Sunday, July 30, 2017

More of the Same

Avery's pillow was finished and mailed to his grandma last week.

Now I'm covering a wrap skirt with sequins. It would be easier to just make a skirt with the sequin fabric, but that's not what I'm being paid to do, so covering it is.

The design team now has 39 Christmas trees [nine 7.5', fifteen 4.5', and fifteen table top], 9 "hearth and home items [centerpieces, etc], and 4 wreaths designed. I've excited because this is the first year I've designed a tree! It's boxed up and ready to be put together.

Lastly, I noticed a visitor yesterday and snapped a picture.

That's all for this week. I need to get back to the sequin insanity. See you next week!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Glitter, Sewing, and Baking

It's that time of year again. Time to start planning and decorating for Festival of Trees. I've come home many days now, covered in glitter. But the shop is ready for us to start designing tree themes now.

I'm almost done with the little pillow for my sister's impending grandson. Just need to cut the back sections and put everything together.

And finally, I tried out a new recipe last night for cream cheese brownies. It's from America's Test Kitchen, we have the giant recipe book, and... WOW! So good! Someone (not me) couldn't wait for them to cool all the way before he stole a wee bit off a corner.

That's all for this week. How everyone is staying cool in the heat!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bubble Bubble

We've got 10 gallons of hard cider in carboys now. Half is a straight hard apple cider, the other is an apple-cherry cider experiment. The plain apple belongs to one of the guys at our local Makerspace. FuzzyHusband has been teaching members how to brew.


Plain apple

That's all for this week. FH and I need to clean up the kitchen now. ;-)

Sunday, July 2, 2017


As far as my writing goes, I'm being encouraged on multiple fronts to consider publishing a book of my poetry. So I'm slowly figuring out what pieces would be good enough, which need polishing, what are "good examples of practice" (aka rubbish), and pondering thoughts for new poems.

I did make a lovely salted caramel sauce last Sunday. It was perfect on top of the chocolate cheesecake... and on fresh fruit, potato chips, pretzels... ;-)

Pixel found Artie's hiding spot and claimed it for her own.

I've finally started in on a little pillow my sister asked me to make for her impending grandson. It's 5" x 6", sized for a wee rocking chair she's refinished for the nursery. I found the font I chose somewhere online.

Now I need to make piping, cut out the letter appliques, and put it all together.

See you next weekend!