Saturday, December 22, 2012

Flour Fling 2012

Every year my Mom hosts a "Flour Fling" at which her grandsons (of which there are 8 between the ages of 25 and 12) and daughters (only 2... One 23 and one 15) gather together to make cookies for our families Christmas dinner.

Today my three, two of my little brothers, and one of my older brothers boys converged on Grandma's kitchen.

Noah and Aaron made "No-cal" cookies and brownies.

Ben, Ethan, and Aaron made molasses sugar cookies. They are great big cake-like cookies that my grandma used to make.

John worked on peanut butter cup cookies.

Ben and Grandma working on Turkish Hats, also known as Peanut butter blossoms.

Even Gilbert and Pete (my little brother) got in the action....
I took pictures of men cooking and Mom's decorations. I thought of all of you and how you would love her home. It is filled with needle work of all sorts.
I wish I lived further away so I could stay in her pretty guest room.

Or sit in the quiet and watch her tree lights twinkle. She had some special glasses that I took this picture through. Cool huh. It turns all the points of lights into rainbowy snowflakes.

Or be an imp and move her nativity pieces around. She has many....

This one is made from corn husks. (The big packages are embroidery that hang there year 'round. At Christmas time she "wraps" them in fabric to change the look.)

I think this one is my makes me laugh every time. And yes, those are rubber duckies!

Or maybe it is this one. It has sat atop Jesus's birthday cake for as many years as I can remember. (Anyone know where I can purchase one like it...actually....I need several. I think they would make awesome gifts for my brothers someday.)

At the end of the day the boys all reverted to themselves....back to football and video games....with great ease.

I hope your preparations are going smoothly.
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Lynne said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Your mum's ho,e is beautiful.

We were just discussing starting a new Christmas tradition -- sIL has to work on Christmas afternoon from 2pm so instead of lunch we are going to have a full brunch: eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, yoghurt, fruit, and pancakes!

Susan Standen said...

Such a great family day. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, Cindy!

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Wow, Cindy, mums house looks great, I love all the nativity sets!

Cactusneedle said...

Just found your blog today and love it. I have to ask, where did you get the creche in the 7th picture of your collection? The one on blocks? I LOVE it! I buy a new creche every year - one for each year my husband and I have lived in our house. This needs to go in my collection. :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Sounds like a great day Cindy! Your mum has some lovely ornaments, nice of you to share them with us too!

Cindy said...

Beautiful! I wish you many happy holiday blessings this Christmas season, Cindy! xoxo