Sunday, December 28, 2014
It's almost here! 2015! What have I been doing to get ready? Cleaning and sorting. I'm not sure why this time of year seems like the perfect time to do this. Maybe, because the New year seems like a fresh start?
Friday, December 26, 2014
A few days before Christmas, I started this top-down Cables and Ribs beanie. I've been having some gauge issues with my knitting and I wasn't going to start a new knitting project until AFTER Christmas. That way I could concentrate on being able to fix the problem. Then I got to thinking that I only seem to have gauge issues with fingering weight yarn (not so much with worsted). So, I went ahead and cast-on this beanie.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas everyone! This morning I am reflecting on the many gifts in my life by the light of our Christmas tree. There are many. The gifts of health, friends & family, employment, a comfortable home, beauty in nature, living in a country that allows freedom in worship, and of course, the greatest gift of all, The gift of Christ, our savior.
Friday, December 19, 2014
If you read this post where I rambled on about sweetened condensed milk (and the lack of it), then you will already know that this must be the fudge I was talking about making. I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It's ALMOST foolproof. I say ALMOST because I can mess up just about any recipe depending on any number of variables. BUT. It's so close to foolproof (and FAST) that I'm going to share it with you today.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Yesterday was my day off. And. It was a flurry of activity around here. Last minute sewing and baking. Enough to finish off the three potted trees (seen above and mentioned in this post and this post) and three plates of holiday goodies to go with. Oh yeah, and deliver.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Recently I saw this post for making Candy Cane Vodka. M-m-m-m-m-m-m. It sounded so good. I've also been wanting to make some Kahlua for some gifts. I got to thinking.....wouldn't adding candy canes to the Kahlua be good? So. That's just what I did!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I've been working away on lots of little ornaments to decorate small (1 gallon) live potted trees as gifts for some friends and neighbors. I've already completed (and given away) one tree and I have to tell you, I was pretty happy with it (and it was really well received by the recipient, too).
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Remember this post? Where I enlightened you about the doily beanie project I was obsessed with. The project where I was congratulating myself about how it was turning out just as I envisioned despite the Christmas knitting time quickly vanishing before my very eyes.