Just in time, socks are done!!
Wishing you and your friends and family a wonderful time together as we all gather to celebrate the birth date of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Chris. Merry CHRISTmas.
That’s exactly where I could be found last week! I was off work the entire week! And it snowed, so I got to stay at home and chill for several days. Loved it! On one of my free days I made these little pies.
Super easy to make… Buy the pre-made pie dough-sheets and some pie filling, use a couple cups to cut out small circles (one slightly bigger than the other), cover a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray, stuff the larger circle down into your mini-muffin pan, dab some filling in, and then slap the smaller circle on top. Cook at 425F for 13-15 minutes and wha-lah! Tiny pies!
And with your leftover pie crust scraps?
Spray a sheet pan with butter-flavor cooking spray, throw the scraps on, spray the dough with butter-flavor cooking spray, sprinkle on some sugar and cinnamon. Cook until lightly golden, then generously sift on large amounts of powdered sugar. These lasted all of 3 minutes before they were devoured by Goose and me.
Goose recently read It’s Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder.
Yes, another AR assignment. She really seemed to enjoyed this one. The storyline was more suited for her age level than some of our past reads. Amazon sums it up nicely.
“12 year old Isabel spends her free time in the library, reading and dreaming about faraway places. When her mom decides to open a cupcake shop in their little town of Willow, Isabel feels just like buttercream frosting to a cupcake-stuck. It seems as if it will be another disappointing summer, until Isabel learns of a baking contest. If she can come up with a winning recipe, she might have a chance of competing in the bake-off in New York City! But Isabel’s best friend, Sophie, is also entering the contest, and things always seem to go Sophie’s way. To make matters worse, Isabel and her mom don’t exactly see eye-to-eye on the type of recipe Isabel should enter. In this sweet treat by popular teen author Lisa Schroeder, Isabel discovers that maybe it’s not about where you go in life as much as it is about enjoying the view from wherever you are.”
It was shortly after Goose finished this book that I spotted a Christmas ornament tutorial. Of course she wanted to make everyone in her class one, along with all the girls on her gymnastics team.. Here’s her list. 🙂
I held true to making my dad socks for Christmas. So far, this is where I’m at..
& now I’m desperately trying to get the second sock complete before Christmas. I don’t think receiving a gift of just one sock would be worth writing home about. 🙂 Cross your fingers – I’m about half way into the second sock.
Pattern: K2P2 ribbing and leg
Yarn: Paton Kroy Socks
Color: Glencheck (55012)
Needles: Double-Pointed, size 5
I was downloading my pics the other day. Don’t you just love what that camera unfolds? This was among many pictures that Goose had taken.
It totally cracks me up… her, strutting her stuff. I love how she has her hip stuck out like she’s ALL THAT. She walks around here, weighing in at all of 50 pounds, with her big girl attitude. I know in a milli-second she’s going to be a teenager.. with her eyes rolling at every offer of advice that I have. You know it’s true too.. I mean, just look at her. And if she’s anything like me at that age, she’ll spend every moment that she’s home in her room!
Oh indeed, tough times are only days away for this ol’ mama.