Not much to report here today, as this past week was the busiest December week yet. Between concerts, rehearsals, and holiday gatherings, I hardly had a chance to stitch. And unfortunately, what I was able to do ended up being stitches I’ll have to frog. Somehow I made a mistake in my little Scandinavian tree, so I’ll have to do some ripping. That didn’t sound very appealing, so I put it aside and worked on my “Woolly Winter Wall Hanging”. This is not the best picture, as I was not going to drag out my still life studio box just to take one photo. The snowman is almost finished and a tree has appeared. I don’t like the arms, they’re kind of weird. I only stitched one arm, but I am going to take out those stitches and make the arms more simplistic.
And that about wraps up my stitching progress.
Moving on to cookies …
CHOCOLATE SPRITZ COOKIES
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
2 tbsp. milk
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
Powdered sugar for dusting
Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Alternately add flour and milk to butter mixture, mixing until well combined. Add cooled chocolate; blend well. Fit cookie press with desired template. Fill press with dough; press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool slightly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.