Today we (Jenny, Kristy and myself and lest I not forget Miss Ella supervised from her bouncy chair!!) busied about the house getting ready for tomorrow's "Sip n See"!! This going to be an informal "tea" where those who would like to meet Miss Ella can stop by and visit for a while. A friend introduced this concept to me several years ago when she had her first grandchild who lived out of town. It's a great way for a lot of people to see our newest joy in a short amount of time!! We baked cookies and made Oreo cakeballs.
www.stonegable.blogspot.com. You can go there for more beautiful pictures and complete directions on baking shortbread. It is a beautiful blog with lots of tips for decorating and cooking.
We also made Oreo Cookie cake balls. You mix 1 large package of Oreo's ( we used doublestuff...go big or go home!!) with one 8 ounce package of cream cheese in your mixer until it become mixed together and forms a mass of goodness in the bowl. We then took a small cookie scoop and scooped the balls onto a cookie sheet. After all the balls were made we put the cookie sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes or until firm but not frozen. Then we melted white almond bark coating in the microwave according to directions. We the white chocolate was smooth and silky we dipped each ball and place back on the cookie sheet....except for the ones we turned into "Flowers". Those we stuck with a wooden skewer, then dipped and let completely set before we lifted then up brushed the flat surface with a little more white chocolate and decorated with pastel M&M's for the center and Mike n Ike's for the petals. We then put them in pastel flower pots and filled with pink Easter basket fill. Now we have "flowers" for the table tomorrow!..Bakerella was the first to make these several years ago and I got the idea from her. She has more complete details on her website for many variations and fun things to do with cake pops
As for "PINS" this week...still organizing my scraps but have come a long way and have plastic drawers for all my different sizes, strips and squares. I got to go to one of my quilt groups that I had missed since Nov when Jeff and I left for Dallas. So nice to see all my friends again and get "caught up" on the quilting buzz.
Still working on my Nine patch on point quilt. Got borders on and will start to draft the applique around the outer border next week. I am going to do it in fusible web..."slaplique" and use some fancy thread and stitches from my machine to anchor it all down. Last night in bed trying to fall asleep...that's when I am most reminded that I have a "pin in my toe".... I was praying and thinking and the name of my new quilt came to me...".Simply Divine Nines" Love it!!