Thursday, January 20, 2011

moda progressive dinner and a giveaway

edited: apparently 5000 comments is the limit on blogger. second post has been opened for the giveaway to continue. i will pick a winner on thursday 27th
yesterday i got to let you in on a little secret.
FINALLY, i was allowed to tell you!
i'm in a freakin' book. you know how hard it is to keep something quiet for that long? yeah, well it is.

a year ago i was asked to be a part of this book, i immediately felt like pooping my pants, and then throwing up, cause i'm cool like that and let the awesome news get to me. i mean hello...totally talented people were asked to be in this book, what if i royally suck this up? okay well, i'm happy to say that i don't feel like i sucked up my project and i love the project that i put in this book, and i'm also pretty darn proud to be bunched up with a whole heck of a lot of talent in this book.
to all of you who are visiting for the first time WELCOME! let me tell you a little about me:
*i'm short.
*i have 4 noisemakers i like to call my children.
*been married for almost 13 years to my best friend.
*i live in a town of 500 people...and i have to drive 45 minutes to the* big town* of 10,000 to get to walmart and enjoy any fast food. i know it sucks right? sucks even more when i mention i'm originally from los angeles and san diego.
*i kind of like to sew and create things.

that's me in a nutshell.

and since i'm handing out info...a little about my project in this book:
it's another baby quilt, i love and can't wait to show it to you all someday, it uses one of my favorite fabric designers: urban chiks, and well i can't say anymore about it, but i hope you like it as much as i do.

you can check out all my past moda bake shop projects here.
do you have a favorite of mine?

okay so for my progressive dinner i'm bringing cookies, because i'm a cookies kind of gal and i like to bake more than i like to cook. and well i have a special ingredient chocolate chip cookie recipe that i'd like to share with you:

Vanessa's special ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies (no not *that* kind of special ingredient)

2 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1tsp salt 3/4 cup packed brown
**1 package of instant vanilla pudding: small package (3.4 oz)
1 cup (two sticks) of butter room temp*
1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 package of chocolate chips.

preheat oven to 375 degrees. *if you don't plan ahead (ahem like me) and don't have your butter at room temp, you can always put your butter in the microwave for a few seconds till it's super mushy. just trying to help you fly from the seat of your pants people out.

in a large bowl place your butter, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, vanilla pudding, extract, and eggs. mix till creamy. gradually add flour. keep mixing till all flour is in. add choc chips. bake for 9-11 minutes. hear yourself and all those around you get fatter by the minute. because you will not be able to eat just one.

okay so today dinner is also being served at amanda jean's crazy mom quilts, and dont forget to head down under for some aussie good times with roslyn of bloom.

thanks to moda and to stash books for hosting this partay.

and now for the giveaway!

are you ready for this?

fat quarter bundle, $200 worth of precuts, and a copy of the book are at stake here.
click here to read more and enter the giveaway

oh and yeah you guessed it, the fun continues tomorrow over at la casa de the one and only monica of Happy Zombie, and also at jon's of quilt dad.
make sure to check them out tomorrow for more chances to win stuff.
and make sure you check it out for the remainder of the time as well:

January 19

January 20
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts
Roslyn Mirrington of Bloom
Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.

January 21
John Adams of Quilt Dad
Monica Solorio-Snow of The Happy Zombie

January 22
Kimberly Walus of Bitty Bits and Pieces
Melissa Mortenson of The Polkadot Chair

January 23
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Vickie Eapen of Spun Sugar Quilts

January 24
Rachel Griffith of P.S. I Quilt
Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa

January 25
Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts

January 26

happy commenting! and happy winming!
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