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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sans Souci at Christmas

So... The stockings progressed until I realized the fabric was too short to finish the pattern. I am changing the pattern so I can finish them, and they'll be ready for Christmas 2014!

In the meantime, we've been getting the house ready for the holidays. It is a lot easier without a wedding at home the same week!

Emma is landing in the next ten minutes or so coming home from boarding school. She spent some time at Princeton this fall for a model UN conference, which explains her text before she boarded the plane:

Hope you are as excited about the holidays as I am!


Andrea, Steve, and family

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


For years, I have wanted to make cross-stitched stockings. I am finally doing it. Hopefully the end product will look like this: 

I plan to back it in this candystripe fabric and line it with white.

I know I started late. But the first 8 hours has only yielded this much!

I am really excited, though! My youngest daughter, Ava, is very craft-oriented. She has decided to cross-stitch ornaments for her teachers. 

Will keep you posted on the progress!

Andrea, Steve, & Family

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Curried Fruit

1/2 c. butter
1 c. light brown sugar
2 tsp. curry powder
canned fruit: halved pears, peaches, pineapple slices, maraschino cherries
fresh fruit (optional): prunes, plums, or apples

Drain and dry fruit as much as possible. Heat butter, sugar, and curry. Arrange fruit in baking dish and cover with butter mixture. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.


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