Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Home for Christmas

With pomp, power and glory
the world beckons vainly.
In chase of such vanities,
why should I roam?
While peace and content
bless my little thatched cottage
and warm my own heart,
with the treasures of home.

Beatrix Potter

In all the preparations for Christmas, I still haven't had much time to stitch, but here are a couple of updates anyway :-). I continue my slow progress on my Mary Engelbreit piece, To a Friend's House the Road is Never Long. I am getting to the point where I can almost envision a finish.

And, I pulled out my Dear Diary sampler and began the fifth block, the Mary Heaton section. Here is a picture of where I was, and a picture of my progress. This is getting quite big, and difficult, therefore, to photograph.

My daughter and I have also been baking and cooking up a Christmas storm of sweet treats. Here is a platter with some of our creations. Starting at twelve o'clock and going around clockwise, we have peanut brittle, creamy butter mints, ginger snap cookies, peppermint bark, and fantasy fudge (using the old recipe on the marshmallow creme jar back from when I was a child). We also had coconut thumbprints, but even though we made two batches of these, none survived to get their picture taken.

Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas This Year


soleil said...

Cette broderie avec les maisons est très jolie. Bravo....
Est ce que tu vis aux états unis ?
Merci pour tes visites régulières sur mon blog....A bientôt Soleil

Cindy F. said...

Wow Laura! You have put some stitches in your Mary E. piece! Great progress!!
Your Dear Diary is amazing:) So beautiful:)
Your baking sounds sooo yummy!

Martine Jum's Blog said...

wouah !!! your Dear Diary is very very beautiful !!! it's fantastic !!! i like it very much !!
Merry christmas to you

Cheryl said...

I was wondering if you were still working on your Dear Diary piece! I loved seeing it again, i will get to work on mine again in 2009. Pregnancy really interupted my stitching plans in 08!

Beatrice said...

Great pieces you have there!

Have a Happy New Year!

Vonna said...

Laura! Look at your DD Sampler...I'm pulling that out again this year too...I didn't get very far last year and looking at yours makes me jealous :) In a good way of course! Cindy told me that you'd like to join the HAED SAL (now I've totally given up exchanges so I'll be a better SAL mate this year) If you'd like to join us - please do! Every Friday all day :) HUGS!!! And I wish you and yours a blessed New Year!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.