About

Hi!  Welcome to Cookie’s Creek!

Why Cookie?  Shortly after I met my husband (oh, not that long ago) we were in his truck on one of our first dates.  His daughter, Joy, called on his cell and he very conversationally said “Oh, Cookie and I are headed out for dinner.”  Well, the name stuck!  Even my grandchildren call me Cookie.  It is fun, cute, I like to bake (and eat) cookies and it gets a smile when added to restaurant waiting lists.

Why the Creek? When we got married, we bought a house with a beautiful creek and woods out in the country west of Fort Worth, Texas.  I’m a city girl!  This is the first time I’ve lived someplace where they don’t have curbs!  And I love it!  I love the house, I love the woods and I love the creek.  We have two dogs, bunches of trees, snakes, a garden, wild turkeys, rabbits, road runners, deer and scary howling coyotes.

Thanks to Joy for making the Cookie Creek sign as a gift during our first Christmas in our new home. It gave us a great name for the Creek and now for the Blog!

Why the Blog?  I retired at the end of July – yahoo! and I am looking forward to the endless possibilities ahead of me. And those possibilities are exactly what I want to share that with you.

  • Quilting – I love to quilt. I am a novice but I hope to find more time to grow and discover new techniques, beautiful fabrics and interesting patterns.
  • Cooking – heck, my nickname is Cookie – there must be cooking!
  • Travel – Where do you want to go?  I love planning a trip almost as much as I love the adventure itself.
  • Dogs – Rascal is a Jack Russell Terrier and Molly is a part whippet, part sweet heart. They are the best dogs!
  • Grandchildren – like most Grandma’s I just can’t brag enough about the most awesome, precious, sweet Grandchildren ever.
  • Gardening – David is the gardener, but I will pass on his bountiful discoveries.
  • Life in the country – West Texas style.
  • Loving my wonderful husband – the continuing love story 😉
  • And other bizarre random topics (not that any of the previous items are random or bizarre – well, DH maybe sometimes :-)

21 thoughts on “About

  1. I’M SO VERY, VERY PROUD OF YOU, BARBARA! AND AT LEAST AS LUCKY TO BE YOUR BROTHER.

    DON’T YOU EVER STOP ENJOYING YOU EITHER MAKE OR FIND. VERY SPECIAL!

    LOVE,

    JEFF

  2. I’ve been a follower for awhile….don’t remember how long. I probably told you before that I live in north Texas too. I live in Bonham (east of Sherman). I enjoy your blog and seeing what you are up to. Keep up the great projects!
    Ruth Ann

  3. Hello, just had to let you know how beautiful your quilts are. They are an inspiration. I am in Australia and love to see what others are doing.
    Can you tell me the fabrics or names of them for the Desert sky you have on your site with all the fabric swatches, in autumn tones.
    Like your site,
    Jenni

  4. Well, I’m a “fulltimer” and today our wheels have stopped in Fort Smith AR. Googled in Quilt Shops and Cookies Creek came up. The name lured me in and reading your blog on your Arkansas Road Trip (May 2012) was SO enjoyable. Thank You for sharing your thoughts and FABRIC! Looking forward to MY Arki Quilt Shopping Spree now!

  5. I just “stumbled” onto you blog while on a Princess cruise tour up here in Alaska. Thank you soooo much for posting the quilt shops “along the way.” We are doing the land first and then the cruise. On our way to Talkeetna this morning to find Swift Stitches on our way to the train!! Thank you once again, Nancy

  6. All these quilts are so beautiful and inspiring. I was wondering if you could give me more information about where to find the pattern from Inklingo that Barb and Sally showed? It is very interesting and I’d love to make one. Too bad I don’t live in Texas. Keep up the inspiration for all of us out in the quilting world. Thanks for any insight you can offer.

  7. From one Cookie to another. It looks as though your group of quilters have a lot of fun.
    One of your post (9-12-14) has a picture of a block cqlled the Jackson Star, I think some of the fabric is from Marcus Brothers collection titled Cival War Peace and Unity. I am looking for the fabric in the center of the block and wanted to know if anyone had any of that fabric left to sell.

    Thanks Cookie

  8. Hi Cookie! I found you via the web while hunting for a Dr.Seuss inspired quilt and love the one you made a while back. I want to make one for a co-worker who is expecting a new baby boy in August-already have a charm pack and now cannot find a pattern for the wonky block. Tried drafting one myself-epic fail! Do you have a link to that pattern or if you are the creator, can I purchase?
    Thanks so much!

  9. Great Civil War pictures. I am creating a website for a school assignment on the history of quilts in America. I was wondering if you would give me permission to use your pictures for my school project?
    Please let me know if you are ok with this. Thank you!!

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