Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sorry, no pictures. But I can tell you it was like a picture postcard winter wonderland as I drove to and from work today. I was so thankful that the roads are clear.

Sights and sounds are so important to us. When I called our son and asked to speak to our grandaughter, I heard the swish swish of her snowsuit as she came to the phone to say "Hi, Oma I'm going to play in the snow. Bye." click. It was a sweet conversation of snowsuit noise and her voice.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

It took three hours to make the twenty minute drive from work to home last night. I am so grateful my husband keeps good tires on our cars. Then when I arrived home all was dark. . .no electricity! All is well this morning, but much more snow than the pictures show. We will take more pictures this morning. It has been a very long time since this much snow has fallen in our area.

Keep your woodpile dry and keep warm!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chex mix, holiday granola, and candied orange peel kept me busy in the kitchen this afternoon. They are some of the holiday treats we enjoy. Instead of rolling the candied orange peel in sugar after it drains, I have started putting it in my dehydrator. I use the recipe in the Fannie Farmer Cookbook I received as a wedding present 39 years ago.


I love the way a Christmas tree lights a dark room.

Friday, December 4, 2009

20 Days till Christmas

I just finished a purse sample for a new class January 12th, 10:00 to 4:00. The large grommets were really fun to use. Now I am looking for other applications for the grommets. I even dusted off my FasTurn tool to make the handles.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I have finished smocking my grandaughter's Christmas dress and plan to sew it together today. Then I will smock a little penguin for my grandson's red corduroy overalls. Hopefully everything will be ready to send by the Dec 4th deadline for overseas packages.

The tree is up but not decorated. I love this time of year. The decorating, the secret sewing, the cooking, the secrets . . .