Monday, January 28, 2013

The Geekend That Was, 1/27 (15 minute edition)

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Let's see how I do with a 15-minute time limit, shall we?

I'm sad to say that I did not make very good use of my daylight hours this weekend. I did get a bit done on Shakespeare's Garden, but then I thought I'd lost a bead (these are gemstone beads, not must seed beads), so that kind of took the wind out of my sails. The good news is that I found it later!

I also managed to transfer the design and mount the muslin and satin for my stumpwork class.
But that's all I managed. If the mounting looks a little strange to you, it's because I could not find regular stretcher bars, so I got a frame for, canvas for painting! The bars to make the frame were super cheap; I think I spent less than $3 on them. The only disadvantage I see so far is because the molding has a dip in it, I was not able to tack the muslin around the sides, then satin on top like I did with the muslin and silk for the stumpwork bird I did. We'll see how it works. You know, once I actually start stitching.

Sunday we had dinner with friends we hadn't seen in a while, which was really awesome. Even more awesome was that I brought cookies, which turned out to be our hostess's favorite thing ever.
Cookies in general, not these cookies in particular. But I do love making people happy. =) I got a 365 Cookies page a day calendar, and these were the first ones I tried. They were a variation on Macadamia Nut Cookies...substituting pecans for the macadamia nuts and adding Craisins...thereby making them the most inaccurately named cookies ever. =) They were pretty good and interesting because they contain no butter (COOKIES WITHOUT BUTTER, WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?).

Because I wasn't sure how they'd turn out, I also made the classic 30-minute microwave version of these chocolate oatmeal cookies.
I have no idea what the real name of these cookies is, because growing up, the recipe in my mom's recipe box simply said, "Heather's Favorite Cookies". =)

I'd give you the recipe, but...TIME'S UP! Let me know if you'd like it in a future post. =)

No weekend is a total loss when it results in cookies.


Terri said...

Chocolate, oatmeal and microwave cooking. Heck yeah, I want the recipe! LOL

Jackie's Stitches said...

My mom always called those No Bake Cookies. I haven't made them in years and years. I probably should ask my mom for the recipe!

Nic said...

Good luck with the stumpwork.
Mmmm, cookies. Recipes are always welcome :)

Kerryp77 said...


cucki said...

yummyy i love cookies :)
enjoy them x

Chris said...

Aren't cookies everyone's favorite?? They both look great!

Julie said...

Wow. I got an indirect shout out.
We sure enjoyed your company the other night. You are always welcome but especially if you bring COOKIES!!!

Ziggyeor said...

Yummy both cookies look good.
I hope the stumpwork works out for ya, that was a pretty good idea.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Melanie said...

I love all the cookies. All of them. I'm still working off all the shortbread cookies I ate in December. :(

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