Thursday, January 17, 2013

January Snowman Kit Basket Block

This January Wooly Basket block is part of my Wooly Basket Calendar Quilt.  The pattern is from the Starry Pines Pattern Company:

I used wool for the hand-appliqued basket, cotton flannel for the background fabric, and black perle cotton for the embroidery. 

Snow Day

Snow day,
Ten-below day,
Bundle-up-and-go day.
Pile three deep
On the old wooden sled,
Snow-crusted jackets,
Cheeks frozen red.
Scrunch, crunch, scrunch,
Boots punch holes in snow.
From three small balls,
Watch a snowman grow.
Cocoa sipping,
Cookie dipping,
One free night
Of homework skipping.
A friend’s toboggan
Is ours to borrow –
Please let there be
No school tomorrow!

                Carol H. Stewart

Recipes for cocoa sipping and cookie dipping on a snow day! 

Cocoa Mix
8-quart sized box of powdered milk
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar
6–7 ounces powdered coffee creamer (We like French Vanilla.)
1 pound box Nestle’s Chocolate Quick

1.  Mix well with a wooden spoon and store in an airtight container.
2.  To make cocoa, fill a cup almost half full of mix.  Stir while filling cup with hot water.
3.  Add marshmallows, whipped cream, or a peppermint stick for an extra treat!

Chocolate Crinkles
½ cup vegetable oil
4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar

1.  Mix oil, chocolate, and sugar.  Blend in eggs until well mixed.  Add vanilla.
2.  In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
3.  Blend flour mixture into oil mixture.  Chill several hours or overnight.
4.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll in powdered sugar.  Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  Do not overbake!  Makes about 6 dozen cookies. 

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  1. It's a very cute block. I have never tried wool but have seen some charming patterns. Snow is so pretty on the branches.

  2. What a beautiful block and the photos in the snow......awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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