Friday, November 30, 2012
Dreaming of Pastries
This is a record for me. I usually plan to do them in August, then hope to have them done before Thanksgiving. Then tell myself I will paint them Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks goodness Thanksgiving came early this year. I was able to get my Christmas cards painted this week ... after the weekend.
Now I would love to show them to you, but that would spoil the surprise to those who are on my Christmas card list.
Each year, since 1995, I have been hand painting my Christmas cards. Except for maybe 2 years when it was just impossible to do so. And yes, I got complaints from those on my list! Can you believe it? And from people who just sign a store bought card and stuff the envelope and at least half of those use computer printed address labels. What nerve!
While I was painting my cards, this afternoon I started craving M&Ms. You'll have to wait to see the card in a few weeks, I'll post a picture. Then you'll see how the M&Ms fit in. After handwriting, yes handwriting the verse on the inset and signing my name I started thinking about Napoleons. On November 3rd I baked for the very first time Napoleons for my husbands birthday. I started at 10 am and was finally done with them at 5 pm. They were awesome! Someday, I will bake them again.