Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

Quilted Throw for Living Room

I wanted to sew a living room size quilted throw, but it took me a few days to decide on what design to use.  I already had many triangle shaped cutouts left over from one of my previous projects. So, I used those as a starting point for the design. I took those pieces and thought to myself what colors and shapes would look together? 

Although I had a deadline for this project, since it was a gift for a friend, I still had plenty of fun and lots of enjoyment in putting this quilt together. One good thing is that it saved me time because I already had many of the pieces that I used ready to go. 

If I had any regrets or second thoughts, I would have chosen to use more whites or cream colors instead of the gray I had available. The pattern would have shown better with slightly lighter colors, but I am still satisfied with how it all turned out. I will use this same pattern again with a different color scheme next time. I will also be updating this blog with pictures when I complete the next one with this pattern.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Ricottta Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies


4 cups flour

15 oz ricotta cheese

2 sticks butter (1 cup)

1 cup sugar (additional for coating)

1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp baking powder


1. Mix butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla extract

2. Mix in ricotta cheese

3.Measure flour and baking powder together (dry ingredients)

4.Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.

5. Stir in chocolate chips (or just stick chocolate chips to each cookie dough during shaping)

6. Place dough in fridge for 30mins to an hour.

7. Set a bowl of sugar, Set another bowl of chocolate sprinkles.

8. Shape individual cookie ball, press top of cookie with sprinkles and roll all sides without the sprinkles with sugar in the sugar bowl.

9. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins with cookies edges are slightly brown.

10. Cool and serve.