First, let me say that I know that there are real, actual problems in the world and I am...not doing my part to address them here.
However, the cold I've had for a week and a half has almost certainly morphed into a raging sinus infection, so I hope you'll indulge me for a few minutes while I distract myself by making a fantasy list of Nice Things.
I love Nigel Slater and am a sucker for cookbooks that aim to be encyclopedic and authoritative.
Fat quarters of the new Liberty of London quilting cotton collection. All of it? Yes, since we're fantasizing. I would like to make it into an x and plus quilt -- a pattern from Japan via Australia, featuring not-quite-Union-Jack blocks. Doesn't that seem appropriate, somehow?
A quarter-inch presser foot. I'm told it will change my life.
Speaking of changing my life: I feel that I should learn to wear red lipstick before I turn 40. Time is running out.
This dress is no longer available, but I have to include it because the woman who designed it was clearly working from inside my head.
Clog boots that do not exist. (Mine would have a lower heel, and a natural wood sole. Why must you taunt me, Swedish Hasbeens?)
If I'm going to make birthday cakes for the rest of my family, I ought to have the right tools for the job.
This would help too.
But one cannot live by fancy birthday cakes alone--one also needs fruit buckles and crisps. And cornbread.
Ahhh, thanks, all. I'm starting to feel better already.
What's on your winter holiday list?