Saturday, 29 December 2012

Hello friends, I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.  

The decorations are still up for now.
 We've spent lots of time with family and friends - eating, drinking and making merry.

The mince pies have been devoured.

The stollen is half gone and going down well despite the sloppy homemade marzipan inside.

The handmade present has been given and much appreciated (a laptop bag). I shortened the zip overhang and recovered the end before gift wrapping it (in case you're thinking it's a bit long).

I used a zip insertion method I haven't used before.  It turned out quite well but I will make a few modifications if I do it again.  

Progress since last time:

I had to clean off the kitchen table for the season and everything was put away in the shed, so recent progress has been limited to some fiddling and experimenting.  Hopefully, there'll be something to show for it next time. 

I've just been emailed my Ladies Group financial records after being persuaded to become the Treasurer/Joint Leader so I'm signing off now to try and get my head around it all.

(Thank you so much for the help and advice regarding my Blogger and photo issues,  I'll keep it all in mind.  The other day I accidentally found out how to reduce the size of photos while still on my camera so that will help)

Bye for now 
Teresa x


Little Green Doll said...

Glad you've had a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you have a Happy New Year!! These mince pies look really tasty! :)

wayside wanderer said...

I am very curious about the mince pies. I noticed another friend (in England on Facebook) made them, too. Is it typical to make them individual like that? (More crust so no argument from me!!!) Her's were similar with stars in the middle. The best of new year's to you and yours!

Natalie Jones said...

That bag looks beautiful! I'm sure it was very well received. I still have lots of mincemeat left over - is it acceptable to still be making mince pies in January I wonder....?

Linnhe Mara said...

A Happy New Year to you Teresa, hope its a good one for you.
Your stollen looks scrummy. I would have had absolutely no problem with soggy marzipan, especially since I'm the only one in the house that eats it so any is considered a treat for me.

Glad to hear you're on top of the photo issue, I look forward to seeing many more images of your crafting this year.