Cookies and Coasters! Virtual Cookie Exchange & Christmas Blog Hop

I am so pleased to be hopping along with the Virtual Cookie Exchange & Christmas Blog Hop. Thanks again, to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt who does a fabulous job coordinating this group. I had a pretty empty December and this hop is just the thing to put me in the Christmas mood. I love Christmas cookies, but won’t be visiting my family and succumbing to the cookies. So, this was just the excuse to make some and test out one of the old recipe cards.

Before we get to the cookies, I have a little coaster project for you. I love my self binding placemats that I make (the pattern is here). The instructions for the coasters are similar. The are perfect for some fun gifts or just a way to spruce up your house and use up a favorite fabric and batting scraps. Honestly, they take very little time and I have perfected the process so you should be pretty successful on your first go around.

Ah, and now to the cookies.


I have had some of my Grandmother’s recipes for two years and have meant to have a tea towel made with them. I decided I better try them; just in case anything was missing. I can attest, they turned out just right – melt in your mouth pecan balls!

Here is a version of the recipe that is easier than looking at the index card from my grandmother. She was known as Gi-Gi (great grandmother) in later years, so I called the file Gi Gi’s Pecan Balls.

Here’s the lineup of all the bloggers. Have fun collecting recipes and quilty ideas!

December 1
Bumbleberry Stitches  Cathie’s Craftworks
Creatin’ in the Sticks  Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Doreen – Just Let Me Quilt Guest  Food for Thought
Home Sewn By Us  Just Sew Quilter
Life in the Scrapatch  Ms P Designs USA
Quilt Schmilt

December 2
Days Filled With Joy  Just Because Quilts
Karen’s Korner  MooseStashQuilting
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life   Sew Many Yarns
Selina Quilts  Words & Stitches

December 3
DayBrook Designs  Dreamworthy Quilts
For The Love Of Geese  Karrin’s Crazy World
Quiltscapes  Samelia’s Mum
Songbird Designs  Stitchin At Home
That Fabric Feeling  Websterquilt

December 4
DesertSky Quilting
  Happy Cottage Quilter 
Just Let Me Quilt  Kathleen McMusing
Quilt Fabrication  Pumpkin Patch Patterns & Quilting
Scrapdash  Seams To Be Sew
The Darling Dogwood

Coming Up on the Blog:
PID Holiday Gifts To You – 12/6
TGIFF – 12/18
#TTot22 – 12/22
Wrap up 2020!

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