Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Carrots, Carrots and More Carrots

Happy Wednesday, Sugar Pies. Welcome. Come on in and grab ya' a cup of tea and some smack my lips , yummy to the tummy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies. 

             

I have some more carrot pickin' finishes to share with you. 

First off my mini Carrot quilt. On a whim, I whipped this little baby up . 

              

I think it would look cute draped off the side of the hutch or even in a basket.

If you are interested I have included the applique pattern below. I needle turned mine, but applique' yours using your favorite method. 

Click here for the Carrot Applique pattern 


 Some of you know I have been on a carrot kick lately. 

If you missed my Carrot Pickin Country Hutch tour, click here. You will see all kinds of carrot decor. 

But wait I did not stop with the hutch , my foyer hosts a little carrot tree. And.......

       

A carrot quilt  is  in the mix of the Spring quilts which are draped over thrifted shutters. 

 

And.....

A carrot quilt is  on one of the doors.  

        

Oh boy, how many carrot quilts does one need? Hmmm I think 152 would be a  nice round number. LOL. 😂😄🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕

Last week, I shared some clothes pin carrots that I made. Click here to visit this post.  You will also find my Carrot Cake Cookie recipe there. 

I also can not forget Beatrice the Bunny Stamp. I finished her last week . And what did she have in her cute little paws? You guessed it ! CARROTS . No descent bunny would be caught without their favorite healthy snack. 

I can not mention Beatrice without talking about Buford too. You may have seen him in A Basket of Spring. He has a little carrot too.  Lol I told you I was on a carrot kick.

 

Today I would like to share  a Carrot Trifle  or sometimes I call them cookies . I finish mine in round ornaments that look like cookies.  

I have a whole series of trifles. They all measure about the same - around   1 3/8 " on 14 count aida. Click here to visit my tutorial on finishing. 

Click here for the Carrot Trifle.

The trifles are just quick stitches . Great to tuck into tiered trays , finish as an ornament , use as scissor fobs, or give as gifts. 

Can you imagine this one stitched up as a gift , including your favorite carrot recipe. 

Speaking of recipes, I wanted to share my Carrot Cake  Oatmeal Cookie Recipe. 

CARROT CAKE OATMEAL COOKIES

YIELDS : 48 cookies

INGREDIENTS: 

3/4 cup of melted butter

3/4 cup of brown sugar

3/4 cup of white sugar

1 egg

1 cup of shredded carrots

1/4 cup of water

2 Tablespoons of grated orange zest

2 cups of rolled oats

2 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of  ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease baking sheets. 

2. In a large bowl place, add butter, brown sugar, white sugar and egg. Mix. Then add carrots, water, and orange zest. Mix. 

3. Add oats, flour, baking soda, salt , nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix . 

4. Drop by teaspoonful onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. 

5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are set and golden, about 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

6. As an extra you might want to drizzle cream cheese over the top of the cookies. 


I feel so blessed that you stopped by for a visit today and thank you for tolerating my newest obsession🥕🥕🥕 Hmmm! Now what can I become obsessed with next. 🤔😃 We both know it will be something. Lol.  I hope you have the best day. As always....

Happy quilting and stitching, 

Melisa

He who plants a garden, plants happiness! - Chinese proverb

Life is a garden ! Dig it ! - Joe Dirt

Hugs and Stitches!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy who always fed my newest obsessions. Love and miss you , Amo. 

I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Pat at  Life in  the Scrapatch for Stitch , Sew and Show- Wednesday

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, I just found carrot heaven!!! All these carrot projects are adorable, Melisa!!! I need to get going on my own carrot wall hanging!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Nancy. This was an unintentional collection that sprouted up. But I am quite happy with it. I hope you have a lovely day quilting and I so appreciate the sweet visit.

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  2. It is hard to believe that Easter is near!! Where has this year gone? I am making a list for my Easter dinner but it will be small....just my daughter and her husband. Thanks for sharing all the lovely carrot quilts. They are precious. I never got into quilting but my grandmother and her sister loved to quilt. When we visit the Mennonite restaurant in our corner of Alabama, the ladies have a section of the restaurant where they sell their quilts. I always have to go and look and touch!! Have a blessed day Melisa.

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    1. I agree, Arlene. This year is flying . I can not believe that next weekend we will be Easter. I have been doing the same - making a list for our Easter meal. I hope you have a lovely Easter with your daughter. I am not sure how many we will have at our gathering yet, but the kiddos will have fun. I hope you was able to inherit one of your grandmother's or great aunt's quilts. It is hard to resist touching a quilt . I do the same when I see one. Have a wonderful evening.

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  3. Totally enjoyed your carroty post, Melisa! Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Robin. It is amazing to see how many carrot related items I have gathered over the years. It sure has been fun putting them all together. Have a great day.

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  4. You seriously have the sweetest, cutest decorations ever. So much handmade, homemade goodness. I think I could wander your house for a week and never be able to take it all in. ;)

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Tammy. I have so much fun making things for my home . It is definitely a creative outlet for me.I hope you have a blessed and wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  5. Love love the carrot quilt project! So inspiring! Thank you!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Lori. I started collecting carrots a few years ago, but did not realize how much I had until I started pulling them together. So fun to see. Have a blessed day . Hugs

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  6. Très jolis les panneaux de carotte ,j'adore !
    Merci pour cette adorable grille du lapin
    Bonne journée

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  7. Wow you are carrot crazy but I love it! Thank you thank you for sharing such lovelies. I really enjoyed the tour. Thanks also for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  8. The Carrot Oatmeal Cookies look good but I am afraid I would gain a ton because no one else here would eat them, or carrot cake. Love all the carrot decor but I especially loved the little stuffed carrots best. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down, I will count carrots to go to sleep tonight. haha

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  9. Melisa,
    O MY!! I just love all these sweet carrots.....Love the carrot quilts, love the sweet Tree and the clothes pin carrots which i also made!!!And I just adore those sweet carrot ceramics!!! All so darn cute!! Thanks too for stopping by and for your kind comment about Nelson Crest and my recent crafting!!! Much appreciated!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  10. Joe Dirt??? You are so funny! Thank you for the carrot Appliqué. I like carrots and all of yours are wonderful.

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