What joy the gospel gives me. I can approach the throne of God with confidence, not because I've done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I'm clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. ~ C.J. Mahaney

super wow party in your mouth bars (and a finished mini-quilt)

First of all, happy Friday!  Is the weather as glorious where you are as it is here in South Carolina?  It's so beautiful here...mid-seventies and sunny.  It's the start of a beautiful weekend.

Let's celebrate the weekend with a party, shall we?  This recipe comes straight from my friends Pat and Joy's blog, Pearl River Diaries.  Their Our Daily Rice tab has some delicious treats you're going to want to try.  Lacy tried this one when she was visiting them in China.  They're called Tasty Bars, but seriously, that name just doesn't quite do them justice.  Instead, Lacy dubbed them "Super Wow Party in Your Mouth Bars."

So yeah.  We're going with that.

This recipe totally saved the day on Wednesday.  I was dying for something sweet to snack on and there was nothing that fit the bill in the pantry.  It was a double bummer because not only were there no cookies in the house, there was no flour in the cupboard.  That almost never happens around here.

I don't give up easily.  Desperation brought to mind this recipe I remembered seeing and hearing about, where the base is made of oats.  In fact, there are only six ingredient: oats, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.  Joy and Rapture!  I had all that!

It goes together in a hurry and then needs to chill in the fridge for a while to set up.  The wait was almost torture; however, it was worth it.  Definitely one of those recipes where the end product is greater than the sum of the parts.  Everyone agrees, these are Super Wow.

Here again is the link:  Tasty Bars

Go give them a try.

As promised, I wanted to show you the little Dresden Plate mini-quilt I started a few weeks ago.  Actually, this is one of two I'm working on.  The other is similar but I used lighter fabrics.
 I just love little projects like this...embroidery and hand-quilting in tiny stitches.  Pure bliss.

So, what do you have planned for the weekend?  My plan is to start a fall table runner for myself.  The irony is that after doing fall give-aways for the past five years, I still have never made a fall quilt to keep.  That shall change tomorrow.  The vision I have is an apple tree in the center and fall motifs around the border and the line from the song, "Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me."

Enjoy your weekend!!


fall quilt give-away winner!

Karen Filaseta!  

You're the winner of the Pumpkin Patch table runner!

Facebook message me your address so I can mail it right out to you.

Thanks to all 42 of you who played along!


Pumpkin Patch

It's that time of year again!  Difficult to believe that Fall is nearly upon us, but here we are in September already.

I realized last week that I hadn't done a give-away since Valentine's Day.  No good!  So I gathered up a few quilting magazines and began searching for the perfect Fall Give-Away pattern.  This one looked like it would be fairly simple to stitch up and quilt by machine.  I started it on Saturday and finished the binding last night.

With a couple of pumpkins and a corn cob at each end, this festive table runner is sure to brighten someone's autumn table.  It measures 16 X 33 inches.

Let me know if you'd like to win it.  Just leave me a comment right here, email me, or holler at me on Facebook.  I'll draw a name next week.