Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lose Ends and TLSAL

I haven't been very good at blogging.  I have had a few things I wanted to blog about so this is the posting of a few things that I wanted to start the year off with. 
Usually the time between Christmas and New Years I try and put together a jig saw puzzle.  This habit started when I was a little girl.  I would set up my little table in our bedroom and spend the break putting together a puzzle.  The puzzle this year took a little longer but it eventually got done. 
Before putting the Christmas decorations away, I took a pattern from a set of towels I got to make a set of towels for my daughter in law.  Her kitchen is decorated in Coca Cola memorabilia and these will fit perfectly with her decore.
For the last few years I have picked a word that defines where I am and what I want to focus my attention on.  I got this idea from the novel by Debbie Macomber called Thursdays At Eight.  This years word is; per·se·vere   /ˌpɜrsəˈvɪər/ Show Spelled
1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.

I like to think that I can maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, steadfast and immovable.  We will see what this year brings.
As for stitching, I have the goal to finish this piece.  It has been a WIP for several years and I am determined to finish it this year.  I love this picture by Greg Olsen.  It is entitled, "O Jerusalem".  Wish me luck!
With my goal of finishing my WIP's, I joined Daffycat's TLSAL. As I post my progress I will be eligible for some fantastic prizes.  Who doesn't like that for an insentive to stitch.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Coconut Crisp Cookies

If you like coconut you need to try this recipe.  It is my all time favorite and I had a craving for these sense I have been fighting a cold.

Coconut Crisp Cookies
1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups flour

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. nutmeg

¾ tsp. salt
2 cups coconut
Cream butter with sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir in oats and coconut. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degree oven until golden (12-15 minutes).