A Stitch in Time*

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Stitching UFO Received, Blog Spam, & Orange Cookie Recipe

Blog Spam

Recently I was hit with over a dozen blog 'spam' comments. In the course of a few minutes, someone posted these comments to all these old posts I had here, and the comments consisted of links to adult sites. They have all been deleted, but because of that I have now started 'comment moderation' on this blog. I apologize if your comment doesn't show up right away, and know that it is due to my little clash with blog spam.

Has your blog been spammed in this way? If so, how did you handle it?

Stitching UFO Received

A friend of mine is in the process of downsizing. She has sold a lot of her craft supplies, and I recently purchased handfuls of fun rubber stamps from her. They're great for me to use on students' papers, and for crafts at school.

On a stitchy note, she gave me this project:

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She'd started it quite awhile ago, and she knew it would never get finished. In my book, it's become a UFO. (unfinished object) It's Candamar Designs' "Teacup Stack". I probably never would have bought the project myself, but I thought it might be fun to work on from time to time. My friend also said she didn't want it back, ever! On the downside, it's on an Aida fabric. I haven't worked on Aida in a long time, and I'm not too fond of it anymore. Even so, this poor project needs a bit of TLC and attention. It's also mounted on a sort of stretcher bar frame that rolls, so that will be something new for me if I decide to continue using that set-up. We'll just have to see.

Have you ever adopted a UFO? Did you have any success in finishing it?

I have been stitching some on Summer Queen, and last night I even added more beads. I decided that one shouldn't wait for years in between working with beads. The experience needs to be done more frequently, so that skills in adding beads don't get completely lost!

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stitching to you!

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Orange Cookie Recipe

Orange Cookies

I posted a few pictures of these Orange Cookies on my previous post. I've finally returned with the recipe.

This recipe comes from Minnesota, and they were lovingly baked by one of my dear aunts for years and years. We always requested 'orange cookies' when we visited her home. She is no longer able to bake, but the rest of us in the family enjoy baking these cookies again and again.

Enjoy! These cookies are so delicious.
Orange Cookies
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup margerine or butter
(you may use 1/2 cup shortening with 1/2 cup butter or margerine if desired)
2 eggs
1Tbsp orange rind
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk (add after eggs)
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Cream the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, orange rind, and then add the buttermilk.
Add the dry ingredients, mix well. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookies sheets. (They get a lot larger, so don't make them too large or they'll be huge.)

After they are cool, ice them with this icing:

1 Tbsp orange rind
3 Tbsp butter, softened
3 Tbsp orange juice
3 cups powdered sugar

Makes about 40-45 cookies.


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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Orange Cookies

I can't believe I haven't posted here in over a month. Come to think of it, I don't think I've even stitched a thing in about a month now. Sigh...I really miss it so much. I just can't find the time! Work has been extremely busy this year.

This upcoming weekend I will carve out some time in the day, even if I have the usual list of things that I MUST do. I will cast those aside to enjoy needle and thread.

I baked these cookies a few weeks ago, and I had to take a photo of them. I will share the recipe soon here! We call them "Orange Cookies". They're made with flour, sugar, butter, buttermilk, and a bit of orange juice--and a few more ingredients. The icing has orange juice in it, too. They are puffy, soft, and everyone seems to love them.

Orange Cookies
Orange Cookies- So Puffy!

Thanks for stopping by today, and please come back soon. I promise to post the recipe here very soon. :)