Today I’m baking Christmas cookies. You don’t need to plan very far in advance to bake cookies. Just make sure your kitchen is clean and stocked with the ingredients you need. In an hour or two they’ll be ready to enjoy.
On the other hand, making a quilt takes not only the right ingredients but also much more time. Some people can make an entire quilt in a day or two, even an afternoon. Most quilters I know need weeks or months to complete their quilted masterpiece. So although I am baking cookies this morning that will be eaten at my daughter’s class Christmas party this afternoon, the quilt I am working on tonight will make its debut next spring.
I’m also thinking about designing a fish quilt. See the cookies on the bottom left part of the tray? Those are my version of Christmas carp. Carp is traditional for a Czech Christmas Eve dinner. Since I’m vegetarian this is the only carp my family and friends will get to see this Christmas. Although perhaps next Christmas there will be a Christmas carp quilt.
Some of the fish below are carp, but some are koi. I’m going to have to do a bit more research before I hit the sketchbook. Happy Holidays!