Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Look!

I decided to go for a new look on the blog. The dark background of the other was getting to me, so here it is! I know, I know, nothing exciting, but, at least it's a change! Maybe one day I will go for a customized look, but for now, this will do.

I am finally caught up at work and have managed to cut my work hours down like originally planned. Thus far it really hasn't translated into much stitching time, but hopefully soon. My time has been taken up with helping my son finish his science project and get the board together for school. It turned out well, but he didn't place. Which was really fine with us. He didn't want to go on to the next level. He was told he didn't place because his Procedures were too instructural and procedural. What?!!!!! My understanding is that your procedures are supposed to tell step by step how you did your testing (or whatever) so that if someone wanted to do the project themselves, this would tell them how. Go figure! We also went out of town the mid part of last week for my FIL's surgery. He had an abdominal aneurism. The surgery went fine and he came home on Sunday afternoon. While sitting at the hospital I did finish stitching on a freebie pattern I received years ago of a Seka santa. I will post a picture soon. I want to get it together first. :-) I have been working on 3 Christmas ornaments for friends. Not finished with any of them, but will post a picture of that soon as well. I promise. :-)

This is a picture of our nativity that we have in our front lawn. That is about all of the Christmas decorations I have managed to put up thus far. Well, I take that back. The tree is up and it has lights on it, but only about a dozen ornaments. It seriously needs some help. That is our task for this weekend. Finish with the decorations. I am sooooooooooooooo late this year. Next year will be better. Well, we hope. :-)

I've been trying to get together some Christmas goodies for friends and teachers for this year. I haven't done much on the baking side, that should happen next week, but I made some of this for my FIL. He's a big coffee drinker. Sharon, you would probably like this.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer

4 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp allspice

1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups (approx.)

Also, thanks to everyone who sent me B-day wishes. You guys are so sweet.


Barbara said...

We are also woefully behind with our Christmas decorations - I only hung up our cards yesterday, and we still don't have a tree. So you aren't alone!

Love the finish you posted earlier, and your manger is lovely.

Lauren said...

I love your nativity! I know what you mean about decorations - we've got the outside set up, but have barely set up our trees inside.

Sharon said...

I really like your Nativity scene. Don't feel bad about your Christmas decor-everyone seems to be running behind this year. Looking forward to seeing your stitching. Love the recipe.