Monday, August 20, 2012
My sister, Lynda, and I will have a booth at the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair in South Jordan, Utah, on Saturday, August 25th. We will have hand-dyed wool, patterns, threads and small finished items for sale. Other vendors will have wool yarns, roving, spinning wheels, looms, sheep, alpacas, and more.
I'm really excited to see all the vendors and take part in the Fair. We are going to be indoors - can you cheer for shade - in the equestrian center. Use the link above to get more details about location, hours, etc.
Lynda and I hope you stop in to see us!
Posted by Kerry Stitch Designs at 11:44 AM
Friday, August 10, 2012
Debra used a combination of cotton and wool to piece the background block. Four seasons are represented, beginning with spring in the lower left quadrant. Notice the grass just beginning to grow and the blossoms on the tree branches. Don't miss the little robin or the bees flying above the spring blooms.
Posted by Kerry Stitch Designs at 4:22 PM
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I can't believe how long it's been since I posted. I've been trying out some new projects, thinking about finishing others, and keeping busy with stitching.
I spent yesterday at Sweet Lavender with a fun group that is making the Yoko Mystery Quilt. Well, sort of. Vicky and Melinda were working on the mystery blocks, Suzie was embroidering an alphabet quilt block, Larae had a reverse applique project, Stephanie is making thousands of tiny french knots on a miniature, Sandy was doing punch needle, Carrie embellished a wool notebook cover, I didn't see what Rhonda brought, I was stitching on hexagons and Kay just came for lunch.
Speaking of lunch...... it was my turn and I made a chicken pasta salad and the very best cookies. Everyone asked me for the recipe so here it is. The cookies started out with a different name but I'm calling them Quilt Club Cookies because that is where I first tasted them. Believe me, everyone loves them.
3/4 cup soft butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cut water
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups uncooked regular oats (not quick oats)
1/2 cup each Craisins, coconut, dried fruit (I like to use dried pineapple and dried mango, diced) golden raisins, regular raisins
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup nuts - I use slivered almonds or whatever is in the cupboard
I'm going to confess that you won't find everything measured into pretty little bowls before mixing in my kitchen. I'm usually doing about 10 different things at once so this is how I make them and they turn out great.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter and sugars together. Turn the mixer to "low" and just start adding everything else until its all in the bowl and mixed together.
Spray a cookie sheet lightly, then use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop dough onto sheet, flattening slightly. Leave plenty of room between the cookies as they spread out while cooking. Bake 10-12 minutes, baking just until they are slightly browned on the outside edge. Remove from oven and quickly push the edges in with the back of a spoon towards the center. They may look a bit doughy in the center but as they cool they will firm up. Leave on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes until firm.
I guarantee they will go fast so hide a few in the freezer just for you.
I had a wonderful time yesterday and am so grateful these talented women have so graciously adopted me into their group. I enjoy seeing all their projects and learning from each of them. Maybe next time I will be organized enough to take their pictures.
Posted by Kerry Stitch Designs at 6:30 PM
Beginning today my husband has a guest wood carving teacher for a 5-day class at our home. The teacher is our friend, Chris Hammack, a well...
I check out the Material Obsessions blog quite often and last year saw a notice about sign-ups for BOM projects. Oh my, it was difficult to...
Now that's a name that explains what you get - a Purple Bird. This is my new pattern to cover a Yazzii bag, in fact, it includes inst...
If you have ever looked at this blog you will know that I've been working on this quilt for over a year. After completing the Urban ...
Many are sweltering in the summer heat but we were fortunate to visit our cabin for a few days where temperatures have been in the mid-70...
While winter was hanging on with cold and wet, I was making sewing plans for spring and summer. I prepared several projects for applique/em...
Last Monday I left home in a snowstorm (that's Spring in Utah) for the short drive to the Zermatt Resort in Midway which is just over ...
And, what have I been up to? It was a shock to see that I haven't posted here since the end of January! Winter just seems like the be...
A busy week has gone by since I last shared my progress on Enchantment. We have been busy catching up from our month away from home but a f...
There are a lot of leaves on Enchantment - really, a lot of leaves. Three vines are hanging from the tree on the right side of the quilt. A...