Carol, I want to come to your house to eat! You're only a few hours south of me. Tell me you have leftovers!!!! You had me with the divinity, then really hooked me with the candied orange peel, but the final grabber was the tamales. Yum! The risotto would have hooked me, too, but I already have mushroom risotto in my frig leftover from Christmas Eve dinner. Why do we all go into a cooking frenzy for the holidays? I have 12 lbs. of chicken wings in my freezer that I'll be making for New Year's Eve gathering plus a ton of baking to do. Then I wonder why I'm overweight and diabetic. I blame it on my Italian heritage!!
I generally don't enjoy making applique blocks, but I'd love to do Celtic blocks. Years ago I had a pattern for Stained Glass Celtic Knots that I appliqued onto sweatshirts. Still wear one of them every winter.
You need to put hooks on them so you can hang them from your tree! Bet the kids love them. Maybe I need to pull out my polymer clay, too, and play along with you, but not until after Christmas. Too much sewing and crocheting to finish.
Carol, that beaded bag is amazing! Makes me want to learn how to do beading, but dh will definitely NOT understand if I start another new craft when I have so many unfinished projects in the crafts I already do. Guess I'll just admire yours!
DBD, doll clothes can be a lot of fun to make and they're such a good way to use up odd bits and pieces of fabric and embellishments. Bet your dd will love them.