Thursday, December 24, 2009
It's 10 pm and all is quiet around here now. Melissa, one of my dearest friends, came to visit this morning. We had a nice little chit chat and exchanged gifts.
Gifts for her.
And gifts for me.
I crafted a bit this afternoon. Worked on several things but this is the only Christmas related project I finished. The red netting came with a box of tangerines we bought and I stitched it onto a piece of a brown paper bag that was a doggie bag from lunch out last week. Everything is either recycled or I already had here on hand. I still need to add something brown for the trunk of the button tree.
Our friend Bassam came to visit this evening and brought us this Christmas swiss roll.
I took the decorations off and made this little winter scene in a jar. I saw the idea on a few blogs out there and thought they were just adorable.
The kids unwrapped goodies found in their stockings and then put on a finger play.
An additional treat I tried to make yesterday was the toffee I posted about the other day. Unfortunately, although it looks good and the taste is okay, I definitely do not know the difference between chewy caramel and hard ball stage when it comes to the combination of brown sugar, butter and heat. I thought I cooked it long enough but obviously did not. It set well but came out gooey rather than like a brittle. I'll have to get Leslie to show me how it's done.
Now before I got to bed, I'm gonna read my favorite Christmas story -- Cajun Night Before Christmas, and I'll be thinking about all my Cajun blogging buddies out there.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good nite! Tammy