Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It all adds up

Finished this table runner last night.  Don't look too close at the binding.  It's the first one I have done.  I really have to do this by machine next time.  After hand stitching the binding to the back my hand was really feeling it!

I am working on another one right now in colors to match my mother's kitchen.

Fabric: OZ by Moda
Thread: pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50 wt. 
Pattern: Me!
Size: approx. 14" x  35"

Have a good week!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dark Side Cookies

Modified Nestle Toll House recipe, we needed more chocolate around here!  

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa or special dark baking cocoa (DH & I fight about this, I like the regular and he likes the Hershey's Special Dark, this photo is using half of each since we couldn't agree ;) )
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet or white chocolate chips

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl.  Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy.  Beat in eggs.  Gradually add in flour mixture.  Stir in chips.  Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 11 minutes. 

I am thinking of mixing in some graham cracker and marshmallow pieces in next time.  S mores cookies anyone?

So what's your favorite cookie?

Recovered X's chair today in a Japanese frog print.  We will see how long it stays clean this time.  Note to self: next time do not use cotton string, it breaks too easily...