Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tales from the Kitchen and Beyond

I love the rituals of baking a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The smells remind me of family far away. We have so many things to be grateful for this year. All we love are healthy and have a warm home.


There are so many friendships in my life that lift me up and inspire me. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement this year.


I finished my Christmas ornaments and hung them in the kitchen window to enjoy on Thanksgiving day. They looked so nice there that my husband asked me to leave some hanging in the window year round.



Here are some of my wares in progress. I finished my work late (as always) Friday night and packed for the craft fair. I was not sure what to expect as I am new to the craft show scene. We were in a small town and I had a reasonably good day despite the fact.
I am happy to say the mad rush is behind me. Next weekend will be spent at Patsy's Homestead Cabin Retreat. If you would like to join us, there are still four openings left for this discounted weekend. I am leaving my sewing machine at home and taking a tumbling blocks quilt that I have been hand piecing as well as a hand quilting project. I can't wait!

8 comments:

Greenmare said...

they look really pretty! Nice job. I haven't done any glasswork since I loaned my brother my tools a few years ago, you make me want to get it all back!

hetty said...

Those little glass ornaments look terrific. I love them! So simple, yet so effective! Enjoy your weekend at the retreat!

Jackie said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! And I love, love, love your stained glass work. Your husband is a smart man!

bindu said...

The hanging diamond ornaments are beautiful and cheerful!

Jude said...

They look so lovely, I would definately keep them up all year!
The retreat sounds like a wonderful place to go.Enjoy!

quiltcrazygal said...

I just love my snowflake and pin so much! Your work is wonderful and I enjoy your blog so much. I hope you have a wonderful weekend at the retreat and I can't wait to see your quilting projects. Jenna Louise

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Chris, Your new stained glass snowflakes are beautiful.. the frosted ones look like the real thing...

Robyn said...

Your kitchen window looks wonderful. I think I might be feeling a little christmas magic after looking at your photographs.