Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas 2021

 I would like to wish everyone
 a Merry Christmas. 
We have to try to maintain some 
Christmas Cheer as we are
 in this Covid Crisis. 
My Christmas plans with
 family have been cancelled
 as well as a trip to 
New York in January. 
Our province is near 10,000 cases
and expected to rise over the holidays.
My sister Annie and I are staying
home and obeying restrictions,
spending time watching Netflix. 

I did a lot of baking in the last
months.  I gave a lot away
as gifts and mailed some to 
family and friends. 

It's the first time I baked biscotti.
A twice baked hard cookie that
is dipped in coffee or other drinks.
Almond Biscotti

For the recipes following, 
click on the name.
I made this one with dried cranberries.

I also made for the first time,
an Austrian moon cookie.

Orange flavoured Cranberry Sauce,
to go with my Christmas turkey.

Apple flavoured Cranberry Sauce
and gave some as gifts. 

I made some Lemon Cookies.
and some other traditional 
Christmas cookies.

Some Christmas decorations.

On the wall behind the tree,
At a Thrift Shop, I found this
London Telephone Booth Photo.
A memory of a trip to London. 
Canvas on a wooden frame.
We  illuminated it with some 
battery lights behind.
The red blends in with the tree. 

Some other photos

Ghomes are very popular this year. 

Plaid adds some nice touches

A small silver tree

Remember those glass blocks 
 that were used for walls, etc.
This one is painted with lights inside.

A beautiful gift painted by Sylvie.
My daughters sister-in-law.

She also painted this on glass

I made these placemats last year with 
photocopied music sheets covered in plastic. 

Merry Christmas to everyone.
We have to have HOPE 
that 2022 will be a
better year.  Stay safe
and stay healthy. xo