I goofed yesterday - so let me start off with that! I'm super excited that Jeanette is joining us in the NPNT Stitch Along - all the way from Australia - and I failed to add her link to our list! She posted her first two blocks yesterday - be sure to visit her blog and see her cute blocks!
(Nancy's Between Charming Friends Quilt Along Quilt, and some adorable decorations)
Now, for the blogiday. I've been blessed to meet so many wonderful women through this blog - many bloggers, and many without blogs!
One of them is Nancy (you may have seen her comments as "Stitched with Prayer" or as teenitaters in her e-mail)!
Nancy is not only an encouragement to so many of us in blogland, but she does beautiful work! And, she was kind enough to e-mail pictures so I could have a blogiday today
- and still share some beautiful eye candy with all of you!
And, Nancy is also stitching "Nice People, Nice Things":
Thank you so much Nancy! You do lovely work - and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to share it with everyone!
P.S. Movie night was awesome. The pretzels really did taste like Auntie Ann's. But, they were a challenge to make. I read on the recipe that it was a Difficulty Level of 4 (1 being easy and 5 being hard)! And, I thought - how hard can it be to make some pretzels?
Well, let me tell ya girls - it's a 4 Difficulty Level to make them! I didn't knead the dough enough, so when we tried to roll out the strands, they kept shrinking back (the key is to get them as thin as possible) - and it was tough to get them the same size.
I have to confess, I got pretty frustrated with the dough a couple of times, but, this is all part of cooking and learning. Sweet McStudly kept saying "I don't care how they look, it's just so sweet of you to make them." And, I said "Well I do care how they look - UUHH this stupid dough" - being a bit of a crank bucket - I know (sigh)!
We made the traditional kind with salt
Truly - they don't look all that pretty, but they were delish. You can find the recipe Here!
And, on the Zen thing - well, I have to say it was really nice. I didn't do any stitching. The boys helped me to recover my zen (which was temporarily lost in my pretzel dough woes) by turning the lights off during the movie so I couldn't even think about stitching!