Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Desert Mandala Update and a little baking.

I have been working on my Desert Mandala.  After 8 days I have stitched the bottom landscape and the Jessica stitches in the bottom right cactus. I am not happy with some of my Jessica stitches so may pull them out later and redo.

I have also started my Christmas baking. We are having Christmas at Thanksgiving as we will stay in Arizona for the winter. I will fully decorate the house and provide a Christmas meal and gifts for all. It is such fun.
All of my nutcrackers will be out on display!

I made 8 tourtiere pies and 24 tourtiere tartlets in two days. Boy, does my house smell yummy!

 I would like to thank those of you who have come back to my blog and/or left wonderful comments after my long hiatus. I am visiting your blogs and reading your posts but I cannot comment from my Samsung tablet. I love all the work done and how your lives are progressing. Thank you for sharing!

I am currently stitching on a verse from the Torah for Torah Stitch by Stitch but it has been a frog-infested progress. Hopefully, they will depart soon and I will have something to show other than a mess of ripped out threads.


Dani - tkdchick said...

Yay you're blogging again! Mandala is looking awesome! Can't wait to see it in person on Sat!

Bonnie Brown said...

Wow! Your mandala looks amazing!!!
The pies look yummy too :)

Karen said...

Welcome back Kathy! So glad to see your blogging again. Desert Mandala is really coming along!

Vickie said...

I had to read that twice! Baking for Christmas now! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hello Kathy,
Your stitching looks wonderful.

Those tourtiere pies look jummy.

Have a safe return to Arizona.

cucki said...

Sweet stitching..I love it.
Big hugs x

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Can I come on over and eat? Happy Thanksgiving! May you and your family have a blessed day! And of course upcoming year!
Frog infestation....head for the hills!

Rachel Harper said...

Lovely lovely WIP.

Your baking looks yummy!

Silverlotus said...

Your mandala is looking fabulous. And, tourtiere! Yumm!!!

Carol said...

I'm in awe of your stitching on Desert Mandala, Kathy--just amazing!!

Your Christmas at Thanksgiving sounds like fun--and boy do those baked goods look yummy :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Tourtiere--what I miss most about my parents leaving NH. Not that my grandmothers (or mother) ever made it, but they always bought it from the nuns. :) Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

oh my Kathy, those pies look GOOD!
the desert mandala will be gorgeous, actually it already is!
happy xxx,

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress on the Desert. I love all the little details Martine puts into her designs.

One day I will stitch one, one day...