Monday, December 21, 2009

Last Post Before Christmas


Well I am almost packed, the cookies have been delivered, and Macbeth, Brownie and Goldie have opened their gifts. That last part was not on purpose - while I was out delivering cookies it appears one of the cats found their stockings and knocked them off the shelf. Once on the floor it looks as if it was a free-for-all...

I played with my Carolina Christmas blocks before packing them away until after the holidays. I love how the scraps are coming together...and there are a lot of scraps!I did get some questions from our International quilters on what this cookie thing is all about...it really is just a chance to bake cookies. I know some folks take it very seriously (someday I will post about my friends search for edible gold leaf like she saw in a cooking show...) but for the most part I stick with traditional. I make cookies for some young servicemen that work with my husband, for my veterinarian and his staff, our priest, my nieghbors, and some members of the MS group at the clinic I go to. It is just another way of saying Merry Christmas. This year I used these fun chinese take-out boxes but was a bit disappointed in how few cookies fit in them...only a half dozen of the mixed and 8 if they are the same shape...maybe I should make smaller cookies?
Of course this little blue willow cup only fits three biscotti but I think she will like the cup better than the cookies anyway!

Have a Merry Christmas!

16 comments:

Brenda said...

it all looks yummy! I think those three blocks of the Carolina Christmas quilt would make a great table runner. I've been following the mystery and I've been tempted to make a few blocks myself. And I love the wonky tree block on the post below. Merry Christmas!

Darcie said...

Your CC is looking so charming! Very nice.

I love the way that you've packaged your baked goods. How generous and sweet (pun intended) of you!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

*karendianne. said...

I absolutely love this photo of your CC. Fantastic, Sio. This whole entire post is great and you know, you totally know I'm cracking up about Brownie and Goldie busting into their things. It's obvious Macbeth directed the entire thing from below. hee! Thanks for such a delightful happy post. Merry Xmas my friend. *karendianne. who is post IV and post 10k glasses of water & now feeling better...

dianne said...

i'd rather eat six big cookies than a dozen little ones! oooo - that biscotti looks gooooood!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Everything looks so yummy - I especially like the Blue Willow cup with the biscotti.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I've decided the only way i can lose any weight is by not having any ingredients for baking in the house. makes me sad, I love baking cookies. fun to live vicariously through you! love the quilt blocks and definitely the quilts in the last post. that Amish quilt is such a beauty.

Catswhiskers said...

It all looks so good!
I am sure Macbeth, Goldie and Brownie will have a second helping on Christmas day! - they just know it if opening their prezies before everybody else, they'll be invited for a second party!
I love this thing about 'cookies' in america and even though I am not a cookie fan, but am quite interested in other cultures and only the other day I watched this program about GOLD LEAF PEARS it the whole program was full of ideas.
here is a very long link...

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/on-tv/kirstie-s-homemade-home/kirstie-s-homemade-christmas/episode-three-suppliers-craftspeople-09-12-06_p_7.html

Merry Christmas !!

beth said...

i was tempted to begin carolina christmas. I love how your blocks look! maybe I'll change my mind.

Claire and Mac and Lyra too said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Hope Macbeth liked his gifts.

Nines said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! Hope you have the merriest one!

Loris said...

Merry Christmas! Funny story about the early Christmas present 'openers'. Their 'hunt' was productive. The cookies sound yummy and the scrap mystery looks beautiful!

Donnamo said...

Love the idea of the cup with the biscotti.....I wish I'd thought of it before I gave away all my Christmas china cups.....but I will try to remember as I scout around antique stores this year.

Micki said...

I love your Christmas blocks! Merry Christmas to you!
Micki

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! And here is to a wonderful 2010! I LOVE your Carolina Christmas blocks so far!

Quilter Kathy said...

Great mystery blocks!
Can't wait to get to work on mine!

julieQ said...

I really love how your blocks turned out! I still have to finish the poinsettia blocks, then figure how I am going to put it all together...happy New Year to you!