Friday, November 5, 2010


One church banner almost complete!!
I just need to add the dowel at the top.
I may even add little pretty ends to that dowel!!!
It measures 4 1/2 ft. wide and a little more than 8 feet long.
Let me tell you......
I think I made it more complicated than I needed to.
We do that sometimes, huh?
I found the dark heavy fabric and then I added
sparkly netting on top.
I don't think I needed the sparkly netting.
Not sure you'll be able to even see the teeny, tiny sparkles at a distance.
And you know...
it's not easy attaching two v-e-r-y long pieces of fabric together...
Oh you knew that.
You're all quilters!!!
I added the lettering and then
the BLING....
the STARS.....
the bigger sparkles that you can see!!!
The backing was added like you would when making a pillow case.
This banner was easier than making a quilt.
A little more nerve wracking....
You know....
People at church will have their opinions.
You just hope...
they're good opinions. ;)

Then I made cookies!
Are you surprised?
I know. Me too.
Two weeks in a row!!!
Good thing I had my handy dandy oatmeal.
My breakfast choice everyday of the year.
Rain. or. shine.

And a good thing I had this too....
Hand written recipe!!
The BEST kind.
And you know what?
If you could hold this recipe....
you'd see how well-loved it is!
There are many stains, pieces of cookie dough
and drops of vanilla.

You can tell from this picture I forgot the cookies in the oven
a couple of times. :/
They're edible.
Very edible.
My waist tells no tales.
Here's the particulars if you're interested:
1 C. sugar
1 C. brown sugar
1 C. butter (I used 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c. crisco)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
mix. then add:
2 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
mix. then stir in:
2 C. oatmeal
1/2 C. nuts
1/2 C. coconut
1 C. raisin or chocolate chips (I didn't add these)
bake 350 for 10 minutes.
If you overbake....they'll still taste good....I know.
I'm adding this to Amy's sew and tell.
Have a great weekend!!!
I will.
I'll be eating cookies. :)


  1. Beautiful job on the banner.
    I'm a fan of oatmeal also. Do you like the steel cut oats? They're my favorite.

  2. Everyone will love this beautiful banner. It just sparkles with joy! Maybe your shiny netting will show in the light at church. Love the bling!

  3. Love your banner, and I bet the netting will add sparkle in the light! And oh those cookies - I've got to get baking!!!

  4. The banner is beautiful! I love secret little details that you have to get close to see, and people will want to have a closer look at the banner for sure.

  5. Beth, The banner looks great!
    Coconut sounds good in the cookies.. I am going to have to try this recipe out.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh you may just be pleasantly surprised when the banner is hung and the light hits and the little sequins on the netting catch the light just right. Its lovely!

    Mmm, oatmeal cookies! I just love oatmeal cookies...I make mine with half butter and half peanut butter so no added nuts needed!

  7. I have always admired the banners. Yours is coming along so nicely! I can't wait to see it all done. My cookies tend to look the same at times. But they still taste good!

  8. Beth, thank you so much. Your heart is beautiful and your patchwork one too. Myra will get such a surprise as I haven't told her that they are also coming from around the World. It is so healing having a surprise in the mail now and again and it will give her hope and strength that others are thinking of her. thank you.

  9. Oooo! A new cookie recipe! Thank you!

    The banner looks great, too! :-)


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