Looking North from the Daytona Beach Pier
Looking South from the Daytona Beach Pier -
It was some really gorgeous weather the whole time we were there!!!!
As we normally do Mat, Katie and Uncle edgar made cookies - Katie picked the Gingerbread cookie recipe that her Grandmother made up and Mat picked a crunchy no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookie - here are some snaps -
Gingerbread ready for the oven...
ready for decorating....
and decorating - (I just wasn't up to making icing so I got some already made for the cookies) -
and here are Mat's cookies ready for the chocolate dip...
Mat was very meticulous about each one getting completely coated and he did a super job!!!
.....and a tradition in my family since I was a baby (about a 1000 years ago!!) we had a Birthday Cake for baby Jesus - this year I made a white chocolate/pecan/ coconut three layer super cake - that was pretty damn tasty if I do say so myself!!! Here is a snap -
There was only a little piece left by the time the weekend came - so I think it was a hit!!!
We had a visitor staying with us - Friends of ours were down from Virginia staying in their time share - they couldn't have pets so we kept Siggy at our house - and what a super love he was -
Connie and Chuck rescued him and he may look sort of ferocious but the worst thing about him is his super sloppy kisses!!! He is just a sweetie!!!! and small for a boxer - at only 60lbs or so - quite a difference from my babies at about 5lbs each!!
On the stitchy front I had two exchanges arrive - they were both going to the same recipient so I sent them together - Dear Joan was the December Ornament receiver so I made her "Believe" from Heartstrings Primitives booklet called "Tidings of Joy" - using a combo of DMC, Belle Soie and WDW - floss' - Here is a snap - ( I couldn't find mine so here is one that Joan took)
she was also my partner in the SBEBB ABC exchange so I sent along a bit early the piece I made for her -
The pattern was from a French site - I used Belle Soie silk for the floss -
Here is another present I can finally post about - It was for Cissy and John -
I did this in silk using Vickie's HDF - the only thing I changed was the font for Washington and added the date of admittance to the Union - I think it framed up really nice.
I didn't touch a needle the entire time I was away - even though I had planned on getting a couple of things finished ... but that did not happen..... I did have a super present waiting for me when I got back here from Vonna - opening up the box and finding some delicious goodies, a super snap and this....
Lovely "Believe" Ornament!!! Here is it on the tree looking stupendous!!! Another treasure form a dear friend!!!!! Thank you so much Vonna!!!!! I just love it!
Well I have bent your ear and eyes enough today - I will be back after a 4 day weekend - with the continuing adventures of the Black Sheep and side kick Bubble Gum - (I am gonna hear about that when I get home!!!! :) )
Hoping everyone has a Healthy, Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year!!!!! See you in 2009!!!
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