Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Clearance Shopping

Just wanted to let everyone in on a wonderful sale Gooseberry Patch are having. They have pages and pages of markdowns. I stocked up wonderful items for gifts and 40 every occasion card set.

Monday, December 29, 2008

A Dog's Life

Boston Terrier's are Like Potato Chips, You can Never have Just One!
From Left to Right.............Odee 4, Daisy 8 & Kissy 1
Hope you have all had a Blessed Day!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It Feels Like Spring

Yesterday we had temps in the 70's here in eastern Kentucky! It felt so nice I opened my doors and did a little spring cleaning. I am hoping to tackle the "junk room" tomorrow. I was in such a springy mood I made this rabbit on a candle holder.
Today it's slightly cooler but still really nice out. I fixed a yummy supper of Turkey, mashed taters, fried corn, stuffing and gravy. I also made this yummy cake........hope you enjoy the recipe. Blessings,

Vanilla Wafer Cake
1 (12 ounce) box vanilla wafers, crushed
1 cup margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup milk
6 eggs
1 (3 1/2 ounce can) flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly. Spoon batter into a well greased 10 inch tube pan. Bake 1-1/2 hours or until done. Let cool 10 min. in the pan, invert onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. I served mine with fresh whipped cream.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Has Come and Gone

Is it just me or did Thanksgiving and Christmas just seem to fly by. It was all gone before I knew it. All that is left today is the putting away of Christmas decorations, taking out the trash full of wrapping and doing laundry that accumulated during the festivities. Normally I leave my tree up until the first of the year. But it is so warm out today.....68 degrees......a Christmas tree light up and sparkly just feels off in this weather. We are supposed to reach the upper 70's tomorrow. I spent the day doing errands and packing up my special little ornaments I have collected over the years. I saved all my tissue from gift bags for packaging and I always save the gift bags that I receive gifts in.........well if they are really nice ones and I reuse them next year with a new name tag. We were blessed with good food and wonderful gifts this year...........sadly no snow though. My mom and dad gifted all of us with a platter of yummy candies of every kind. All home made! I just love those kinds of gifts. I made some more quilt candle mats to give to my family as gifts. I hope you all had a wonderful Merry Christmas........forgive me for not being able to tell each and every one of you in person.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Busy Time

It's so hard to believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I think I can finally relax, I am done Christmas shopping and I have all my orders out that were supposed to arrive by Christmas. I have a few more gifts to wrap and a few dishes to make for our holiday gatherings. Tomorrow we open gifts at Mom and Dad's and Christmas day we will have dinner at Mom and Dad's. I found a bag full of old quilt squares at a antique shop and I made several candle mats with them. I just love the colors in this one.

As you can see Kissy is adjusting well to her new home. Daisy and Odee have accepted her too!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Winter Time

It's a cold Saturday morn here in Kentucky. We got about 4 inches of snow and it is beautiful outside. I have been busy working on new creations for Simply Primitives. I must say nothing gives me more pleasure than to be nestled inside my little warm home with my doggies while I sew away. I am looking forward to getting all my orders done this coming week and taking some time to do nothing...........which for me usually doesn't happen. Some extra time to clean out my "junk room" and to clean my workshop is much needed. Hmmmm Can you believe we need to start thinking of spring creations? My car has been mended thanks to my dad and brother in law.......whom are mechanically gifted. My wisdom tooth has ceased bothering me as much, I am hoping and praying I can wait until after the holidays to have it cut out. Especially because the hubby and I are both self employed and do not have dental insurance.......Ouch!
New Santa Orn............Don't you love his face? It was sculpted by Sharon of Homespun Heart Primitives.

New Mousie in a Old Shoe

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Quick Update

Hello everyone! I haven't fell off the face of the earth, I have just been super busy. On top of having lots of orders to get out for Christmas I have a impacted wisdom tooth...........yes it's ouchy! And my car is in the shop! Wow, what timing! Hope you are all enjoying this wonderful holiday season.
God Bless,

Tuesday, December 2, 2008