We didn’t get the snow that people in the deep south and the eastern coastline did but it has been cold here recently which does make it feel more like winter and the holiday season for sure – but I have been extremely slow this year putting out my decorations – I hope that we get the tree up today.
Mike finished up the lights in the kitchen and everything was put back up on the walls where they belong and with all that done I would say I am ready for the decorations. And the baking, my fruit cake (with dried fruit) well not be sitting long but it will still be good (mine is kind of like date bread with extra dried fruit and nuts in it). I have not kept up at all with adding recipes to the blog and I hope to get back to that project in January – I just won’t say I will do it before that. That is another project for next year.
Here are a couple photos of the kitchen – some of the lightbulbs are “daylights” and some aren’t we intend to change them all over to daylights in the next week. The walls & ceiling had been a light green – now they are ivory – and the light fixtures were totally different and really defused the light so that it was not good light for a kitchen
The track lighting is much brighter – in fact too bright at times but Mike will be putting in dimmer switches as well so I don’t have to have it really, really light if it isn’t needed.
A little more work was done on Murrieta Stars – and I worked on it last night as well.
I didn’t work on the wool eggs and I really should have done some on it but I will try to get one finished today (I hope) I did get a little more stitching on the hexies but didn’t really lay it out to show – and I do think this will not be growing more after I complete the 3 rows on the side that I am working on. Both of the projects mentioned will be worked on today for Slow Sunday Stitching. I’m also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework .
The Christmas quilt is on the wall – I washed it and dried to get all the creases out of it and freshen it up some, it has always been a little long for this wall the bottom border is always tucked behind the couch so I decided to wash it in warm water and dry on high and see if I could get it to shrink a little more and it did – I never used to see any of the bottom border and now you can see a hint of it – maybe I need to wash it in hot water and try again – no not this year. I have the wreath on the front door and some bells hung in that “window” area of the kitchen that divides if from the living room, on the first photo of the kitchen you can barely make them out.
Craftsy’s 12 Days of Craftsy Sale continues Day 10 is today.
I’m pretty sure AccuQuilt is running some sales too – you might want to check them out – they always have too many different deals to list