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Dec 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!
I know it has been months since I last sent a newsletter. Time seems to have a way of getting away from me. We did sell our house and finally made settlement—third time is the charm. Now everything we own is in my younger brother’s barn, my older brother’s barn and house, my Mother’s house, and a 53 foot moving van. It has been there since last February and I do know where most things are, and no matter what I want it seems to be in the most inaccessible spot of the van.

Because we are in a temporarily permanent state of flux you will note there is no phone number on the web site. Wouldn’t matter if there was, we get no cell service inside the house. A condition that is sometimes nice and others a real pain, especially in the snow and rain.

As you may notice we have a new page of just charms and pins. Soon, hopefully this week we will also have a new page of appliqués and quarter yard coordinated packets. (One of the reasons it has taken so long to accomplish the web site update is one of the things I did lose was the digital camera. ) That has been rectified and we should be able to put on our new products.

The one big purchase I wanted to make after selling the house was the entire line of Fusions 5573 and 4070. Did you know there are 130 different colors for the 5573 and about 80 for 4070. Ok, so maybe I don’t need ALL of them but we did make a good effort and they will be shown as quarter yard packets on line. Email if there is a specific color you are looking for.

Just listed on the ‘Wilson’s Exclusives’ page are new notecards. They are 8 by 5 and blank on the inside and feature some of our quilts.
Currently I am working on a couple new patterns for tote bags. The pictures can be seen on the home page of the web site and also on our facebook page. There are plans for a new Block of the Month but the creative juices are still simmering on that one.

Last August we went to a Quilt Show in Wooster, Ohio.--A great guild show where they fed the vendors! Even if they didn’t feed us it would have been a great guild show. One of the guild members gave me the recipe for this bar cookie. It is fantastic!

If your guild is having a show in the PA/Ohio/MD/NJ area we would love to vend at it.

Have a great and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carmelitas

32 Carmel Squares, unwrapped
12 cup heavy Cream
¾ cup butter, melted
¾ cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until completely smooth; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of an 8” x 8” pan. Bake at 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
*A stint in the fridge will help them cool off if you’re pinched for time. They shouldn’t be served cold, but all of that molten caramel takes a long time to cool down. They should be stored an served at room temperature.
**To make a 9” x 13” version simply double the amounts
***If you want to use homemade or store-bought caramel sauce in place of the caramel/cream mixture, use 1 ¼ cups of sauce.