Baby Quilt

Last week I came across this almost-finished quilt.  When I was pregnant with Miss C. I became fascinated with quilting and started a simple quilt with pre-cut 5″ squares and a 5″ border.  I’m not sure what distracted me, but I put it down when it just needed the quilting and the edging done and then forgot about it.

It’s done now!

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I personalized it on the back with a fabric marker.  I’ll give it to her at Christmas because it just makes sense.

I’m not a skilled quilter by any means, but the cat approves.  In fact, he has offered to take the quilt if Miss C. doesn’t like it.

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Last Minute Holiday Treats

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I like to give homemade treats for the holidays.  I get the cute little tins and fill them with goodies.  This year the kids handed some out to our whole neighborhood of 2 dozen houses, plus teachers, friends, the mailman, and even our pediatrician’s office.

It’s nice to have a variety of treats, but it’s a pain to make a large quantity of a lot of different things.  I kept it pretty easy this year.  I made some of The Best Cookies Ever.  They are a variation on spritz cookies, so they work up quickly.  If you don’t have a cookie press, you could always make the dough and then form balls and press them on to a cookie sheet with a half pecan on top.  Yum.  And then I made fudge and turtles.  The easy way.  And threw in some mints for good measure.

I’m not a food blogger or a food photographer.  I didn’t come up with either of these recipes, but they are so easy I have to share them.  Each requires only 3 ingredients and a few minutes of time and turns out beautifully.

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Baby Dino Break

I needed a break from knitting projects, so today I made this little guy (right.)  He’s hanging out with a pteranodon friend for a bit before getting shipped off as a little surprise gift.

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I have no idea how I ignored this pattern for the past two years.  It’s adorable.  The sauropod (right) is 4.5 inches from the tip of the nose to the little curled tail.