Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Baxter and I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year.... may 2011 be the best yet!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

post-Christmas plague...

it doesn't seem quite fair... but our Christmas elves passed on the plague to their visiting uncle, grandfather and myself. So plans we had to go "out and about" with said uncle have had to be put on hold.

We all felt well enough today to whip up a batch of Robb's famous spaghetti sauce! We then invited the elves and their parents for dinner ... big success ! Our 5 year old grandson bit down on a piece of spicey sausage which led to a never still little boy running around telling everyone, " Mama Mia that's a speecy, spicey meatsie meatball" at the top of his lungs! But dinner was fun though the still sick adults in this house were ready for some quiet time when the elves left!!

By the way... the elves have really enjoyed my Christmas sewing projects.... but the skinny grandson will have to have the elastic tightened. His pj's just won't stay up!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Christmas elves!

Here are my elves... dressed to help Santa on Christmas eve! The pj's I made do have "grow room" ...but better than too small, right!?

My etsy shop is having a Boxing Day sale from today through New Year's Eve.... here's your chance to get 10% off. No extra for shipping if you live in the US!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Workshop will be closing soon!

As you can see, we've been quite busy around here. The tree is up, my Annalee's in place and, the lights outside are on! The woodworking tools have been making loads of noise in my husband's garage workshop and my sewing machine has been whirring away like made.... not making bears or bear friends but Christmas pj's, twirly skirts, cooking aprons etc. I don't think my grandkids read my blog so I am safe posting a picture of some of my completed things!

We are having the kids and grandkids over Friday night for dessert and coffee or hot cocoa. We'll have a chance to talk without the excitement of presents....

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas ( or if you celebrate another holiday, hope that one is wonderful too!) !

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Christmas workshop is still open

today's task was biscuits for the grand-dogs Chloe and Floyd. ... a batch of doggie biscuits. The recipe included cheese, garlic powder, dry milk, an egg, flours ( several types) and chicken stock. They were in the oven for almost two hours and the house smelled good enough for Bob to give them a taste test!! Thumbs up!! Hope the dogs like them as well!
How shall I wrap them?

Friday, December 9, 2011

LiliBilli's in an etsy treasury!!

LiliBilli ( named after my granddaughter who also has red hair!) has been chosen for an etsy treasury !

My sewing machine has been whirring with the sounds of Christmas pj's and presents! I have finished 4 sets of pj's and a present for my son ( shh it's a secret!) . I can tell that the grandchildren are growing since now it takes 2 yds for Dominic's and 4 yds for Lili's ! Thank you JoAnne's for your Black Friday $1.49 sale on flannel!!