snack saturday


Frozen Grasshopper Squares

28 OREO Cookies, divided
1 tub (1.62 L) mint-chocolate chip ice cream, softened
3 cups thawed Whipped Topping
1 square Semi-Sweet Chocolate, grated


LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Crush 20 cookies; sprinkle crumbs onto bottom of prepared pan.

SPREAD ice cream evenly over crumbs in pan; top with whipped topping and grated chocolate.

FREEZE 3 hours. Remove from freezer 15 min. before serving. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Lift dessert from pan with foil handles; cut into 16 squares. Cut remaining cookies in half; place 1 on each square.

card friday


Okay, so I almost forgot lol. Enjoy! Happy weekend!!

show and tell part 2




I am so glad May is almost over; 21 quilts in 10 days. Working close to 40 hour weeks. But I have finished all the quilts that Linda had brought in (you can see the other's here)

And here they are

Drifting Leaves


Bayside


And I have to show the back



ABC


Surf's Up

Watercourse



Sprung


Lithe


Stetson and Boots

Shooting Stars


Chinese Crescents


Belladonna



All thread used, Genziana Cotton Mako

wordless wednesday

quilt monday


Inspired by Rachel at PS I Quilt. A disappearing 9patch table runner. Made with a Portobello Market charm square pack. I added borders(it wasn't wide enough for my table without) using yardage from Moda's Wildflower Serenade II

Quilted with Double Plume and my favorite thread

snack saturday


Frozen Chocolate Mousse Squares

1 cup Oreo Baking Crumbs
1/4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine, melted
1 cup thawed Whipped Topping
2 tubs (250 g each) Cream Cheese Spread
1 can (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk
5 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided


LINE 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; set aside. Mix baking crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of prepared pan.

MELT 4 chocolate squares as directed on package. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk, beating well after each addition. Blend in melted chocolate. Whisk in whipped topping, spoon over crust. Freeze 3 hours or until firm. Meanwhile, make chocolate curls from remaining chocolate square; refrigerate until ready to use.

REMOVE dessert from freezer 15 min. before serving; let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into squares to serve. Top with chocolate curls.

oh baby


One of my dearest friends had her second baby today. I made up two reversible receiving blankets for her. I knew I should have gone with my instincts and made them both in pink lol

adding to my want-to-do list


This adorable snowman quilt available from Hamels

Quilted with Mini Starflower

black and blue


Both of these were pieced by Margaret. She requested Inkblot on both as to not take away from the piecing.

The blue is quilted with Genziana Cotton thread and the black with King Tut #941

more stamping

quilt monday


I made this quilt last summer when Cindy and I had our sew a thon

I finally got it quilted and gave it to Mom for Mother's Day

Quilted with Halcyon

snack saturday



Monkeying-Around Cake

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 cup cold milk
1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1 cup thawed Whipped Topping
1/2 cup whipping cream
4-1/2 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate
2 Vanilla Wafers
2 Mini OREO Cookies
1 piece black string licorice


HEAT oven to 350ยบF. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; pour into greased and floured 2-L ovenproof glass bowl. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool cake in bowl 15 min.; invert onto wire rack. Cool completely.

BEAT pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Add peanut butter; beat until well blended. Stir in Cool Whip. Cut cake horizontally in half; place flat layer on plate. Frost with half the pudding mixture; cover with remaining cake half, rounded-side up. Spoon remaining pudding mixture into resealable plastic bag; refrigerate with cake until ready to use.

BRING cream just to boil in small saucepan on low heat. Add chocolate; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Cool 10 min. Meanwhile, dip edges of wafers in glaze; place on plate. Let stand until glaze is firm. Spread remaining glaze onto cake.

MAKE 2 small cuts in top of cake; insert wafers in cuts for the monkey's ears. Refrigerate 30 min.

CUT corner off 1 bottom corner of bag of pudding mixture; use to pipe pudding mixture onto cake for the monkey's mouth and into mound on top of head as shown in photo. Cut 6-inch length from licorice; place on cake for mouth. Cut remaining licorice piece in half; add to cake for the nostrils. Split Oreo Cookies in half; place icing-covered halves on cake for the eyes. Discard remaining Oreo halves or reserve for snacking. Keep cake refrigerated.

show and tell


This is going to be a long one so grab a coffee(tea, pop, water lol) sit back and enjoy!

Back in April Linda called us and said she had 27 quilts she wanted quilted. She was going to call back in a few days to make an appointment to bring them in but we didn't hear from her.

A week or so later, I answer the phone and it's Linda. She had 7 quilts and needed them by May 22nd. We looked at our schedule; it was pretty tight until May 15th but we figured 7 quilts in 7 days? Not a problem.

When Linda brought the quilts, there were 15, not 7. I had 10 of them finished this past Tuesday when Linda called and asked if she could come pick up some of the finished ones. And when she did, she dropped off 5 more lol! Guess what I'm working on next week???

Here are the ones I've finished. The fabrics Linda has used are just beautiful. Most of these quilts are being given away. All were quilted with Genziana Cotton Thread

Daisies Galore


Morning Glory

Floral Meander

Swirl


Blowin Wind sorry for the bad picture

Wildflower


Chantilly Lace

Inkblot

Fleurs

card friday

nemesis


I've seen lots of these braid quilts around blogland lately(I have one on my list of must dos lol)

I love this one. Ginger made it using a jelly roll(can anyone tell me what this line is? it's so pretty)

So why is it my nemesis? It is the quilting pattern, Flowing Feathers. This is an excellent beginner pattern(We have it in our beginner pack) Every single time I have quilted this pattern, I somehow end up going backwards. And it is soooo frustrating!

But I am very happy to say that I didn't go backwards today(yay!) And I am thrilled I got this one finished today, now I can take tomorrow off and enjoy a 4 day long weekend-woo hoo!!!

baby phat


Pink and tan is one of my favorite color combos ever. And this quilt from Hamels is just adorable. I LOVE the polka dotted backing fabric.

Quilted with Shooting Star

i finally stamped!


Birthday card for M

mother's day



I was sooo spoiled this year!

A quilt kit from Hamels that I had just longarm quilted for them.

And a box of chocolates from Purdys. And even better, it's DARK chocolate. Yum

And Mom had just bottled some wine(raspberry and pomegranate. soooo good!) and she gave me a case of each. How cool are these bottles?

quilt monday


I made this quilt for Cindy. Her birthday was last Sunday and I still feel bad for not getting it done in time. But it's finished now and was delivered yesterday

sharing


Mother's Day with M's 7th birthday today. Can't believe my baby is 7!!

Happy Mother's Day to you all

ps-sorry about the leftover wallpaper border on the wall. knew I should have taken it off before the party today lol

snack saturday



Creamy Layered Squares
1-1/2 cups Graham Crumbs
1/2 cup sugar, divided
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 pkg. (250 g each) Brick Cream Cheese, softened
3 cups cold milk, divided
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) Lemon Instant Pudding
3 to 4 drops red food colouring
3 cups thawed Whipped Topping


MIX graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter until well blended. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan; set aside.

BEAT cream cheese, remaining sugar and 1/4 cup milk with whisk until well blended. Spread over crust.

BEAT pudding mixes and remaining milk with whisk 3 min. Pour over cream cheese layer in pan. Let stand 5 min. or until thickened. Stir food colouring into Cool Whip with whisk until blended; spread over pudding layer. Refrigerate 4 hours.

drool worthy



Seriously; how fantastic is this fabric?!? I think it's from Amy Butler(please correct me if I am wrong) Teresa did a fantastic job piecing this; if it had matched my house, I would have been extremely tempted to keep it(I am kidding lol)

favorite fabric is this funky striped fabric. The white polka dots is pieced into the block; all the stripe is the fabric!(so sorry I blurred the picture!)
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