Thursday, November 30, 2017

Honey why is this quilt all ragged on the edges??

Huh? OMG!! This quilt has been sitting on the couch in my studio for the past 2 1/2 years!! I never realized that the binding wasn't sewn down until I heard that question from my husband.
Seriously, the binding was on...just not sewn down. How does that happen? Anyhoooo....I packed it up and it provided the perfect hand sewing this past two weeks while I was at our daughter's and I had a homemade quilt to sleep under every night. Doesn't get better than that does it. And now to celebrate this long overdue finish, I pulled some dotty fabric remnants from my stash and paired them with this Mary E. magnetic notepad as a Happy Mail Give-away for one of you. 
(THIS GIVE-AWAY IS CLOSED)
Just comment to share what your favorite Christmas Cookie is?
And speaking of cookies...next week this Blog Hop begins:
In December...
On Dec. 7th I'll be sharing our simple but oh so yummy version of the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie.
I'll announce the winner of my Happy Mail Give-Away Monday, Dec. 11th.

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50 comments:

  1. I love a crisp ginger and molasses cookie.
    As good as they taste, chocolate chip just doesn't say Christmas to me.

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  2. The quilt is beautiful, but I had to laugh about forgetting to finish the binding. I'd NEVER do that! LOL I'm looking forward to your cookie recipe. I love Thin Mints!

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  3. Gingersnaps, or peanutbutter balls.

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  4. Love the quilt! Glad you got it finished. My favorite holiday cookies are sugar cookies and old fashioned Lepp cookies.
    Like you, I just got back from my daughter's helping with her new baby boy - born on November 17. Aren't they fun?!

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  5. My favorite cookies are those nougats covered in snow...
    Lovely quilt--hugs, Julierose

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  6. Mine isn't an actual cookie but whenever I've done cookie exchanges, mine are the pretzel topped with a rolo, baked just long enough to soften the rolo and then slap a pecan half on top. SO GOOD!! Love the now completely finished quilt. Keep thinking I'll make one of those.

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  7. Soft sugar cookies would be my favorite cookie.......

    Your quilt looks great, congrats on finishing it! Thanks for the giveaway. mlmcspadden @ juno dot com

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  8. Val, that totally sounds like something I would do :) I love cookies, so man it is hard to pick one, but I am a sucker for a Snickerdoodle.

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  9. That's so funny such an easy finish took so long. I guess you were just happy to get it that far back then. Great it's now finished though.
    Christmas cookies.... I go for a classic shortbread with sugar on it..

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  10. I can relate to that, I pulled a quilt out of the cabinet that has the binding clips still on it. Oops. I haven't met a cookie I don't like! I can't wait for some new recipes.

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  11. My favorite is the good old frosted sugar cookie, but I love thin mints, so looking forward to your recipe.

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  12. My favorite cookie at Christmas time is molasses gingerbread boys and girls

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  13. When I saw the word giveaway and that quilt all rolled up in the picture I couldn't get to the comments fast enough to tell you my favorite Christmas cooky. That quilt is soooo cute! Even if it is a few years old. Then I realized you weren't really giving away a quilt. Silly me. :D My favorite Christmas cookies are traditional sugar cookies with frosting. YUM! YUM!

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  14. I love sugar cookie cutouts, but I have no luck making them, so my favorite that I can actually make are snickerdoodles. I love sewing down binding so I don't think I would ever have a quilt around for 2 1/2 years just for finishing the binding. There are lots of UFO's hanging around for other reasons, though.
    Pat

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  15. Val-
    Truly hilarious story! Husbands are observant sometimes, I guess! My favorite cookies are the spritz cookies my mom makes. She makes them into strips we call "roads" and sometimes we put sprinkles on them before baking, but I love it when chocolate is spread on the bottom of one cookie and a top is added to it. Yummy! Loved the quilt you finished. Thanks for sharing your fun stories with us. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  16. So funny about the quilt binding, but it worked out well in the end! My favorite Christmas cookie has to be candied cherry slices, someday mine will be as good as Mom's.

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  17. My MIL's crescent nut cookies. (She cooks two good things, that and a yummy boiled custard. LOL.) Other than that, and the only one I have a recipe for are snickerdoodles. Just fun to say, and fun to make with littles!

    Glad you've finished your quilt - now it has special memories attached to it!

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  18. Crescent yeast cookies, they are the absolute best. Love the quilt finish.

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  19. My family loves gingersnaps made from my mother's recipe. Yummy!! Your quilt story made me chuckle.

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  20. Oh, Val, that is TOO funny!! How could you forget to finish a binding?? I'm glad you got this one truly and completely finished :)

    My favorite Christmas cookie is plain old sugar cookies with the kind of icing and decorations that the kids put on! Even better if the cookie is tree shaped :)

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  21. Rolled and cut out sugar cookies with a sprinkle of cinnamon instead of sugar or frosting. Also gingerbread people with extra ginger; chocolate shortbread; and snowballs, aka Mexican wedding cookies. Wish I had some right now!

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  22. At Christmas there are so many fabulous cookies and treats. I can never resist the trays of various cookies. But, it's just not Christmas without a haystack (rice crispies over a caramel dipped marshmallow) and at least one decorated sugar cookie.

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  23. My favorite cookie any time of year is oatmeal raisin cookies. At Christmas we add a bit of peppermint flavoring, cut them tree shapes, and put red hots as ornaments.

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  24. Oh, how funny!! Precious Jackson, so cute. I like my Vanilla Sugar Cookies, frosted and sprinkled with Christmas sprinkles.

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  25. I like the classic spritz cookies with dough colored green, shaped liked wreaths, with tiny nonpariels sprinkled on them.

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  26. It was very perceptive of your hubby to notice the binding. It's a really pretty quilt and can Jackson get any cuter?

    We have several favorite cookies but I think the most popular here are sand tarts.

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  27. Two years isn't that long amongst quilty friends LOL

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  28. OMG! So glad you didn’t pop that sucker in the washer! My favorite is a soft molasses cookie. Yum!

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  29. This is hilarious!!! So glad it is finished now.

    When it's not Christmas season, my favorite cookie is chocolate chip. But during Christmas I like family favorites: sand tarts (also known as Russian tea cookies, at least in my family) are among my favorites, as are date bars that my grandmother always made, good old sugar cookies, and molasses cookies. Mmmmm!

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  30. this is PRICELESS! I just busted out laughing!!

    I guess sugar cookies since I ALWAYS have to make at least them :)

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  31. Congrats on the finish! You must have left that one undone for when you needed a hand work project. My mom's sugar cookies and My Guy's snicker doodles.

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  32. I love molasses cookies but mostly just any cookie I didn't have to make. lol

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  33. I love my grandmother's Orange Cookies and I also love dotted quilt fabric

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  34. Nice Blog, I am glad I found you through the Cookie Blog Hop:) My favorite cookie is a Wedding cookie. my grand daughter sold GS cookies last year and we sold over $5,000 worth. Needless to say, most of the purchases were mine :( And I am blahhed out by them now. I am sure a homemade version such as yours would be a welcome treat over them. hehehe. Have a blessed day. And I must read your cross hatch quilting. I want to try it on a pineapple quilt!

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  35. That's funny about the binding! Mint chocolate like creme de menthe cookies were a favorite. Haven't eaten many cookies in years.

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  36. Love your quilt story. i like to make Norwegian Sunbakkels a sugar type cookie made in individual tins. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  37. Love those mint cookies! Sugar cookies, in Christmas shapes, of course - from scratch, not packaged! Thank you, Susan

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  38. Sugar cookies for me and I love dots!

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  39. My favorite cookie is Kolaczki. Your quilt binding story is too funny and your dog is adorable.

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  40. My favorite cookie is gingerbread with frosting.

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  41. I do love a good gingerbread man cookie and also the reindeer cookies I featured for the hop. I'll have to try these thin mints. I do like easy and good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  42. I love Thumbprint cookies this time of year.

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  43. Crème Parisian Wafers are a favorite though I'm thinking that may change to Thin Mints!!!

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  44. Cracked me up!! Not doing the binding is something I would do!!! I love frosted butter/sugar cookies - they remind me of my grandmother who used to make them every year and mail them to us for Christmas. Merry Christmas from a new follower and fellow longarm quilter!!

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  45. Yay for the finish. Thanks for the give away and recipe.

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  46. Great finish - and I love polka dots! My favorite Christmas cookie is peppermint flavoring in plain dough - then add color and shape into a little candy cane. Extra good with brownies too! Thanks for the chance!

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  47. Oooh, I love scrappy polka dots, Mary Englebreit and Swedish Jam Shortbread bars! I posted my recipe as it's the one goodie that simply must be on the treat tray around here for Christmas!

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  48. Quilt is so cute and love that you forgot to do the binding! Sounds like something I would do and so understandable when we multitask...ha! I like Oreo Cookie Balls...kids (they're grown) call them BTS balls...Oreos, cream cheese, chocolate bark: crush cookies, mix with 8oz cr. cheese, roll, cool, dip...so yummy!

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  49. Hehe! I appreciate the laugh. I’m happy you got it finished.

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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