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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cobbler Sauce & Quilt Abbreviations

Now the title has nothing to do with one another.  I am looking for a sauce recipe for a blackberry cobbler.  My grandmother (bless her soul) made a sauce for her blackberry cobbler to die for.  It was a creamy sauce with sugar, milk (canned or whole), maybe flower and butter, but most definitely Brandy.  I don’t know if it call a hard sauce, sweet sauce or white sauce.  I am a city girl, I know that you country girls, that love to canned, cook and quilt must have some idea what I am looking for.  So if anyone of my followers has a recipe for a cobbler sauce please send it to me theslowquilter@gmail.com.  Just look at these cobblers, makes you mouth just water, I am just drooling by looking at them.


Now for the Quilt Abbreviations:  Last night as I was going through reading blogs I notice some bloggers use abbreviations that I guess most of you might know.  In my case I have to think about it.  Hey I am just starting to text and still did not know what ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing) was.  We all know BOM, UFO, FQ, and DH (Dear Husband) I did not now that one.  So I decided to surf the web for quilt abbreviations and here are a few that I don’t think you have ever seen.

WIWMI  - Wish It Would Make Itself

WOMBAT  - Waste of Material, Batting and Time

WWIT  - What Was I Thinking

FART  - Fabric Acquisition Road Trip

MGBTQ  - Must Get Back To Quilting

Flimsy – Finish top, not quilted or pieced top.  (I found out about this when I first started blogging and most of my quilt friends never heard of it before).

SABLE – Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy (I think we might all have this)

SUI – Shopping Under Influence (usually with a friend) 

TOAD – Trashed Objects Abandoned In Disgust

Siggies  - Squares of fabric with signatures and other info on them

Squishy – Envelopes filled with swap fabric or gifts sent/received in the mail

BITW -  Bears in the Woods, a group making the titled quilt from a book

BOB -  black on black but that could also be beige on beige

SEX  or S.E.X.  -  Stash Enhancing eXcursion, Stash Enhancing eXpedition, Stash Enhancing eXperience.  (Hay just want it.)

 TANQP -  There Are/Ain't No Quilt Police

NGFITSSITSWW  -  Never Gonna Finish It So Send It To Someone Who Will!

There are a lot more, but I JCSTC (just cannot seem to care).  So until tomorrow MQS (my quilt sisters).  Do you have any abbreviations to add to the list.

The Slow Quilter


  1. These are excellent. Never heard of them! Love STABLE and TOAD.
    Your grandmother's blackberry sauce sounds delicious.

  2. I remember my mom making the most delicious pies and cobblers that you have ever tasted, but I didn't learn anything from her. I just don't like to cook! I had rather be in my sewing room. I wish that I had paid more attention to her though.
    I loved all the things that you listed. I have never heard of these, but I am fairly new to the computer.So I don't know a lot of stuff. There are lots of things that still amaze me.

  3. I love any type of fruit cobbler especially peach. It is definitely an art to get it right. The abbreviations are funny...will have to use a couple.

  4. I love your abbreviation list! Some made me laugh out loud1

    Here's one sauce I found online:

    1 whole vanilla bean, split lengthwise
    2 cups sifted powdered sugar
    1 cup butter or margarine, softened $

    Scrape tiny vanilla bean seeds into sugar; stir well. Combine vanilla sugar and butter in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended. Transfer to a serving dish.
    Note: One 6" vanilla bean equals about 1 tablespoon extract; if you want to substitute extract (from Southern Living).

    this sauce also looks good

  5. Cobbler? Oh now you're making me drool!! :) Great list of abbreviations, too funny - I knew some and saw some I hadn't heard (seen) before. I always try to make time for a good FART! :)

  6. And don't forget PhD's = project half done. You can say to people you have a PhD in quilting!!! Yummy cobbler - that is one of my fav's :)