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Friday, December 24, 2010

Baking and Stitching.

Sammi would like to wish everyone and their pets a very Merry Christmas.
I started this the other day and I must say, that I am not enjoying it. Love the design but the colors are very close in their shades. It was very hard to pick a fabric that will allow all the colors to be seen.

Yesterday I decided to make bread by hand. This is Christmas Stollen. My braiding leaves alot to be desired, but it turned out delicious! It's full of fruit and nuts. I have a bread machine and use it a lot but I really enjoyed the kneading and rising and kneading again. It was very soothing. I will be taking a loaf over to Cheryl's for Christmas Eve. She has a yearly family gathering, which we have been going to for 20 years or so.

This is alittle sampling of the cookies we made on Tuesday. We have sugar cookies, hermits, applesauce cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies and orange brownie bites (which are to die for).

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas full of love and peace. Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I have enjoyed reading all of yours and seeing all the extraordinary work that you all do. Peace to all.

Until next time...Happy Stitching. Deborah

23 comments:

Margaret said...

Too bad it was so hard to pick a fabric for the BBD piece. It looks like you chose a good one though! The bread looks delicious and so do the cookies! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

Margaret said...

Mia's mad at me now -- forgot to say she says Merry Christmas to Sammi. :D

gracie said...

Yum! Merry Christmas to you and your family

Tricia said...

Merry Christmas! Isn't it funny how some pieces are a joy to stitch and some just aren't... It does look beautiful, though. I'm sure you'll love it when it's all done!

Patty C. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Berit said...

I have the same feeling about SG. I haven't gotten it yet, and I love looking at it, but fabric choice is a problem, and I wonder if I'll enjoy stitching it. :)

Your homemade goodies look delicious! Merry Christmas!

CalamityJr said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family - including precious Sammi!

Myra said...

Lola, Glitter, and Ziggy send Sammi Very Merry Christmas wishes. I might have to sneak by for a cookie. ;o)

Shirley said...

What a lot of lovely food you have made. Merry Christmas Sammi to you and yours.
All the best,
Shirley, Archie, Wilberforce and Higgins

Hazel said...

Merry Christmas. Your baking and treats look yumm. x

Daffycat said...

Merry Christmas, Deborah!

Annie said...

Sometimes it really is tough to find the right fabric, but I think your choice looks nice with those soft colors.

The baking looks terrific! Have a wonderful holiday!

DonnaTN said...

Loved your snowy photos; everything looked so nice and Christmasy! The cookies looked yummy! My sugar cookie dough was too soft to make cut-outs, couldn't even make them into balls to flatten. I had to just spoon the dough onto the cookie sheet and use the spoon to spread them out. I guess they turned into tea cakes instead. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Pumpkin said...

Oh yum! Look delicious Deborah :o)

Merry Christmas to you and Sammi!

Mary said...

Your stollen and cookies look very yummy Doborah. I hope you and Sammi had a wonderul Christmas and that the new year will be a happy and healthy one.
Your stitching does look lovely and delicate even if it is a strain on the eyes.
Mary

Janice Boucher said...

Merry Christmas to you and Sammi!!! Please extend my greeting to Cheryl also. We all miss both of you!

TinaTx said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Heidi said...

Yummy! I was tea and cookies at your house...lol. I know the feeling of not enjoying stitching something but it looks like you are very far on it. Hello sweet little Sammi and Merry Christmas to you too!

Christmas hugs,
Heidi

Sherry :o) said...

Your cookies and bread look yummy! So tell more about the orange brownies - I am a sucker for any brownies!! Hope your Christmas was very merry and Happy New Year!

Siobhan said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Kathy Ellen said...

Your Christmas Stollen and cookies look delicious! Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas!

Leslie said...

hope that you had a wonderful christmas. The treats look delicious.

Dee said...

Oh I just don't know what I'd attack first, the cookies or that bread!!! All look yummy.

I missed wishing you a Merry Christmas, so I'll just have to be content to wish you a very Happy New Year!