Saturday, December 17, 2011

Old and new traditions--welcoming both again


Baking some Christmas cookies, the first batch is out!


the Christmas CD is on high! And I'm having a great Saturday, hope you are too!





some things never change with traditions. And christmas baking is one that will not.
I love making eating Christmas sugar cookies hot from the oven.



please take one my friend and enjoy!



A couple of year's ago a friend of mine made a special CD of Christmas music for my gift and I LOVE it every year to play. It's the oldies and adds to the atmosphere of bakng ..........

and cleaning



had to stop here but soon to add a sofa and stitching goodies for a space for a group of stitchers heading to the mountains!

Go tell it on the mountain...... da-da-da-da-da,dee-daha

Hope your weekend is fully of old traditions AND new beginnings!

till later stay safe,
Jennifer

14 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer, glad that you seem to have found peace. Sorry for your trials this year but wishing you and Abbie the best in 2012. I'm enjoying your cookies since we have just taken apart most of the remainder of the kitchen. The stove and sink are still in working order now but by Monday they too will be history. The new kitchen will be so worth it but that is a couple of weeks away! Now I'm reading blogs and then off to stitch! Deb

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  2. It looks like you've had a wonderful day - and a productive one at that! The fire and homemade cookies look cozy, cozy, cozy!

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  3. Just love the cookies and I'm a big fan of making..sorry eating them as well, I seem to have mastered them recently. Love the clear out and the space looks just wonderful for a group of stitchers.

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  4. Dearest Jennifer,

    As long as you can enjoy 'eating' your Christmas sugar cookies; go ahead! For me with diabetic type II I refrain from them... But it is still a joy for baking things for others!
    Your place looks ready for welcoming other stitchers. That will be great to share together this passion.
    Love to you,

    Mariette

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  5. Jennifer how exciting to have a space in your home for stitching buddies.
    The cookies look so yummy I do wish I could pull one off the moniter and eat it.
    Merry Christmas to you and Abbie.
    Catherine

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  6. I am so glad that you are finding a new way. You sound at peace. Enjoy yopur holiday.

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  7. Your cookies look delicious - very pretty with the sparkly sugar topping.
    You've made a great start with your stitching space. Lovely to be able to share the joy of stitching with friends.
    Margaret

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  8. aww cookies looking so yummyyyyyy
    merry chrismas my dear..
    hugs cucki xx

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  9. Mmmmmmmmm! Thanks. I am baking Christmas cookies today too!

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  10. Old traditions and new--that's one of the fun things about Christmas. I love sugar cookies! I hope you and Abbie have a blessed Christmas.

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  11. Jennifer, I tried reaching through my monitor for a yummy cookie, but didn't have any luck. :( They looked so good too.
    Merry Christmas!
    Paula

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  12. Now who in this world can MAKE coolies and not EAT them when they're freshly baked...goodness that's the best part of baking.
    I'm not baking this year - haven't for about 3 years now. My sister used to come over for 3 days and we baked our little brains out...what fun. Now she's too laid up to make the trip - oh how I miss it.
    And for the last several years our neighbor girls bring over 2 huge trays of cookies they bake with their father. Isn't that just the sweetest thing???? So I don't need to bake...but oh how I miss it.
    Blessings,
    Have a fantastic Christmas and New year.
    Karen

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  13. These cookies look fantastic.
    Glad you had a good day. The space looks great for a meeting of stitchers. What a pity that I'm living way to far away :(
    Wishing you and little Abby the best.

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