The Second Day of Christmas in July – Two Cardinals in a Pine Tree
The second day of Christmas in July brings two cardinals in a pine tree. With rich jewel toned fabrics of ruby and garnet, emerald and peridot set off by warm gold and obsidian black, Holidays at Home will be an heirloom quilt you and your family will treasure for many Christmases yet to come. Click Here to see this collection and enjoy your Holidays at Home. This is a 6 month Block of the Month but we decided to sell it as a whole quilt kit so you can speed along and get it made for Christmas 2010. You also save on shipping cost purchasing as a whole kit.
Cut rectangles and half-square triangles units from the Strip-It Border and cut down on piecing!
Each mealtime my husband and I have the joy of seeing several pairs of cardinals enjoying the bird feeders. My husband loves birds. Of course I had to make this quilt. The quilt top is done and there will be a class at the shop this Fall in September and October.
Staff member Rachel came up with this yummy cookie recipe for today. You don’t have to wait till Christmas to try this out.
Chocolate Chip Sunshine Cookies
- One 12 oz, package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 large navel orange
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Dump the bag of chocolate chips into a small bowl. Wash the orange good and grate the peel into the bowl of chocolate chips. Squeeze the juice of the orange over the bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and set aside overnight. This is so the chocolate will absorb the orange flavor.
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, brown sugar, egg and oil. Mix them by hand and then add the orange chocolate chips and the pecans. Stir them into the batter, but don’t over mix. Drop the dough by teaspoons onto a well-greased cookie sheet, leaving a good two inches between them because they spread. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a 325-degree oven. Makes 3 dozen bright and happy cookies.