Thursday, October 16, 2008

The cookies are gone

Quilting first, then, the cookie story....
I have signed up for the Utah Quilt Guild round robin 2009. It starts in January and ends with Annual Fest in September. I am going to be in a group of 8 quilters for piecing blocks. I have too many ideas, so I want your thoughts:
1.8 different star blocks that will be part of an orphan scrappy star quilt I have been gathering blocks for for quite a while.

2.T Block-these blocks would go into a quilt for my daughter


3.Tree blocks-I love trees, but I am not sure I can find enough different blocks to make me happy with a entire quilt


4.I have the book "A Quilter's Ark" by Margaret Rolfe of paper pieced bird patterns

Think about it....and now the cookie story!

We love cookies at our house. If I make (or buy) a pie or cake, the majority of the treat will go to waste because no one will eat it all. Not cookies! My hubby makes really yummy cookies-chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter, snickerdoodles....you name it, he can make it!

Then one day, we tried macaroon (coconut) cookies from the Mother's baking company. Yummie! Then my daughter E married B, who loves Mother's brand circus animal cookies (shown below)....equally yummie! We really like our homemade baked items better, but these two cookies are good. But, alas, all good things must come to an end. Mother's baking company declared bankruptcy this month...no more cookies! We went to our local grocery store, and the remaining Mothers cookies were being discounted. We managed to get the last macaroon package, plus a package of circus cookies for B. Such a sad day!
I've been busy sewing, but no photos, so you'll have to trust me. I've been working on Christmas gifts for my granddaughters. I don't know if my son's family reads this blog, so I'll just keep it a secret for a little longer.
In Closing:What theme do you think I should choose for the round robin?

Share your ideas, please....

5 comments:

MarkS said...

Not a quilting expert, but I like the idea of the origami bird...

Oh no, not Circus Animals! I'd better rush out and see if I can find a goodbye bag.

Gina said...

I've got the Quilters Ark as well and I love the patterns in it. I'd go for that.

If I bake in this house it's gone as soon as it comes out of the oven. Half the time the cakes don't get time to cool down.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kris said...

I'm voting for the Margaret Rolfe one too! Lucky your husband is such a great cookie baker, so you won't be completely cookieless!

JudyL said...

I didn't know Mother's Cookies were gone! I love their animal cookies too. I vote for the T-blocks. They can be so scrappy and cool but I think all the blocks you've chosen would be good choices.

Kaylene said...

I have no idea about the quilts, I'm no good at that, but Kevin is devastated about the circus cookies. They're definitely a favorite treat for him.