Sunday, August 28, 2016

Quilting With Friends

A significantly reduced group met here at my house on Friday morning for the Frankfort Girls sew-along. Terry had to work and Jan and JoAnn are each on exotic vacations. That left Sharon, Sheryll and myself to make the best of the situation, and we held together just fine. The talk, the fellowship and the sharing was perfectly wonderful, even with fewer in attendance. Let's take a look at what we worked on.

Sharon was binding this nifty table runner. She plans to use this on a bar-like ledge off her kitchen counter. Perfect.

Sheryll was stitching the various components on this wool applique. Beautiful, as her work always is.

I made some Cherry Danish yummies - they made the house smell good, and they sure tasted good with a steaming cup of coffee.

I cut these flowers from a bush in our side yard. They might have been a day past their prime, but still they made a pretty centerpiece for the table.

A backup centerpiece was available if the snowballs didn't suit me; these zinnias ended up as the centerpiece on the porch table.

What did I work on? I brought out that tub of Meadow Lily again, and figured out what needed to be done next. (Read about my first foray into this old UFO here.) I never did find any mistakes; what I did find, however, was that I'd made about 20 too many of the flower bud units; it might have been the trigger for me to halt further work on it. Crazy, I know. Next step will be to press the green strips needed to make the flower block, shown in the lower picture, and then recommence construction.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Please could you share the recipe for the cherry yummies?

  2. Sure can, Sue, and I will do it here in case anyone else wants to give it a try.

    First, line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper; these little things make a mess everywhere, and it's easier just to throw away a lining rather than scrub a cookie sheet.

    Next, mix 4 oz. softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and a splash of vanilla. I do this in my KitchenAid mixer, and while it's doing its thing, I do the next part.

    Open an 8-pack of crescent rolls, but don't unroll the dough. Instead, cut the roll into 8 rounds. Place these on the cookie sheet and flatten. I did this by pressing a small cup dusted with flour on each round.

    Then comes assembly. Drop a bit of cream cheese mixture onto each dough crust, dividing evenly. Then spoon some cherry pie filling on top.

    Bake at 350(F) for 13-15 minutes. I kept a close eye on them, as I didn't want them overdone.

    While these are baking, mix 1/4 cup of confectioner's sugar and teaspoon or two of milk together for a glaze to drizzle on when they come out of the oven.

    Let me know how yours turn out! Consider other options for topping besides cherries - chocolate chips or blue berries come to mind.

    Disclaimer: I did not originate this recipe. I found it on Pinterest, but I do not recall who created it.


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