I’ve been thinking about posting for the past week and just didn’t get to it. I had to type up minutes for a quilt show meeting and draft an email for a 9-patch exchange I’m organizing with a friend for our quilt group. It’s been over a decade since my last 9-patch exchange and I’m really excited.
I’m repairing this bedspread for my parents. I posted about it here. Over the past few years I‘ve worked on it here and there and have really focused on it the past couple of weeks. I wondered if I would ever be done. The other night I realized it was taking me longer to find areas in need of repair. Yesterday, I laid it out on my bed to see it all at once. I think I will be done with it today and can give it to my parents tomorrow. Santa’s not the only one checking things off a list!
We went to 2 cookie baking parties last Saturday and came home with lots of cookies. My husband’s favorites are all gone so yesterday he made these date swirls. The recipe came from his grandmother.
Have you ever had these belly button snacks? They are just the right combination of salty and sweet.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place pretzels (I use snaps – you want a shape that will hold the candy) on paper and put 1 Hershey's kiss on top of each pretzel.
Bake for 5 minutes.
As soon as they come out of the oven, push 1 M&M into each kiss. If kiss isn't quite melted, wait a minute and they will have softened.
Freeze or refrigerate.
Early in November I showed my mom some of the knitted ornaments I’ve seen on many of your blogs and when I saw her on Thanksgiving she gave me these. So cute!
I’ve truly enjoyed this year of blogging and value all the kind comments and email exchanges we’ve shared. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012.