Thursday, December 29, 2011


We hope your post holiday break is going well.   I used to work in retail and Norman Rockwell pretty much sums it up, doesn't he?  The last few days have been pretty uneventful here.  Lots of cooking,

Thanks to all of you who recommended The Pioneer Woman's recipe for cinnamon rolls.  You were right - they're terrific!  On Christmas day, after our family celebration 2 days earlier, it was just Bill and I.  Christmas Paella was the order of the day.    What else?  There's been some stitching, some designing, and lots of dog walking, and dog cuddling.  Otto the wonder dog has been hanging with Gibby this week.

Santa was very, very good to us.  Bill got his own laptop!  Up until this time we had been sharing a computer.  It was the best present I  he got.  What's Christmas without new books!

Isn't this wonderful?! Emma, by Jane Austen with a cover that appears hand stitched.  (Penguin Threads knows it's audience, doesn't it - Austen + needlework = WIN).  This is the inside cover - with all the loose threads and knots showing.  LOVE!

Actually, everything is just great - except for this NEW Blogger format.  Geesh.  I guess I'll catch on eventually.



Jan PATEK said...

Sounds like a good Christmas - for you and Bill and for Otto & Gibby. The food looks stupendous.
You're braver than I am. I just told my blog to use the old format after one look at the new one. Christmas is beautiful and I love it but enough is enough :)

Joanna said...

That book cover is amazing. I love Jane Austin, too, mostly due to the PBS shows. Lovely pictures of food!

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas, I am still winding down myself. My husband finally got a new one for himself, as well, his was way too slow.


aztel2000 said...

Oh boy, I was trying to forget about those Pioneer Woman cinnamon they are stuck back in my brain and I must have some...soon!
Love the Rockwell picture--I worked in retail for 15 years and I'm still trying to get over it.
Karen in Breezy Point

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