To-Do Tuesday #237 Weekly Update
Join us today for the 237th weekly To-Do Tuesday list and update. Gladys Taber wrote, “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.” We are joining Linda who is hosting the To-Do Tuesday linky party but posting on Monday (just to confuse things!). Thank you, Linda!
To-Do for last week November 30th – December 6th:
- Start planning for a new quilt for Colt – √ Done
- Finish the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange project – √ Done
- Bake and taste the coffee stout cookies
It’s time for a quilt for Mr. Colt, who is going on two in March. He is in a full-size bed now – the crib is a long, distant memory. If you take a gander at the images we are thinking of using in his appliquéd piece, you will quickly note that there is a sports ball theme. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and golf to be exact. We’ve ordered some fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop during their Black Friday sale. We are trying to decide if we should use double-sided fusible web on the back or an interfacing. The interfacing would allow for no edges to fray, which might be nice in the long run. Of course, the fusible web is much easier! We’ll see which path we take.
The Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange starts today and runs through Thursday! Our day to share is on Thursday and we’ll be having a giveaway. Something small . . . just a couple of mug rugs that we embroidered for fun. We’ll give them to someone who leaves a comment on our Thursday post. The list of friends playing along in the cookie exchange at the end of this post.
Here is the recipe for the coffee stout cookies that I’ve been talking about for a few weeks. I was awake early on Saturday and started following the recipe.
The first step is to reduce a 12-ounce bottle of the coffee stout to 1/3 cup of liquid. To measure this, Sue suggested I use a knife to note the depth of 1/3 cup of water in the pan. In a rather quilting-related way, it turned out to be about a quarter inch on the flat knife. It took about 45 minutes to reduce the stout – keep that in mind as it has to cool before adding it into the recipe mix.
These cookies turned out okay. After the reduction, only TWO tablespoons are added to the mix. A LOT of work for no noticeable taste in the cookies, I might add. I debated whether to replace the two tablespoons of water with additional reduced stout, and I should have. While the first batch of cookies was baking, the caramel topping sauce was supposed to be made. It took me longer than 12 minutes so Sue covered me and pulled the cookies out of the oven. Would I make them again? Probably not – they are very chocolatey and the coffee stout doesn’t make itself known.
Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange blog hop participants
- Creatin’ in the Sticks
- Quilt Schmilt
- Sew Many Yarns
- Pumpkin Patch Patterns & Quilting
- Just Because Quilts
- Treasured Nest
- Cathie’s Craftworks
- Songbird Designs
- Selina Quilts
- Life in the Scrapatch
- Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
- Homespun Hannah’s Blog
- Cynthia’s Creating Ark
- Samelia’s Mum
- For The Love Of Geese
- Days Filled With Joy
- Food for Thought
- Karrin’s Crazy World
- Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
- Stitchin At Home
- Words & Stitches
- Colletta’s Kitchen Sink
- Just Let Me Quilt
- Home Sewn By Us – that’s us!
- Just Sew Quilter
- Ms P Designs USA
- Texas Quilt Gal
- Creative Latitude
- That Fabric Feeling
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To-Do for the week of December 7th through 13th:
- Not a thing on our to-be-done list. I don’t know what we’ll work on . . . maybe nothing?!!
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