Thursday, March 31, 2016

Chickens and Fabrics and self portraits and cookies, oh my!!

This is just a sampling of what I will be giving away in West Virginia and Spokane Valley for two different creativity retreats! Great colors and light and a door to creativity!!
Yard cuts if the most beautiful colors of fossil fern. Wanna bring light to your quilts? This is how we do it in our workshops. We will
Be drawing for these and more!

Miss Tina and I wanted a fun theme and this chicken fits the bill! Tina will be doing a recipe book of the things she cooks as requested in other years! I am drawing up a chicken that would make a great quilt like this one!
       At both retreats we will be doing a self portrait from patterns I will be bringing. This is a portrait of who you imagine yourself to be and it is a lot of fun! Imagine hats, things on your shoulders like cats or your city scape etc. the background fabric can be part of the story too! They are loads of fun to do!

      Or perhaps like this one 

This is before it was quilted and embellished. Really fun. She has a collar now and little bird on her shoulder plus color in her cheeks. All this will be discussed!
Light fossil ferns and...
Darker fossil ferns
Hope to be with you to share the fun!!
Crunch Time Cookies! Great with hot coffee or milk!
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
1 test vanilla
Cream the above together well
Now add these to cream mixture
1/2 cup cocoanut
1 cup rice crispies 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup pecans
Mix well and shape into balls for cookies. Put on parchment or greased cookie sheet. 
Flatten with floured fork. 
Bake 350 degrees 12 to 15 minutes depending on your oven. Less time makes your cookies softer. Delish!!!


  1. This will be my last time in West Virginia for sure and would love more fun people to share our retreat ! I have fun planned and the girls who are coming are awesome! Hopefully we will have some girls return to finish their story quilts! And...
    Depending on attendance this year for my Mary Lou retreat, It might also be my last.

  2. Love those fossil ferns haven't seen any for awhile. Those cookies look yummy.

    Come and join the fun, and Miss Tina's cooking and baking..,too great!

  3. Oooh, Mary Lou, those fabrics look beautiful together! Haven't seen Fossil Fern in a long time - have to check my stash to see if there are any hiding in there. Yum - those cookies sound wonderful! No calories right? Oh nooo - April Fool!