I made this Redwork Snowmen Calendar Quilt a few years ago. I found the patterns on the internet (although I can't find them there now.) I had originally set these blocks differently but wasn't happy with it. So I did some ripping and arrived at this sashing and border arrangement instead. I purchased the handmade, crocheted and heavily starched snowflakes years before. I had originally used them as Christmas ornaments but think they now add the perfect three-dimensional touch to this quilt.
Even though it looks like a winter quilt, I actually keep it up all the time. In Colorado, we can get snow most any month of the year!
Here's another recipe I got from my mother that makes a festive, easy gift.
Sand Painting Brownies1/3 cup cocoa
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1. Layer all ingredients in a quart canning jar.
2. Wrap the jar with a ribbon and don't forget to include the recipe!
3. To make cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
4. Place ingredients in a mixing bowl and add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup oil, and 3 eggs. Mix well.
5. Pour into a greased pan and bake for 32-37 minutes for a 7" x 11" pan or 30-35 minutes for a 9" x 9" pan.