Longarm quilting class

So a while ago, I took a longarm certification class. I made 2 quilts there (yes, I haven’t posted them yet, but I will) not including the 2 tiny practice ones. And when I went in the last time to take a step up to a bigger quilt, I had a horrible time of it.…

So much has happened!

Wow, I did not mean to go a whole month without posting. It’s not that I haven’t done anything. On the contrary, it’s that I’ve done so much! So much to tell you. So I’ve got several posts coming up. But for now I leave you with this picture of a root beer macaron that…

Designing an apron

A few weeks back, before making my macaron apron, I was trying out making some other aprons. I had this fun cleaning fabric and decided it would be perfect for making some tester aprons since I was designing my own. I was trying out two different styles to see which I liked better. Of course…

I did not miss macaron day

Although it may seem that I did, I didn’t miss Macaron Day — or Jour Du Macaron as the French call it — on March 20. I made vanilla (see above) and raspberry macarons, trying out some new flavor options with the filling. My husband was sorely disappointed that there was nothing chocolate, but the…

More French Macarons

As previously mentioned, I’m obsessed with macarons. Here’s the latest batch: chocolate peanut butter, raspberry chocolate, chocolate with chocolate caramel and plain with chocolate caramel. This was my first time making chocolate meringue (with cocoa powder in the meringue) and I may have to tweak some of the cooking times or temperatures as they came…