Today, the ANG class started!!! FINALLY!!!!
I got the email just after 5am this morning, and had the presence of mind not to act on it until after I got home from work. Boy did that take some willpower. In the email, Sue outlined which parts of the piece we will be working on during each lesson, and gave us helpful hints on each stitch. This evening, I annotated each page of the booklet with the lesson number. I also cut the email into pieces and taped each lesson tip onto that lesson page. Finally, I pulled the threads that I will use during lesson 1 and put them a thread organizer I have (read: bead box). I really need to get another one, so that will be on my shopping list this weekend. I was about to start, but then I realized that I was very tired and didn’t want to make a mistake on day one. I’ll start tomorrow 😉
Before I stared the with the needlepoint, however, I did a little baking. It’s my co-teacher’s birthday tomorrow, and she requested white chocolate cranberry cookies. Because I’ve never made these before, I called in help by sending a message to my favorite baker, who passed along a great recipe. I’ll check with her to see if I can post it here if anyone is interested. Based on my obviously necessary taste tests of both the raw dough and a finished cookie, and in my own humble opinion, they’re fantastic! I hope they hold up overnight and that everyone at works likes them as much as I do!