I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christmas..........in July...........

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!