|Dad's christmas tree beets|
|New boat owners!|
|After all my huffing, shannon finally made everyone pose for a family picture. Taken by father, who refused. I like it. It has a kind of holy feel to it.|
|Look at Lily's eyeballs in this one! Ha!|
|It's not every year we get a new stocking at the farm! Yay!|
|Seriously. I love this one.|
|Orange hazelnut solstice cake! Yum, didn't manage a picture of dinner...|
|The train goes! (kind of!)|
|Pete's liver and hazelnut stuffed lamb leg- oh, no one told you it was liver, huh? Funny how much liver you can eat when you don't know what you're eating!|
|Orange vanilla baklava, my most successful dish of the season|
|Pig pancakes! Yes!|
Oh, yes, the felt things! After my last post complaining about being bored, my mother suggested that i try sewing little felt things like she does with her friend Georgia. So i did. I didn't want to go buy the book that she had so i downloaded free patterns from the internet- there are millions of them! I guess i gave the little duck, my first attempt, to Lily without ever taking a picture, but here's attempt number two:
Before you try to guess, i'll just tell you- it's a cupcake. I got some interesting guesses. I am currently working on a little owl, pictures to come. It is an interesting new hobby, first thing i noticed- felt is super expensive! After checking out the options, i decided to go with some of the cheap recycled squares in all different colors to practice with, maybe i'll spring for some real stuff once i get a little better. Second thing- embroidery floss is kind of a pain in the ass, and certainly not my friend. I feel like there must be an easier way to work with it but I have yet to discover what that is. I finally was able to pull two or three strings out without the whole thing getting tangled, but i still run into problems once i start sewing, it just gets so twisty and ties itself in knots. So, pointers there would be great.
What else, oh new years! Also Ben and I's anniversary, went to a party at our friend Cassie's house in NE. It was fun, we danced and talked to people other than each other, which is great for us. And Anthony took a few silly pictures of us before we left.
|I like this one cause it makes me look tall!|
Oh, and there was a fabulous overnight vacation to the Hilton in Beaverton- friday night, pool, hot tub, yup. Not a single picture!