First, the update on Kaaren's quilt - here's the design wall!
Think I need a bigger design wall? *G* Keep 'em coming, folks!
Two tutorials for you - Caroll at the Attic Window Quilt Shop had her friend Barb show how to make her darling scissors fobs - so cute, go look! I think we all need these. Thank you Caroll and Barb!
And over at Moda Bakeshop, Mary from The Tulip Patch has a tutorial for an easy advent calender, darling!
Side note: Darlynn, you left a comment that you'd like to donate a block, but there's no email address for me to reply to. Could you please email me?
And now for our visit to Shirley's. She really is such a treasure. She showed me the green beans she's picked from her garden...
and here they are on the bush.
It's uncanny how everything grows for her, and how no bugs eat her tiny crops. I forgot to get pics of her blueberries and spinach, she eats spinach 3 times a day and has been picking right from her backyard. I guess if I want to be in such good shape when I'm 81, I'd better start eating spinach. She also drinks a gallon of milk a week, by herself. I'll never forget going up to her cottage and moving her refrigerator to my house, just the two of us, and yes, she's MUCH stronger than I am!
She also had a treat for us. I told her she's an enabler - helping mum to stay off her diabetic diet.
These are "healthy", according to Shirley. They're called O. Henry bars, I've never had the candy bar but she says they taste just like them. And here's the recipe for you.
O. Henry Bars
2/3 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups quick cooking rolled oats [uncooked]
6 ounce package chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter
Cream together margarine, sugar, syrup, and vanilla. Stir in oats. Spread onto greased 13x9" pan, patting down mixture evenly. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not bake longer, even if it doesn't look cooked.
Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together, spread over top. Let cool, then refrigerate, serve chilled. These should be stored in the fridge. They get a little gooey in the heat.
Of course, no visit to Shirley would be complete without pictures of her dog, Greta - she loves us to visit!
See you soon! Let me know if you make the recipe!