WOOOHOOO! IT'S OUR DAY!
Notice the music playing??? This has been going thru my head ALL week on this hop! So of course I had to share.
Please, feel free to turn the darn thing off! ------->
First, the important stuff....
These are the amazing rulers I got from Sullivan's to try out for this hop. I was sooo EXCITED to get them in the mail. I mean, who isn't excited to try out a new tool? Especially since Miz. Pat Sloan, our pal, put in so much work to design it just for us quilty folk.
This is what I've learned. First, that it's not so easy to design a new ruler as Pat will tell you! There were lots of patents out there, so she had to completely re-think this project. It wasn't a piece of cake for the peeps at Sullivan either, they had this idea to use Diamond Carbide (sounds fancy!) to sharpen rotary blades just like a knife sharpener. Great idea! But they had to make the edge JUST right. It was a year in the making, and I'll tell you what I LOVE!
I've been working on a black/white/yellow beauty....
I made sure I had the sharpening edge on the right side, and just a word of warning, it's LOUD when you run your blade against it!
LOL, it made me jump the first time, but I quickly got used to it...
the sound of my blade being sharpened.
See how shiny the edge got?
Aside from the obvious sharpening bonus, I LOVE the way Pat designed the rulers. The markings were so well thought out, and my fav part? The frosty finish on the rulers! I hate totally see through rulers. In fact, I keep the paper on the back! How many times do you go to cut a busy piece of fabric only to lose the markings on the ruler? Too many times to count. With the frosty finish, you can see everything perfectly, and the bold red/black markings just add to the overall pros of this handy-dandy tool.
Great job Pat and the peeps at Sullivans!
Now aren't y'all ready to win one too? By now you should know that each of us bloggers in the hop gets to choose a winner! So make sure to leave us a comment today to be in the running from our blog.
The fun stuff.
We're supposed to answer these two questions:
1. If you looked inside our fridge, what would you see?
YIKES! This was scary. Wanna peek?
Ok. That's Beth's. Although I noticed something missing here. I've been to her house before and seen a big tub of Nestle Chocolate Chip cookie dough....with SPOONS inside. After all, why bake it?
And here's MINE....
What? You don't put clothes in your fridge?
There's fruit and veggies down there too....
(and yes, shameless promotion of my fav baseball team!)
I actually got this idea at Beth's house. No, she didn't have clothing stacked in her fridge. However, her college boys sharing a house in town DID! After a nice sweaty game of basketball one of their friends likes to stick his shirt (yes, sweaty) in the fridge to cool it off!!! I thought that was hysterical. And, in a strange sort of way, made perfect sense. But, uh, glad it wasn't MY fridge.
Just so you know, I had to do a serious clean-out for my photo shoot! I shoulda taken a before pic, but let's just say I found plenty of science projects, including a bag full of green slimy stuff that MIGHT have been lettuce at one point....
2. What actress would play you in the movie of your life?
I mean, we ARE a bit Thelma and Louise...
Actually, I think we might be more...
Yep. THAT'S us!
Answer this: What actor/actress best describes YOU??? Have you been mistaken for someone famous before? Said you looked like someone famous??? DO TELL!
Now, for the recipe portion.....whew, this is a huge post!
Thanks for all your recipe ideas. I have two recipes to post, I'll do one today and one tomorrow, how's that?
So for today....The Lizzie B Cre8ive Cookie
This is a basic recipe with some funky add-ins you MUST try. Seriously. Try it.
First, you need some important ingredients...
My fav vanilla!
Yes, Rolo's...which you could roll to your friends, or you could just...
Chop 'em up nicely! (and share a cookie with a friend!)
And yes, Kettle chips. This is the very important secret ingredient.
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla (bourbon!)
2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal (old-fashioned)
1/2 tsp. coarse sea-salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
2 packs of Rolos, chopped
1 1/2 cups crushed Kettle cooked potato chips
In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Add flour, salt, baking soda and ALL the yummy add-ins. Mix like crazy. Drop by tablespoons on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for FIVE MINUTES. Yes, just 5. They will still look doughy in the middle when you take them out, but brown around the edges. Trust me, they're done.
Now get baking!
You need these.
And check out Sarah Fielke's blog while they're in the oven at
Don't forget to leave a comment to WIN a ruler!