Sunday, November 11, 2018

pick a pumpkin winner . . .

I PROMISE am almost sure that this will be the last post that begins with "pick a pumpkin" . . . at least for another year!! It was a nice solid run of seven. :)

I had the random number generator do my dirty work and it pulled number 36.  Congratulations to Karen of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats!  Karen, I'll send you an email to get your particulars.  :)

So I did bake a batch of those Ginger Spice Cookies I blogged about yesterday. Oh they are SO good! 
I like the ones rolled in the chunky colored sugar best . . .
Isn't that pretty? It's perfect for both autumn and Christmas baking. And I have it on good authority from granddaughter Ellie, that it makes great 'prinkles' for popcorn.  I have it custom mixed for me by Sharon at Simply Baking Supplies on Etsy.
She's really great to work with and so pleasant! And when I emailed her today to say I'd used up all my supply and needed some more, she responded that she had saved my mix amounts and would send me out some more of the same right away.  That is customer service!

Anyway, once I'd finished baking, it was time to kick back upstairs with some handwork. And some cookies. (I mean, c'mon, right?!)
I've decided I'm going to stitch up each individual flower -- all of one color at a time -- then stitch the flowers together.  
There are a total of 45 flowers.  I finished three last night. Only 42 to go?!  Hahaha! 
This printout has served me so well at every stage of this project! You can see where I marked off the first flower. I'll X off each flower as I finish. Hopefully, by today's end, I'll have at least two or three more to go with yesterday's three.  That will make for some satisfying slow Sunday stitching. I'll be linking up to Kathy's Quilts for that!

Hey!  And don't forget to thank and hug a Veteran!  We have off on Monday in observance of the day, but today, November 11, is actually Veterans Day.  
If you've served our country in one of the armed forces, you have my gratitude.  Thank you for your service!

Have a great day -- and if you're off tomorrow, enjoy your Monday! 

:)

11 expressed . . .:

Kate said...

Oh those do look yummy! The multicolored sugar sprinkles are very fun. Enjoy your slow stitching today, hope you manage to get more done than planned.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Your ginger spice cookies look so yummy! And I love the sprinkles. My grandkids would love those for our traditional cookie baking day! I may just order some of that sugar coating. You know, sugar them up and send them home to mama!! LOL

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Those are great looking cookies! I love the layout on your hexie project, very modern and fresh!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

those cookies look so good! I try to not bake real often as I would be eating them too quickly but as the holidays come I bake anyhow and try to put most in the freezer before they get eaten right away

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Custom mixed sugar sprinkles - what a fun treat! I'll have to check out your ginger cookie recipe, too - those are my favorite. Your hexie flower project is beautiful!

The Cozy Quilter said...

What a fun and colourful hexie quilt you are making! The cookies look yummy!

Needled Mom said...

Yum. Those cookies look great. The hexies are fabulous too.

Janet O. said...

Custom mixed colored sugar is a new one on me! It does look very festive. :)
Your hexie project looks intimidating to me--but then I can say that about most hexie projects. LOL

Tu-Na Quilts said...

OMG. I just read this post and see I won your pick a pumpkin giveaway. Thanks. I didn't see it come in the email. So I'm hoping I'm still the lucky recipient. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Oh my, your cookies look amazing and they have my mouth watering. Mmmm...what a tasty treat.

It was a delight to visit you, my friend! Hugs and love to you!

Sandy said...

You're making me hungry with those cookies! I may have to run to the kitchen now and see what's available, lol. It's hard to believe the pumpkin season has come and gone and we have some snow on the ground. Brrrr

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