Tuesday, November 11, 2008
well, it's begun for me . . . the wonderful holiday season! i'm making my lists, shopping at lunchtime and making goodies to give as gifts. my plan is always to have all my shopping done before thanksgiving but i never accomplish that goal. and, the making of gifts lasts up until the very last minute. there's always just one more idea for a great little crafty gift!
a couple of years ago, i made my mom, my daughter, her daughter and myself matching christmas aprons. when we all got together at mom's house to bake cookies together, i presented each of them with their apron. what fun to wear them while we baked together. it sure made me miss grandma j, my mom's mom. she was a terrific cook and pastry chef! when i was small and we got together with grandma j's scottish-german family for christmas there were huge platters of every kind of christmas cookie and candy imaginable. hours and hours went into the making of those delectable treats!
my daughter and i make much more ordinary cookies and candy when we get together -- puppy chow, decorated sugar cookies, fudge, shortbread cookies, etc.. megan has announced that soon-to-be-4-year-old jenna is about to outgrow her apron so this will be the last year for her to wear the original jenna apron. good thing i bought plenty of red fabric and felt. this is one tradition i hope to continue for decades.