The past week and a half has been a bit crazy around here. (I feel duty-bound to point out that my version of ‘crazy’ is most likely everyone else’s version of ‘tepid.’)

I helped make many cookies, and this is what heaven looks like in case you were undecided on the subject:

My mother-in-law and I got all Martha Stewart on the sugar cookies. On the subject of cookies, I ate so many over the weekend that I think my kidneys are now made of solid clumps of sugar.

The weather has been bitterly cold now for a couple weeks, which has left us all with a bit too much time on our hands. Hence, button-thievery with my sisters-in-law.


The crappy weather has also left me with enough time to burn through more small knitting projects. Here’s a tea cosy I finished last week. It was an attempt to use up small bits of yarn I have stashed, but I thought the end result was pretty darn cute.

All other happenings around here are enough to potentially bore you all to tears, mostly since they include such gripping topics as ‘Attempts to Keep a House Warm in -20 Degree Weather’ and ‘What in the Heck is My Dog Allergic To, Round 5.’

I’ll be back here for Photo Friday!

5 thoughts on “Knitting a Tea Cosy, Eating Cookies, and Button Thievery”

  1. Love it! Your tea looks perfectly cozy. Hopefully, it will now have a fighting chance of staying warm.

    Thankfully, my sister took up the tradition from our grandmother of making the Christmas sugar cookies each year. After I ooh and aah over them, I get to gobble them down without any of the work. However, I did make a slew of pressed clay ornaments this year which are similar to cutting out the sugar cookies, but without the joy of milk and cookies afterwards. But, at least, they look great on the tree and I'll be giving them as gifts.

    1. I made gingerbread men ornaments several years ago and hung them on the tree again this year. They still look as good as they did the first year.

      When I saw pressed clay ornaments on some of the blogs, I knew I wanted to make them. I used the Crayola white air-drying clay so I wouldn't have to bake them. After I cut each shape, I stamped it with a holiday themed stamp, but there so many ways to decorate them. Once they were completely dry (I gave them three days, turning them over once or twice a day), I gave them two coats of Modge Podge pearl lustre which resulted in a nice shine. (Hint: I found that drying them on parchment or waxed paper made them easy to turn. Don't use newspaper as the ink will transfer to the clay. Don't ask me how I know that. Hint #2: Clear the hole where the ribbon will be strung of wet modge podge with a toothpick or opened paper clip before the modge podge dries.)

      Merry Christmas. I'm off to visit family in even warmer weather.

  2. So cute — darn good job on the tea sweater. LOL, it reminds me of a sweater 😉 I am totally with you on the cookies… The hubby and I made 20+ dozen for his new clients from work, and we are sick of the sight of cookies (for a while). Hey, we did pretty good… we was all like gettin' Downton Abbey up in here. Ha ha. Ah, well… Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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