Sunday, December 28, 2008

Whew...in pictures

Well, it has been a busy last few days!! As usual I don't get as much accomplished as I would like, but I can live with it!

I've been baking...oops, 1 batch of cookies is missing as well as the dump cake and eclair cake, but still a few of these around. Baklava, Sugar cookies, Russian Teacakes, and Peanut butter fudge.
Goodies
Cookie baking part deux to arrive maybe tonite or tomorrow...I'm a bit burned out, but want to use up my ingredients I just got for them...

Russian Tea Cakes
This batch will last hubby a little while...no more til' next year ;)
(no the polident is not for me...works awesomely on DD's retainers!)

A little decorating
A bit of decorating....

Just hanging around
Some hanging around in unladylike poses!


Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Trying to make spaghetti sauce like MIL's...not that I have to, but DD thinks I should try, so I am. I usually make mine in the crockpot to cook while I'm at work. We'll see how it goes...I did find the secret ingredient though...

My new/old toy
My new point/shoot! Well, not new but was DD's. She got a new Nikon we got at a steal (hey, buy 2 laptops in a few months from a certain place and get quite the credit) so I'm learning...the food photos are from it. Now to get better software to upload them easier...she says it's in a box in her room...ahem..what box!

Her favorite part of Christmas
See, some people just like paper for presents...hehe..she knew when I threw this in the trash can, she kept whining and crying for it. So now it's in her basket. I think she smells the dogs from in-laws on it or something.

Sleeping on the job
See...she found a new sleeping spot.
I did get something done
I did finish something in time...yeah me, who wasn't going to do any gift knitting. I give up, next year I'm planning and then we'll see..
Super basic hat pattern
Super Basic Hat Pattern only Ravelry link
Doubled Red..heart in Gray
US 10's
She's allergic to wool and really didn't have anything suitable for her in the stash...so there you go. Didn't enjoy knitting doubled...have no clue why I did, guess I just wanted it to be thick and warm...

Hmmm what didn't get done...
wips, wips, wips
Hedgehog, which was the only present planned, armwarmer to match SIL's hat (need to unbindoff and frog 3 rows cause it's too long, and knit the mate) teeny, tiny sock for SAM 6...yeah, I've got 4 days to finish..., and my felted Christmas trees...this is tree 2...hmmm maybe by next year.

Lots of lazing around, shopping still (son is a clothes horse LOL), and 1 more day off, then work 2 days, and 4 days off...now if the pager would take a vow of silence, it could be perfect ;)

13 comments:

yarnsnob said...

OMG look at all those goodies...Yummy in my tummy...The hedge hog turned out cute... Saphire is a hoot...showing us her business....Mine do the same thing...not ladylike at all!!!

Chris said...

Mmm... peanut butter fudge. Great unladylike picture! And congrats on the new to you camera - always fun. :)

Jo said...

Yummy! Could I please have the peanut butter fudge recipe?

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love all the yummies!! Just delish!! I just made my first batch of fudge today! I can't believe no holiday baking this year....

Great gifts, and just think of those UFOs as early gifts for next year!

Crossing my finger that pager will be super quiet....

Julie said...

Baklava? You make baklava - YUMMY! I love it, but would never have the patience to make it. I think I just gained another 5 pounds reading this post :-)

I have the same camera; I've had it for a couple of months but still don't have a clue how to really use it. Time to read the manual a little, I guess.

turtlegirl76 said...

Mmmm....fudge. That sounds excellent! The hat looks cozy. Musta been a pain knitting with doubled acrylic though. But hey, that's love right?

kasiaiscarly said...

omg, will you come bake at my house?! pretty please? i love baklava, but am far too lazy to attempt baking it (though after seeing Alton Brown's episode I kind of want to do it just to make rosewater from actual rose petals!

Bezzie said...

Oh yum to the cookie pron!!!!

And you should totally try to recreate your MIL's spaghetti sauce. They forget how good mom's was and will transfer their love to your versions of mom's dishes. Trust me ;-) I've got Dr. MS hooked on MY chicken slop and lasagne now that he's no longer living with mom! Ha ha!

Anna said...

WOW, you can really cook/bake! I made some chocolate chip cookies, my extent of holiday cooking, LOL. Congrats on the camera upgrade. I've heard great things about Sony cams. ^_^ That kitty seems to be an absolute doll. so cute!

Sonya said...

OK. I thought I was over the whole Christmas goodie thing. But those cookies really yummy. And don't even get me started on peanut butter fudge.

tiennie said...

Yummy cookies! Happy holidays to you!

weezalana said...

I know everyone's all gaga for the sweets, but dayum that spaghetti sauce looks good!

KnitPastis said...

All your cookies and fudge look so good!