During the Mistletoe Make & Bake, I actually won one of the drawings! I can't begin to tell you how it felt when I was visiting each site one day ... and there was my name ... Mrs DillyDally ... announced as a winner! Wow! It was exciting!
My goodies came from Julie Stewart, of Keepsake Cottage Fabrics in Bothell, Washington! OMGosh ... she is practically a neighbor!
It felt just like Christmas! Nine spools of Aurifil thread ... a quilter's dream ... especially when it is not available here! I loved the shopping bag too! The next time I'm in Washington for any length of time, I am going to visit Julie and her shop! Be sure to check out her shop's website and her blog ... just a warning ... you'll be inspired!
One of our friends shared with us fresh "Winter King" Salmon ... now, you need to understand ... we enjoy an abundance of several wild salmon species from May thru September ... but the only way to have fresh wild salmon this time of the year is if you are able to catch a Winter King. It was so generous of JP to share some of his with us! When Mr. DillyDally called from work to let me know that JP had dropped some off ... I immediately began to drool ... yep, it wasn't pretty! But the steaks were beautiful...
We prefer our salmon grilled ... Mr. DillyDally tried out a new rub, which made me somewhat nervous ... I don't like anything to cover the taste of the fish.
Mr. DillyDally grilled it to perfection and the glaze sealed in the flavor exactly the way we like it! It was heavenly ... thanks for sharing JP!
We went to a birthday party for a very special one-year-old today ...
... here he is reading the card with his Mommy. His mommy is very important to me ... she and Sister DillyDally have been close friends since they were three. I was her girl scout leader for 12 years ... her high school student government advisor ... she was in my classroom ... I love her as though she were my own.
It has been an honor to watch her become the outstanding woman and mother she is today ... what a blessing she and her son are ... gosh ... I love watching life unfold right before my eyes.