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Recovery Time!

April 21, 2010

Filed under: Judi,Quilting,Recipes — admin @ 3:01 am

Well, the Vancouver Sewing Show is over and we’re all trying to recover from the weekend. We finished the show off on Saturday night, packed everything up and got to Red Robin for dinner around 9:00 with a tableful of tired but happy people. It was great to see so many people out at the show. I hope that those of you who were able to come enjoyed yourselves. It’s taken me a couple of days to recuperate, and now I’ve finally got the energy to write to you! Now, that’s it for the Vancouver Sewing Show for another year!

Before the show, I was busy finishing off our “Poky Little Puppy” quilt as a sample. I love this quilt – and I can remember reading the Poky Little Puppy book many times both when I was a child and when my children were little. Since I don’t have any grandchildren yet (I don’t think Grand-dogs count!) I guess I’ll have to put it in my “Grandmother’s Hope Chest”! It was a fun and easy quilt to put together, but I still have to layer and quilt it – time to get it all set up on my Husqvarna 18×8 quilting machine and let the Q-BOT finish it off for me!

I’ve also just started on a beautiful Jenny Haskins quilt, “Moulin Rouge”.  This quilt is from an out-of-print special edition of Jenny’s Creative Expressions magazine, and is stunning in red and black silk with accents of black velvet. I’ve been told that Simon, Jenny’s son, is working on bring out some of the out-of-print editions into pattern form and I’m hoping this is true as I’d love to teach some classes of this gorgeous quilt. Hopefully, now that our show season is just about over, I’ll have some time to sew up some new clothes for myself too – I’ll write more about that when I get started on them.

I promised a recipe for this blog entry, and I was hoping to have a “celebrity” recipe for you from Ron Collins. Ron is staying with us now while he teaches for us in our classroom, and he is quite a good chef! He tells me that he couldn’t possibly come up with a recipe for you without access to his recipe box, so instead, next week, I’ll pass on one of his sewing tips for you. This week, instead of a recipe from Ron, I’m going to pass on a delicious recipe for oatmeal cookies that my mother-in-law gave to me. Usually when I make these up, I double the recipe or more, so I’m not sure exactly how many cookies  to expect from one batch, but together Ron and I guess that one recipe will make about 2-1/2 to 3 dozen cookies – when you make them up you can post a comment on the blog to let us know the count!

Grandma Edie’s Oatmeal Cookies

Cream together:               1 c. Margarine or butter

¾ c. Brown sugar

1 tsp. Almond extract

Add to this:                          2 c. Flour

1 c. Rolled Oats

Form into a ball, chill, and roll out. I use a round cookie cutter to cut them out. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.

These are great to add to a brown bag lunch!

Talk to you soon,


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