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December 12, 2019
Let's Do Some Holiday Baking! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

~ Holiday Baking~
It's that time of year that my mixer is working non-stop making all sorts of goodies for the holidays. My favorite recipe is sugar cookies and I always whip up a batch of sweetly decorated ones for Christmas. It's a recipe that I got from my best friend years ago.... many years ago, but it continues to prove to be the best recipe ever!

Extra Good Sugar Cookies
        • 2/3 cup soft shortening
        • 3/4 cup sugar
        • 1 egg
        • 1/4 tsp almond extract
        • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
            • 2 cups flour 
        • 1 1/2 tsp ...

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Let's Do Some Holiday Baking! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

~ Holiday Baking~
It's that time of year that my mixer is working non-stop making all sorts of goodies for the holidays. My favorite recipe is sugar cookies and I always whip up a batch of sweetly decorated ones for Christmas. It's a recipe that I got from my best friend years ago.... many years ago, but it continues to prove to be the best recipe ever!

Extra Good Sugar Cookies
        • 2/3 cup soft shortening
        • 3/4 cup sugar
        • 1 egg
        • 1/4 tsp almond extract
        • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
            • 2 cups flour 
        • 1 1/2 tsp ...

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December 3, 2019
virtual cookie exchange, day two . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

That's MEEEEEE!
I love hops . . . it's such an easy-peasey way to visit other bloggers and gain new ideas on a central theme.  Fresh perspective, if you will!  I especially enjoy participating in blog hops that Carol, over at Just Let Me Quilt organizes.   She does such a great job!  Thanks, Carol!

Our family has always baked our way through the holidays.  We love the tried and true, but we also love to experiment and try new, fun things.  I'm always looking for ways to include the grandgirls so that they grow up appreciating the baking traditions and ...

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November 24, 2019
beginnings and ends . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I love finishes!  This morning I can share not one, but TWO! Well, perhaps I should clarify. Not two completely finished, ready-to-put-up-and-enjoy-and-never-need-to-be-worked-on-again projects. But two projects on which I've finished the embroidery stitches! I wrapped up my pumpkin piece (by Crabapple Hill Studios):
I just love this sweet stitchery.  I love the character and variety of stitches and colors.  It was truly like painting a scene.  It's so yummy!

And I finished my teapot table topper . . .
I think the last time I shared anything on it, I was still whipping the hexies together! I finished the hexies up ...

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November 9, 2019
dreaming quilts . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I've been having very vivid dreams over the last several weeks. I think partly because finally, after four or five years of shoulder pain and then surgery recovery, I'm finally able to sleep through the night, pain free!

Whatever the reason, these dreams are ones that I remember when I wake up in the morning ... even days later. Which is unusual for me!  I've dreamed up a lot of stitchery/quilty projects, too.  One of which I felt compelled to act upon!

Last Thursday, I dreamed I created a quilt designed to hold an applique ...

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November 3, 2019
a stitch in time . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I've really been caught up in hand embroidery of late.  Not sure what has me so enthralled, but I *like* it!  I thought I'd share a few finishes and progress.

I finished the stitching on this little secret project . . .
I'll fill you in later.  Hahaha!

I started and finished this acorn . . .
Stitched by me; pattern from Kathy Schmitz, One Stitch at a Time Embroidery Club
I love this cosmos variegated floss; it's so soft and pretty! I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do with this stitchery, but I'll figure out something ...

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October 16, 2019
Scrappy Hats Day 2 from Quilt Doodle Doodles



Welcome to Day 2!

I'm so happy that you are able to join me in some quilting fun. This is a fun and happy quilt that can be on display all winter long!

Today is a pretty easy sewing day and you're going to only need about 15 minutes in your sewing room today to complete today's block. No joke! We will do 'Hat Brim #1' titled easy squares....

Let's get started!

First a reminder: the hat brims are meant to bee scrappy. This is where you can have a lot of fun playing with color ...

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Scrappy Hats Day 2 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...



Welcome to Day 2!

I'm so happy that you are able to join me in some quilting fun. This is a fun and happy quilt that can be on display all winter long!

Today is a pretty easy sewing day and you're going to only need about 15 minutes in your sewing room today to complete today's block. No joke! We will do 'Hat Brim #1' titled easy squares....

Let's get started!

First a reminder: the hat brims are meant to bee scrappy. This is where you can have a lot of fun playing with color ...

read more
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