In case you didn't already know, now you do:
22 days to get everything done.
That's not bad at all.
We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning
so I'm super happy and ready to sew something
Christmas-y. I like snow a lot and I have yet
to meet a winter with too much of it.
I like to decorate this little tree for my sewing room.
I'm thinking about switching out to the red, green
and gold though.
I love red and white, and gray/silver if it's thrown into
the mix. When I found this fabric collection I couldn't
wait to get it into the perfect quilt. The trouble was, I
never could find the "perfect" quilt so last week, when
I came across it again for the umpteenth time, I went
with something simple so that I'd at least have a quilt.
I'll have more on the finished top next Tues.
I like having a quilt for every season!
I made this one last year and it was so fun to pull
it back out again after Thanksgiving! I like that it
works for all winter, not just Christmas.
Still, as I mentioned, I do love a red/white quilt so
maybe I'll make a Valentine's quilt someday?
I like to plan out a lot of the meals for the holidays
way in advance. While not really stressing it, I do try
to get as much done early as I can. One of my first
preps will be to make up several different batches of
cookies to freeze as dough so they'll still be nice and
fresh. It's not always about the cooking and baking
because I see that as fun; I think it's more about
.avoiding extra dishes and mess in the kitchen that
no one wants to deal with when the family is home.
Anyhoo, Tanya, a British Baking Show contestant
(American edition) over at Global Bakes has been
doing a 12 Days of Cookies series that I'm following
closely. These snickerdoodles are a perfect fit for my
holiday prep. Tanya mentions that once you have
rolled the dough balls into the sugar/cinnamon mix
they can be popped into the freezer for an easy bake
as needed throughout the holidays.
Now that is exactly what I'm talking about.
(Today's post is Spumoni Cookies! That woman
is gonna run my printer out of ink!)
I love to make bread.
It's just so...so....timeless?
I can't quite put my finger on the word.
I don't often do braided breads but I think this
Finnish cardamom bread (Pulla) turned out so
well that I should do braids more often.
I like to eat bread too--a lot, darn it!
But it's the holidays and life is short!
I like making hummus; it's certainly healthier
than bread but, now that I think of it, it really
needs some pita bread and that's fun to make,
too, so off I go to make some!
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