Saturday, August 12, 2017

Goofin' Off With a Sweet Mystery Start

I’m up bright and early this morning for my mystery quilt. The clues should be starting to come in at any time now. In case you don’t know what a mystery quilt is, it’s a quilt where you have no idea what it’s going to look like when you’re's a mystery. 

The fabric requirements are given out ahead of time, so you can be sure you have enough of your fabrics. I wrote about my fabric choices way back in July here. I chose the sweet treats fabric to be my main focus fabric. These sweet designs sure do make me hungry.  Hmm…maybe I’ll have to go make some cookies.  

Fabric Choice for Mystery Quilt - From Stash

Close Up of the Focus Fabric...Very Sweet

A couple of weeks ago, the cutting instructions for the mystery were posted online.  I have gone ahead and cut out the fabrics as indicated. Now I just have to wait as patiently as I can for the first clue to come out...any time now...

Mystery Quilt Pieces All Cut Out - What Will It Look Like?

Each clue will give further instructions on how to sew all the pieces together that you cut out. Clues are given out and pre-determined intervals. For this particular mystery, all clues will be given out today. Yippee! You’ll have to come back next week to see how my quilt is coming along. 

Since I have been patiently waiting for the clues to come out, I went ahead and finished another small section of my Mickey and Pirate Friends stitching.  I have decided I’m at a good point to set it aside and am going to do a couple of smaller stitching projects…inspired by the “sweet” fabric I’m using for the mystery quilt. 

Mickey and Pirate Friends - as of 08/12/2017

And since I didn’t quite have all the threads I need to get very far on the stitching yesterday, I decided to make some cookies to tide me over. They are key lime yogurt cookies…very moist and cake-like with just a hint of key lime. The recipe is one that I created that was based off of a lemon cookie recipe I've had for almost 30 years.  Here is the recipe:  


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup key lime yogurt
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.  

Grease cookie sheets or cover them with baking parchment to keep cookies from sticking. 

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.  

Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer until well creamed...approximately 30 seconds. Add sugars and continue beating until fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla, and yogurt and beat well.  Add dry ingredients to the beaten mixture and beat until well combined.  

Drop the cookie dough from a spoon onto a cookie approximately 2 inches apart. 

Bake in 375-degree oven for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.  

Remove and cool on a wire rack.  These usually make 30 to 36 cookies for me.   

***Mr. Goofin' Off is not a huge lemon or key lime fan, so I finished these off with a little buttercream frosting. You could just as easily sprinkle them with powdered sugar...or use a glaze made from powdered sugar, milk, and maybe a little key lime juice (Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Juice is a favorite in the bigger family) if you're a key lime fan.***

Goofy Admiring the Sweets On The Table

As you can see, Goofy stole a plate for himself and sat down at the table to eat them. I just noticed how well they match the fabric for the mystery. I guess if he drops some frosting on the fabric, it won't be too noticeable.


  1. That is one big sweet post! Hope Goofy did not get all the cookies. Love your fabric choices. Can't wait to see the results. Have a fun week!.

  2. I'm currently working on TWO mystery quilts. Have FUN with yours!!

  3. Thanks for the recipe! Always looking for new cookies to try. So exciting to be doing a mystery.. but waiting for the next clue is the pits! Love your fabric choices and looking forward to seeing how it unfolds.

  4. Have fun with the mystery quilt. I did Meadow Mist last year and really enjoyed it. Those cookies look yum!

  5. Your fabric choices are so cute! Thank you for the recipe! My husband loves key lime pie, so I'm going to have to try these using a gluten free flour! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. I can not wait to see what your quilt is going to be. I home school my girls and quilting is a part of our learning this coming year.

  7. Your fabrics are lovely and I love your cross-stitch!

  8. I have never done a mystery quilt but I do like cookie recipes that are not a mystery and have been tested! :)

  9. I love that "sweet" fabric that you chose for your mystery quilt. Goofy is looking like quite the pirate.

  10. Thankyou for the recipe you are very kind to share,and i really love the cake fabric,hmm i wonder what it will be xx

  11. I may break down (sometime) try the recipe. I love cookies and Key Lime cookies sounds like a great idea. Good luck with your mystery. I used to do lots of them but eventually realized that they were about the only ones I was doing. So, I quit committing to new mysteries and now am picking what I want to make. That's not to say I haven't fallen for a quilt along or two. Those fabrics should make a great quilt.

  12. You are brave to do a mystery. They scare me. Your cookies look yummy!

  13. The mystery quilt sounds very interesting, looking forward to seeing it come together.

  14. Now this is a post filled with goodness. I love the cupcake fabric you've chosen for your mystery quilt. And I'm looking forward to seeing what sweet stitching projects you're going to be working on that were inspired by that fabric.

    You've left your Mickey and Pirate Friends cross-stitch as a fun stage as it looks like Goofy is peeking out at us.

    Your cookie recipe sounds yummy!

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. Aloha hugs!

    1. Thank you for dropping by! The mystery was fun. The sweet treats are coming along quite nicely now. Have a great week! Andrea


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