Tuesday, January 5, 2010

No Time For Hibernation............

One would think I've been in hibernation with the little posting I've done, but I've actually been quite busy. I hosted bunco in December, so decided it would be fun to give a little gift to each of the girls. I dyed silk scarves to place at each of the twelve seats, and it was so much fun to see everyone wrapping scarves in every configuration imaginable! Some were quite creative, to say the least! What a fun evening, and a great way to kick off the holiday season!


My husband asked if I would make a baby quilt for a co worker. I had a stack of 4 inch squares of brightly colored prints, which I thought would work well for a baby girl quilt. I went to the quilt store and found some polka dot fabric that worked perfectly with the prints, along with some dragonfly fabric pulled from my stash. Now, what to do with all of them? After some slicing, dicing and sewing back together, this is what I came up with. Nothing too fancy, but nice and bright!
Now, it's time for the family to arrive for the holidays! Craig and his girlfriend LeeAnna arrived from Grand Junction on the 21st, Warren arrived from work on the North Slope on the 22nd, and Mark and Jess came on the 23rd! There's nothing better than having the sounds of laughter fill a home! We had a fun evening of decorating the sugar cookies. Kids are never too old for this project!

Mark was in charge of making breakfast for Christmas morning. He's busy frying up some bacon for the egg casserole, which was very tasty!It was fun watching Craig use his culinary skills...........and we had fun eating his fabulous creations! I would gain a lot of weight if he was cooking for me every day!After a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, we headed up to the cabin for a night. It took several hours to warm the cabin up, so we enjoyed a glass of wine in our snow gear while waiting for the wood stove to do it's job......The scenery was spectacular! This was the sky at sunrise.......
and the Goddess tree was welcoming the daylight.
Trust me, this was a bit chilly ..........
We had a good workout snow shoeing around the lake. It was fun to spend time at the cabin, and once again, I hated to leave.Jessica and I spent a day at home making perogies. I am not Polish, but my husband has Polish roots. His grandmother came to the USA from Poland as a young girl, and brought with her traditional Polish recipes! I've made them a few times, and they are well worth the time and effort! Jessica is rolling out the noodle dough.......

cutting the shapes..........We stuffed most of them with mashed potatoes, but decided to try a few with sauerkraut. They were both delicious!
After forming and stuffing, they get dropped into boiling water........then they are fried in butter...........oh my.......... what a taste treat! Now it's time to hop on the treadmill!
So, the holidays are over and I had some dye that needed to be used up! Here are a few of the results........... I've put them all in a box and they're on their way to Grand Junction, where I'll be heading very shortly. I'm looking forward to getting my studio space set up and working on the new place. We have our work cut out for us this winter!

Until next time..........

3 comments:

roxanestoner said...

Well you sure know how to have fun Nancy! Fabulous way to kick away the darkness.

Deb H said...

What a fun post. I'm hungry now though, (worse than when I got here!)

Your fabrics are so yummy too. Have fun in Colorado!

Nanc said...

Thanks Roxane and Deb! I'm anxious to use some of those dyed fabrics up! My new studio will soon have a design wall, then I'll be ready to create!