Well, 'beggars can't be choosers' as my folks used to say...so I will take the twelve days and relish having the freedom.
I have been making holiday cards. My theme for the season was trees and snowmen. One thing you can't see is the sparkly effect. I used a metallic gel pen and scribbled all over the card so it sparkles in the light.I haven't made cards in a long time...it really was a lot of fun. Have to put that down on my calendar for next year!
I used a heavy weight watercolor paper, single sheet. Adhesive backed fabric and gel pens. It really was easy as I could just iron the cut out pieces of fabric onto the cards. No messy glue, just a scissors and an iron. Everything is free hand cut.
So tomorrow is a big baking day. Half of the fruitcake cupcakes are already gone as are two of the loaves of pumpkin bread! I plan on making one more batch of fruitcake cupcakes, about four batches of cookies and some cranberry pudding for Christmas Day.
I have to wrap a few more presents but that's it. I will have everything done by Wednesday! Wow! Then I can spend Christmas Eve making dinner for that night - pea soup, potato sausage, potatoes and rice pudding. Haven't been able to find lutefisk so I will have to serve something else.
I don't have to make Christmas Day dinner...my chef son plans on making a roast and trimming for that day. Sounds good to me. Cranberry pudding for dessert!
I am looking forward to some relaxing holidays, low-keyed, informal and enjoyable. I hope all of you are going to have the same...
Talk with you tomorrow...