Happy Monday, lovely people. Did you use your free hours wisely and manage to complete all your holiday projects? I didn't... I'm creeping closer, but the days are disappearing faster than I can keep up
Saturday was mostly a wash in the department of (craft) productivity. I did get a long overdue haircut. Rebecca only took a couple inches from the total length, but my curls rejoiced and sprang up in joy to be rid of the nasty bits weighing them down. While we were out, Mike and I attempted some Christmas shopping and headed to the suburbs for pre-holiday dinner with his family.
The day was great while it was happening, but, disturbingly, I felt anxious and guilty for spending so many hours engaging in activities not on 'the list'. As atonement, I stayed up most of the night knitting to compensate for lost time. Mike, rightfully, questioned my sanity when he woke-up Sunday morning next to an unused pillow, the sound of the mixer and sight of his over-caffeinated, sleep deprived wife scurrying around the kitchen making holiday cutout cookies. I did finished the three pairs of mittens I had planned... Worth it? I think that's relatively subjective; right now, I'm leaning towards, YES.
My lovely assistant got caught in a flour bomb crossfire. It didn't deter him from manning his post, under and between my feet, for the duration of cookie making. He was handsomely rewarded with cookie casualties for his commitment.
I ran out of steam shortly after the Bear/Packers game Sunday, but not before getting the house in showroom condition and catching-up on laundry (Well, actually, Mike took care of the laundry). I didn't get any sewing done during the weekend. But, with the mittens out of the way, I can shift my concentration. I need this week to be focused and task oriented.
I've used this recipe for cut-outs three years in a row. I LOVE it. Now, to decorate.
p.S.- Does anybody have any pointers on freezing cutout cookies? How long will they hold-up?