La Quinta, California: As mentioned a few posts ago... after over-doing everything on our cruise, we took a breather after arriving back in the desert. And, as previously mentioned, I promised to share what I stitched on our Panama Canal Cruise... as soon as the recipient has received the finished project. She has!
I have a girlfriend who travels to Hawaii several times a year with her husband, and she likes jewelry... so I made this jewelry box top (same jewel box I made for myself a few months ago). Figuring flip-flops would be an appropriate choice for a Hawaii Girl, each sandal has a different background stitch and each sandal has a bit of bling/metallic fiber. It was a fun project.
The jewel box comes in a variety of colors, but red went best with the canvas, and mine is red as well, obviously! Just love my little "purse projects" - no idle hands around here. The jewel boxes and canvases (BB size) are made by Lee's Needle Arts and are only available through needlepoint shops. How many of you needlepoint?
Now... my other favorite subject: FAMILY! After arriving home from our cruise, we had a good long week to re-settle ourselves, as the kids flew off to Hawaii for a week. Leo and Lucile have three weeks from school, so it is a good time to get away... if you plan your December vacay in January... and they have been going to Kauai every-other-year for a while now.
Which leaves us with FOOD. Here are a few things I cooked the week after we returned from our cruise:
More salads throughout the week, and then it was December 25th - Jimmy Buffett's 76th birthday! Double celebration as it was also the last night of Hanukkah. We celebrated with our usual Cheeseburger in Paradise, but without the bun this year (low-carb/high-fat burger?).
The kids arrive here in a few days, so until my next update, I remain, your baking correspondent.