What I’m Working On…

Before I get into today’s post, I have two things I’d like to share with you. First, a blog reader, Adele, said there was a place called “Hello Cottons”.  You can find their website HERE.  They are collecting quilts for Ukraine and plan to do it all year long.  So, if you didn’t get time to get a quilt sent to Quilted Twins, you might want to send one to Hello Cottons.  You can read all about what they are looking for and where to send quilts on their site.  Again, THIS is the link.  I really appreciate anyone letting me know about efforts like this.  I want to be helpful if I can and sometimes one of the biggest helps is to get getting information out.  I can for sure do that!!  Thanks, Adele for sharing that with us all.

Next up from Ellen of The Quilt Keeper…Ellen wrote to inform me that sadly she is going to have to raise the prices on her Quilt Keepers.  Between higher manufacturer costs and increases in postage, she has no choice.  You might remember I told you about the wonderful Quilt Keepers in THIS BLOG POST.  If you remember I was flitting around the house trying to figure out on what door I wanted to put my Quilt Keeper.  It ended up landing here on the sewing room door.  I keep all of my quilt tops that need to be quilted on it.  Oh my, it’s perfect for that..AND it forces me to see the quilt tops and not let them pile up.

Can you see my double wedding ring quilt on it?  My hope is to get that loaded on longarm this week.

But…back to the Quilt Keeper.  Ellen talked to me and asked if I wanted to pass along the news of the upcoming price hike to you and let you know she is going to offer a sale before the price hike hits.  She is offering a code for the $5 off a single Quilt Keeper and that code is the word:   WELCOME.   You would need to put that in at checkout.  She is also offering a deal for anyone who buys three of them.  You don’t need a code for that.  The deal is 3 for $99.  That would automatically be calculated for you.  So if you were thinking of buying one before and didn’t or if you loved the one you bought and want another…or if you are gift buying for a friend, the time to get one is now before the price hike goes into effect.  Here is the link to The Quilt Keeper website. That is where you need to go to order.

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Community Quilts from Robin

We have someone new to finishing Community Quilts…Robin.

I’m always happy to get someone else interested in finishing tops.  I still get tops in and am always looking for a home for them.  Feel free to contact me if you’re interested in getting tops…I only ask that you send pictures back of the finished quilts and let us know where you are donating the quilts to.

Now for Robin’s quilts.  She writes:
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Community Quilts from Ronda

Oh HAPPY DAY!!  I have quilts from Ronda to share with you today.

Ronda writes:
The first top was sent to me from LaNan E. of Primghar, Iowa. With the sports balls print fabric, it will be perfect for a boy’s quilt. The orange plaid backing fabric came from my friend, Evie H. of Los Angeles, California. This quilt finished up at 48 X 68 and was donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

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Rolo Brownie Cups

Today I’m telling you about a “cookie” I often make around Christmas time.  I make them in mini muffin tins.  I don’t know why I don’t make them more often.  I think the main reason is that I forget to buy Rolo candies and they are one of the main ingredients in these cookies.

Last year at Christmas time I had bought Rolos with the intention of making these.  Then I got sick and was on the diet so couldn’t eat them…so I didn’t make them.  The other day I saw the Rolos in the cabinet and thought I better get those used up as they had been here since Christmas.

To make them I start out with my brownie recipe.  I’m sure you can use a box mix of brownies but I learned long ago that we all prefer my homemade brownie recipe to box brownies and they are super quick to mix up too.

Here’s the recipe:
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 sticks of softened butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups flour

I mix the first four ingredients together and then add the cocoa and flour.

The recipe is about as user-friendly as they come.  The dough ends up looking like this…Pretty thick.

I use a small tablespoon-sized scoop and put plopped the dough into mini muffing tins.

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