Today, rather than dwell upon the fact that copious amounts of baked goods don’t fill my pantry, Christmas Cards were not sent, handmade gifts for friends and family remain unfinished and outside lights remain elusive, I will concentrate on what has been completed this past week.
First up, quilts. Originally three full-sized bed quilts with a Christmas theme were planned. As time and reality pressed on the quilts were downsized to lap throws or wall hangings. One was completed. Other quilt squares became pillows (still not all done), or in one case, a package of quilt squares to be given to their intended recipient as is. I’m sure that she’ll do them more justice than I would have, being as she’s a professional quilter (obviously this isn’t a surprize). I now consider this project to be mostly done. Here is one of the pillows.
Next, A3’s party. The shop owner was delightful, especially in the midst of the chaos. Another, earlier party hadn’t quite finished with their painting when ours was scheduled to start. I sent the kidlets outside with bubbles until the remaining artists from before could be relocated to a smaller table. We only had 10 kids for ours, which was a relief because we wouldn’t have fit otherwise.
The finished ceramics should be ready for pick up today. Once we receive word then we’ll fetch them and make deliveries to the party goers.
Some knitting has been completed. Here is A3 modeling her Christmas hat. It’s made with her very own handspun she made with some pencil roving from Crown Mountain Farms (purchased during Sock Summit).
The tree is up and the girls’ presents are wrapped.
Roxie’s interest in the “tree” is directly related to Bonny hiding from Roxie behind said tree.
Hopefully their silly cat antics won’t result in the whole thing being knocked over.
Okay, so this is completely has nothing to do with Christmas, but I cleaned my refrigerator yesterday!
Cricket, cricket… that’s pretty much the same response I got from my family too. But it’s clean! It’s so white and pretty… and it’s clean! Hopefully there is someone out there who appreciates this as much as I do. The first person to slop juice down the door or knock over the jelly jar shall be duly punished. Sorry, I digress.
I made fudge and peanut brittle to give away. The cookies were merely those slice and bake sugar cookies that hail from a tube. They’re not very good at all.
Today, while we’re out delivering ceramics, we’ll drop off some holiday plates to folks as well. Also on the agenda is baking cardamom bread (pulla) and dinner rolls. Potato salad and ambrosia salads also need to be made to go with the Christmas ham.
Some time after Christmas we will visit my family and mail out New Year’s cards… hopefully. Cheers!
p.s., how about that refrigerator!