It was warm & drizzly but so much fun! New Years Eve at my sisters is always spent outside under a string of colorful Christmas lights, with loud music streaming from the studio & food....... lots of it........ piled up high on sheets of wood. There's usually a big fire in the center with chilly people huddled together trying to keep warm.......... except for last night. It was warm and muggy........ ugh! Then it began to rain....... on us and on the food. Needless to say we ended up inside with wet hair, clothes & kids. No problem..... we all found a seat and talked till we just couldn't stop yawning. With my sister & brother with their families and mine with me, plus the company of great friends....... does the weather really matter? Not one bit.... so bring it on! (Just please leave the electricity going!).
What does all that have to do with the cookies above? They were my sweet contribution to the party. Two kinds of chocolate chip cookies made with a great new recipe I'll share below. It has pudding in the mix. The texture was just the best and gave great flavor. I enjoy baking more than probably anything besides sewing. My sweet husband gave me a pink Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas two years ago and MAN....... have I put the miles on her! I wish they had a mile tracker thingy like on cars, I'm sure Laverne is past due for an oil change! Here she is after giving me her best on the first batch of cookies.
I have decorated my kitchen around this fantastic machine. I painted everything white and ordered those awesome pink dishes I've been slobbering over for years. My cookie jars look great and the vintage kitchen toys fit in perfectly. Don't you wish sewing machines came in pink too? If only in my dreams!
I'll be doing some sewing tomorrow, well maybe Wednesday due to the fact that It's gonna take me all day to clear off our dining room table that became my sewing room for all the purses and bags I made everyone for Christmas. I also made the most adorable dolls from Wee Wonderfuls Makealong story..... I posted those pictures yesterday. Needless to say, there is a mountain of fabric that needs to be picked up and folded, threads & buttons to be raked up & pins to be found before the husband finds them. (Never fails does it, the husband is the only one to step on them.... then you get the look). Anyhoo..... I'll leave you with a picture of a surface in my home that is actually cleared off. Don't get used to it mind you....... it doesn't happen often! Have a great evening...... I'll be back tomorrow with resolutions. Dread..... dismay! Judi