Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bedwarmers and Pecans

My friend Frogginqueen, (in case you have been wondering where she is at) has been making a bunch of bedwarmers lately. What a great idea! I have an old one that was given to me as a Christmas gift several years ago. Mine was simply one long rectangle, folded in half, right sides together, sew up two sides, turn right side out, fill about half way with Deer Corn, then top-stitch the last side together. Heat bag in microwave for about 2 minutes, and man oh man! That puppy stays warm for awhile!

If you want a "dressier" pattern for gift giving, I found one closest to the one I have over at Also, the pattern that Frogginqueen is using can be found here, and look at this great looking one, here using the same pattern! I liked the last one made with chenille, so made a couple that looked similar for DD. Lots of great ideas out there, folks! The flat pink item under the bedwarmers is a "hair towel" that I also made for DD, copying an old one I had (probably made from a Simplicity or McCalls pattern), and sewed that sucker up in about 20 minutes.

Then, I made some sugared pecans, using Bron's recipe here (see her Dec. 15th post). My very kind BIL gave us a whole paper grocery sack full of pecans, and even went so far as to take them to the Ridgmar Farmers Market and had them cracked for us, ready to shell. Just in time for some Christmas baking! YUM!

We got to go see DD in South Texas for Christmas, and got to go across the border to Mexico. We had a great time seeing the sights and being tourists! I got a photo of the Rio Grande, below:

Hope everyone else had a good Christmas!

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