Thursday, September 18, 2008

Can you smell it....... ?

After catching up on Libby's blog, which is always a treat to read, I had a sudden craving for molasses cookies. Hum....

I'm a big fan of molasses cookies. I do occasionally treat myself to the one's from the Dancing Bear Company . They are my favourite commercial cookies and are absolutely sinful!

First thing this morning was to bake a batch of molasses cookies from Linda's recipe.

Gosh are they good! It's a keeper!

Although the cookies turned out differently from Libby's and Linda's, they taste marvelous!

Tonight's dinner menu, Tomato Basil Pie! ;o)

Back to my trip to Pennsylvania!

On Saturday we did our shop hop. Our goal was to hit 3 fabric stores. Our first stop was at Weaver's Dry Goods in Lititz, PA. The funny part about this first shop is that there was a "road close" sign. The bus drive got out of the bus and moved the sign. lol We could see the shop from the intersection, so there wasn't any danger. Hey, my kind of bus driver!

I didn't get a chance to take pictures of any of the shops. For one thing, it was crowded! You know how it is with a bus load of quilters. They had a nice country theme going the the main shop. There also happened to be a a warehouse sale in a barn. If you bought the whole bolt, the fabric was dirt cheap. I didn't find anything bolt wise.

Our second stop was Burkholder's Fabrics in Denver. That's where we had a nice Amish lunch. They had these peanut butter cookies for desert that were to die for! Another favourite of mine! After we were all well fed, it was back to shopping!

Our third stop was Saunders, that's where I really did the most damage. They had lots of Moda's at a reasonable price. I did loosen up a bit! ;o)

Saunder's is pretty much where I went wild with the yardage.

Here you have fabric cuts anywhere from 3 (three) to 8 (Eight) yards. Yes, that's my backing pile! Who can resist Moda's for backing? Not me!

I did have a mission on my shop hop. I was in search of some folk art oranges and gold for 2 (two) projects that I hope to be starting soon.

These are mainly half yard to 1 (one) yard cuts. The fabric certainly looks much darker in real life! Oh... I forgot 2 (two) fabrics in this picture, a background and a Japanese print. Oh well, I'll point it out when I use it in a project! lol ;o)

Thank you for stopping by! I do hope you are all having a wonderful day! The weather here in Upstate New York is gorgeous.

Keep well!

12 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Second post with molasses cookies & with orange fabric...

Love the oranges. & While I am at Trader Joes, I hope to find some of their molasses cookies (I haven't seen the ginger cookies in a long time - now those are real good) - although I copied the recipe that you mentioned too...

Guðrún said...

The fabrics are lovely.

Quilt Hollow said...

I was just thinking of making pumpkin bread mostly due to the fact we finally have what feels like a Fall day. Then I see molasses cookies that look devine! As soon as I'm off here I'm heading to the cupboard in hopes of finding molasses. Your orange fabrics are pretty and I'm curious what will become of them!

{imagine. dream. create. } said...

yum! you're making me want to bake!

Needled Mom said...

I love the molasses cookies. They have always been my family's favorites.

Luscious colors in the fabrics. I know you will have fun with those.

That bus driver is my type of driver.

Julia said...

You will love the Tomato Basil pie. We had it for lunch today, very Yummy! The cookies are next on my list to make.

Love all of the fabrics! Yummy food, yummy fabric! Live is good! LOL

Morah said...

Never mind the cookies....Saunders and Burkholders....MMmmmmmmmm...

Carin said...

love the fabrics you picked up!

Wendy said...

Molasses cookies always remind me of the fall, it's my favourite cookie and time of year. You found some wonderful fabrics and looks like you didn't hold back.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your cookies look so good. But peanut butter is one of my all time favorites. I think tomorrow is cookie baking day for me.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your banner!!! YOU SEW GIRL!! And today I made cookies! Chocolate chippers for us. It's all your fault.

MARCIE said...

Your banner looks great. Yummy fabrics AND cookies! I'd love to try that pie also. Lots to taste here! I would love to be cruising Upstate NY right about now. Love it! (Former Buffalo girl!)

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