I'm sorry, but I can't show you pictures of the completed sleep pants because they're already wrapped up and residing in the box ready to be picked up by UPS tomorrow. I fully intended to take pictures to show you but completely forgot until it was too late.
While I had the sewing machine running full throttle, Resident Chef was busy in the kitchen, as you can see from these photos...
Homemade granola which will be gifted this year instead of tins of all kinds of baking. This is easier on Resident Chef and doesn't need freezer space to store. Win/win? I hope so!
If you're interested in our recipe, let me know and I'll publish it for you.
And butter tarts. There ALWAYS has to be butter tarts for our kids and a couple other close friends. Heaven help Resident Chef if he doesn't make some!!
We've been dealing with a leaky kitchen tap for quite some time and finally managed to get someone to come to make a repair. Or at least we expected a repair, but instead we got a new tap. A rather Rolls-Roy-ish tap too! Before we had the cheapest possible junky tap that the building management put in but this one is a huge leap forward. It even has a pull out spray thingie. Some things just make us ridiculously happy and this is one of them...
- There are a number of links HERE for making Barbie clothes that might be nice for Christmas gifts.
- And if American Girl dolls are in your life, there's lots of ideas HERE.
- There are over 200 stuffed animal and toy patterns HERE.
- If making mittens is on your list, perhaps one of THESE patterns might be just what you're looking for.
- Some of you might find THIS free printable set to be of value as you plan your life over the next while.
The quote for today..."Sometimes you get what you want. Other times you get a lesson in patience, timing, alignment, empathy, compassion, faith, perseverance, resilience, humility, trust, meaning, awareness, resistance, purpose, clarity, grief, beauty and life. Either way you win"
Oh I would love that granola recipe--we eat oatmeal and granola a lot in the mornings...great gift idea...ReplyDelete
[I was able to walk behind a grocery cart in the store this morning without pain --until I had to stand in line--standing still is what gets me now!! So am resting on heat--but this is at least a little progress.]
I am soldiering away at my printed cross stitch--easier now that I use a clamp on magnifier hugs, Julierose
OK - I'll post the recipe on Wednesday, so watch for it. We make it all the time - it's good for breakfast...sometimes we sprinkle some on top of our oatmeal, and it's good on top of ice cream too (not that I'd know ANYTHING about that!!!).Delete
Standing is not a good thing with sciatica but progress of any sort has to be encouraging.
I can't believe how fast the pajamas happened! Maybe the recipients will pose for us in them over the holidays?ReplyDelete
Doubt if they'll be willing to pose but there's always hope! I only make the PJ bottoms b'cause they use them to lounge in and luckily the patterns I use are pretty simple.Delete
The granola and butter tarts look scrumptious Mary Anne! Congratulations to the Resident Chef! Love your new tap too! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
We rarely eat the butter tarts - maybe one a year, but the rest of the family loves them so Resident Chef is kind enough to oblige. The granola, on the other hand, we eat regularly.Delete
Some? I say, that's a lot of tarts!ReplyDelete
Love the mitten pattern link. I am determined to learn how to make a pair this winter.
That's only a fraction of the ones he normally makes. He's cutting down! Hope the mitten link proves useful.Delete
Looking forward to the granola recipe. I am hopeful of starting some baking next week. I did get my Christmas card list made this morning though. A definite step in the right direction.ReplyDelete
Christmas card list is next up on my dance card - once I finish the current project I'm working on (which I hope will be the final Christmas gift for this year).Delete