Friday, December 18, 2009

PARSON BROWN....... waiting patiently for the snow to fly. Here in NE PA an inch or 2 is expected for tommorrow. That'll put a smile on his handsome face.

The baking is done for Christmas.
 Now if only I could muster up the courage to do some shopping for gifts.
I am not a shopper unless it is for the shop.
I have been working at my day job for like 9 straight days and finally have a day off today.
And I have made the most of it, I put together several foodie gift baskets for a few customers,
made pumpkin dip mixes and turkey soup packs,
three different gourmet cocoa blends and
puttered around besides.
I'd like to go home and put my feet up and relax but that's not going to happen.
Next to my chair is a beautiful frasier fir with not a single light or ornament on it, so that's what I will be doing in 15 minutes.
Now just in case I don't have time to post (back to work tommorrow) in the next few days.......

Friday, December 11, 2009


............and his Snowbuddy hiding in the cupboard.

This is a sitichery pattern that I did with a combination of stitchery and applique in wool. See the potpourri? I call it "Gift of the Magi". It is a mixture of real frankinscense and myrrh with rosemary and other Mediterranean herbs. For the "gold" I put mini gold paper stars and gold tinsel glitter in. Almost sold out of this one.

This is another soap made by my friend Robin Weber. I call it "Gift of the Magi" also because it is very lightly scented with frankinscense and myrrh. And of course, a gold bow to top it off.

I have the shop all decked out for Christmas with 7 small trees and lots of lights and garland and primitive ornies and dolls, but when I go home at the end of the day......NOTHING.....we haven't even gotten our tree yet. There's that old saying about the shoemakers kids with no shoes. Well, that's our quiltmaker/crafter with not a one in sight.  How sad!

I have a hundred things to do before the quilt guild meeting Monday and will have to fit it in aound my work schedule (I work everyday til then). So...must get busy sewing and pattern designing. Will take pics and post later.......

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Just one of several cookie trays.

Candy jar display

The angel tree

A little snow guy

A big snow guy

Christmas spice soap with star anise decoration

Plain Jane soap in a plain brown wrapper-too cute!


Wassail Spice packets---always a best seller with the wine sampling---WOOHOO!

A very big thank you to everyone who came to the Open House.