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 finished...it'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 sheet...space 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.
|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.