Tonight I put buttons, eyes and mouths on all my little men friends. The DBEM did a taste test and they passed.
Now all I have to do is put them into little cellophane bags. For Christmas the friends who live locally are getting a boxed sampler selection of home baked goodies.
Most years I do this for at least some of my friends and each year the selection is different. The 2016 edition will be Gingerbread men, Apricot and Orange Coconut Balls, Walnut Shortbread, and mini mini Chocolate Chip Cookies. The first of these is to be delivered next Sunday afternoon. Kathy has a very busy social schedule so she and I start Christmas early! Actually last year we ran out of time and so exchanged Christmas gifts at the end of January. Both of us thought that such an extended festive season was not a good idea so we have gone the other way for 2016 :-)
I work for a large Government Department. Outside work I enjoy embroidery and stitch mainly traditional pieces of counted work always in Linen and generally with DMC or silks. My other love is reading and I visit the local library nearly every week. My elderly mother lives with me. She is increasingly deaf and quite blind and in this blog is known affectionately as the DBEM.