Talking about traditions new and old…
I have just started quilting this year. I love the history and reading of the stories of the traditions of quilting. I am happy that I have learned a new craft that I can hopefully use to create a new tradition for my friends and family. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt, and it just goes to show the power of online blogging. I would not have been able to reach this goal without all the inspiration from fellow bloggers!
This is a lap quilt made for my swap partner in OR, based on her description of Christmas colors. It is made from linen and thicker home dec fabrics. I love the colors. I love the heavier weight of the fabric and when I washed the quilt with the cotton batting it crinkled up perfectly! It felt really good to me. I just hope Norma likes it.
I included just for fun just for fun~ a thrifted find of 2 Italian pottery plates that went perfectly with this vintage tablecloth. If post holiday blues try to settle in, just take a warm cup of tea and cake and gaze upon this little bit of sunshine
My swap buddy and I both have a love of finding thrifted goodies. So, for good measure I thought I would put this little find in. It was fun getting to know Norma, it seems we have a lot of similarities.
What would Christmas be without a new Christmas CD?
Here is a wonderful recipe for butter cookies (my dough is in the refrigerator even as i type):
1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter room temperature
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg yolk
2 1/4 c all -purpose flour
In a large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter with the sugar, salt, and egg yolk until smooth. Blend in the flour until the mixture blends into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate 1/2 hour or up to two days.
Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough onto a slightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using the cookie cutters. Place on a lightly greased sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Enjoy! (Norma, sorry I forgot to put this recipe in the swap package!)
I hope my swap partner enjoys a little piece of my holiday traditions..
Package should be arriving very shortly! Happy Holidays!