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Last post of 2016...

...and I haven't posted since the first week of December. Needless to say, things have been busy in my world. If it's any consolation, my Flickr account has suffered as well. The best I could manage was to post to my Instagram account, which was also shared to Facebook.

So, let's play a little catch-up. Here are some photos of the last 3 weeks.

Spumoni slices

Chocolate-Espresso slices

Mexican Wedding cookies

Sugar cookie snowflakes


Cookie Packages in process

Cookie boxes ready to mail

Christmas tree on Christmas Eve

Tomato cage trees in the backyard

And finally, the last sunset of 2016

I hope to get back into regular blogging in 2017.

I wish you all good health, prosperity, and peace in the new year.


...things are completely nuts in my world. By the time I remember to blog, it's way too late in the evening.

I am behind on Christmas baking, mostly because of being sick during Thanksgiving week. Normally, I do all of the ingredient shopping and bake the fruitcakes during that week. This time, I just concentrated on getting well.

I did most of my ingredient shopping Thursday afternoon when I had a half day off. The rest of it I did on Sunday.

Saturday was full from start to finish. We got our Christmas tree (which is still sitting in the back yard in a bucket of water), gave the cat a flea bath (yuck), I baked the fruitcakes, and then did the laundry.

Sunday was grocery/ingredient shopping. I prepped the crock pot with our dinner and then got down to baking. I made the dough for the sugar cookies, chocolate sugar cookies, Mexican Wedding cookies, Spumoni Slices, and Coffee-Chocolate Ribbons. I baked the Christmas Spritz

...and the Cherry Kisses.

I ran out of steam at that point. …

October 2016 recap...



10/16 Echo No-Noro Hat (knitting) [Ravelry]10/23 SW Blue art yarn [Ravelry]
Custom rolags from Woodlake Woolies
20.1 yds., bulky weight 10/29 Multi-Llama handspun [Ravelry]
Llama top (4 oz.) from Tall Tail Ranch
249.4 yds 2-ply; 18 WPI Books: Dead in the Water, Hailey EdwardsHead Above Water, Hailey EdwardsHell or High Water, Hailey EdwardsFish Out of Water, Hailey EdwardsVenom and Vanilla, Shannon MayerExhume, Danielle GirardLegacy of the Demon, Diana RowlandStarted:
10/15 Multi-Llama handspun [Ravelry]10/23 SW Blue art yarn [Ravelry] Works In Progress:
4-shaft sampler (weaving) [Ravelry]All That Glitters Christmas quilt (quilting)Bear Paw pottery (needlepoint)Christmas goodie cookbook (desktop publishing) Icelandic Halos of Hope hat (knitting) [Ravelry] Mother of Dragons shawl (knitting)  [Ravelry] Sea of Dreams baby quilt (quilting)St. Charles (needlepoint)Valley of the Heart's Delight sampler design (cross stitch)UFOs/Hibernation:
Be My Baby for My Baby (knitt…