Traditional with a twist – Cranberry Cardamom Cake

So another Christmas has come and sprinkled its magic over all of us. Like many of you this is one of my favorite times of the year. There is just something about Christmas that chases away my inner Scrooge and makes the world seem better somehow. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and pray that 2017 is a better, bolder, brighter year for you!

Now let’s talk about baking. As I had mentioned in a previous post, my baking hat was reluctantly put away due to expanding waistlines and non-existent willpowers.

But it is Christmas. And what is Christmas without the smell of freshly baked goodies perfuming the air? And so I went on a baking spree. And what a mad spree it was (insert evil laughter soundtrack).

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The Big Birthday Blog Hop

Today’s post is quite different from my usual posts. Join me today in celebrating the big 50th birthday of Joanne from Serendipitous Stitching.

Doing the impossible is kind of fun

So you may have noticed that I haven’t updated the blog for a while. And I have a very good reason for this. I must confess I have been sucked back into the cross stitch cesspool.

For a while I had fallen out of my cross stitch hobby. For some reason my stitchy bug was AWOL. But that all changed when I started my latest HAED piece – the World Travel Bookshelf by Aimee Stewart.

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GG SAL – June ’16 – Baby J’s Flat Ornament

This is my first post towards the GG SAL hosted by the lovely Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.

In March we celebrated the first birthday of baby J, the son of a dear friend. He is our miracle baby, a bouncing ball of coo’s and giggles who spreads cheer wherever he goes. Needless to say the occasion could not pass without making a little something for him.

I will insert here that I did get the project done in time for the birthday but am only getting around to posting about it three months after the fact. Sighhh… punctuality has never been my strong suit.

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I bake. What’s your superpower? (Guava Spiced Cupcakes)

Have you ever read my About page? I encourage you to swing by there if you haven’t simply because:

A) It is a work of sheer genius that needs to have the spotlight shone on it every now and again.

B) It is a pretty accurate snapshot of who I am – a brilliantly witty, talented and not to mention modest individual.

c) Neither A nor B is true but I still want you to read it so go take a look by clicking here.

One of the things I mention on that page is that I am a baker. I should probably update that page to read I WAS a baker. I hung up my chef’s hat when I realized that all my baking was causing hubby dearest to grow horizontally rather than vertically.

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