Today is day 2 of the Cross Country Christmas Blog Hop. If you missed the kick off of the blog hop, just scroll down to yesterday’s post to read how it all works. Today Sandy Gervais from Pieces from my Heart is our featured designer. Be sure to stop by her blog to see what she is sharing with you today. For those of you who don’t know Sandy, she has been in the business for quite a while, has designed tons of patterns, and does wonderful fabric lines for Moda fabrics. I have designed many of my own patterns around her fabric lines and I am anxiously awaiting her next line.
She always has one of the most creative booths at market too – Check out this picture from this past market –
(pictures taken from Sandy’s Blog)
In addition to the project that Sandy is sharing with you today, the rest of the bloggers on the blog hop will be sharing a favorite holiday recipe with you. There are so many good holiday recipes out there, that it was hard to pick – but since we are all quilters, I decided to share two recipes that I would make if I was having my hand-stitching group over in the month of December.
The first is my MIL’s recipe for Christmas Tea. It’s so good that I start making it a month early!
Start by brewing 6 tea bags in 1 quart of boiling water. Set aside.
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 orange slices with whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 cups cranapple juice
Combine tea and spiced juice. Serve warm.
For dessert I would serve this Peppermint Dazzle Dessert:
First Layer: Mix 2 c. graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup butter. Spread in 9 x 13 pan and set aside.
Second Layer: Cream together :
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. butter
5 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
3 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Beat until smooth, then cool until firm. Spread over graham cracker crust.
Whip 1 pint whipping cream
Mix in 2 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows and 1 tsp vanilla
Spread over chocolate mixture and garnish with 8 crushed peppermint sticks.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.
I wish I had a picture of this dessert, as it looks pretty and festive! Suddenly I’m craving something sweet . . . .
Be sure to hit up the other blogs on the hop for more fun holiday recipes!