Thursday, December 22, 2011

the third annual Cookie Day!

 This past Sunday was the annual cookie day with what originally was just my mother-in-law and myself.  It has now grown to my best friend, my mom, and my sister-in-law.  Marie always makes a fantastic lunch and then we get down to business!
 We had quite the agenda!
 Just getting into the baking...look at all the supplies!

 Kyle anxiously awaits the cinnamon cookies
 "Are they done yet?"
 The beautiful cinnamon sandwich cookies
 Little turtles
 This has a bit of a story...check the picture below.  See those adorable white logs with red sprinkles?  Yup, those are supposed to be the same "cookies".  They failed miserably.  I blame the recipe.  It was absolutely not salvageable.  The "logs" were too dry to roll and too crumbly to dip into super-thick white chocolate.  So we gave up

 Here's the spread!
And some thumb-print cookies.  Excuse the color, I didn't do any post-processing with any of these photos.

Cookie day is always a blast!  Thanks to Marie for always hosting such a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

DC Arboretum

 This weekend my family made it out to the DC Arboretum.  It was all dressed up for the holidays

 And because I can never seem to figure out Blogger, here are my latest sewing projects.  I made a wrist pin-cushion
 This is my new/re-purposed sewing cabinet
 I got the cabinet (it's a TV cabinet, by the way) from the ReStore in Chantilly for $25!
 I even made a thread rack
 Back to the Arboretum

If you have never been to the Arboretum, I highly recommend it!  Be sure to bring a camera