Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Was Santa good to you? Santa was very good to me this year :) I'm very happy...I am now posting from my very own notebook computer...a Dell Vostros notebook with XP. It is amazing!! An unbelievable difference from our old dinosaur computer, it's so easy to use. I still have to move over my old files...but that can wait. Plug in my photo card reader and I'm good to go!

In addition to my computer I got a mouse, pen drive, chocolate and a Joann's gift card from my boys - I really made out like a bandit :) Guess giving my husband all the money I saved up for the laptop I didn't end up getting (remember by failed shopping trip to Best Buy this past fall?) worked to my advantage!

Here are a few cloths that I recently finished...since finishing the infamous slippers:
The first one is another DW cloth and the next two are "Corner to Corner" cloths. The pattern is found in this booklet Lily Sugar 'n Cream Kitchen Kolors!. (#570821). Basically it's grandmother's favorite with out the yarn overs! I had a little bit of Christmas colored yarn left, but not enough for a whole cloth so I striped it with the solid red. I like the result. The same thing with the DW cloth...not enough left for a whole cloth so I striped it with yellow ombre. I bet you can't even tell the it's striped?

Last, but not least...I think this is what really made our Christmas morning special:
Christmas Eve Shortcut Buns

I thought I would try this recipe this year. Who wants regular breakfast food for Christmas morning? The night before you prepare the recipe and let it rise overnight. Then when the presents are being opened you bake the rolls. The aroma was incredible! Just a little warning...it is so tempting to put more rolls in the bundt pan than what the recipe calls for...don't. It really looks sparse, but by morning the pan is filled to the brim with the risen dough.More rolls would have made it over flow and you can imagine the mess. This is definitely a keeper and new tradition in my home :)

Merry Christmas everyone!! Happy Knitting :)


  1. Merry CHristmas... sounds like you and your men had a wonderful day..and a GREAT NEW COMPUTER! good for you.. enjoy the rest of your night with your trusty laptop.. and those buns look DE-LISH

  2. Wow, Santa was very good to you! Enjoy that new "toy"...it should keep you busy for hours or days or....lol
    Your cloths always look so good...you're so creative with the colors.
    Those buns look so GOOD! I can see why those would be a tradition. Can we talk you into sharing the recipe?
    Merry Christmas and Hugs to you!

  3. OMG those cinnamon buns look amazing! i will be trying those before next christmas...can't wait that long!

    wow you must have been a really good girl to have scored that great new laptop! ;) i guess i wasn't nearly as good...i just got a new digital camera! i love it though! can't wait to play with it! enjoy playing with your new computer!

  4. Yay! Have fun with that new laptop!

  5. Guess we've all been good this year! :o)
    The buns looks so delicious. Could use a couple right now, to go with my tea! :o)
    Enjoy your new computer!

  6. Merry Christmas to you too! Wow - a new computer! How exciting - and perfect for a blogger! Those buns look soooo good - I'll have to try them.

  7. That's wonderful! Lots of gifts you will enjoy all year :-)

  8. Yum!!! Glad to hear that you got a new lap top and gift cards are always awesome!!! Hope you are having a great Christmas!!!

  9. That looks a lot like the breakfast monkey bread we make on Christmas morning! I love it because I make it all up the night before and then just pop it in the oven when we have about 1/2 hour of presents left! I also make sausage strata because it too is made the night before. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Sounds like a great Christmas with all those new toys. Those buns look delish, I can't believe how terribly easy that recipe is, lol.

  11. ooh, thanks so much for the recipe link! Yum yum yum, must try this soon! I love to bake for Sunday morning; this would be an awesome way to get breakfast prepared and still go to church!
    congrats on the amazing Santa-haul :) and merry Christmas!

  12. Wow, a Dell Vostros notebook! You must have been a really good girl this year. Good for you!!

    The cloths are very nice! I like the looks of your Grandmother's Favorite without the yarnovers. I'll have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

    I have that recipe in one of my cookbooks. I'm going to try it now that I know it works for sure. Thanks!

  13. thanks for the recipe! it sounds/looks great! Happy holidays!

  14. I'm so glad that you got your computer! What an amazing gift. And those rolls look delicious, too.

  15. That's great that you got a new computer! You did make out like a bandit!

    I really like the red Christmas colored cloth there, and those sticky buns look yummy.

    Happy New Year, and Happy Knitting!

  16. oooh, a new computer! that's always exciting! : ) glad to hear you had a good Christmas.

    have you had the felting party yet?

  17. a brand new laptop of your very own!! how exciting, hon. santa was indeed very good to you! :) what's a pen drive?

  18. Mmmm, thanks for sharing the rolls recipe - can't wait to try it!

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years!

  19. Those dishcloths are so lovely! I especially like the red one with a bit of striping! Oh, those rolls look scrumptious!


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