I added a rabbit ornament to the wreath I made.
I don't know who made the rabbit by hand, but she came from Mexico.
With driving to piano concerto and ballet practices, it seems every year Christmas approaches quickly, so I've been doing a bit of decorating.
We pulled out my daughter's Heidi clogs. Don't you love the little goats?
They were made in the U.S.A.
It's raining outside!
We are so happy to have desert rain! But it has been a little cool, so I pulled out my knitted blanket that my mother made for me over thirty years ago. In the mornings I wrap it around me, while I drink coffee and check my e-mails.
And from our kitchen...
this photo looks pretty good, but it was taken a couple of weeks ago...
But this is what I could get today. It is hit or miss with this camera. Sometimes I get ten of these in a row. But I wanted to show you the big batch of filling.
In the kitchen we are making potato cheese pierogi.
We boil the dumplings and then freeze them for Christmas.
Unfortunately, they are NOT gluten-free.
The outside of our dumpling is thicker than I remember.
My great grandmother had her own recipe, but it was by sight,
and they were filled with plums.
They are delicious filled with apricots too, but I don't remember how we made them.
After I wrote this, I had the realization that everything mentioned was created with hands.