STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, photographer, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas progress...

It's another cold day here in frosty N.B. so a good day to get some things done in the kitchen. The Christmas Pudding is steaming, and I think I'll do the shortbreads and cinnamon stick shortbreads this afternoon. Although there is still wrapping to do, and our tree is not up yet (!!) I am making good progress. The tree will likely go up tonight, and the wrapping doesn't take me long. As of last night, sewing projects are finished with the exception of a small one for Noah which I have a few days after Christmas to finish. My shopping is done, except for a few gift cards. Woohoo!
Here's another small gift idea I can show, I'm pretty sure the recipient, 3 year old Claire, does not check my blog... Since she likes to help Daddy in the kitchen, (that's her helping stir up banana bread, above)  I made her an apron. Actually I made her two, one for Daddy's house and one for Mummy's house too. Quick and easy with double fold bias binding to finish edges and form the ties and neck band, it's something you could whip up in an hour if you need a little something for a little person... For size reference, this one is roughly 15" wide by 20" long.  It's not always easy to find appropriate fabric in your local area, but I thought this print was fine for a little girl. Are you doing any last minute sewing projects?
If you come back tomorrow I'll show you the quick and easy (not to mention sooo cute!) snack idea for children that Claire and I will be making when she visits next week.


"Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly dress the festive hall,
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome merry Christmas."
~ William Spencer


Vee said...

You are a busy woman today! Wishing you a spurt of energy to see you through. Claire is a little cutie and she is going to love her aprons.

Linda said...

Thanks for posting the links to your shortbread cookie recipes. They both look so yummy. I am going to try them both. Cute little apron too. My sewing for Christmas is all finished, gifts are wrapped, tree is up. Can't believe I am ready...well except for the baking.
Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Aprons are just the BEST present. I LOVE to wear an apron. Not many do these days. I often wonder what my neighbors think when I walk out to the mailbox at the road because our mail comes late in the day when I am prepping for supper and I am wearing an apron over jeans, lol. Mine are of the style you have frau frau for ME!!
xx, Carol
Merry Christmas.

kath001 said...

That is the sweetest picture...concentrating on her cooking. She's adorable. And the apron's cute too. :)

GailM. said...

Three is just a magical age. I love her little apron.

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