Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Doe, A Deer

And Heaven and Nature Sing
Kathy Barrick
NPI Silks, Vintage Pecan Butter
The last time I shared my progress on this piece AppleJack said it looked like a coffeetable with wonky legs.  Hopefully this time it looks more like a deer.  There is still work to be done.  At least the deer has all four legs and a head.
Music City aka Nashville, like other parts of the country has been experiencing some bitter cold temps and we currently have eight inches on snow on the ground, a record.  Time to hunker down with warm wool socks and stitch. 
Here is a recipe for killer Hot Chocolate recipe I found on Pinterest, very tasty and loaded. 

Polar Express Hot Chocolate
1.5 cups heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
6 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Needlework, cold temps and snow, warm socks and hot chocolate--try to find the best about each season and enjoy it.


  1. Love the deer and the recipe...

  2. Oh, my! What a great hot chocolate recipe! I think you're doing great with that deer!

  3. You've made wonderful progress on this Sampler!
    The deer is beautiful!
    Will have to try your Hot Chocolate recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. WOW talk about hot chocolate ummmm - godiva liquor is the only thing missing! Love your Heaven and Nature. Now this is the weekend for WOOL - knitting, rug hooking or even working on my vintage needlepoint rug so I can be covered up under it. Enjoy and be safe - Mel

  5. Your deer is looking great! Thank you for sharing the hot chocolate recipe. Stay warm!

  6. HOLY SMACK! That Hot Chocolate.. I bet is the best of the best! Especially since I'm starving :) I adore your sweet Reindeer!

  7. Your doe, a deer is looking fabulous. Glad you're tucked in warm with stitching and an over the top hot chocolate.

  8. Your doe is looking fabulous! That hot chocolate sounds decadent and delicious!

  9. The deer is really looking good. Stay warm!

  10. Beautiful deer! We got maybe 10 inches. Nothing like south of us. Whew!

  11. I just printed out the hot chocolate recipe. No self-control in our house, so I may have to halve it-lol. Your deer is coming along beautifully.

  12. Oh my I do hope you are staying warm, I see you are hooked on Pinterest, I too am hooked, I now only give myself one half hour a day on Pinterest, I have been very good at staying with the half hour.


  13. I am getting ready to start this piece. Yours is looking really good. The hot chocolate recipe sounds delicious!

  14. Stunning! Your needle skills are amazing, thanks for the recipe!

  15. Not looking like a coffee table any more!!!
    Beautiful stitchin"
    Always love a good cup of Hot Chocolate on a cold day!
    Many Blessings

  16. Definitely a deer! My Mom is in Maryland, she's just yesterday found a way out of her driveway. That's one yummy sounding hot chocolate. Hope you had a BIG mug. Sandi

  17. Gained 10 pounds just reading that hot chocolate recipe - sounds heavenly & would work well in northern Wisconsin too! Your prancing deer is going to be lovely - he all ready looks so graceful and elegant.

  18. I love the deer, so elegant. Sounds like you have the right idea for winter weather. We have a snow coming Monday, that recipe may be needed!