My dear friend who is moving soon to Russia
came about 10:20 AM...
...I was making the first of 4 Christmas crackers for tomorrow....
We tried in vain to fix the hinge of the cupboard door...
Then we began the sewing process,
first measuring and then picking thread and so on.
Lunch was simple, wonderful English muffins,
with fruit, jam and tea.
We discussed tea and jam and my friend gave me a recipe for
making a lemon jam...or jelly...
Then clearing lunch and much sewing, cutting, ironing,
and we did so much! I only have to finish the bottom and the top!
It is all in one piece and the pockets are sewn on!
I can't use them for really pockets as the fabric is vintage and
we did not use any interfacing in it to make it stronger.
My friend left at 7 PM! Just as my Husband was coming home...
We went to the diner for dinner and then prayers and
I put away all the sewing things, did the dishes, thawed the turkey + gravy, finished
the Christmas crackers and set the table for
Now I can rest easy: all I need to do tomorrow afternoon
is make the Turkey encore casserole!
I am using an Amish recipe that calls for canned cream of chicken soup....
instead tomorrow instead plan on making
a roux with cream, milk, a hint of sour cream, chicken stock and turkey gravy.
It should be a great casserole!
Rest of menu:
~hot apple cider (trader joes)
~cheesecake and brownies for dessert
And that was the very special 12th day of Christmas!
DV we go to Theophany liturgy tomorrow;
because of the long drive to church,
there was no way to make it to vigil tonight
but tomorrow DV we will be there!