All of the 6 inches or so of snow shown in the last post melted, then mid-week we got another round…just enough cold and wind and swirling snow to give us a light ground cover. I baked cookies in the early morning….two baking sheets worth here in the photo and more in the oven. I generally keep a dozen here and send the other 3 or more dozen down to the kids.
I have always used the Nestle Toll House recipe BUT add 1/2 extra cup flour + a handful of oatmeal to the mix. Sometimes I’ll do a mix of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. If you purchase generic chocolate the Nestle recipe can be found HERE. Trust me, if you add that extra 1/2 cup of flour to the recipe your cookies won’t flatten and the oatmeal is just to tell yourself “this is a healthy mid-morning snack” :) Seriously I think it just adds some nice texture.
As to the grandson in the middle of the picture above ( courtesy of my DIL on FB ) he has been asking for me to bake bread, so that is next on the agenda when I get in the mood. As to the one next to him, we were pleased to see this award from January at his school! :) My DIL took a photo of it when she was there.
He has no clue why he got this. Maybe they just pick kids out of a hat, who knows :)
Awhile ago I mentioned that I had finished tying the Gradient quilt and binding was needed. I finally started that. The back has some skulls & roses ; my youngest is a Grateful Dead fan.
I have resolved to stop all applique and *fun* hand stitching until this binding is completed. I will continue to take breaks ( I hate to sew binding ) and get a little hand quilting in, however.
I have finished the blue block in Scrappy Granny and am ready to move the hoop again.
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE : It went up to 64 degrees on Saturday in the weirdest winter ever…:)
I am about halfway through with the binding and may be doing my Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts out on the porch on Sunday afternoon if this weather continues!