I finally packed up a stowed all the Christmas decorations. Yay! (Well, except for a few things that are DH's "department" and I'll encourage/help him with those this weekend.) It feels good!
I decided to try to finish up some wips this year. The first one I picked up was "Betsy's House" by Plum Street Samplers:
I'm also working on a PS freebie called "Welcome Home" for an exchange block:
I'm also excited to see that Diane of Little House Needleworks released a design for which I was the model stitcher. It's called "Hands to Work". I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this one...so much so that I was almost sad when it was finished. For sure I'll be stitching it again for me.
We've had some cool enough weather this past week that I claimed a couple of "soup weather" days. One day I made some homemade vegetable soup (I don't really have a recipe bc I made it up...and it can be different every time. I used to call it "garbage soup" bc I'd make it on Fridays and put in all the little dabs of leftover veggies from that week.) I made a big batch and kept out some of the leftovers and froze the rest for later.
I also tried a new recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup which DH and I both loved. What's even better is that it was easy peasy to make and doesn't call for any "exotic" ingredients (many of which I already had on hand. I love a well-stocked pantry and freezer!) . Yum! I'll definitely be making this one again.
We have a neighborhood association annual meeting/get-together tonight for which I'll be baking some Texas Sheet Cake and some cheese breads. While the oven's hot, I may bake something else to freeze for our use later. I'm thinking maybe a pound cake that I'll divide into 4 "hunks". (I'd like to stock up the freezer for those too-hot-to turn-on-the oven days that will be here soon enough.)
Until next time.....