These photos sum up what I have been up to today….
Now that the shows are done, I can finish preparing for the holidays. All I have left to do, as far as candy and cookies are concerned, is peanut butter balls and dipped pretzels. Yea!
Today, my intent was to get started on printing some silk scarves in Christmas colors for my opening reception. Well, getting started is about all I’m getting done.
First the scarves have to be soaked in white vinegar, then they have to dry. That takes some time. Then I made a silk screen with glue…and now it is drying. So I decided to blog while I’m sitting here waiting for everything to dry!
First, I gotta tell you about all the new flavors of fudge I came across this weekend. I’m in fudge heaven. I went to a craft festival in Harrisburg to purchase some lotion bars and other products for Christmas. I came home with MUCH more!
First, the fudge. We taste tested pumpkin, dreamsicle, white chocolate with apricots and walnuts, white chocolate with cherries and pecans…oh. my. gosh. I’m in love with the two white chocolate fudges. I purchased these to send to my mother-in-law for her birthday. She is a fudge lover, so that is usually what I get her. I was going to order some from a catalog until I saw this locally made fudge. I purchased both the white chocolate fudges and some Rocky Road that I knew she would like. Of course, since I brought it home with me, she now has to share some of it with me! She can’t eat 3 lbs. of fudge by herself anyway! I have since found a recipe online for the white chocolate with apricots and walnuts. I will definitely be trying that recipe this year.
Yesterday, I crocheted the other wrist warmer. I had made one and embellished it and had never gotten around to making the second one. I finished it and then fished out a pattern for a flower that is used on a strand to wear around your neck. So I had to try those out….
Cute? I think they are.
I love the yarn. The red and purple flowers are made from Deborah Norville’s Everyday soft worsted anti-pilling yarn. There’s no fuzzies on it. It’s very nice yarn.
So now I put a question to you….should I use this one on my wrist warmers?….
…or this one?
I’ll probably just end up putting a row of buttons on the left one, but I did think it would be fun to have different embellishments on each one. These are fingerless and fun to wear!