A few holiday stitchery images.
I could not pass up this beautifully stitched table runner, found just a few days ago 99 cents at thrift almost made it criminal! The close-up of this piece is in the lead-off image.
This sort of linen joins my personal collection. I know the work that goes into a completed cross-stitch.
Recipe of the Day from the Antique American Cookbooks Home Cookery Ladies' Indispensable Companion:
Cut a pan of sponge cake in halves, and place it in two glass dishes; stick it over full of blanched and quartered almonds. Wet the cake with wine. Drop raspberry jam about it, and then make a nice soft custard and pour over and around it.
Christmas trivia: How do you say "Merry Christmas" in Italy? Bono Natale.
What I am listening to: