*This week I plan to try a mushroom soup from my favorite book in the entire world, Aphrodite, by Isabel Allende.
*I have been looking through recipes for cranberry jam--I think this and a freshly baked loaf of bread may be the perfect gift for a friend of mine who prefers I not spend money. What better, then, than a tasty treat of my own creation?
*Ooh--avocado-filled deviled eggs!
*for another gift for Christmas, I will be making my favorite tote pattern in a miniature size, just perfect to hold the box of Tangerine Tea and Macademia Blossom honey that I purchased yesterday. I may add a vintage spoon, and a tail of ribbon with a tag embellished with a quote about friendship. That will be her very own "tea bag" and may be the prototype for something I sell in the future. I will be taking a class at a local quilt shop next month on fabric collage, and this may be the perfect canvas for that. I am very excited about this idea.