Saturday, February 27, 2010

Part II of Spring Sewing and Recipe! Update and Giveaway Below!

I had to take time out with cooking and washing, now it's 9:30 here and I'm determined to finish my pillow. I thought I would get more done by now. Quilting as fast as I can. Stay tuned...


Well the first thing getting sewn today is a pillow for my guest bedroom. You would think I just love pink and green due to my blog and this bedroom, but it is the only room that has these colors to go with my antique dishes and dainty things. So it needed a little pillow for guest and it was spring colors.

Now for a recipe for all the ones still in the cold and just wishing for spring.

Sips & Stirs

Warm Sips Spice Bundles
Delightful after a day of fun in the snow.
8 cinnamon sticks, crushed
2 whole nutmegs, crushed
1/3 c. whole cloves
2 T. orange zest
2 T. lemon zest
1/4 c. whole allspice
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Place one tablespoon mixture in the center of a double-thickness 4"x4" square of cheesecloth and tie closed; repeat with remaining mixture. Store in an airtight container before giving; attach instructions. Makes about 15.
Simmer one quart cider or tea with one spice bundle in a large saucepan. Ladle into mugs. Makes 4 servings. Your home will smell wonderful.

Gift Idea

Fill a small box with several Warm Sips Spice Bundles and wrap it up in snowy white paper, topping it off with a bow. Add extra warmth by using yarn in place of ribbon...just wind it around the package several times for thick, fuzzy stripes.

Keep Stitchen'


em's scrapbag said...

Lots of fun sewing going on at your place. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Barb said...

I just love pink and green together!

Stephanie said...

I can smell and taste the delicious spiciness. Pink and green are so pretty together.

Kim M said...

Pink and green are very pretty together and it must be the in thing for I see it alot. The recipe sounds great also. Thankyou

Nedra said...

Sips and Stirs: What a great name. Thanks for the recipe.

Deb said...

Oww, Bonnie just reading your post I am able to smell the cinnamon and nutmeg all mulled together. How lovely, one of my favourite smells.
hugs Deb

Melody said...

I agree the pink and green look great!

Stina said...

You know me.. love pink and green.. a very lovely combo... Love your quilting...:o)
It was fun having a Spring Sewing Party!!

Maggey and Jim said...

Love all your things and will enjoy that recipe for the spices..

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing the Sips & Stirs recipe. I LOVE hot beverages with spice flavorings. These will be great and I plan to share some as gifts.

Love the colors of your pillow, it would look lovely in my guest room! Two of my favorite colors.

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