• Family

    A Very Good Year

    This evening I looked through the photos from these past twelve months, remembering all the blessings throughout the year… the changes, good and bad… the way the girls have grown… the love and the loss (but mostly the love)… January. February. March. April. May. June. July. August. September. October. November. December. I wish you the happiest new year!

  • Family,  Good Things,  Holidays

    Santa Baby

    Would you believe I'm still trying to clean up the house from all the Christmas spirit? It was a wonderfully happy time we all had, despite having to accomodate Sabrina's work schedule (she had to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas day!). In years past, Mike has always surprised me with the most wonderful gifts. And this year was no…

  • From My Kitchen,  Good Things,  Holidays

    Holiday Baking

    The shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped, and I've decided to spend the remaining hours before Christmas Eve baking to my heart's content! Here's what I have on the menu… Shrimp and Cocktail SauceHoneybaked HamSweet Potato CasseroleSummer SausageCrackersJack CheeseSugar CookiesReindeer EyesPeanut ClustersPeanut Butter Kiss CookiesCinnamon RollsZucchini BreadPecan Shortbread CookiesFleur de Sel CaramelsSavory Meatballs I think that's it, but I…

  • Good Things,  Holidays

    Wooly Snowman

    I received the loveliest gift recently from a very dear friend.  She asked Judy Bielec of Mosey 'n Me to create this needle-felted snowman, and it's truly one of the sweetest things I've ever seen! I'd heard of felted wool before, but never really knew what it was. According to Judy, "felt making predates spinning, weaving or knitting." I had…

  • Crazy Kids

    Flakes

    The weather was perfect for ice skating this week, so we decided to head downtown to visit Mike, who was working off-duty at the ConAgra Park ice rink. Since Sabrina's boyfriend is back from college, she convinced him to come along, despite his protests that he could not skate. But he was a very good sport about it, and he…

  • Stitching

    Finishes!

    This is from Becky in Rhode Island, whose friend got married on Halloween, so she stitched Halloween Hornbook as a wedding sampler… The couple's initials were J and L, so she adapted that block. And I love the date on the bottom! This one is from Conny, who finished Autumn Blessings into a box.. she stitched it on a 32…