Saturday, November 28, 2009

Week Forty-Eight: Santa Mitten











This chubby little Santa looks like I felt after our Thanksgiving feast--overstuffed! This weeks piece is from the Cricket Collection's "Woolen Mittens" chart and is the second mitten I've stitched this year. Of course, are either of them finished yet? Nope. This week was just too busy with all my baking, eating, traveling, eating, shopping, eating--oh, did I mention eating? Anyway, Santa is feeling quite at home on his 28 ct. black Monaco fabric. I used DMC threads, two tiny black buttons for his eyes, a silver jingle bell on the tip of his hat, and a cherry red button I found in my button jar for his bulging nose.

Last week I promised you some photos of my baking so here are the goodies all laid out on my kitchen table ready for their trip to Ohio on Thanksgiving Day. The pies from back to front are: Chocolate Pecan, Cherry, Pumpkin, and Pecan. What is your favorite? I tend to choose the cherry, just because I think it is "a lot" healthier than the others (wishful thinking, I'm sure). The pecan seems to be the first to disappear every year, though. Also pictured is my cookie tray filled with ten yummy varieties. Just click on the photo for a bigger picture...

In the back row are Chocolate Raspberry Brownies, Christmas Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter. The middle row has Molasses Krinkles, Snickerdoodles, and Frosted Buttermilk Cookies. And the bottom row features M&M Cookies, Date Balls, and Reese's Cup Cookies. Yes, I love to bake! I'm always amazed at how appreciative my relatives are for these simple contributions to our family get-togethers because, for me, baking is relaxing and a labor of love, not a chore at all. Anyway, by the time we left Ohio Friday night, there were only about 9 cookies and a few pieces of pie remaining--amazing!

Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of the world today. If any of you would like a recipe just email me and I'll gladly share it with you. For those of you who still have to make the return trip back to your hometown after a Thanksgiving away, I wish you "safe home"--a lovely Irish thought Siobhan wished for me in her comments on my blog last week...

23 comments:

Daffycat said...

Oooo, Carol, that is such a wonderful little Santa! I adore that jingle bell on hos hat.

Wow, pie! and cookies!

Shari said...

oh my!!!!!! everything looks delicious!! I too love to bake!! I did cherry, apple, pumpkin and today am working on a peanut butter!
Cherry is my favorite, but pumpkin runs a close second!!

Brigitte said...

Your little Santa is really cute.
Oh my, Oh my. Looking at all those delicacies on my screen makes me want technology be a lot more developed. When will we be able to just grab at such a pie through the screen??? For me it would be cherry, and veeeery close behind chocolate pecan. I love all the three ingredients and the best would be a chocolate-pecan-cherry pie, lol.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Cute finish, you really are a trooper my friend. But, plz explain why your fabulous cookie tray, you and I are not all together in the same place with some good coffee and tea ~ LOL!

A wee slice of Choc-Pecan pie for me plz.

Sweet Stitchin...

xoxo

Blu said...

That Santa is very cute!
But more importantly, oh my God! What yummy, yummy looking pies and cookies! I'm drooling~
I don't have a favourite pie, mostly because I enjoy all the ones I've had so far.
Since there aren't any cookies or pies in my house (I can't cook), I'm going to sit here and crave until I give up and dash to the bakery!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The santa is cute. The pictures of your desserts are just amazing. I wish i could eat it all. The cookies look so good. I am surprised you had anything left at all. I love Apple, Pumpkin, & Cherry pie. You had a busy week. I feel like a stuffed turykey myself these days. Cindy

Theresa said...

The Santa is sooo cute~~ And I totally share your feeling of being overstuffed!!!! LOL

Those deserts looks yummy~~~~~ Your making me hungry again!!!!!

Jackie said...

The Santa is adorable!

Pecan is my favorite and I sure would like to get my hands on some of your cookies!

Myra said...

Carol he is cute as a button! (My mom always used to say that) The cookies have made me hungry and all I have here are Oreos. LOL

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - food looks awesome! And your Santa is a cutie!

stitchinfiend said...

Yummy pies - I think I take a slice of cherry too. When do you find time to stitch? Your Santa is sooo cute and I love his nose.

Edit said...

Your Santa is really cute :) I like the nose :) And your pies and cookies, they look very very delcious!

Lana said...

Cute santa! Your post makes me wanna break out with my apron and flour, and go to town!! I love this time of year....especially the baking!

Mylene said...

The little Santa is sooo cute!

And wow! Look at all those pies and cookies...amazing!!

Charlene said...

What a sweet ornie! Ah, an ornie a week - now that's a nice challenge. Your baked items look SO pretty and yummy, too! Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to 'meet' you!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Carol!! First pretzel salad, and now this. Yumm yumm yumm. Everything looks so good. It'd be pecan pie for me. And a bunch of those cookies!

Your santa is just adorable!! I had visions (okay, delusions) for a few years of stitching a bunch of the CEC mittens, finishing them into mitten shapes, and then hanging them from a garland on my mantle. I got about 3/4 of the way into ONE mitten before deciding to stitch a sampler. :P LOL I need to get back to them, they are so cute. I can't wait to see what's next for your needle!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Carol

Your baked goods look scrumptious! My favorite is pumpkin pie!

Thank you for entering my blog's teapot give away -- I'll be announcing the winner on Wednesday!

Annette said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment...
How do you do it, every week a piece do and most of teh times finished in something...great job, love to see what you al make...

Julie said...

Hi Carol, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, its always nice to have new readers.

Those pies and cookies look delicious, i love your little gourd, i think i prefer him like this to the posting below when he is all fresh and new LOL

You've stitched some really lovely designs, congrats on your recent win too, Hawk Run is such a lovely design i hope you have fun stitching it.

Pumpkin said...

Your Santa is TOO adorable! The nose just adds to his cuteness :o)

Ohhhhhhh.....I'm drooling all over my keyboard. Those pies and those cookies! I can't decide what I would like more. LOL!

Michelle said...

The Santa is so cute - I absolutely love his nose :)

Your baking looks delicious - I also love baking!

Vonna said...

Whoa buddy! I'd like to dive right in the middle of that!
:)

Violet Viola Viooltje said...

Hi Carol,
I'm só behind in (all) my blogreading *Ü*
(I saw your work popping up in the little thumbnails though *Ü*)
WOW you where busy with baking *drool* and stitching "this week"!
(I wouldn't mind to receive ALL those yummie recipe's *Ü*)
;o)
I'll be back later to read the above post(s).
♥♥♥