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Monday, October 3, 2022

To Do Tuesday 10-4-22

Welcome to the Fall edition of To Do Tuesday! This is the day we show off our project status from last week and share out playlists for the coming week. All of your activities are welcome - sewing, gardening, photography, tablescapes, reading, travel - we want you to join in! Just click on the Inlinkz widget box below to add your posts.

Starting today
To Do Tuesday will open on Mondays at 9:00pm
Closing time remains the same - Mondays at 11:59pm

Indian Corn Finish!
Last week my goals were:
✅1. Sew binding on RSS quilt and take to with us on Friday while we babysit our grandson so our daughter can go to the dentist. Our granddaughter will be in school, so our daughter will send us a photo of her with her new quilt. Finished the quilt and posted here but not yet delivered - Jenni postponed her dentist visit due to insurance issues, but they will visit over the weekend!
✔2. Get The Wedding Quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting! Halfway done and almost ready to load on Longmire.
✅3. Finish crochet hat and start on my next crochet project - maybe another hat or maybe a scarf. - Done, but I messed up and made it too tall, so it looks like a gnome hat.πŸ˜†It will become a "work in the yard during winter" hat.
✅4. Look at my next two quilting projects: One is a quilt I started last September - Indian Corn - and the other project is the RBD (Riley Blake Designs) blocks, which I need to sew together with sashing - I looked at both projects and went ahead and finished Indian Corn - posted here!

These brownies are dense with the crackle top I love

My husband expressed a craving for brownies so I tried a new recipe - the result was delicious. You can find the original recipe here, but below is my tweaked version:

Best Brownies
Makes 9 to 12 brownies

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
10 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup melted milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans are optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9x9 inch pan for baking. I sprayed mine with baking spray and added parchment paper to the bottom. Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, espresso powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Mix melted butter and sugars until well blended. Whisk eggs with fork and add with vanilla to sugar mixture, mixing well. Whisk in melted chocolate. Add flour mixture and blend with spatula until no flour shows. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, if using. Spread in pan.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with very moist crumbs. Cool before cutting (we didn’t wait!)

Last week I won a pattern just for posting a photo on Instagram for National Sewing Month - thank you to Melva for the prompt! I chose a beautiful foundation paper pieced pattern from Denise's stunning selection in her shop, For The Love of Geese. I  have only made one paper small pieced project in 2015, but I really enjoyed the process, so I look forward to trying a paper pieced quilt.

My playlist for the coming week:
1. Start on quilting The Wedding Quilt
2. Decide on sashing and start putting RBD quilt together
3. Work on coin purses
4. Work on autumn wall hanging
5. Work on crochet hat
6. Have our daughter and The Littles up for visit on Saturday!

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  1. I love your Indian Corn quilt, Linda. Beautiful finish!!
    OMG now I need to try the Best Brownie receipe... thanks
    Good luck with your list for this week. Hugs

  2. Your brownies sound yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It was fun to see your Indian Corn finish in your previous post, too! Congratulations on your pattern win - that's a pretty one!

  3. You are really ready for autumn with that gorgeous quilt. Thank you so much for hosting and also for the brownie recipe. They do look really good and I am craving chocolate!


  4. The Indian Corn top is beautiful, I just love those Autumn colours. The brownies look very yummy. All the best with this weeks play list.

  5. You made good progress on your list last week. Good luck with this week's list.

  6. Those brownies sound great, Linda! I am going to copy that recipe so I can make it for the kiddos (and the biggest kid, the hubby) for the holidays!! Thanks for sharing. I love Indian Corn. It just sings fall!! Congratulations on winning Denise's pattern. I'm sure you will love it and I look forward to seeing what you create with it!! Have a great week!

  7. Indian Corn is just gorgeous. I love it! And those brownies definitely look like a hit. So we aren't going to see Gnome hat, heh. :) I have one I tried and mine is too tight so crocheting hats is not as easy as it looks. All the best with this weeks goals!

  8. The Indian Corn quilt is beautiful! I love the warm colors. Yay! I’ve been spending a lot of time outside in the garden and not getting much quilting done.


    1. Thank you so much Michelle! It is almost the time of year I like to be outside in the sun - it is such a pretty season.

  9. It is Indian Corn season, Lovely quilt! Those brownies look yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Have a good week, and I know you will enjoy the littles!

  10. Well, that recipe made me hungry! Good luck with your list this week - you did well last week.

  11. Your brownies sound delish! I like the combination of both milk and semisweet chocolate chips.

  12. Fun story about Laney's Big Girl Quilt. I know she will love it. I hope you love your Indian Corn quilt. I do! One of these days, I need to try a "irish chain" type quilt. Now you have my mouth watering for brownies too! YUM-O!!

  13. Great job on meeting your goals last week. Your Indian Corn quilt looks amazing. Thank you so much for the yummy brownie recipe. I am going to try it very soon. Have a great week.

  14. Yes, I love the Indian Corn quilt too! Sorry that I keep missing weeks. Praying things will slow down for me a bit :)

    1. Marsha we are here whenever you get a chance to post! I know you have so many things going on - I'm praying for you!

  15. Wow, two beautiful finishes for you! And yes, I love the plaid backing on Indian Corn! You had a great week for sure and deserve the brownies! Yum!

  16. Oh I love the Corn quilt! Had to run passed the brownies (LOL). I did my post, but forgot to add to TDT - where was I this week! Hugs


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