Sunday, December 17, 2017


Xmas lights in The Village


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stash Report - week 50

Used this week:       01.25 yards

Used year to date:                             284.50 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                          110.00 yards
Net used for 2017:                                                  174.50 yards


Friday, December 15, 2017

Went down the hill and spent a lovely peaceful afternoon with the boys at the Aquarium.  Enjoyed some pre-Christmas-chaos grandparent time with them :)  Next week will be increasingly crazy -- Nick and Stacey arrive from Boston on Tuesday, and every day after that is full of fun!


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Spumoni Cookies

About 12 dozen cookies

2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon rum extract
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon almond extract
green food color
½ cup finely chopped pistachios
red food color
½ cup maraschino cherries, finely chopped

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat eggs into mixture.
Add flour, baking soda and salt, and combine all well.
Divide dough into four parts.
Add ½ teaspoon rum extract to first part.
Add ½ teaspoon rum extract and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to second part.
Add ½ teaspoon almond extract, green food color and chopped pistachios to third part.
Add ½ teaspoon almond extract, red food color and chopped cherries to fourth part.
Roll each part into a long rope. 
Lay all four ropes together and roll to form a vari-colored log.
(It may be easier to use smaller portions of the ropes, and form two or three logs.)
Wrap logs in foil and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours.
Slice chilled dough ¼” thick and arrange on cookie sheets that are lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350* 8 – 10 minutes, until edges are just beginning to turn golden.
Cool on racks.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Flea Market Dash

Another row done, and this is the only piecing I've done all week -- we're in full-on Holiday Prep mode here! 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Monday, December 11, 2017




Sunday, December 10, 2017


Winter - Snow Summit Resort this week

West - sunset view down the lake