A couple of days ago I mixed up a batch of cookie dough for these pistachio thumbprints.
The dough was quite stiff and I knew it would be really hard with my arthritis to get it rolled into balls. Instead, I pressed the dough into a 9" pan, spread some of my homemade blueberry jam on top, sprinkled it with chopped pistachios and baked it.
Maybe they don't look quite as pretty but they are delicious!
After lunch, I moved into my sewing studio. I was looking for a little something to go in a gift. At first, since I had black thread ready on the machine, I thought I'd stitch on a piece that had been fused and laying about for a while.
I free motion stitched and cut to size for a little baguette. The printed fabric outside is for the back of the bag.
Then I decided it would take too long to put it together, so I switched to another little project that was laying around waiting to be put together.
Mine is on the right; pattern is left. Done.
When I'm making gifts, I always leave my options open. I don't like last minute stress. If I finish, great, if not, I find something else. I try to enjoy the season and the nice snowy winter days.