Monday, December 29, 2014

Midnight Winter Apron

At long last, there is a new apron in this shop this afternoon. See for yourself!

It reminds me of the carol "In The Bleak Midwinter." I found a lovely youtube video of the 
Choir of Kings College in Cambridge singing this.

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Dress for the Symphony

The 1950s? Really?

I cannot believe that the era in which I've always been the least fond of, is actually starting to grow on me. And when I realized I needed something festive for an upcoming concert, I actually drew my inspiration from the 1950s and from a dress that has been pretty much the only dress I've ever liked from the era.

While I don't foresee it being an era that I will revisit in the future (other than aprons, of course!), it is rather fun to be presently working on this project.

Pictures? Absolutely! I may post a sneak peak in a few days as a way of tempting you to come back and see the finished product, which must be completed by New Years.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. --Edith Sitwell

This quote has appeared on the blog before (maybe twice now?) but it is one of my favorites and is worth repeating. Below are a few pictures I've taken in the last few days that seem to echo Edith's thoughts.
Chocolate Crinkles have been a hit with my brothers and our neighbors this year. Thanks to my roommate who introduced the recipe to me!

Christmas Bokah

My sister found a rather trashy looking candelabra at an antique store and I though she had just wasted $10. Come to find out after some soaking, cleaning, and polishing, it turned out to be a real beauty. I'm trying to convince her to let me buy it off of her to add to my collection of silver plated things. :)
The silver is polished and special fruit has been purchased for Christmas festivities.

The strains of White Christmas are floating into the kitchen, so I will go ahead and publish this and wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

All She Wanted for Christmas

This pretty much sums it up. ;) However I have been very grateful to have been able to get some good naps in the last couple of weeks, partly from sheer exhaustion and partly from my body fighting off the various sickness' going around campus.

This coming week there are just a few finals to finish up, and then I will be on my way home for Christmas break. Looking forward to some much-needed relaxation!