Monday, January 5, 2015

TWO HOPS IN ONE!!!


The winner of the Sweet Simplicity giveaway is Shelia Lvany, Shelia Lvany...come on down with your email address!!!!

Thanks so much for all of your comments, so very appreciated.  Hope you are have a fantastic New Year!!

Thanks to Jacuqelynne and Sew Cal for such awesome hops...

I know what you are thinking.....HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?   If you are not, I am....

Lucky for me Jacquelynne and Sew Cal didn't mind me combining the two, Sew Simplicity and the Holiday Blitz.

Here is the Sweet Simplicity BOM.

Block #3  Made by my Daugher in Law, Bethany.  I have been so busy and was truly worried that I would not be able to make this block so she was sweet enough to make it for me.  It has been squared up since the picture and looks fantastic.  The middle block was done by me months ago.

I was able to squeeze in the Bonus block 1.....YEA ME!

In the center is an embroidered Tree as you see and the words Merry Christmas to the side.  These blocks are so great for personalizing them.

Oh....do you see what I see?  I didn't see the mistake until I took a picture.
 Had to go and redo it.....there you go....looks much better!
 Made a Christmas pillow.  I am soooooooooooooo happy with the outcome.
 I put a little zipper in the middle of the back.  So easy.....I think I will go this route every time.  Which means that I can do a lot of these for the different seasons.  Unzip one and zip on another.  Oh yessssss....

Please go by and see what everyone else has done with these blocks.  I always like to see the different colorways.

Lily Pad Quilting
A Quilt and a Prayer
Upstairs Hobby Room
Quilt Scapes
Crazy 'Bout Quilts
Wedding Dress Blues
Mountain Quilt Works
Garden Path Quilts

Jan. 10th will be a catch up day on facebook and instagram.
Here is the giveaway this month and will last til Jan. 2nd.

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Here is the link to all those wonderful bloggers that will be participating in this Holiday Blog Blitz
I don't know about you but....I am ready to eat!!!


Here is one of my sons favorite recipes:  I just had my third son and a friend came by with these bars...so at night when I got up with the little one I would sneak one of these bars...oh my stinking gosh....ever so good and was my reward for getting up.

CHOCOLATE CARMEL BARS

You will need:  50 carmels, one chocolate devils food cake mix, one cup of chocolate chips, can of evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter

Melt:  50 Carmels with 1/3 cup evaporated milk

Mix until blended - 1 chocolate cake mix (dry)
                              1/3 cup evaporated milk
                               1/2 cup butter melted

Spread 1/2 mix in a 9 x 13 pan, no need to grease
Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes

Then pour 1 cup chocolate chips over it while hot.
Spread carmel mixture over the chips

Then spread the last half of the cake mixture on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes


UMMMM UMMMMM GOOD

What I have found is if you take the last half of the mixture that goes on top and roll it onto wax paper about the size of the pan and then flip it over the top....it is so much easier than trying to spread it or spoon it on.

Thanks Jacquelynn and Sew Cal in letting me have both hops on one!

Giveaway Closed


40 comments:

  1. So much in this post! I don't have much extra time for things right now, but congrats to you Barb, you found time! Love the block and was wondering which way it was supposed to be until I saw the next photo.,very pretty!

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  2. You block looks great as a pillow - wonderful idea! Merry Christmas!

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  3. Your Christmas pillow looks so cute. How nice it is that you have a DIL to help with your stitching!

    Those cookies sound delicious. Chocolate and caramel....how much better does it get???

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  4. Love how your blocks have turned out. Cute way to do the pillow backs.

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  5. great idea making a pillow form!! I had some issues this time too!! Oh well, it all turns out in the end! Merry Christmas

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  6. Beautiful blocks/pillow. And I don't think of your mistake as a mistake, but a beautiful variation. Thanks for the yummy recipe. I'm looking forward to making it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. It looks fabulous. It took me a awhile to find your error, I am like you only notice after the fact; yes I would have corrected it also, Thank you for sharing, you made me feel like I am not alone. Merry Christmas. God Bless

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  8. What a great idea to make a block with Christmas fabrics, & into pillow!

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  9. Adorable! But I do not see your mistake? Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing your recipe, I will definitely be trying it.

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  10. Your pillow looks fabulous. Great way to use orphan blocks. You remind me of myself, notice the error after the fact. Looking forward to see your other projects. Merry Christmas, God Bless

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  11. Your flower block is beautiful. The fabrics are so fresh, and turning it into a pillow is a perfect choice. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  12. Lovely block that your daughter helped you with and the Christmas pillow is great...

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  13. Your block and pillow look great!

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  14. I am so glad you posted a photo of your pillow with a zipper. I don't mind installing zippers, but I've only thought of putting one along the seam, which is sometimes tricky. Next pillow....that zipper is going in the center!

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  15. Very nice. I like your blocks. Thanks for the recipe.

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  16. Love your block and the pillow! I've never put a zipper in a pillow before. You give me courage. Thanks for the recipe. Gotta try that one!

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  17. Great block and pillow! Do you have a tutorial on putting in the zipper? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. Awesome pillow Barb!!!! I never think to make pillows when I need a quick gift - I'm writing it on my design board right now!!!!

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  19. Love the block, pillow, and the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  20. Wow! Your pillow is amazing! Love the zippered back.

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  21. Your block and pillow are really very pretty!
    Susie

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  22. I love how your pillow turned out!

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  23. Both turned out very cute! I love them. THanks for the recipe too!

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  24. Love your block and the pillow and the easy recipe , thanks for everything.

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  25. I like your zipper idea for the pillow and great recipe idea.

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  26. I love pillows from random quilt blocks I've made.

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  27. Came for the Bom giveaway and got a bonus recipe--yummy!
    Thank you

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  28. Love your blocks liked to see you make mistakes too! ;-) I am better with the ripper than with the sewing. thanks for the giveaway

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  29. Wow yhis is great, logged onto the site, got the BOM pattern, then read the blog, found some great new shops, blogs & hops, then I read there is a fabric giveaway, huh me need fabric, my hubby will attest to this!!! And for his reward I made a delicious Caramel cake-meets the 3 food groups, salt, chocolate, & sweet!! 2 happy campers in my house, thanx for a great end to a quilty day!!!! ;-)

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  30. What a fun post! Two hops in one! Sweet blocks and a sweet recipe...thank you!

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  31. your cookie recipe sounds delicious and I love the pillow you made thank you for the idea....I'm also here for the give away...I hope I win...

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  32. Making a Christmas pillow was a great idea! Recipe looks yummy :)

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  33. I love your block! The colors are so soft and pretty, can't wait to see your finished quilt.... The Christmas pillow is adorable, such a good idea.

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  34. Cute blocks, Barb! And I like how you've used your bonus block for the pillow and zipper tutorial!

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  35. I just love that you made a Christmas pillow out of your bonus block. Please tell us ... where was the mistake in the first version? It must be right before my eyes because I couldn't see the difference. Thanks for your post and the opportunity to win.

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  36. I have always loved the idea of redecorating the same pillows for every holiday! Very cool!

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  37. Your pillow with the embroidered tree is so cute. It was so nice of your daughter in law to help you out and she did a great job.

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  38. Love the idea of Christmas fabric and a pillow. Thanks for taking the time to share with us. I just love all the inspiration!

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