This is the first Christmas since 1988 that there are no dog treats under the tree…
I’ve completed Part One of Rebecca Mezoff’s Tapestry Course, and couldn’t be more pleased. The course is well-written, and Rebecca is a wonderful teacher. She responds to all questions so quickly, and her answers are very thorough. The video/PDF combo makes all the techniques very clear.
I find weaving so relaxing, even meditative, and designing the final project was great fun! I’m happy with the finished tapestry, despite its mistakes, and ready to warp the loom for Part Two!
I went to La Grange, TX last week to visit my dad:
I brought him Rose‘s Chocolate Chip cookies, as he was cheated out of his birthday cookies. Can you see any of the cookie under the ice cream and syrup? No? They were good, and I especially liked her use of browned butter, a technique I plan to steal for my own chocolate chip cookies!
I had a wonderful visit with my dad, had lunch with one of my favorite people, went to Yarnorama (spoiled thing that I am, wait ’til you see what I was gifted there from my generous father! But that’s another post), and even found some weaving time:
(Have Hokett loom, will travel)
Since my return, there’s been some other baking:
Rose calls these “the perfect expression of chocolate.” Well, I’m not so sure about that claim, but these dense brownies with nuts (pecans instead of walnuts for mine), topped with white chocolate buttercream and finished with a dark chocolate ganache were very, very good. My apologies for the awful picture.
And for anyone who was concerned about my son having one cold foot:
A wonderful weekend at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, aka Rhinebeck!
And for Harrison, the money shot: