Happy Day After Christmas to all! We hope everyone had a great day yesterday, enjoying family, and friends – maybe a few presents & lots of good food!
Today is a slow day here. I slept late and DH made breakfast – thanks, honey! It is snowing, sleeting, freezing rain and a bit windy, so there won’t be any outdoors activities. Except shoveling snow & spreading ice melt.
The kitchen has been cleaned from the past two days of cooking. Monday it was 2 loaves of Cinnamon Raisin Bread, a loaf of Banana Gingerbread, a loaf of Cranberry Pumpkin Bread, a dozen Gingerbread Muffins and a pan of Choco-Chip Blondies. Yesterday it was a Spiral Sliced Glazed Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Butternut Squash with Marshmallows and Homemade Bread. The Bread was a mistake. It was suppose to be Yeast Dinner Rolls, but the Bread machine reset something and baked the bread rather than just mixing/rising the dough. It was edible, so it worked out ok.
This past month I’ve made Christmas pillowcases, Cowboy tote bags & travel pillows, and ornaments. Our love & hugs to our 2-1/2 year old Grandson. We hope you enjoy the package we sent! We have been blessed to discover a nephew, his wife & 3 children that we didn’t know we had! Grand Aunt (or is it Great Aunt) ME had to make them some goodies!
I did some other sewing – Three Pillowcases for the children of Newtown, CT. Over 4,000 pillowcases were made in a week by stitchers around the world to share love & hugs with the children, teachers/staff & first-responders of the Newtown Tragedy. I also completed a quilt for Webfabrics’ Charity Quilts. Three-hundred twelve (YES! 312!) quilts were donated this Christmas Season to 7 organizations which included The Fisher House at Fort Belvoir, VA., and The Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda, MD. Webfabrics also sent 20 children & 6 adult quilts to Project Linus to be given to the families of those that were killed at Shady Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Also, the first of December Arrow Cabinets called for Christmas & Boy Pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer Chapter in Madison, WI. They were in need for Pillowcases for Boys that are in the Hospital plus they wanted all children in the hospital over Christmas to have a Christmas/Winter Themed Pillowcase to ‘decorate’ their hospital bed. I made two pillowcases and sent them in. Arrow announce they received 100 pillowcases.
I didn’t get all my sewing done. I have two throw-size quilts to finish. So, I think that’s what I’ll be working on this week. (That’s not including all my other UFO’s – Un-Finished Objects). Can’t believe that there are only 6 more days in 2012!