Wednesday, January 7, 2015

- Chattanooga Choo Choo ... not

The Arctic Express barreled through St Louis last night ... leaving double-digit negative wind chill factors in its wake. Not a day to go outside. So what better to do than make cookies? Molasses cookies ...


Just one problem ... the planned-for warm and fuzzy Kodak moment resulted in a resounding "Yuck!" 


So, back pedal to a chocolate chip cookie moment captured last month by Meliss and you can see what I was going for ...


Oh well, it's still a favorite family recipe with my girls ...


Recent needle-work (and I'm using the term deliberately) has been focused on trying different stitches on some worn jeans. After invisibly basting some old necktie silk on the back of a shredded hole ...


I made multiple passes in back stitch, after realizing early on that running stitch was too open to hold ...


Still not satisfied, I tried split backstitch halfway through a second repair site, with some color variation in order to better see the alternation between horizontal and vertical passes ...


I have an idea of what I want to try next ... that is if Meliss is willing to risk offering up another pair of jeans. 

And now, a new mondegreen moment:

Two year old Jackson is very good with four month old Baby Jace. He loves to share.


He's also very good at asking for help.

"Choo choo, Nana."

"You want to play with your trains?"

"No, choo choo peas."

"Ummm ..."

"Tissues, Mom," Meliss explained. "He needs a tissue."

And so he did ... which is how he managed to share his cold with everyone, even Baby Jace ...


who's fortunately none the worse for wear.

2 comments:

Julie S said...

I LOVE that mending, Liz. Jeans will be in the mail anytime you give the word....

Liz Ackert said...

(grinning ear to ear) ... Thanks for the vote of confidence.