As you know, I am a quilter in addition to a baker. If there are two things we quilters are known for, it's that we all have a large fabric "stash" and most of us love to "collect" vintage sewing machines. The fact most of us already have one or two high-end computerized name brand machines with all the bells and whistles never keeps us from a good "deal" on an oldie…Continue
www.TheDanglingThread.blogspot.comThis is my Wisconsin Bike Trails Quilt. The pattern is from Kim Schaffer's Modern Quilts book, but I can't remember the name. She is from WI, so I thought it was…Continue
Just a quick update. For those of you new to my blog and my mission to make 100 Little Dresses for Africa by August of 2014, I want to let you know that the story on how I got interested in the project is on my blog today! Brew up some coffee and tune in!
Added by Rhonda Mossner on January 27, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments
Oh the weather outside is certainly frightful with 45 mph winds, but that won't stop me from baking up a great cake this morning! I wanted something that I could pop in the fridge and quilt the rest of the day--so I whipped up an oldie but a goodie from my Quilter Cook recipe box!
Try it! Your family will love it! (Don't let the name scare you...I run a very clean blog. I'm a good Lutheran girl after all...)…Continue
I am having an interesting conversation with my readers on my blog today and I would like some input from quilters.
It has to do with whether or not customers are expected to refill coffee without an additional charge at a local grocery store that I frequent. I just don't know what is socially correct. What is your opinion?…Continue
www.TheDanglingThread.blogspot.comAfter my two hour water workout yesterday morning, I stopped at a local coffeehouse and opened my computer. What did I find but an invite to cater a reception THIS Friday for 50! Well, what an evening I have had and a busy morning getting everything organized! For those who do not know, I used to have a catering business in Indianapolis and have been trying to get my name out there again in…Continue
www.TheDanglingThread.blogspot.comI finally finished my Christmas mug rugs for my quilting bee friends! They were so easy! I used a circle template to trace the Santas, then layered a piece of the…Continue
Added by Rhonda Mossner on December 10, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments
I have decided to make my quilting friends a Gift In A Jar mix, two Santa mug rugs and maybe follow it up with a small quilt project IN A JAR!
So, naturally I have decided to feature gifts in jars all week on the blog! Some food, some projects...you never know! I am starting with a few classic recipes today and then we'll move on towards something a bit more challenging the rest of the week. Something for everyone on your list!
See you there! …Continue
Added by Rhonda Mossner on December 9, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
Ok, remember the Roseville novels I started writing here on Connecting Threads a couple of years ago that were very popular? Well, due to the fact I am now traveling with the Roseville trunk show and sharing my personal "Live Your Passion!" story and Roseville, I was wondering if you were interested in having me continue with the novels again?
I have to figure out how…Continue
Added by Rhonda Mossner on December 8, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments
Ok, who is planning to get some of their holiday baking done this weekend? What a great time to do it with all the snow and ice falling? There is nothing better than a warm kitchen, candles burning, carols playing and surrounding yourself with cookies!
Today I am featuring Large Batch Cookie Baking on my blog! If you bake all three recipes I have featured, you will have close to 500 cookies by the end of the day! Now, there you go! If your quilt guild's holiday party is coming up,…Continue
Yep! I am off again to quilt club! It seems sometimes that all I do is drive from one quilt gathering to the next! LOL I know, such a hardship...Actually, I am in great need of some inspiration. I have so many ideas of things to make for friends and family, a million pages earmarked in my umpteen thousand quilt magazines but I can't seem to get up to my quilt loft and make…Continue
Added by Rhonda Mossner on December 5, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Wow! I can't see anything outside today--just fog! So, I guess I'll do some baking this morning and holiday quilting this afternoon! I have a dinner party for 12 tonight, so my day will be busy. I don't have a lot to put together for the dinner. We have a little club we belong to and we meet twice a month. Everyone brings something, we eat and then we have a bible study together. It just so happens that this is my turn to host. So, no big deal. I did want to run to the store for some more…Continue
Added by Rhonda Mossner on December 3, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments
In between sewing up some Christmas gifts for my quilting friends, I am putting together a Cookie Swap Week on my blog! Stop in for instructions on how to host a swap and recipes to get you started! This is a great idea for your quilting bee gals! You can also do this in addition with your Christmas gift exchange!
The Quilter Cook…Continue
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! May you all enjoy a blessed time with family and friends this holiday!
From Rhonda Mossner
The Quilter Cook
Added by Rhonda Mossner on November 28, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments
Ok, still fighting the virus but I learned yesterday that I was not going to have to have knee surgery right away. I guess you have to find a silver lining wherever you can!
I know a lot of you are having guests for the weekend and believe it or not I almost forgot all about these caramel rolls! They are great for Thanksgiving morning! 5 min prep tonight, 30 min baking at 350 degrees in the morning. That's it! Your family and friends will LOVE them!
Plus, you can cut this…Continue
So, I have everything I need for Thursday all organized and ready to go--what I didn't need was to come down with bronchitis! Goodness sakes! Why this week of all weeks? I have people coming and feel miserable! AUGH!
Well, I haven't had the energy to take photos of all of my recipes for the blog, but I still hope you can find something that will help you with the holiday ahead--Yesterday I featured Money Saving Salads and today I am featuring Money Saving Breakfasts! I have posted…Continue
Ok, I am making some good progress on the Lil Twister project from last week. I think I have figured out my problem. There wasn't enough lights, mediums and darks for contrast when I sewed the original 24 squares together. What I did was sew a printed 5 inch charm square of a solid with a printed cupcake 5 inch charm and tried to make sure that the main fabric in the twirls would be the cupcakes.
Well, that's not what happened. Because of the way you cut the designs with the tool, I…Continue
I finally am back after a wild morning out and about. Goodness sakes! At Walmart, which was my final stop there was a kid about three years old crawling on and jumping up and down on the self check-out bagging area! Up and down, up and down...hop, hop, hop! The machine kept bleeping out " Unidentified item in the baggage area. Please remove item and seek assistance." LOL The mother of course continued shopping for sweaters across the aisle from the check-out area. Whatever. Welcome to the…Continue
Well I didn't get the Lil Twister figured out. I know what I have to do, but really--this fussycutting is not my thing. Give me a rotary blade and I am good to go. I drink too much coffee to snip around a zillion squares, but you never know. I might get it done yet!
I am off to my UFO support group this morning-and taking the Twister with me. I hope to get some tutoring. A bit disappointed right now, but I'll figure it out.
Anyway, I baked up Recipe #3 of Bread Week on the blog…Continue
Well, that's what's baking on the blog today while I am up in my quilting loft playing with my new Lil Twister tool! I have been wanting one of these for awhile now, but every time I was at the quilt shop the voices from the bolts of fabric were speaking louder than the notions wall! So, after admiring all the gorgeous quilts made from this new little tool, I had a plan of action.
I headed to a new quilt shop where the fabric didn't know me and marched right to the wall of wonderful…Continue