Friday, December 21, 2012

Joyeux Noel

The stitching portion of my ornament is complete!  Yay!  This one was a lot more complex than I had originally anticipated.  Now that it is complete I am loving how happy it looks.  I have the perfect fabric in my stash for backing.  I am enjoying stitching ornaments.  There is a lot of immediate gratification since they are completed so quickly. 

The rain never materialized today.  That was okay except one can totally feel the pressure building in the air.  The next storm is supposed to move it early tomorrow.  This is good because I plan on totally nesting and staying home out of the madness.  Tomorrow is going to be my baking day.  I also plan on wrapping presents with my little pointy eared, bearded elf.  She is not really much help (again with the lack of thumbs), but she is so cute and I might get kisses since I will be sitting on the floor.

I got out my well loved cookie cookbook this evening.  I have had it for about the past 30 years.  It is dog-eared and stained.  I have my plan for tomorrow's baking.  Top of the list is snickerdoodles.  I will also make my special thumbprint cookies.  There are a lot of memories around these cookies.    I will make up little care packages for the kids to take home and nibble on Christmas Day. I will also make up little plates for my two favorite neighbors.  I live on a pretty special street and have been blessed with the best neighbors on earth.  I knew this house was pretty special when I bought it, but my neighbors make it even more special. 

Well, I am off for a long winter's nap to prepare for my day of cleaning, wrapping, baking and general fa-la-la-ing.



MaryO said...

Sounds yummy! Merry Christmas to you and yours and know your lovely blog is VERY uplifting. luv.m.

Patti said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, too!

Thank you so much for your kind words!