this year has slipped by so quickly...........
and as I stitch and work on projects,
I start to think about the upcoming Christmas holidays and
whether I want to start making things to give away
for Christmas presents. Last year I crocheted snowflakes.
This year however, I feel the need to "slow down"
and to just enjoy working on the projects I
have "in progress" and to "just enjoy".......and keep things simple
just enjoy the holiday music, the holiday
baking and the holiday company.......
without the stress of gifts.........
without the worry
of whether or not a person will like the gift I made,
without the stress of having all gifts made on time.......
do you ever feel that way?
this month, I have embroidered another small piece.
Not sure as of yet, what I will do with these,
but they are a joy to embroider.
I also finished another crocheted doily that I have been long
wanting to crochet from one of my 1953 crochet booklets.
It came out as pretty as I had hoped it would.
Speaking of holidays...........I found the most wonderful
cake recipe and gave it a try.
It is called a Granny Cake
Some of you may already know this cake.....
but it is full of flavor, tender, and moist!
It makes a nice size cake for company or gatherings.
If you would like the recipe, it is on my cooking blog .
Just click onto this link
So tell me..........what are you growing in your gardens at this time
of year? What are you keeping your hands busy creating?
Are you also thinking about Christmas in July??
I would love to hear!