Tuesday, December 16, 2008

brrrrrrr

Wow, seems like it's cold everywhere in the US right now .. well, maybe not Florida! lol .. we are having unusually cold weather for Washington, some of the coldest temps since the early 1990's. Just gotta love global warming! lol .. looks like we are going to get some snow tonight/tomorrow .. 1 to 6 inches in the lowlands .. that's a lot for us .. not for the mountains, down here .. it'll cause havic everywhere. But ya know what .. I just love it! and it's really easy to get in the Christmas spirit when it's cold and snowy outside .. like I need an excuse to be in the Christmas spirit! lol


Lisa and I did our annual Christmas cookie baking on Saturday. This year we were a bit more crazy than usual, we baked 6 different types of cookies and we make 2 double batches of each .. YIKES! lol the least amount of cookies each got was 80 cookies! lol funny thing is they will be all gone by New Years Day. We made 2 cookies that we've made before, the Eggnog Cookies and Peanut Butter Rice Crispy bars. The other 4 cookies are Strawberry Cream Cheese Rounds, Double Chocolate Espresso cookies, Spicy Gumdrop cookies and Chocolate Carmel Wafers. Here's a peek some of the supplies ...


the cookie bakers ...


and some of the goodies ...


Tonight DH and I went Christmas shopping, with the snow coming tonight, we really wanted to get it all done, or close to it. The one thing DH and I do really well is shopping, really we do! I had a good start already, but tonight we finished up everyone but 3 family members .. and we know what we are going to do for them, so they should be easy to finish. This is my last week of work before Christmas break. Boeing gives us about a week off, paid time off between Christmas and New Years. I took 3 extra days of vacation .. so I'll be off from 12/22 - 1/6 *woo hoo* lol

I've been doing a bit of stitching, but most of it's for Christmas presents, so no pictures to share yet.

Speaking of stitching .. A couple of weeks ago Peppermint Twist was released and I mentioned on my blog and to a couple of other stitchers about doing a SAL starting in January. Well, my dear friend
Karen took the lead and started a blog for this SAL. Come join us, we'd love to have you .. or just bookmark this link and come watch the progress. I received my chart, fabric and threads over the weekend .. omgosh I just love it in person! Can't wait for January :)

Thanks everyone for your comments .. I really enjoy reading them. Stay safe and warm out there.

I'm grateful for cookies to give as gifts ...

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh my, those cookies look yummy, i could eat them right now and its only 8am LOL
Will enjoy watching your SAL.
Keep warm :)

Sally said...

Yummy cookies! Any left for me?? LOL!

I just ordered the Peppermint Twist chart even though Chris and I aren't starting it until later on next year!

Wendy said...

Those homemade goodies look so yummy!

A SAL for Peppermint Twist - now I really have to order that chart :-D

LoriRay said...

Your kitchen looks like a great place to do some serious cooking and those cookies made my mouth water! Yummy! :-)

Cindy F. said...

Your cookies look de-lish!!
Can't wait to see your SAL progress!

Candi said...

Im in florida :( Which is awesome because we are in Disney but bad because it is HOT and doesn't feel much like christmas but I'am tryin to get in the christmas spirit by stitching some ornies. :)
~*Candi*~

Mel said...

Yummo!! Those cookies look heavenly! I'll be watching the SAL! Happy Holidays! Malinda in NC

Beth said...

Michele-
Your cookies look fantastic!! You make pretty ones, I just make lots of regular ones. Choc Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Brown Sugar, Toffee, Pecan Kisses and new this year, Double Choc peanut butter bars - yummy.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday11

Beth

staci said...

Your cookies look divine! And we're supposed to get another bout of veeery cold weather, but with a little less snow than last weekend!

Shelleen said...

the cookies look good,mmmm. I am new to Blue Ribbon Designs and just looked at some of their charts and fell in love with a bunch of them.

Jeanne said...

Hi Michele - new visitor to your blog today via Karen's PT SAL. That was a great idea you had. Love your blog - so many wonderful things. I work for an Aerospace company in Phx and we shut down too over the holidays. I have one more day of work this year! Yahooooo! Wish I had some of your cookies right now - I made some for a party but they're already gone. Need to make more I guess!

DaisyGirl said...

Looks like a lot of cookies were made and a fun time was had by all. I'll start cooking all my goodies this weekend! I'm gonna be busy!
Donna

monique said...

Hmm... I'd sure have liked to volunteer to be a cookie tester :)

Enjoy your vacation and have a wonderful Christmas!

stitcherw said...

Ok, I'm drooling on my keyboard now after seeing all those yummy cookies. You were certainly a busy baker. Can't wait to see your start of Peppermint Twist, that is such a fun piece. I'll probably do it too, only most likely later in the year. Have fun during your time off.
Sue