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Crafting On

Here are some Optimistic Mitts.
I'm optimistic I'll get them done this week.
They're a Christmas gift.

Optimistic Mitts

Here's a Burnt Almond Torte, The Burnt Almond Torte.
I had never heard of one until Thanksgiving.
I used the pastry cream and frosting from this recipe,
a basic buttermilk white cake from an old Better Homes,
and these nuts, reduced to 6 oz.
It was really good and Mike's family was very surprised!

Burnt Almond Torte

Willow got a peg loom for Christmas and this is her first effort.

Willow's First Weaving

She also got needle felting supplies, so the mushroom family is very cozy for the Winter.

Cuddled Up

I made an angel mobile from All Year Round.
I used an old stick I'd had for a long time and some star candle stickers.
I also used a fairy mobile that was a gift to one of the girls.
The slightest shift in the air prompts her to move.
It is terribly hard to photograph, but very pretty.
I'm going to have to get Mike to get a picture for me.

Angel Mobile

I've got plans for a pair of men's fingerless gloves, to go with the above mitts.
I suppose I should get back to the knitting!

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.


( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )
Lucy Bowen
Dec. 29th, 2015 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love the look of that yarn!
Dec. 30th, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Yarn
Thanks! Me, too!
Dec. 30th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
I love that mitt pattern and have used it several times! The cake looks delicious, and I love the fairy mobile.
Dec. 30th, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Good to know! It moves along quickly.
Dec. 30th, 2015 10:47 am (UTC)
Dec. 30th, 2015 12:01 pm (UTC)
( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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