Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Seaglass and Sage, Summer Block of the Week, Anniversary and Playing With Dolls

Seaglass and Sage On The Rack

This is a quilt by Kim Diehl, was offered as a kit.  Quick.  I like kits because there is not enough time to shop or dig through the stash.  However, I do add my own fabrics, sometimes.    

Can't wait to see what Lisa does with this!

Lake House Scrappy

It has been a busy week.  I started a new quilt, Lake House by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.  It is a Summer Block of the Week with a scrappy look.  I could so make this with the scraps in my closet, probably a dozen.  Will see if I have time.  Very simple.  Each week a block will come in the mail.  Private FB groups are set up for each of the three this summer to help and encourage each other.
Block One
Isn't that clipboard adorable?  I hope to change it out every week.

Anniversary.  Forty-Four Years.

Dennis surprised me with flowers. 

Do I detect fabric and a pattern. 
I do.  

Do I want to make Rosemary & Thyme? 
I do.

He said
"I do",

Read a Book, Drink Tea, Look at the Stars
That's what dollies like to do.

I am able to get down on the floor to play, but struggle with getting up.  So, we play dollies on the ottoman.

Thank you for reading Thread On The Floor.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Trip to the Longarmer and Would the Real Biscuit Please Stand Up?

Happy Birthday, Chooky and congratulations on eight years blogging and sharing.  Last weekend I was privileged to spend several hours online using Zoom with Chooky's friends, chatting, laughing and sharing about life, quilting and handwork.  We had so much fun exchanging cultural aspects, one which was related to biscuits.  

Zoom Screen
See.  We are all much laughter.
It was a pleasure meeting y'all.

I learned that cookies are biscuits, but biscuits are biscuits.  Scones are like a biscuit, but not a biscuit or a cookie.  Whew!  Check out my cookie recipe, nothing like a Southern biscuit or a scone, but just like a biscuit in other parts of the world.

 Cowboy Cookie Recipe

1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs (no need to weigh)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 c. flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 c. rolled oats
1/2 chopped pecans, walnuts, or hickory nuts
6 ounce package of chocolate chips
1/2 c. shredded coconut (sweetens the cookie, but you don't taste the coconut)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream, shortening, sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat until well blended.  Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.  Add remaining ingredients until combined.  Spoon mixture onto greased  cookie sheet or parchment paper placed on cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden. Do not overbake.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Hint:  Always use fresh baking powder, check the expiration date.  

What more cowboy cookie recipes?  Check out Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies.  Recipe makes six dozen. Here is another.   Martha Stewart's Recipe.  Both are very good.


The Storm at Sea (bottom left) quilt top was finished and sent to the longarmer with nine other tops.  She is going to be busy and I will be broke.

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