i've been baking. blueberry jam thumbprints for a CASA auction, and chocolate peanut butter ritz cookies (is there a shorter name for those?) for troy to take to work. being a ninny i didn't take pics of either batch of cookies, even though they were purty.
it reminds me though, of showing my uncle bill a picture of a cake i decorated (hoping to impress him with my mad skilz) and having him say "well, i take pictures of the fish i catch, and you take pictures of your cakes." touche, uncle billy. there are times when i feel like - why do i document all this stuff? but i enjoy it and you all put up with me! :)
i did get a pic of the two apple pies i made for troy to take to work. seems crazy, but i had never made a regular old double crust apple pie before!
i also wanted to share a quick how-to. when i was making my mug rug for the valentine's swap, i was playing around and came up with something i thought was fun. now - i haven't checked, i'm sure this has been done before. so just smile and let me think i'm terribly original, ok?
so i started with eight 5 inch charms. i'm using moda punctuation fabrics. i made 2 four patches. then i cut each four patch on the diagonal both ways. this gave me 8 patchwork triangles. then i put two triangles together to make a center square. and i forgot to take pics of all of that, doh!
added the other triangles along the outside edges.
this means that on two sides, they will overlap. after stitching my first 2 triangles onto opposite sides, i cut them even with the center square block. then i stitched on the last 2 triangles.
have you tried this before? is there a name for this type of block? do share!