Sunday 8 December 2019

Homemaking Mondays: Winter Splendour and Busy Hands

I'd like to share some of God's winter splendour with you.
It is so beautiful when the frost covers the trees. 
The dead trees around take on more frost and the shades of white and grey
blend through the forest so incredibly. 

I love how the shades take away the gloom of the darker days.

Then the sun comes out and lights up the sky sending rays to 
make the snow sparkle like diamonds.
Gives me pause as I go about the days needs.

This past week I made some marscapone cheese 
for some tiramisu cake.  
Just heavy cream with lemon juice warmed at a certain temp.
I don't drain mine and find the creamier texture 
works just fine in the cake.

I also made some meatballs for supper tonight. 
Just some ground beef and some spices. 
(salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, tarragon, and parsley)
I had to quickly store the leftovers before the kids devoured them.
Now there are some in the freezer for other meals.

I've also been working on socks.  
I finished this pair for my daughter.
I use the Rye sock pattern for these. 

Then this pair for my husband. 
I used a solder's sock pattern and it made them nice and big for him.

I just found this picture of the pattern online.

Now I'm working on a pair of socks for one of my boys.  I'm not fast, 
but I try to keep my hands busy. 

I have made some cards that I'll post later this week. Just needed some more in my stash. 
I have now cleaned up my sewing area and hope to be doing some sewing. 
I have been whittling away at my mountain of mending as well. 
I hope to get it finished this week. 
There are always those little jobs that seem to build up 
when you tell yourself that it can wait until tomorrow.  
I find that it is so much more fun to create new things then 
to mend those that have worn spots. 
Something I'm working on. 

I hope that your week is lovely!  
Sometimes I don't know what to share...
but this is a little of what is going on in my home. 
With homemaking it is always changing.  
There are always things to attend to.
Things that give you pause and thank the Lord.
Things that make your days full with serving your Lord and your family.

Love and Prayers,


Linda Shukri said...

Love the outdoor photos and your knitting projects! Have a great week!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

The outdoor photos are so beautiful. I'm so happy to learn that I can just make my own mascarpone! - it is so expensive in the store. I'm a little envious that you know how to knit socks - they are wonderful. I only took up knitting this year, so it may be awhile before I make a pair.
Happy Homemaking during the holidays to you,