A Quilting Life Giveaway

Welcome to my day on the blog tour for A Quilting Life – Creating a Handmade Home by Sherri McConnell!  I’m so honored to have been asked to participate in Sherri’s book tour.  Sherri is a sweetheart and she’s one of the  nicest bloggers you’ll meet.  And I feel extra lucky as I’ve been able to see her several times at quilt markets.  I love the name of Sherri’s book and blog — it’s a perfect fit for her.  Sherri truly lives a quilting life and she’s one of the most prolific quilt bloggers that I know.

A Quilting Life

Sherri’s book is a treasure!  It’s full of fun and straight-forward patterns for quilts, table toppers, pillows, bags and more — all the goodies to make a cozy home.  I love the quilt below.  I recently placed a very similar version of this quilt in a selection of quilts that could be made from charm packs, so I was really excited to see that a pattern is in her book.

A Quilting Life

Unfortunately, with our recent trip, I haven’t had time to try out any of her patterns, but I’ve looked over the instructions for many of the projects and they’re clear, thorough and easy to follow. She even uses the same corner square triangle blocks in several of her projects that I’m currently making for a little quilt. I LOVE the quilt below — what a clever use of that same block.

A Quilting Life

Sherri asked us to share a little bit of how we manage to have a quilting life and maybe give an organizational tip or recipe. If you could see my sewing room now, you would realize that you’re much better off to take organizational tips from the experts. Or even just other average quilters who are actually organized.  Recipes, however, I can do. I thought about recipes that are easy and allow me more time for my quilting life. Like many of you, I work full-time outside of the home, so finding time to quilt can be a challenge.

As I thought about my easy recipes, I realized that I’ve already shared many of my favorites with you. So then, my thoughts turned from time-saving to snacking while quilting. In my case, I love a good cookie while I’m sewing. I know I should eat carrot sticks or something while I quilt, but where’s the fun in that?

Thimbleanna: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

When MyDadLovesMeBestSister and I were growing up, MeMum used to make a wonderful Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and I always ate more than my fair share. Oatmeal Raisin are my very favorite cookies. I’ve already shared a great Oatmeal Raisin cookie, but that one is a traditional Oatmeal Raisin cookie — crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. This oatmeal raisin cookie is cakey. And yum yummy!

Thimbleanna: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 lb. raisins — Cover with water and boil. Let cool.
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
4 cups flour
4 cups oatmeal
4 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 teaspoons soda added to water and raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 – 1 cup chopped nuts

Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs. Sift flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Add to mixture alternately with milk. Add oatmeal. Drain a little water off of the raisins then add soda. Add raisins with water to mixture. Add nuts and vanilla. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Thimbleanna: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

And, just so you know, you can have more than one cookie beside your machine while you’re sewing — just throw in some extra jumping jacks on your breaks!

Here’s the schedule for Sherri’s book tour:

Monday June 3rdNanette at Freda’s Hivehttp://fredashive.blogspot.com/
Tuesday June 4thSinta from Pink Pincushionhttp://pinkpincushion.blogspot.com/
Wednesday June 5th Jodi from Pleasant Homehttp://www.pleasant-home.com/
Thursday June 6th Judi from Green Fairy Quilts http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/
Friday June 7thLissa of ModaLissa http://modalissa.blogspot.com/
Saturday June 8th Amanda of AmandaMurphyDesign http://amandamurphydesign.blogspot.com/
Sunday June 9th Me!
Monday June 10th Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
Tuesday June 11th Kristyne of Pretty by Hand http://prettybyhand.com/
Wednesday June 12thSherri of A Quilting Life http://www.aquiltinglife.com

Sherri and C&T publishing are generously giving away one book for each of the blog tour stops (international winners will receive an e-book) — that means, if you stop at every blog on the book tour by June 14th, you have 10 chances to win!

If you’d like a copy of Sherri’s book, leave a comment and tell me your favorite cookie to snack on while you’re quilting.

Good Luck!

209 Thoughts on “A Quilting Life Giveaway

  1. Sherri I on June 9, 2013 at 12:07 am said:

    My favorite cookie has to be a Sugar Cookie! Thanks for sharing your recipe, sounds good. Will have to try it. And thanks for participating in Sherri’s giveaway.

  2. Anita on June 9, 2013 at 12:08 am said:

    Hi Anna, I can’t wait to hear more about your trip. Iceland sounds so interesting. I love peppermint JoJos from Trader Joes. They are only available during the Christmas holidays, thank goodness or else I’d be in trouble.

  3. Oh yum! I love oatmeal cookies. But my favourite would be an afghan cookie. It might be a kiwi thing (no it’s not made from a long haired dog) so here’s a link: http://www.chelsea.co.nz/baking-and-recipes/1294/afghan-biscuits.aspx
    You’ll need LOTS of star jumps after these :-)

  4. GeeGee on June 9, 2013 at 1:37 am said:

    My faborite cookie to snack on is the homemade shortbread cookie. Not too sweet and ever so yummy!! Especially good served with a glass of ice cold lemonade.

  5. Hi, this is my first visit to your site! And I loved it…sooo enjoyed reading about your Iceland trip! My favorite cookie is double chocolate chunk brownie. I’m a chocoholic! :) Hope to win Sherri’s book – looks really interesting.

  6. Joan on June 9, 2013 at 5:30 am said:

    I love to snack on chocolate chip cookies when I am sewing.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Diann on June 9, 2013 at 5:31 am said:

    My favorite cookie is the old fashioned tea cake though anything chocolate is good too. Cookies and quilting are two obsessions..can’t have too much of either pretty much. Do have to limit the cookies.

  8. Jill on June 9, 2013 at 6:08 am said:

    Peanut Butter!!

  9. My favorite cookies to snack on while quilting are Stella D’Oro Anisette Toast with a nice cup of tea. If I can get homemade anise biscotti, that’s even better!

  10. How fun to see cookies and diet Pepsi next to your sewing machine. I’ve not eaten while sewing, but I’m inspired to now. ;) My favorite is a drop sugar cookie recipe.

  11. I’m all about oatmeal cookies too, but I prefer chocolate chips over raisins :)

  12. Rebecca on June 9, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

    My absolute favorite cookie – Oatmeal Raisin!! I love your choice of diet Pepsi with cookies – another favorite meal. I try not to eat while sewing – food on the fabric you know. Want to try this recipe and appreciate the chance for the book!

  13. Pat D on June 9, 2013 at 7:54 am said:

    I love Oatmeal Raisin cookies but I have to say my favorite are Spritz.

  14. Rhonda on June 9, 2013 at 8:56 am said:

    First time to your blog and I love it! Iceland sounds like a trip I’d love minus the airport adventures! My favorite cookie is my mother-in-law’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies… especially when my husband makes them! Thanks for a chance to win!

  15. I do love Oatmeal Raisin cookies however chocolate chip is my favorite quilting cookie.

  16. Sarah on June 9, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

    All cookies are good! I’m not a huge fan of raisins, but I would love oatmeal chocolate chip!

  17. Kristi on June 9, 2013 at 9:36 am said:

    I have two favorite cookies: Chocolate chip cookies and Spritz cookies (with icing).
    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway!

  18. Sandra M. on June 9, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

    I absolutely luv sugar cookies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Robin T on June 9, 2013 at 9:48 am said:

    My all time favorite cookie is Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. I don’t make cookies unless I’m taking to someone else’s house. Otherwise I would have to do jumping jacks the entire week 24/7!

  20. Heather on June 9, 2013 at 9:50 am said:

    I think a big chewy Molasses cookie is my favorite but I rarely have them around for snacking. Hmm, I may just need to bake some soon!

  21. My favorite cookie to snack on is Snickerdoodles. Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway.

  22. Double chocolate delight. So yummy. Love your header by the way!

  23. My favourite are macadamia, white chocolate and cherry. They are just too good.

  24. Kathy spencer on June 9, 2013 at 10:11 am said:

    If I could I would munch on French macaroons everyday!

  25. Anne on June 9, 2013 at 10:14 am said:

    It’s a toss up between a soft, chocolate chip cookie with chips that are gooey, or a soft sugar cookie.

    Love your blog!!

  26. Mary Jo Jones on June 9, 2013 at 10:17 am said:

    I absolutely love cookies but my favorite to snack on would be the good old chocolate chip cookie…you cannot go wrong with it. My family has them eaten before I am finished baking them:) I sooooooo hope I win this book…Water Lily is a must…love how it is designed! Have a happy day!

  27. Thanks for the recipie. My 4 yr old niece has got me hooked on the little store bought sugar wafers. She eats the strawberry and I eat the vanilla. I think we will both like these oatmeal ones though.

  28. Tara on June 9, 2013 at 10:21 am said:

    I’m not much into sweets so my “cookie” isn’t a cookie at all but I just love some fresh bruschetta on Melba rounds. Mmmmmm, crunchy goodness. These are particularly good when I can get decent fresh tomatoes but that season is disappointingly short this far north so I have to make do during our long winters with store bought bruschetta which just isn’t quite as good.

  29. Vanilla Oreos. Soooo yummy. And I don’t have to use up precious quilting time to bake them. Just rip open up the package. (Also because I’m not the greatest cook lol)

  30. Kitty on June 9, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

    We have an old recipe for Oatmeal Coconut cookies that I sometimes add raisins or dried cranberries or chocolate chips (or all of these) to and love those. They’re chewy but crisp on the outside. Mmmm….. New to your blog but will make it a regular. Thanks!

  31. Tanya Fredrick on June 9, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

    My favorite cookies are molasses cookies from a Menonite bakery in a town 20 miles away. There is a great fabric store in the same town, so when I trek up there for fabric I often stop for a bag of soft, big molasses cookies.

  32. Elaine Satterfield on June 9, 2013 at 10:52 am said:

    Chocolate Marshmallow cookies are our family’s favorite! Luckily I don’t make them too often!
    Love this book and sure hope to win one! Thanks for the chance!

  33. Joan on June 9, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip made with oatmeal and dried cherries. Super Delicious!

  34. Becky Sharp on June 9, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

    Cherry oatmeal cookies are my absolute favorite!

  35. Jewels on June 9, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

    Looks like a great book! My all time favorite cookie would have to be a Christmas sugar cookie with icing,,, (maybe a sprinkle of sugar for decoration :) kiss kiss

  36. Sue Bone on June 9, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

    I prefer cake, more messy but you can’t beat a good lemon drizzle.

  37. Jane on June 9, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

    Either plain oatmeal, or chocolate chip. Thanks!

  38. Rebecca T on June 9, 2013 at 11:19 am said:

    Sugar cookies with toffee bits. Yum-o!

  39. Cookies and quilting…hmmm, I don’t think of the two together,but that doesn’t mean I will count it out. You have to be open to new things is my policy. A favourite cookie of mine that has a quilting connection would be my date filled oatmeal cookies. They are a refrigertor cookie, so that means they are easy, and I just make the cookie dough and date filling and put it in the fridge and when I have a hankering for a cookie, you just slice off some cookie dough. Bake a few, and then sandwich them with your prepared date filling. These are a fave among my quilting friends at all our retreats. Good healthy treat that is sustaining and leaves more time for quilting. Anybody interested can just request the recipe.

  40. When I’m quilting, my favorite cookie to snack on is peanut butter, but only because chocolate chips are too messy.

  41. Michelle on June 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm said:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip. But your cookies look yummy!

  42. How about a linzer heart cookie made with a tender, buttery shortbread and a seedless strawberry jam filling. Oh, wait, don’t forget a dusting of powdered sugar. Tastes even better when it’s served on a paper doily. I could go for one right now. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!

  43. I’m not much of a snacker, but I do love a little bit of Rocky Road!

  44. Cecilia on June 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm said:

    My favorite is an oatmeal raisin cookie too! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win a copy of the book.

  45. Lisa Marie on June 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm said:

    I like all kinds of cookies especially anything chocolate or mocha — but usually not while I’m quilting!

  46. I love Oatmeal Raisin cookies. They are the best, and so healthy, too. Ha!

  47. Bertha Mallard on June 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm said:

    Hi, I read your blog daily and am not surprised by the delicious sounding raisin oatmeal cookies. Must try it soon. My granddaughter (12 years old) who likes to cook is coming for a visit this week so this sounds like a great project for us. Thanks.

  48. Hanke on June 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

    My favorite is a chocolate cookie. Like your oatmeal cookies!Thanks for the chance.

  49. Lisa on June 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

    I love snicker doodles when I quilt. Love your we page and the book tour. Thanks.

  50. Melissa on June 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

    My favorite cookie to snack on is chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal and butterscotch chips added to the mix. Mmmm.

  51. Truth be told, Oatmeal Raisin are my very favorite cookies!

  52. Jacklynn Grimm on June 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

    I don’t have the room on my sewing table to keep coffee and oatmeal raisin cookies (my fav) from getting in my stuff – and I’m a klutz so I keep food far away from my projects!

  53. I am a choclate chip gal:) esp Toll House recipe!!!!

  54. Your oatmeal raisin cookies look good. I like oatmeal pecan cookies, and sugar cookies, and snickerdoodles, and hello-dolly bars, and….

  55. Chris on June 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm said:

    I absolutely love a double chocolate cookies with tons of chocolate chips in them. :) Between the sugar and the caffine it packs a great energy boost to get lots of sewing done! :) Thanks for the chance at winning one of Sherri’s books. I love her blog and all her inspiration! :)

  56. I love chocolate chip cookies. Especially fresh from the oven when they’re all melty (but then they’re not a good thing to have around fabric). I read your next post too and now I want to go to Iceland. We Canadians hate Air Canada too. (They truly are the most unhelpful airline ever.) I recommend West Jet whenever possible but I don’t think they fly to Iceland.

  57. My all time favorite cookie is chocolate chip – especially just out of the oven. Warm and gooey!

  58. Ceil on June 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm said:

    Oatmeal raisin works for me too! I ate a chocolate chip cookie while sewing once and ended up with a smear of chocolate on fabric so that’s a no no now! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll give it a try.

  59. Sandy K on June 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm said:

    I could probably make myself sick on homemade chocolate chip cookies…okay, who am I kidding, even packaged ones would work!! Thanks for the chance to win Sherri’s great book.

  60. Joyce Carter on June 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm said:

    My favorite cookie is Oatmeal Raisin, but I do not eat in my sewing room. I would have stuff all over my fabric. Thanks for the chance to win Sherri’s book.

  61. Karen Seitz on June 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm said:

    Day in and day out, Toll House Cookies are my favorite, and I would eat them while quilting even if I have to wash my hands over and over!

  62. My favorite cookie to snack on while I’m quilting is a chocolate waffle iron cookie.

  63. Karen on June 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

    I have a great recipe for peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. It make so many and I could eat them all!

  64. Chocolate Chip!! Warm out of the oven preferably!

  65. Donna on June 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

    By far my favorite cookie is chocolate chip cookies. I can never turn them down!

  66. Bonnie Larson on June 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm said:

    I totally alternate between chocolate chip and oatmeal. mmmmm. Thanks for sharing. The recipe looks great


  67. Jennifer on June 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm said:

    My favorite cookie is a shortbread cookie. But, not just any shortbread cookie, it is the one made and beautifully decorated by my friend, Janice. Believe me they are like no other shortbread you’ve tasted! Thanks for this giveaway, Sherri is amazing so I know the book must be, also.

  68. LINDA on June 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm said:


  69. My favorite cookie for snacking on are gingersnaps.
    thanks for a chance to win Sherri’s book.

  70. Susan on June 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm said:

    My favorite cookie is probably a chewy molasses ginger cookie but I do also really like oatmeal raisin so I’m looking forward to trying your recipe.
    Thanks for the chance to win Sherri’s book–it looks great!

  71. Corinne on June 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

    My favorite warm out of the oven is chocolate chip.

  72. While I love choc chip cookies just about anytime, when I’m sewing I always have M&M’s next to me. ;-) Your recipe looks really yummy, so maybe I will have to substitute for the M&M’s. ;-) Thanks for the fun!

  73. My favourite biscuit for snacking on are Meg’s biscuits – recipe here http://annelee55.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/megs-biscuits.html

    Having said that, I don’t take food or drink into my sewing room just in case I spill it. My daughter brought a h-u-g-e mug of coffee in the other day when she wanted to look at my dressmaking patterns and she was a bit miffed when I sent her out until she’d drunk it! tee hee

  74. Janice on June 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm said:

    My sister always makes gingersnap cookies when we get together and sew.

  75. Patty on June 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm said:

    I’m sorry, but I can’t limit my favorite cookie to just one!! I love chocolate chip with walnuts and sugar cookies. Either one works great to snack on while sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Polly Hada on June 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm said:

    This is so fun! LOVE your yoyo quilt and love reading your blog. My latest fave cookie is oatmeal too, but made with half whole wheat flour, half white flour, and half coconut oil/half butter. It also has lots of coconut and lots of walnuts. So yummy! Sure would like that fab book

  77. Connie Douty on June 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm said:

    If Oeos are unvailable, I just take time to make chocolate chip cookies with pecans and go for the milk and cookies
    I have just today become addicted to your blog and have gone back a year. spending the last hour reading your most interesting and beautiful site. You are a pro in so many ways and helped this quilter immensely get inspired to keep on keeping on.

  78. Edith on June 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm said:

    I’m not a cookie snob and will eat just about any cookie – but if there are oatmeal raisin or macadamia nut, they are the first ones I grab.

    Can’t wait to try your recipe and then sit and visit your blog and become your one of your new fans.

  79. Jaime on June 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm said:

    Can’t say I snack and quilt at the same time but when I go downstairs for a break I’ll eat any cookies I have. Right now it’s Ina Garten’s chocolate chips!

  80. Mary Graff on June 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm said:

    My favorite cookie to snack on is white chocolate macadamia. Betcha can’t eat just one!!

  81. Gayle on June 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm said:

    I love oatmeal cookies too, but besides the raisens, you need to add chocolate chips to the batter! MMmm..

  82. Oreos! You don’t even have to get your hands messy while you eat and quilt. Just put one in each cheek and you’re good to go!

  83. Love a shortbread cookie. Yum. Would love a copy of A Quilting Life. ty for the chance pat

  84. I love my grandmother’s gingersnaps at all times but they are a special treat when sewing. (My oatmeal cookies have chocolate chips.)

  85. Thank you for your wonderful and yummy sounding recipe. Sounds very healthy! My favorite cookie is a good old chocolate chip. But anther favorite is an old fashioned chocolate drop cookie. It is a cake like cookie and is tasty with a bit of white icing. Thank you for the great review and for a chance to win.
    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

  86. Shawn J on June 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm said:

    I love molasses cookies the best. Thanks for the giveaway.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  87. Toni Anne on June 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm said:

    Believe it or not I don’t usually eat or snack while sewing. I guess I have a one track mind, or I can only do one thing at a time. If I do eat cookies, which I do, I like chocolate chip the best. ;-> Toni Anne

  88. I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like, but my all time favorite are Oreos!

  89. Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite but I’ll eat most anything!

  90. My favorite cookies are chocolate no-bake, but they aren’t the best for quilting cause thay are so messy.

  91. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite but I’ll eat anything!

  92. Wow! I’ve never seen a cakes oatmeal raisin cookie! I’m going to have to try those! Love what I’m seeing from Sherri’s new book! Darling!

  93. Joan S. on June 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm said:

    Chocolate Peanut Butter! Thanks for the chance to win one of Sherri’s books!!

  94. Tamie on June 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm said:

    My favorite is a good chocolate chip but I usually add some oats to make it a bit healthier.

  95. Sharon on June 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm said:

    Peanut Butter cookies are my favorite. Thanks for the great giveaway

  96. Carol in E TN on June 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm said:

    Peanut butter or snicker-doodles! I usually have chocolate stashed in my sewing room!

  97. Joyce on June 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm said:

    Peanut butter cookies go with all types of fabric!

  98. Deb C on June 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm said:

    Now THAT’S what I call a cookie! I love oatmeal cookies. Not a huge fan of the raisin, but that’s okay. Thanks so much for the recipe and for admitting you are in the same boat as many of your readers. Wishing for more quilting time in our lives.

  99. Wendy Close on June 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm said:

    Oatmeal Chocolate chip – the best. Thanks for this opportunity. Wendy

  100. My favorite cookie to munch on while quilting is the chocolate chip cookie. I can’t even conceive of quilting without one or two.

  101. Kathy Croghan on June 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm said:

    My favorite cookie is a Lone Ranger cookie. Coconut and Wheaties are added to a basic oatmeal cookie Yummy chewy goodness.

  102. My favorite all time cookie is Macadamia Nut! I love anything with macadamia nuts. Nice post supporting Sherri’s book, I enjoyed this stop on the tour.

  103. Chocolate Crinkle cookies.

  104. Anda on June 9, 2013 at 8:33 pm said:

    I love homemade cookies and would say that oatmeal chocolate chip are my fave! awolk at rogers dot com

  105. Joni on June 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm said:

    Oatmeal Crispies or as we call them horsecookies.
    When I’m quilting, I reach for m&m’s…

  106. What a beautiful book! I’m in love with the Water Lily quilt. Gorgeous! And I think we’ve already talked about this before, but it bears repeating, doesn’t it? I LOVE oatmeal raisin cookies! I’m always up for a new recipe though, so I’ll definitely give this one a go. Have a wonderful evening!


  107. Sandy D on June 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm said:

    I love smartie cookies. When the girls were young and at home I use to make them alot.Now the girls are grown and away from home I don’t take the time to make them just for me. Hubby does not care for them. Great looking patterns in this book.

  108. Cinnamon bears. Thanks for the giveaway!

  109. Michelle on June 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm said:

    I like Snickerdoodles. Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe. What a great book. I’d love to win Sherri’s book.

  110. Kristy on June 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm said:

    Iced soft sugar cookies, especially the one they make that look like quilt blocks. Yummy!!! This is a fabulous blog tour of Sherri’s book.

  111. Alison on June 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm said:

    Oatmeal raisin is my favorite!

  112. Those cookies sound like a recipe I got from a friend when we lived in Montana.They were called Hungry Boy cookies. Haven’t made them in years! I’ll have to dig for the recipe. I remember that I could never stop at one!

    Iceland? What did I miss? Are you going there? And if so—how exciting! And when?

  113. I have to say that chocolate chip cookies are my favorites.

  114. Koye Hendrix on June 9, 2013 at 10:33 pm said:

    My favorite are Magic Cookie Bars made with Eagle Brand Milk.

  115. Christine on June 9, 2013 at 10:38 pm said:

    I love Chocolate Chip cookies and Brownies. I like to snack on nuts, craisins, M&M’s mixed together while sewing-no crumbs that way!

  116. Karrie Smith on June 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm said:

    Homemade Snickerdoodles!

  117. Patty on June 9, 2013 at 10:57 pm said:

    Homemade double chocolate chip

  118. Well, I love chocolate but it’s not the best option when you’re sewing..jajaj so I have my cup of ooffee and some muphins or ‘ensaimada’ tipical from Mallorca but we have it in all supermarkets..jaja, I love them and I could eat dozens!!!
    Thanks for sharing the trip!
    Kisses from Valencia,

  119. Lynne Tilley on June 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm said:

    I love chocolate chip cookies, but angoodnold oatmeal with NO raisins is my favorite!

  120. CathyK on June 10, 2013 at 12:32 am said:

    I have such a terrible sweet tooth. It is quite a sight to see when there are sweets around. I really wish I could live by the”Life’s short, eat dessert first” idea. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip! Thank you for the chance!

  121. Jude Jones on June 10, 2013 at 12:53 am said:

    Love me a soft sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting!! Thanks for the giveaway. I met Sherri at quilt market, what a doll!

  122. Deborah on June 10, 2013 at 1:07 am said:

    My favourite cookie is definitely choc-chip!

  123. Helen LeBrett on June 10, 2013 at 1:47 am said:

    My favorite is the Oatmeal raisin from McDonalds. I know it sounds like it could be awful, but it is really amazing: it beats out chocolate chip, and that is saying something!! :-)

  124. Jo H on June 10, 2013 at 2:22 am said:

    My favourite is caramel shortbread (shortbread made with brown sugar) with a hot coffee on the side.

  125. Levina on June 10, 2013 at 3:18 am said:

    A great chocolate chip cookie wil do with a mug of tea.

  126. Gill on June 10, 2013 at 4:47 am said:

    Thanks for the recipe!
    My favourite biscuit is a shortbread!

  127. I love chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  128. Janice on June 10, 2013 at 6:04 am said:

    My favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip. Thanks for the giveaway, I love this book!

  129. Renea on June 10, 2013 at 7:25 am said:

    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  130. Pattie C on June 10, 2013 at 7:53 am said:

    Oatmeal raisin pecan are also my favorite but I’ve been known to down a few chocolate chip cookies in my day also.

  131. Lisa McGriff on June 10, 2013 at 8:19 am said:

    My favorite snack while quilting is an apple, I’m a big fruit person!

  132. Maxine on June 10, 2013 at 8:42 am said:

    LOVE Chocolate Chip cookies…and I think I will try your recipe sounds good.

  133. Karen K on June 10, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

    My go-to cookie is a Cowboy Oatmeal cookie. It works well at my house as it makes a large batch and I can separate to add the bit of yum that appeals to each member of my family. such as chocolate chips, butterscotch bits, or raisins. I got the recipe off All-Recipes online.

  134. My all-time favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip–slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. MMMMmmmm. I might have to make a batch on my day off this week. Thanks for the chance to win!

  135. Lesley on June 10, 2013 at 9:41 am said:

    I love Oreos!!

  136. I love peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. Thank you! Love that book and want one too!

  137. Katie Cohagen on June 10, 2013 at 9:56 am said:

    I love a classic chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk! I could just keep eating them, they are so good.

  138. You mean I have to actually pick “just one”? LOL I LOVE FROSTED chocolate drop cookies…my MIL’s recipe. And no, they do not last more than half a day when I make them. I won’t say who devours the majority of them….just saying”

  139. Ramona on June 10, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

    I like Pecan Sandies with some tea or coffee. And you are right – you can’t eat just one. I LOVE your laundry basket – why not brighten up that dreary chore. Thanks for the chance and your trip looked fabulous – now I want to go too!

  140. Debra on June 10, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

    Tough call but chocolate chip with nuts.

  141. Sally Willams on June 10, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

    Chocolate Chip is my favorite.

  142. Tamie on June 10, 2013 at 10:43 am said:

    Gosh ~ I am not really a cookie eater :-\, but I do love a good lemon bar – the more tart the better! Thank you sharing about yourself – I really enjoyed reading your blog.

  143. No Bake Cookies, they can be breakfast too! :)

  144. Holly on June 10, 2013 at 10:53 am said:

    I like chocolate chip cookies, especially when they’re nice and soft.

  145. Lynette G. on June 10, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

    Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti with a hot cuppa coffee or tea, or iced tea! Any beverage will do with cookies!

  146. My absolute favourite cookies are chocolate chip…especially really soft ones.

  147. Laura Dirks on June 10, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

    im not to big on cookies but one bar i can not leave alone is a twix bar you put down club crackers and cover with a homemade caramel sauce and more crackers and then chocolate and peanut butter:0 the best

  148. I would say my favorite cookie would be chocolate hazelnut biscotti, which is a type of cookie. Maybe dipping it in some hot tea.

  149. SewLindaAnn on June 10, 2013 at 11:56 am said:

    Lately I’ve been into Chocolate Smores Poptarts when I’m sewing. The wrapper helps keep it neat. I love the idea of your cakey cookie, and plan on making them.

  150. JenniferB on June 10, 2013 at 11:56 am said:

    My favorite cookies to snack on while sewing are cranberry pistachio biscotti- so yummy

  151. Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorites. Punk too. But I don’t make them often. I tend to go for the straight chocolate in the sewing room. No cookies necessary. :)

  152. Beverly on June 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm said:

    Oatmeal chocolate chip is my favorite cookie. I see others like it as well. Reading all these cookies makes me hungry. Thanks for a chance to win!

  153. Janelle J on June 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm said:

    Just about any cookie. I recently tried a new oatmeal cookie that turned out great. Yummmy! Cookies and coffee keep the fabric moving!

  154. I love a good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie!

  155. Emily C on June 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm said:

    I love to nibble on chocolate chip cookies

  156. Jill Reid on June 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm said:

    Well…I never met a cookie I didn’t like, and they are my all time favorite snack. Even though Oatmeal Raisen is not my favorite, the up close photo of yours on your blog absolutely made my mouth water right here at my work desk…! For me, chocolate MUST be involved though.

  157. Shawn on June 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm said:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip, no oatmeal raisin, no peanut butter, no pecan sandie, no….as you can see love them all.

  158. Sheryl Miller on June 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm said:

    My favourite cookie is chocoalte chip.

  159. Chocolate chip will always and forever be my favourite cookie.

  160. I am on a sugar cookie kick!!

  161. Melinda on June 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm said:

    I don’t eat cookies while sewing but do a lot of the rest of the time :) Chocolate chip and chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies are my favorite.

  162. Chocolate chip cookies, fresh out of the oven and still soft :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. I have never had an oatmeal raisin cookie…. guess I’m a choc chip girl.

  164. Karen on June 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm said:

    My favorite would be blond brownies with butterscotch chips!

  165. Pudding Chocolate Chip!

  166. Marilyn on June 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm said:

    I love to make cookies with a Devils Food cake mix and a small can of pumpkin. Of course you need to add the chocolate chips. Fast, yummy, and kind of healthy.

  167. Barbara McDonald on June 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm said:

    My favorite cookies are PEANUT BUTTER ones!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  168. jmniffer on June 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm said:

    I am a Ginger Snap gal myself; best when they are soft on the inside, full of flavor. Thanks for the chance!

  169. I make a killer oatmeal cookie too…instead of raisins, I like dried cranberries and chopped almonds, with a little coconut to make them extra chewy-wonderful.

  170. brigette on June 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm said:

    vanilla crisp w/vanilla icing.

  171. I love the quilts you featured! I also like her color choices. Looks like it’s a nifty book. For snacking while sewing….well, not chocolate chip cookies. Too messy with the melty chips and all. So I’d say an oatmeal cookie. Yours look yummy. I like all kinds of oatmeal cookies — cakey, crispy, chewy. Actually though….I only like two kinds of cookie: hot and cold. Ha!

  172. Christine Johnson on June 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm said:

    My favorite cookies to munch while I am quilting are Molasses Crinkles! They are soft & chewy & great with a cup of coffee or tea!

  173. Sarah N on June 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm said:

    My favourite is one I make, it’s a soft, almost cake-like in the center, cookie with cinnamon in and smarties on the top. They are so good that I can’t make them often as I can get through an entire batch, just me, in just a couple of days!

  174. something chocolaty, I’m not choosy;)! Looks like a fantastic book. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  175. ANZAC’s or chocolate chip would be my favourite – anything really goes down well while stitching! Thanks for the chance Anna at winning this gorgeous book.

  176. Judy on June 11, 2013 at 3:24 am said:

    Chocolate chip cookies with tons of chocolate chips in them will always be my favorite.

  177. Diana on June 11, 2013 at 5:33 am said:

    I love oatmeal cookie, they are my fav. I would have my mom’s fresh baked cookies beside my sewing machine if possible.
    : )

  178. Ellee on June 11, 2013 at 6:39 am said:

    Homemade oatmeal chocolate chip for sure!!!

  179. laura on June 11, 2013 at 7:29 am said:

    I love Pepperidge farms double chocolate milano’s

  180. Cindy on June 11, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip! But while quilting I snack on home made trail mix, less mess and sticky fingers!

  181. Melissa Vink on June 11, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

    My fav is oatmeal raisin or oatmeal chocolate chip! Really I’m happy with any cookie ;-). Thank you for the chance!

  182. Would love to win Sherri’s book. Her style is awesome. My favorite cookie is also Oatmeal with raisins but also they are extremely betterwith cranberries. YUMMMO!! Jane

  183. Barbara Eliason on June 11, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

    Loved reading the comments. My family and I are loving every bite of “Grandma Hill’s Brown Butter Cookies” that you shared. Not only do we remember her, but think of her often as we pass the old house. Those cookies are “to die for”. Hope to see you soon.

  184. jessica on June 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm said:

    I love mint/chocolate cookies…just like the girl scout kind!

  185. Anything chocolate works for me, LOL

  186. Lisa on June 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm said:

    I love some shortbread cookies! (no chocolate to stain my fabrics, LOL)

  187. Audrey Bretz on June 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm said:

    Oatmeal raisin are one of my favorites but I do love my Grandma’s molasses cookies. I make them whenever my two cousins and I get together to sew.

  188. Kay Mc on June 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm said:

    My favorite cookie to snack on is a Delicious cookie that has oatmeal, rice krispies, nuts, coconut & chocolate chips. They are truly delicious.

  189. Looks yummy. :-)

    Hey, what’s that festival that is in your town again? I want to make sure it’s on my calendar. :-)

  190. That book looks delightful – the front cover makes me want to jump right in.

    My all time fav cookie to eat anytime, anyplace, is good old chocolate chip.

  191. MoeWest on June 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm said:

    Oatmeal raisin cookies happen to be my favourite!

  192. There’s nothing better than an old fashioned peanut butter cookie.

  193. Theresa N on June 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm said:

    My favorite is chocolate chip.

  194. Oatmeal raisins are my favorite too… another thing we have in common, but I must admit to enjoying a peanut butter and a ginger snap cookie now and then. I think people who don’t allow cookies in their sewing rooms probably wouldn’t be a kindred spirit (that’s almost blasphemous).

  195. Anne Rita on June 12, 2013 at 6:23 am said:

    I don’t snack a lot when sewing, but I can’t do without a big glass of Pepsi Max!


  196. Peggy Mercurio on June 12, 2013 at 9:16 am said:

    I’m not a snacker either when I sew, but I sure do make up for it when I step away from my machine! I love chocolate chip cookies.

  197. Christine Sherman on June 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm said:

    Now I’m hungry lol. I love oatmeal with dried cranberries!

  198. Sandra on June 12, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

    I love oatmeal cookies! Thanks for the recipe.

  199. NancyL on June 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm said:

    My favorite are chocolate chip cookies, but I don’t have them often. M&Ms are easy to have around when I’m quilting, I can eat just a few (or more)and they aren’t messy. Your Oatmeal cookie recipe looks great! Thanks!

  200. Brenda on June 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm said:

    My dad’s younger sister has six kids, and when I was growing up, she babysat me while my parents worked. I can remember my dad dropping me off at her house early in the morning, before any of her kids were up, and I would sit at the kitchen table and watch her bake. She never measured anything or used a recipe—she had made so many batches of cookies for all of us that she just seemed to do it by instinct or something. She’s 77 years old now and not doing very well, and I would give anything to sit at her huge oak table in that still, quiet kitchen, watching her bake.

  201. Mom C on June 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm said:

    I have a desk and table set up and I try to have a large glass of water on the table when I sew. Near enough so I can reach without standing but not on the same table so it doesn’t shake off. I try not to have food while sewing, I have enough telltale grease splotches on my clothes, I’d hate to have them show up on my quilts! But I love oatmeal raisin cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

  202. usairdoll on June 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm said:

    My favorite cookie whether I quilting or not is my Peanut Butter Cookies. Yum! Thanks for your recipe as well. I have not met a cookie I didn’t like, hehe. Sherri’s book looks awesome and fingers are crossed!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  203. My fave cookies are chocolate chip cookies..Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book.

  204. Karen S. on June 13, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

    Mostly any kind of cookie will do…please don’t add raisins! LOL!
    Your trip to Iceland looks amazing!

  205. Kathy on June 13, 2013 at 9:20 am said:

    Anything with peanut butter, but not when I’m quilting! Love the Water Lily quilt – Hope I win the directions!

  206. jennifer on June 13, 2013 at 10:28 am said:

    I love choc chip all the way!!!! but I do enjoy a good molasses cookie once in awhile.

  207. robin on June 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

    Chocolate chip cookies are my fave!

  208. Kerry Linklater on June 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm said:

    I love any kind off cookie sad to say!!! Would love to win SHerri”s book!

  209. Robin Brown on June 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm said:

    I guess I’m a plain oatmeal and raisin cookie girl. I’ve procrastinated long enough on this and am barely getting in by the hair on my chinny chin chin. Hope you are well and as usual I love your great posts and pinterest. I see on FB that Melly’s daughter Ashley is in St Vincent Hospital with some serious problem. I miss you and Melly lots, but have great memories. take care

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