Thursday, December 23, 2021

I Like Thursday # 276


welcome to this week's list of likes... I love to color in my desk top calendar by Joanna Basford

Here's another one I did this week

I love to paint, draw, color, along with beading, sewing, knitting, reading... a long list. I love my supplies by the computer, including water soluble pencils and markers. If I want a shadow or background I can dampen the marker line with a water pen and scrub in a pale color 

Here's how they start

and finish. I learn by doing.

I've now finished my Christmas quilt center, here it is in progress and have decided how to quilt it in sections. I quilt even king sized quilts on my small domestic machine, so I need to be smart about how to sew the sections together, more on Saturday describing my plans!

a heat wave continues in the front range of the Rockies in Colorado, at over 6000 ft above sea level

I spent some time this week googling hairstyles for women with double chins, and laughed when this came up

nary a double chin to be found!

I enjoyed the finale of the Bachelorette this week and love her choice of husband. I don't know how anyone can go through that weird process but am glad these two found each other. There is precious little on tv now but we're enjoying Madam Blanc on Prime, and a new season of Virgin River. 

coming up Saturday night on Masterpiece (PBS) is the Downton movie, and the Midwives Christmas special... I'll be there for it!

I just finished the audio book,

and cried at the end... beautiful. It is a story that goes back and forth between current time and the civil war in America when Longfellow was writing. One of his quotes gives me solace

I've been watching youtubes on the historical birth and life of Jesus, there are several and I've learned much from the historians, scientists and archeologists. Link to one:

Fine dining

I'll start with the perogi's we made from this video at Food Wishes. I LOVE his style and voice. Next I'll try his buttermilk pie recipe since we just made another whole wheat buttermilk bread loaf and have some milk left over

here are ours... the recipe makes a lot so we froze them after boiling, and have appetizers ready in minutes now. 

two and a half

There are a lot of steps to this, not difficult but they are a bit time consuming. We felt very accomplished when they were done and so delicious! 

I made two new to me cookie recipes (half) and must stop now. Lime white chocolate cookies that got better as they aged

recipe at

and these candy cane cookies (not using actual candy canes made of corn syrup)

they taste WONDERFUL and take first place in all I've tried this year. I am sad the food coloring didn't look better, next batch will use more than recipe calls for. The peppermint extract tastes subtle and delish. The dough was quite stiff however and hard to roll around itself, so they are not as cute as they could be.  (who is? aside from Milo) I just looked for the recipe link and saw theirs didn't look much different from ,mine...

Milo's moments


I'm still eating my Christmas cookies, I don't care if they are stale. PLUS Mama gave me an early present that she was going to wrap but I sniffed it and wanted it right now! she puts rabbit treats in it and I have to figure out how to remove them!
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rosie and the boys nature pics 



easyweimaraner said...

I would love to spend the days before christmouse in your house.... and we love the perogis!!!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Geez, you are making me hungry with all your delicious looking foods!!! Wishing you and Mr. Milo a happy and safe holiday!

Sara said...

Merry Christmas!! I need someone like you to come cook new and interesting things with me. Yum - those perogies look amazing. I enjoyed that book as well. I actually watched several Hallmark movies while my husband was gone for a couple of days, while I did some quilt binding. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt that marvelous Christmas quilt.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Another wonderful post! What is that toy? We need one like that for Ned. We will be tuning in to the same movies. Wonderful baking and also your beautiful colouring. Thanks for that quote and the link...fascinating isn't it. A Merry Christmas to the three of yee!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Your colorings are so pretty and so is that quilt. Oh yum, perogis are so good, I had them often when I was growing up. Milo, I'm glad you got some good yum and that's a very cool treat puzzle. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sherrie said...

Hi Lee Anna,
I really like your coloring pretty. Your Christmas Quilt is beautiful...I'm working on a Christmas Sampler right now..It will for 2023. All your recipes look so yummy...Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Sandee said...

Beautiful work.

Delicious food. I ate a lot.

I loved on Milo.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to Milo. ♥

Kathe W. said...

oh boy you and I are on the same page when it comes to drawing with water color pencils! So darn fun and rewarding! Merry Christmas and thanks for the recipes too!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Christmas quilt with the fussy cut hexagons is so fun! It looks like you've been enjoying trying out new recipes lately, too. We used to make the candy cane cookies when I was growing up - I'm glad they turned out good for you. Merry Christmas, LeeAnna, Drew, and Milo!

PaintedThread said...

The perogis and cookies look delicious! Milo's new toy looks pretty cool. How long before he chews it apart?

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Love your Christmas quilt! This is a great time of year to try recipes. I wish you a Merry Christmas! Milo too!

piecefulwendy said...

Merry Christmas to you, LeeAnna! You're right, those Lime White Chocolate cookies do get better as they age (if they last long enough to age!)

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Wow, LOVE your Christmas drawings. And my mouth is watering from seeing all those delish-looking treats. Happy Christmas!

Kathleen said...

Had pierogies at my SILs this Christmas - so yum! Yours look delicious. Love that new toy for Milo. Hope your Christmas was a lovely one, I am recuperating from a lovely visit to family.