Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sharing Memories

It seems that Christmas always brings back childhood memories and I thought that I would share a picture of me and my siblings at a very young age. This picture shows only 5 of us, I also have a younger sister ( Cathy) and brother( Dave) that were not here yet when this picture was taken. I am on the top right next to my brother (chuck) who is close in age to me. In front is my sister (Donna) and brothers ( Bob & Jim). Take a look at those can see the mischief in their faces and boy did my Mother have her hands full. They are all great brothers each in there own way and I also have 2 of the most wonderful sisters that would do anything for me ( except cut fabric....Ha! Ha!)
This time of year also brings memories of my Mom ( whom I miss dearly). I always use her sugar cookie recipe and above you will see how well loved it is! I have re printed it on a nice recipe card, but cant part with the original copy. This notebook also has many recipes that I collected when I was newly married. I am sure that my sons will be excited when they learn that Mom left them recipes LOL! This recipe makes a lot of cookies.... MOM'S SUGAR COOKIES 1 C. SHORTENING 2 C. SUGAR 2 EGGS 1 C. SOUR MILK or BUTTERMILK 1 TEAS B SODA 1 TEAS B POWDER 1 TEAS VANILLA PINCH OF SALT AND NUTMEG Cream shortening, sugar and add eggs one at a time. Add sour milk & vanilla. Sift together flour, soda, powder,salt and nutmeg. Mix. Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. sprinkle with sugar and bake at 325 on greased cookie sheet until light brown. Do not overbake. Depending on oven your temperature and time may vary. Hope you enjoy!! Peg

Monday, November 26, 2012

Open House Pictures

Thank You everyone for joining us during our " Christmas at the Cabin" Open House. Everyone was in a merry mood and waited patiently to check out. The WINNER of the gift certificate is Denene from Rexford, NY. She was excited about winning and will be returning to the shop in January. We still have many kits available for your holiday project or to give as a gift and dont forget about a gift certificate for that special person. Happy Stitching, Peg

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What a gorgeous day today. I spent the afternoon cutting greens to decorate the porch for the holidays. We have several different pine trees on our property and I love to cut from a variety of them to use in planters and boxes and to put in the barrel by the shop sign. When the fresh cut wreaths are available I will decorate the windows and front door. Soon I will start decorating the shop for the Holiday Open House ... there is always so much to do, but it always seems to get done. Stop by for the Open House on November 24th ( Saturday) 10am - 4pm. Happy Stitching, Peg

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Santa Claus Lane update

Got the borders on the quilt. I also had to change the trees on the right. I moved the tree with the light background above the tree with the dark background because I didnt like the light background next to the snow on the center block. Now, onto the longarm for quilting, then binding. Hope you like!!! Happy Stitching, Peg

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Santa Claus Lane

Just added the blocks to the outside of the center block of the Santa claus Lane quilt. Need to add the borders and some finishing touches. I love this sampler and it will be hanging at the shop soon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Santa Claus Lane

This is a design from Jan Patek called " Santa Claus Lane" I am making this wall hanging using lite weight fusible so that I can get it done for the holidays. I do love needle turn applique, but do not have the time to devote to fusible it is. Above is the center of the quilt and it is surrounded by other blocks of trees, stars, houses, etc.
This is the top row of " Santa claus Lane". I am working along on for more posts soon. Happy Stitching, Peg