Just when life began to feel like it was regaining its routine, I turned around and saw that Christmas will be upon us in the blink of an eye. No rest for the weary, I suppose. Hubby and I spent the weekend decking the halls all to a nice effect, if I do say so myself. Finding new places to display our traditional holiday decorations has done much to make this house feel more like our home. I can honestly say that it is a huge relief!
That feeling hasn't reached everyone just yet.
Harper does not care for 'The Great Tile Divide' - she'll walk on it, cross over it and even run on it; but she'll not tarry. She must always be moving. You can see the corner of one of several area rugs we have placed strategically like little islands to give her a place to rest and be near us and a part of any action happening in the dread region. When we do the kitchen remodel next month, the tile is a goner. Everyone will be happy about that.
I've not done any holiday baking yet this year, but I'd like to share a recipe. First a little background - I have been a subscriber of the 'Slide of the Week' from Charles Phoenix for a number of years now. He buys old slides at thrift shops, yard sales, etc. and composes them into shows that are an extravaganza of the glory of mid-century middle-class America. He presents them at various venues with wit, sarcasm and a healthy dose of double entendre. If a slide show does not come to your area, books featuring some of the best of the slides can be purchased. This weeks' slide is not a vintage image, but instead a demonstration video and recipe for Cherpumple Monster Pie Cake - a dessert homage to the turducken. I'm not sure I will ever take on this recipe, but from this time forward when I bake a cake I will live by the words - 'Frost it like you mean it'! If you decide to take this recipe on, please tell me how it goes and send Charles a picture.
On the quilting front, I am on the home stretch hand stitching binding on Old St. Nick. Up next will be to quilt Christmas Punch.
No matter how busy you are at this time of year, it's always a good idea to take some time out to quilt. Thank you to Marcie for a great pattern.
When you get an itch, scratch it!
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