18 December 2008

Baking and Crafting!

I didn't make this one! Drew's class made gingerbread houses last week, and I wanted to share a picture of what it looked like before the boys ate it!

These, however, I did make. Coconut macaroons-YUM! Michael helped with the cherries.

And my gingerbread men-Michael helped with these too! We are expecting a snowstorm tonight/tomorrow with 8-12 inches of snow. I expect that schools will be off, so we will do our regular cutouts then.

This is my new craft (and becoming an addiction!). It is a knitting loom. I started this scarf last night. I hope to go buy more chunky yarn today! I will post pictures of the finished product. I should be doing Christmas cards, but this is so much more fun!


+JMJ+ said...

This is soo cool. I'll be looking for one!

Kim H. said...

Seriously. Stop the cookie madness!

I haven't even gotten down to Sandy's to do our planning -- long story -- but today was supposed to be our baking day. Today's now going to be our planning day and we're going to bake Monday. That way, Leo will be home and I can bake in peace -- after all, I think he might owe me a day of peace. :)

Snowstorm? I'm jealous! I want snow so bad - although not next week when we have to travel up to Chicago. Yes, weather on MY terms.

Amy said...

Everything looks so yummy.

I have been reading your blog at work and it seems that when I try to comment, it won't allow it to publish....Grrr, but anyway, I HAVE been reading and TRYING to leave comments. Darn blogger (or work computer) whichever it is.

Christy said...

Where did you buy the loom? I want to learn how to knit, it looks like so much fun!

Nancy said...

Ok...the gingerbread men are awesome! I have always wanted to do them, but, I'm too chicken...plus, my girls are still so young, I'm not sure I have the patience.
Anyway....they are great!!!!

Therese said...

That knitting loom looks fantastic. I would love to have a go at one.

Dawn said...

Your macaroons look great~ I made some today but left out the cherries..not too many cherry fans (but me) here. I love the loom as well..It's been such a long time though I have to relearn how to use the scarf one. Beautiful yarn you are using.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Can't wait to see the finished project! Love the cookies and gingerbread men. Stay safe and warm.

Susie said...

That looks like a fun addiction:-)

Amy said...

Ok I have to agree with Kim H. Stop the Cookie Madness. I made 4 dozen stainglass cutout cookies last night and was already to post and go Hey Therese check these out! I come here first and see all this. I cry uncle. There is no keeping up with your cookie craze. I love them by the way. They look great. One question....who eats all these cookies? Are you one of those moms who gives a dozen plus cookies to all the teachers/postman/priest/etc.....? Well you go girl.
I will however race you to the end of the scarf. I started a red one. I am practicing my tunisian crochet stitch. I have about as much as you have. Perhaps a bit more.
Ok, this is getting too long for a comment.
Love you. Love your blog. Want a bite of cookie!!
Oh, enjoy your snow and send some to West Texas. We had a cold snap the first part of the week. Yesterday and Today 70 degrees. Sunday we'll be back to 40 for a couple of days. Expecting 65 ish for Christmas Eve and Day.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so yummy!

The knitting craft looks like fun too!

Sydney said...

I'm jealous of the cookies and the crafting! I made some spritz cookies yesterday using my new cookie press. Hoping to make some more today. I'm trying to be patient... I asked Santa for Knitting looms for Christmas. Only a few more days! I've been a really good girl! I'll give you a call soon. We're home now.