Tell Emily that's the size cookies I should have been eating at Christmas. Have to remember that next year. Love your sawtooth stars and will make a nice quilt. When I pull quilts for around the house, I always like those colors best.

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  19. That looks beautiful out there :) The blocks are looking good. Whatever size you decide, it'll be a good quilt

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  20. Even though you are so cold the view is beautiful. Hang in there with your blocks. Your quilt will be lovely

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  21. Brrr.....it looks so cold. Love those stars!

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