Wednesday, December 16, 2020

WOYWW #602

 Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed!

Greetings everyone in Blogland! I have no idea where the time is going, except that it is going by so fast I can hardly keep up. I'm writing this on Tuesday and will still not have visited many who visited me, and for that I apologize. Hopefully next week will be better.

Here is my desk:

And here is what I have been doing:

I made some magnets for DD and Son-in-law

and a quick card (hence the Distress Ink pads on my desk)

showed hubby how to make shortbread...

Made ginger-molasses cookies (this is round 2)

More shortbread...

made up boxes to give away

and ate way too many myself! All those take-out boxes I've been collecting sure have proven useful! 

I have also been decorating, even though it will only be hubby and me:

This is the wooden advent calendar I made last year from one of my wood stamping blocks:

Our basement (Hubby's man cave)  TV/movie tree, decorated with ornaments from movies or TV shows, many are "live action"! I should do a close up of the tree, maybe next week. You can also see hubby's last year's Christmas gift - the race track on the floor.

And what call our "Villiage" (inside joke), which Hubby loves so much he can't bear to take it down each year, so it stays up. But we light up the lights and such for Christmas. One of the buildings is Santa's Workshop that gets turned around at Christmas.

I want to get rid of all our VHS tapes and extend the Villiage to the shelves on the wall. It's very interesting to watch Mittsy walk through the Villiage very carefully, then choose something to knock to the ground!

Well, I'm sure you are bored to tears by now, so I will say goodbye,

here's Mittsy being cute again...

Have a great week! Only 9 more days left...


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooooh, yum, I love shortbread and ginger cookies too...what a great present! The villiage made me laugh, I think it’s brilliant that it stays up all year, why not?
Have a good crafting week!
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Linda. Yum! Shortbread and ginger cookies... I'll be round later...Love the village. I would leave all my decorations up all year round if I dared to... too much of a coward, though - and to be fair - I don't have a lovely set of items like your village...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Julia Dunnit said...

Shortbread I think, is one of my most favourite treats. Love it. Your lovely hubby looks as if he was reallly concentrating...and what a great job! What a nice gift for your friend, it’ll be well received I’m sure. I love the tour of you’re decorations, the tree looks gorgeous and i just LOVE the sweetie baubles that are hanging just above the round section of the car track...just my sort of thing, that style of decoration. Look forward to seeing a walk around the man cave tree!

Robyn said...

I made shortbread too-a nd it had to be vegan so that was a challenge . covered it in chocolate and turned out better than I thought! I thin k I have a magnet o yours for a swap!
Robyn 35

Helen said...

ooh yum to all those edible goodies! your rooms look amazing so beautifully decorated. Have a good week and stay busy!! Helen #2

Felicia said...

I am SOOOOOO glad I don't live near by!!! LOL Goodness what a load of goodies!! I LOVE shortbread and the ginger-molasses cookies are probably my all-time fave!! YUM!! Love all your decorations and especially hubby's man cave!! I love little villages also, so yes, would be hard to take down! Too cute to look at!! As far as Mittsy, we'd have to have a talk...LOL Merriest of Christmas's to you and yours, Blessings Felicia #31

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Linda, and I happily admit that shortbread is definitely my biggest weakness, as is anything made with ginger, so you've ticked all my boxes! Love the decorations, and the village is so lovely, not surprised it never gets put away. Stay safe, have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz #6 X

Chana Malkah said...

My goodness, you have definitely been busy! Your photos were so enticing I had to go downstairs and grab a couple of butter cookies!

What a wonderful village and your trees are beautiful!

Have a fabulous and crafty week!

Chana Malkah, #34

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Linda, we are doing our best to make it feel like Christmas too even though it's just hubby, me and the dogs at home. Lots of nice cooking going on at yours and don't blame you at all for testing some of it Lol! Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x12x

Sarah Brennan said...

What great decorations and fabulous baking Linda. I am feeling hungry just looking at the photos. I have a Janeway Star Trek Christmas tree ornament but as we haven't put the tree up this year it is safely boxed away. Meow to Inky and Mittsy. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Shoshi said...

Oooh Linda, what a mouthwatering post! I love the shortbreads with the pictures on them! I've never made any like that. It all looks extremely professional, and I just imagine the delicious aromas in your house... Mum used to make the most delicious shortbread I'd ever tasted. Trouble is, I'm completely dairy free now so butter is a no-no, and pretty much any added oil/fat too, and refined flour, so that particular food love has to be a fond memory! Your ginger molasses cookies look amazing too, and I can imagine that they have a good robust flavour. I am drooling, this side of the Pond!! (If you invite me to tea, I shall forget the diet and come like a flash lol lol!!) I love the "Villiage" and think that perhaps it, and Mittsy, aren't that good a combination lol! Kitties can walk very delicately when they choose, but knocking small objects off onto the floor is always a huge temptation.

Happy belated WOYWW and purr-purr to Inky and Mittsy from Lily and Ruby,
Shoshi x #21

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Linda it's all looking so lovely and festive, those button badge magnets are fab. I could just eat one of those biscuits with my morning cuppa. Enjoy the festivities and don't ever worry about not being able to get to me, I know how it rolls.. sending WoywW Hugs Tracey #8 xx
P.S Your give away box is such a kind idea, beautiful thought x

Spyder said...

ohooo all those lovely caakes and biscutes and candy sticks, makes me hungry, but seeing it's nearly 2 in the morning I'd better not raid the fridge or the cookie jar just now, Love all the decks and of course your amazing village! Have a great crafty weekend. Happy WOYWW!? Stay Safe,
((Lyn)) #24

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your return visit, Linda, and for your sweet comment! Interesting about different words for things - I think Canada is closer to the UK in this, which I suppose isn't surprising. I think it's hard to change to a different breakfast choice. We are mostly pretty individual when it comes to breakfast and like to stick to our favourites, don't we. I never thought I'd give up my beloved porridge (cooked the Scottish way) until I found my overnight oats recipe which I simply adore! My hubby doesn't like it. All the more for me!

Thank you so much for the link to the soup recipe. I must look into that. I bought a butternut squash this week but forgot to put it in what I was cooking so perhaps I'll try it! My electric pressure cooker also doubles as a slow cooker (crock pot - another transatlantic difference lol!) so I'm sure it will do well in that.

I'm glad you're enjoying the progress of the kitty throw. I just wish I had thought of doing it earlier, so it would be ready for my hubby for Christmas. I've told him his present won't be here in time so he thinks it's something on order - I am crocheting away at anonymous grey squares and he hasn't really commented on them which is good! I left the 2 cat stitch ones out by mistake and he handed them to me without a word - he never looks at anything lol!!! Phew - what a relief! We are loving our new furniture. My hubby says the chair is much more comfortable than the old one, which is good. The recliner on the settee (which I use) has a bit of a bump which just catches my calves and after a while it's quite uncomfortable, but a folded blanket under my legs has sorted the problem nicely. The kitties, of course, have fully adopted the new furniture, which of course we bought just for them!

Shoshi x #21

Susan Renshaw said...

So much to read on your post! Love it!
Pretty tempted by all the shortbread - tomorrow I will be making gingerbread!
Sorry I am so late commenting...
Happy 602nd WOYWW!
Stay Safe and Keep Well...
Susan #23
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