Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Is it really December?

 My Christmas Cactus is blooming, probably its most impressive set of blooms since I received it from my mother several years ago! It was her plant so I don't know how old it is.

I'm doing a little Christmas baking. This recipe, Oma's Soft Cream Cookies, can be found at the blog: Mennonite Girls Can Cook. The recipe is similar to the one my grandmother made when I was growing up. These are nearly all gone as I took some to share at my guild's Christmas meeting yesterday.

I'm finding it hard to believe Christmas is just a few weeks away. Our high temperatures have been in the upper 60's lately. Very enjoyable for me (and the cats) but very unlike weather one would expect in December! Not complaining though, the cold temperatures are sure to come soon.

Another reason its so difficult to think of Christmas is our home reno projects. During Thanksgiving week, we stripped wallpaper, primed and painted and now we're having most of the windows in our house replaced. This required a little preparation and I was faced with clearing a path from the door of my sewing room to the window!

Maybe I will put up a few decorations after this week and bake some peppernuts too. And maybe I will even get to work on a quilting project again! Guess which room had its window replaced, curtains washed and put back to "normal" first? Priorities.

Until next time, Mayleen


  1. I didn't realize the cactus's got that large! I have one small one that I have been nursing back to health since my mom died last year - it was hers and with her health declining the last years of her life the plant was neglected badly - it didn't flower though and I hoped it would this year. I bought another one that looks slightly different last week and it of course has blossoms forced for Christmas. It looks like you have yours in a much sunnier location that I have mine - I wonder if that matters.

  2. Your Christmas cactus is beautiful! And how special that it belonged to your mother. What a nice keepsake. Exciting for you to be having such mild weather, and for the renovations to your house! I'm sure you're enjoying these things, and holiday preparations. Hope you get to spend it with family.

  3. Just found your blog, your Christmas cactus is beautiful, mine is blooming to I have it facing south do you do that, here in Oregon we are having rain very day and the rivers are high. Hope you get back to your sewing soon.