Karen on December 6th, 2011

tn_FreeVintageImagesofChristmasClipArt7_jpgYes we are getting a little bit of snow here on the north-western edge of central Arkansas, not unheard of at this time of year and doubtful we will get much but it is pretty to look at.  We turned on the outside lights to look at it a little bit.  Night time here so not a great photo, I will take a better one in the morning if we get much over night.

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I spent the last several hours hand piecing Joseph’s Coat.  A ways more to go on this diagonal row but progress.

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I also spent a little bit of time today hand quilting the table runner.  The checkerboard area is finished and I have one end of the flowers outlined stitched.

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The checkerboard

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I didn’t get any baking started today.  I thought about making the Christmas cake but didn’t get around to it.  I think I’m afraid if I start baking so early in December I will be eating too much and then baking more – I might need to wait until closer to Christmas!

What is your favorite holiday recipe? Cookies, cake, candy or a main dish you have to make at Christmas time?  If you have a link post it with your comment, I would love see how it is made.

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Karen on December 6th, 2011

tn_FreeVintageImagesofChristmasClipArt6_jpgAll of the Christmas decorations are done!  Only thing left if we want to is to put up outside lights.  We do not do a dramatic display outside, just run lights along the front of the house.  It is a little chilly today though so might wait a day or two until it warms up a little.

The tree  – we got this skinny pre-lite tree last year – it doesn’t take up near the room and it went up pretty darn fast.

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A set of religious nesting dolls that were made in Russia

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Xmas in the dining area.

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On the coffee table

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Between the living room and the kitchen

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Nativity on the fireplace (will be moved if we need a fire Smile ) Grandpa John Marlow made this nativity stable back in 1953.

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I don’t have a lot of anything up any more.  A little here and there.  Now I need to start thinking of Christmas baking.  I don’t do a lot of that any more.  I do have a new cake recipe I want to try that I found on the King Arthur Flour site.  It is called “Grammy A’s Mocha Cake”  – not your grandmothers fruit cake it says – which I hate candied fruit but I like fruit cake with dried fruit & nuts instead and this has a plus of chocolate.  I’ll let you all no what I think of it.

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