Sunday, 30 December 2012

More stichin...bio hazard style.

My friend/coworker Evan asked a few months ago if I could/would stitch up a picture for him. I was in the mood for more stitchin so I said yes... but I didn't realize how intense this project was going to be.


There was alot of different colours involved... and I did have a few rip outs.


I highly underestimated the time it would take me.. I lost track after 10 hours. This seems to be a constant in my life, I think I can finish it off no problem.. and then it takes FOREVER.. dude really?

What I think it will take.. 1 hour

what it really takes 4 hours

why?

Well combination of set up/setteling in,  bathroom breaks, snack breaks, phone/text and of course shiny things.


I'm working on restoring a quilt at present.. and I'll have to post some other goodies I've been working on.

Friday, 28 December 2012

The end is nigh! ...well christmas Is.


 I don't know about you but the Christmas season is always a feastathon. It ends up being day after day of this perpetual fullness. This year has been no exception. If I wasn't at friend and family gatherings I was up late baking dozens of cookies and goodies to fill baskets and give away as presents. Getting baked and homemade goodies is one of my favourite things and also giving them away. This year I added a few new things to my repertoire. I made chocolate gingerbread, double chocolate shortbread, apricot cranberry pound cake, hot chocolate on the stick, slow cooker trail mix (mom's recipe) , cake pops and sugar cookies.



As for the cake pops I had a friend of mine challenge me to make all the characters from the Rudolph movie. Of course I decided to do it late at night and ended up staying up to 130 in the morning but Mission accomplished challenge.




There's something really fun about having a table full of cookies and bags of icing lined up.
At this time of year whenever I bake I always think back to my childhood and helping my mother make candycane cookies.



Well I hope your Christmas holidays were as filled with friends and family and baked goods as mine was!! And if it was anything like mine you'll be hitting the treadmill January 2 to work off all this holiday "fun" that I gained.
Happy new year!