Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The unexpected...Free Time!

Who has free time?  Me, never.  Today an unexpected morning cancellation of an appointment gave me the totally free morning!  What should I do with my time... I looked at some blogs, and chatted with a friend, a long overdue, nice long visit and at the end of the conversation she said,  "go eat a cookie. Everything is better with a cookie."
Not having any cookies, I decided to make some. Wanted Chocolate Chip, no chocolate chips to be found, so I made plain chocolate cookies.
Photographing chocolate cookies is like photographing a black cat, no offense Winston, but not easy.

Of course, I had to eat some of the batter while they baked.

On Kathie's blog this morning, she showed a little quilt of assorted squares from leftovers strips.  Hers is colorful, mine is chocolatety, like chocolate cookies.

I love quilts from leftovers.  Thought I would show you an antique quilt of squares hanging over the cupboard door. Have I showed you this before?  I've tried to figure out how the squares are assembled and the best I can tell is most often in 4 patches and then somehow the plan changed.

Free time is spent.  Back to sewing.  Time to hide the cookies.

Until next time,


  1. Yeah. You deserve some free time.

  2. Love your chocolatey quilt. I just love browns and such. And it looks nice along with your cookies! I would have eaten some of the batter too:)
    Glad you had some free time. Enjoy your summer!

  3. Chocolate is good as good in quilts as it is in cookies. Yummy!

  4. Glad you were able to enjoy some free time. Now you are making me want some cookie dough! Love your little quilt. Happy stitching!

  5. just wish I could have been there to eat the cookies with you :) LOVE your little leftover quilt , yummy browns looks like I have to make another one!
    hope you enjoyed your free day , LONG OVER DUE for you to have some time to yourself.
    Of course I would love to see a picture of the whole quilt ;)
    I love how light and airy that quilt is , I have so many 1.5" squares cut maybe I should just start making 4 patches with a light background....
    sometimes we just need to make those lighter looking quilts,....
    hard for us brown loving fabric girls!

  6. What great advice from your friends...cookies always help! Love your little brown quilt and I think I could spend hours looking at the fabrics in your antique quilt.

  7. Great quilts- I see you love brown, too!

  8. I am so happy to have found your blog! I don't know if you'll remember me, but my friend and I were at both Terry Thompson retreats at Milford House and we were also in Bobbie Aug's class in Houston year before last. We're from the Tyler area and I'm the short one with longish dark hair.
    On your older blogs, I was reading about the recent loss of your father. Your description of him reminded me so much of my father who passed away a few years ago after suffering from Alzheimers. You could point out anything in Country Living magazine and he could make a beautiful replica of it. He made many pieces for me and my sisters, including a Grandfather's clock for each of us. I'm sure you are missing your father very much.
    Are you going to the Lone Star Quilt Study Group in Waxahachie in August? I signed up as soon as I found out about it. Can't wait! Wish I would have known about the study day in Winedale. (I think that's where it was.)
    Anyway, I will be looking forward to following your blog and maybe see you in Waxahachie.
    Susan K.

  9. Yum! Cookies and milk is my downfall, but it is the best! I love quilts made of leftovers as well. I have a basket where I put my 1 1/2" strips and squares so I can make little quilts with them. Your quilts are lovely!

  10. I am so glad I found your blog. Your books have been an inspiration to me and I am now part of an 1800's group, in part, because of "History Repeated". Thanks for the inspiration and challenge!


  11. Everything is better with a cookie! Good advice :0) I like your chocolately quilt - you have a great variety of browns!