Friday, November 27, 2009

Post-holiday picture show

I'll fess up now. I took three pictures yesterday. Here is the first. It's the white-chocolate pecan pie before it went into the oven. It was so very delicious!
And here is Bobby's favorite part of the meal. I just had to take a picture of it like that--fresh out of the can, no artful slicing to pretend that it's anything other than cranberry jello!I wish I had taken pictures of the main attraction, which this year was a tie between the supremely awesomely delicious turkey and the beyond scrumptious, first-time-I ever-tried-it and-have-raised-the-bar-for-all-subsequent-Thanksgivings homemade gravy. I mean, my mother-in-law was saying I should go out and buy and cook another turkey so we could enjoy the rest of the leftover gravy!

Here is my latest knitting project, finally completed. This thing has completely derailed my holiday handcrafting schedule. I'm so glad it is done.
It's our new advent calendar. I discovered this pattern last year, and I knew that I wanted it for this year. The pattern is for sale--you can find it through ravelry. I highly recommend making it over the summer!

I have already hung it up. Another confession: I was at the mall this morning at four. That's right, four. I had birthday money just burning a hole in my pocket, and I didn't want to wait until tomorrow to go shopping without the kids. So I had a grand old time and was home by seven. I am beyond tired. I stopped by Jo-ann's for some doorbuster fun, and had a jacket/cardi all cut out and ready to sew...only to discover that I do not have any ball-point needles! That's when I started decorating. And because I'm dying to sew this thing up, I may actually go out later with the kids. I hope that Michaels sells sewing machine needles!


Julia said...

Holy COW!!!! 4am is pretty much my nightmare for going shopping.

It looks like you had a really nice time though and that pie looks so yummy.

Rite Aid sells machine needles in our town in case that you have one near you.

stitching under oaks said...

wow! 4 am...I was sleeping....:)
Love your advent calendar! It looks great on your banister! hope you got some sleep!

Meredith said...

You make the most lovely and yummy food and that advent calendar is adorable!!!!

Carolyn said...

Your pie is almost too pretty to eat. I absolutely love pecan pie. Your house looks pretty and festive too.

Kristyn Knits said...

Your advent calendar looks wonderful! Mine goes up tomorrow. This project is definitely a labor of love! We were out shopping at 5:30...we hit Michael's for their wonderful doorbuster deals.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

That is the cutest advent calendar ever. It's adorable. Very clever indeed.

Heather said...

What a beautiful advent calendar, especially draped up your stairs. Homemade turkey gravy, love it! Glad that you had a nice holiday