Saturday, December 24, 2011

It's that time of year!

I've been busy in the kitchen making Susan Branch's recipe for 
"Perfect Chocolate Sauce"
Click below to get her deeeeelicious recipe:

Earlier this season I made tags for my neighborhood Christmas
 gifts to hold a bottle of the Perfect Chocolate Sauce. 
(I got the idea from Nichole Heady's blog)

Here are some up close and person shots ... 

.. And here is Megan, helping me deliver the goodies to 
our neighbors and friends!

Merry Christmas to ALL!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Woke up to more snow!

Here is yesterday's morning view thru my craftroom's
door. We awoke to 4 inches of the white stuff
blanketing our yard. How thankful I am for our wood
stove that keeps us warm ... and my husband who
loves to go wood cutting.

He not only fills our wood shed
but many others in our area.  He's such a good guy.
May you all be warm this Christmas season and
all winter long!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The first snow in Western Colorado

Joel left early this morning for a shooting competition.  
As he kissed me good bye, he said, 
"We got a couple inches of snow last night!"  
I jumped out of bed to look out the window.  
There is something about the first snow ... 
I felt the excitement of a little child!
 Putting on my robe and slippers, I grabbed the camera 
and took a few shots. 
Enjoy the early morning wonder with me.

*(Click on the photos to see a larger image.)

Yesterday Megan was the last of our children to head back home 
after the Thanksgiving festivities.  With all our children and 
grandkids safely back in their homes, I can relax 
and take in Mother Nature's beauty.

Friday, December 2, 2011

I found this WONDERFUL blog today on
This designer is amazing and I adore her work. 
 She has several free patterns and this is one of them!
I can't wait to get started on it ... perfect for Christmas!!
Click on her link to get the pattern yourself!

As we enter into December, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! - Christmas Blinkies