Wednesday, December 30, 2020
This is why I can't get any knitting done. My brain wants to put puzzles together. I finished my new Christmas one in record time. It was a lot of fun.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Our rainy Christmas Eve started with a cleaning frenzy. Everything got made spic and span including one unhappy Pup.
I think he brought me some luck because we had snow showers on Christmas Day. I wouldn't call it a white Christmas but it was close enough.
Mom's strawberry trifle was for dessert and breakfast Christmas morning.
While I was waiting for the ill fated crumpet batter to rise for two hours I did get some knitting done on those crazy Christmas socks but I sure didn't finish them. Maybe by New Year's.
Friday, December 25, 2020
We may all be celebrating in our separate homes but we are all safe and healthy and sadly there's an awful lot of people who can't say that this year. We've lost so many along the way.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
I had put off cookie making long enough so for the second year in a row I used my stove top and the 12 inches I have left of counter space to roll out some dough.
They would have been fine-if I had left out the black pepper. I've never used it in cookies before and thought I might try it. I won't again. Ack....it is nasty. Not having any meringue powder on hand, I also tried out a recipe for eggless royal icing. You use honey instead and it worked just fine. In spite of my sloppy and impatient piping it dried nice and hard.
.....but it made a decent sugar cookie. You can't go wrong with sprinkles. That's my kind of decorating.