Yes, I've been continuing with the cross stitch projects and now can mark four done....four more to go. I not only finished the stitching of the Santa House, but also added the garland and beading to the rest of the houses. Don't know if the sparkle from the garland shows in the photos though. It's a Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille.
On another note, this one falls under a great mystery. I had ordered a container of a sealant by Jacquard from Amazon and it seemed to take slightly longer than usual to arrive. It finally appeared and tucked inside was a package of really nice paintbrushes which were labeled as being a 'gift'. Not sure what precipitated that because I've never known Amazon to be that generous. Who am I, however, to look a gift
horse paintbrush in the mouth! If you could see the sorry state of my brushes you'd understand how happy I was.
And....because I haven't shared a recipe here for awhile, how about the one Resident Chef uses for oatmeal? I don't much care for regular oatmeal so he's come up with this version that he does in the rice cooker (it can be made on the stove top too, but it takes longer).
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. sunflower seeds