Here is the pretty treasure, front and back!
The workmanship is so neat and beautiful! I love it - thank you so much Andrea!
My next project? Well, I started on LDD's Margaret Cottam but found the WDW Cocoa linen too dark for the Schneckly floss, and my eyes too! So I put that aside and found something much lighter. This is Prairie House from Blackbird Designs' "A Stitcher's Journey" book.
Given the state of my current attention span (very little) this is a good size project for me during the Christmas prep season!
Here's where my Christmas stitching are hanging out waiting for some type of finishing!
Baking is on my mind (and now too much in my tummy!) lately. I finished baking these yesterday afternoon. If the boxes are looking empty that's because I've started to give them away. I took a bunch over to my brother's and my parents today. I figured why not have people enjoy some now rather than give them a glut of them later when they are stuffed to their gills by Christmas time! (Yes, contribute to stuffing them now rather than later! Claim your space in their tummies!)
It seems like it's been a long time since I've done so much baking. I am also tweaking recipes too trying to (1) use some other flour like spelt in addition to the white, and (2) lower the sugar. It's a bit hit and miss but these are really good. In case you are wondering, clockwise starting from left - Coconut Cranberry Ginger, Neapolitan, Fruit and Nut cookies. Next week I will do more chocolate cookies as per my son's request!
This morning we thought we would do a quick trip to Costco, thinking a Friday morning would be ok. Wrong-o! Could not find parking! So we thought we would try another Costco - ditto. So, rather than fight the circling
I also have been feeling a bit tired and fighting a sore throat so I thought it would be best to head home and ...face the tins of cookies with a cuppa tea! lol.
Weekend is here - have a good one! Thanks for stopping by!