I just love the delicate flowers on the Christmas cactus. This is the second bloom and if I'm lucky there will be 3 more.
I put the pot up high so I could get under the bloom to take a photo.
I didn't do any sewing yesterday. Instead I put in some time on the computer and created a new 'page' on my right side bar, Quilted Journal Covers. One of my readers mentioned she would like the photos all in one spot, and I agreed that I wanted that too. There are only words at the top and then lots of photos. You can click on them to enlarge and then if the little magnifying glass appears, click again for an even closer view. Enjoy............
Last night when I got home from Dad's place, I baked a batch of spritz cookies, using the recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook that I bought in the 1950's when I was in high school home ec. I recently learned some new things about making spritz from a cooking site, like beating the butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes before adding anything else. Also they said to add the flour a little at a time while running the mixer at a low speed. The chocolate ones are always more tender than the plain ones so I'll have to make another batch to see if the plain ones come out tender too following these new tips.
A couple nights ago I baked shortbread cookies following a recipe from Sharon over at Grass Roots Quilting Studio. I had never made them before. I love shortbread and was really surprised by the recipe. Follow the link if you are interested. Madame Samm has a larger batch (4 times larger) of the same recipe but she adds dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. I might have to try the cranberries in my next batch.