Happy Monday boys and ghouls! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have fully recovered from your turkey induced comas :)
Mr. Awesome Sauce and I spent the weekend with family enjoying far too much good food and better company, and I even managed to squeeze in some writing and craftiness.
I finished a cute elf couple embroidery piece I made as part of a Christmas gift. It still needs a border and some quilting, and will end up as a small table mat.
After the elves were done I got started on another embroidery project that will also be turned into a Christmas gift.
I made some fall cookies to go along with our dinner on Thursday. They’re a delicious cross between a sugar cookie and shortbread, and are even suited to baking at high altitude! If you’re interested in making them, I used this recipe. It’s super easy, and they came out perfect!
I also finally got around to baking my Christmas cakes. Rather than making one large cake I decided to make two smaller ones. I’ll decorate one the traditional way with a layer of marzipan and fondant icing, and will finish the other off with a simple lemon glaze. The best part of course, is the weekly dose of brandy they’ll get until the week of Christmas. Yum!
My fuzzy helper, Silas, wanted to get in on the baking fun too so I made a kitty loaf ;)
And finally, I got my first piece of fanmail. Can you believe it?! I almost cried.
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Congrats on your first fan mail Amber! That must feel so awesome. I have to ask, is Silas named after the character in Angels & Demons? Shell.x
Hi Shell! Thanks so much :) In a lot of ways it still doesn’t feel real. I keep asking Mr. Awesome Sauce if he’s puking me and just buying a bunch of copies under dummy accounts ;)
Yes, Silas is named after the crazy albino monk from Angels and Demons. You’re the only one who’s caught that. Severus, Lucius, and Viktor are named after Harry Potter characters.
I’m a HUGE Dan Brown fan!! I am in total awe of how he can weave such an intricate plot with such amazing historical accuracy. I am having enough trouble with weaving the plot in my contemporary women’s fiction novel!!