Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cooking,swaps and sunrises......

 I had a go at making Christine's yummy choc chip biscuits with her secret ingrediant and let me tell you they are DELISH!! a box of them went to hubby's friends house who was visiting for him and his wife to enjoy but the rest are sitting here tempting me to have a couple for breakfast with my morning coffee lol......
 I'm participating in the traditional 9 patch swap and here are my 14 blocks ready to be put away till send off later in the year,now to get to with cutting up the strips for next months blocks so I'm not as late getting them done as I was this month.....
 These are the gorgeous fat 1/4's and embelishments I received from Lyndell in the fat 1/4 swap I'm in,just gotta love roses on fabric,thanks Lyndell for being my swap partner this month :)
 and this is what i sent off to Lyndell,I nearly didn't send them as I fell in love with the colours but thought I'd better be good and make sure she does actually receive something in return :)
 I've also re-joined the framed hexie swap on my craft forum and my theme is red and white and Christmas (surprise,surprise lol) and this is what Sue came up with....isn't it lovely! I soooo love anything Chrissy related and santa does look very pleased with himself.Thanks Sue I love him and have started a new collection for this years hexie's :)
 This is the hexie I made for Sue,the only thing Sue wanted was that it went with blue so that left me a lot of scope and since I was baking I decided to make her a blue cupcake lol.....I hope she likes it as I'll be sending it off to her today :)
I couldn't resist taking a photo of the sunrise on my way to work a little while ago and thought you'd like to see how orange the sun looked so early in the morning,it looked even more fluro than the photo is showing on the morning I took it.
I have been working on a few secret swap items lately so no photo's to show yet but I have finished a couple of things and will do another post soon with pic's of these soon.

13 comments:

shez said...

bikkies look yummy Barb i just bought some of the chicory essence yesterday,the grandies are going to help me bake today,love the FQ swap parcel you received and i also love the one you sent the colours are gorgeous,have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

oooh, yummy looking choc chip cookies ;-) great FQs too ;-) can I use your photos to post on the FQ swap blog?

Christine M said...

Glad you liked the biscuits. Lovely fat quarters both received and sent.

Susan said...

It must be the weather, I just made choc chip bikkies too. Lovely fabrics for the swap nine patches. It will be fun to see them all together at the end.

katherine said...

Mmmm choc chips. They do look fantastic. Maybe I should stop sewing and perhaps start baking instead lol. The 1/4s look great and I like those framed hexies and nine patch blocks.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I have plans to make those very bickies this weekend :o)

Noela said...

Love the fat quarters. The rose one is beautiful. Looks like you are well prepared with your 9 patch blocks. I couldn't resist those bickies either. Hugs....

Tracee Perry said...

I also made some very naughty choc chip cookies, I love the fat 1/4's and boy have you been busy and secretive.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lots of lovely things happening your neck of the woods. Such lovely things received and sent.I am going to have a go at those yummy bikkies too.

Elyte said...

Might have to try that recipe too.
Thanks for showing the sunrise. I never see them in person.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Those biscuits look yummo....love your blocks Barb...

Too many eggs said...

your blocks look great, and the cookies would love the recipe for those......

you have been a busy busy gal

Chookyblue...... said...

your blocks look great........I have mine done too......