We enjoyed a quiet New Year's Eve with DH, dog and I watching movies and sharing popcorn.
Over the holidays I've found time to stitch every day. It is nice, even if just a few stitches. I guess I call it found moments. This will be part of my new routine for 2011.
Also, trying new recipes. There are lots of yet untried recipes so at least once a week I'll try something new. This week it was cooking fresh guavas. OK I admit I bought the package of them a week ago but the time got away. Online I found a recipe/directions for what to do with them. Peeled first then scooped out the inside seeds and pulp and then in a pot of water and boil for approximately 1 hour. With a change or two to the recipe as I was making a small batch, then added sugar and lime juice and continued cooking for another hour. The liquid had changed to a beautiful deep rose and thickened. The flavor is yummy. I plan to use this as a glaze over a white cake. Definitely will try again to cook something with fresh guavas.
This afternoon it was the stash.... fabric and precuts have a new storage bin so it was time to start on the floss. Great progress but not nearly done. I've abandoned winding each skein on a bobbin (at least for now) and have gone with numbered snack baggies.
It has been a wonderful break between Christmas and New Years. Work beckons tomorrow. The evening weather report suggests a new snowfall for the morning commute tomorrow.
Below are a few pictures of Christmas 2010.