Saturday, December 13, 2014

I think my saffron "expired"

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Today is Luciadagen and yesterday I made luciakatter once again. This year things didn't seem quite right in the taste and color departments. I think that's what you get when your saffron travels too much between continents...


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Beary Christmas!

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

This afternoon A and a friend decorated gingerbread bears to share with their classmates. I decorated a few, too, but theirs standout as the ones groaning under the weight of excessive frosting, sprinkles, and more left-over Halloween candy...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gingerbread Zoo

The final product...
Seattle, Washington
Sunday, December 7, 2014

Several hours and numerous artistic disputes later, A and I finished our Gingerbread Zoo. Next year, I will measure and cut more carefully--but frosting and candy can cure almost anything...









Saturday, December 6, 2014

From Halloween to Christmas

Next up: gingerbread houses!
Seattle, Washington
Saturday, December 6, 2014

A dressed as a "recycling center" for Halloween--see below for her candy collecting/sorting apparatus. This morning, in anticipation of making a gingerbread house, she sorted out all her uneaten Halloween candy. It's somehow fitting that A should chose to "recycle" her candy in this way. After all, the gingerbread house won't care if the candy is stale...

A "closed system": from Halloween to Christmas...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Satisfaction guaranteed

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

In truth, I am not one for fixing mechanical things. If it involves any kind of fabric, I can mend it. No problem. But two of our locks were not working properly, and it has long been time to deal with them. First, I got a primer from my (very patient) uncle on how to get the things OUT of the door. The next day I removed them, took them to the locksmith for fixing, brought them home, AND re-installed them correctly. It was incredibly satisfying to put the keys in and find that they all work...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rabbit pantheon

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, November 22, 2014

As the season for decorating cookies is now upon us, A set out to honor the Rabbit Pantheon with her latest creations. From left to right that would be Nibbles, Nutmeg and Santa Rabbit. And speaking of Santa Rabbit--he is due to arrive in just eight days!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ladies luncheon

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Enjoyed the company (and food) of three lovely ladies this afternoon. The continuing joys of being home!

Kiitos kaikesta...