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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you all have a nice day - whichever way you happen to celebrate Valentine's Day.  We were going to go out to lunch but they are finally here to fix my broken furnace.  Last Friday the furnace went out - turns out the heat exchange was broken.  So they rigged it so we would have heat and then ordered the part.  It finally came in and they're on their way to fix it.  Wednesday the brakes went out on my husband's truck so it is in the shop and we're waiting for them to call us that they've fixed it so after the heating repair people leave we'll go pick it up.  This retirement is going to make us go broke!  It's been on big expense after another ever since I retired six months ago!  I'm hoping and praying that this is the last of the huge expenses! 

Meanwhile, the small quilt talks group I belong to issued a February small quilt challenge.  Most of the group made theirs into mug rugs or pin cushions.  I decided to make 4 and make this quilt which is 20 x 20.  I'll be taking it to my daughter's tonight for them.  They have little kids and will happy with the heart themed wall hanging.  I also made them some Chocolate Chip Cookie cheesecake.  It's from a recipe that I got off of Facebook!  It's super simple and very yummy. 

The pattern is a spool quilt with the heart worked in to it.    The smaller border looks crooked in the picture but in real life it is not.  I think now that I should have picked lighter fabric for the two because they don't pop as much.  I enjoyed making it and it went fairly quickly after I figured out the first one.  The pattern was designed by one of the women in the group and another woman did a picture tutorial.

Here is the recipe for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake (sorry I didn't take a picture!):

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake
3 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 rolls chocolate chip cookie dough
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In large bowl beat cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla until well mixed. Put aside.
3. Slice cookie dough from one roll into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange slices on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 glass pan. Press together so there are
holes in the dough.
4. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over top of dough.
5. Slice cookie dough from other roll into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange on top of cream cheese mixture.
6. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden and center is slightly firm.
7. Remove from oven, let cool. Then refrigerate. Cut into squares when well chilled.
Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Breakdown usually goes in threes. I hope that once everything is fixed, there won't be any more breakdown. The little quilt looks wonderful. I enlarged it to see better. I hope that you had a nice Valentine dinner out or at home.

    Have a nice weekend with no break up.