New Year, All!
Well, when I last wrote, there were snow pix to
share, and there are again today as well! This has to be an
indication of good things to come for the year 2020, for us to head into New
Years Eve in a snow storm! Tomorrow, the sunshine on this snow
is going to make this a pretty place indeed!
Joe and I have a long tradition of
staying in on New Year's Eve, ...supper, chips and dip, perhaps
raising a toast of something or other (or not) and not being
able to stay awake 'til midnight! Party Animals, We are! I
expect that to continue tonight! Still, the days leading up to
New Year's Day are among my favorites every year! It feels like
there is a world of possibility looming ahead, and it's exciting
to think about, isn't it!
I honestly enjoy the process of
reflecting on the year past and planning the next- accessing
where I'd like to be, what I'd like to do, and what changes and
tweaks I need to make to allow those goals to happen...all that!
Another fun thing I do, early every year, is pick a word to be
my focus, the memory of which keeps me heading in the direction
of my goals. This could be sappy and weird. Don't care!
Enough of that! How
was Christmas? I hope each of you had a very pleasant holiday,
no matter what you celebrate, or if you celebrate nothing at
all, in fact!
I have some ideas of things I'd
like to get working on for projects, starting this week! No, I
mean it this time! Show of hands, who does this besides me?
...Christmas is breathing down our necks, and once again, we
realize we have waited far too long to get things started! What
a joy-robber THAT is when we have to hustle hustle hustle
through things! We vow..."NEXT year, I am going to start
things JANUARY 1st!" Please tell me it isn't just me
who does this! Lie to me ladies! :o)
Glad to add, by way of follow-up,
that the Unbaked Apple Pie (that I wrote of last time) made
expressly to put in the freezer, worked out very well. It baked
off beautifully from frozen, and tasted as though it was just
made right then! I'm taking a note to try that with more fruit
pies in the future, and thanks to my friend Diane who gave me
the idea! I used my normal pie recipe, and
followed this freezing and baking advice!
Here's a fun thing to think about on
this snowy day...
a bit more Hygge in your day , the Scandinavian way!
Comfort, and Coziness, Contentment, Health and Joy
Well I warned you! I'm sappy and contemplative this time of
Joe is out snow blowing the
driveway, that brave soul! It's just 28 degrees, but
actually feels much warmer with all that insulation from the
snow! We are fasting today until dinner, so it's very helpful
that we can stay busy 'til then! Meanwhile I have my sites
on our Butternut Squash soup supper! Squash soup and Bread and
Buttah...sounds SO good to me, on a snowy day!
This is the recipe I tend to use, and I most always have
squash in the freezer for just such a day as this!
Hey I thought those of you who "do"
Pinterest might enjoy this Pinterest Board as a Winter Quilts
Something to get those creative juices flowing ! MY first
project is to finish the last THREE measly blocks of the string
quilt I have been working on for TWO YEARS. Seriously who else
leaves something this long with SO little left to do! Wish me
and on that note, I think I'll fade off towards
the kitchen and get that soup going!
a Great Quilting Week All!
For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next
years words, await another voice