Hi everyone! Today was a frustrating day. We loaded up the rest of our product, except folk art, and trekked to the store we sell in. After unloading, it was off for lumber….after FINALLY picking out some great wood for my custom orders we zoomed over to the store saw…only to find it out of order. Uncut, the wood won’t fit into our van. Soooooo…tomorrow we are off to another lumberyard to do it all over again! I really need to get these orders done so the Merry can begin. I did putter around in the family room….the santa crock was painted by a fellow crafter, the gingers by a faux food crafter, and the hammered aluminum tray was handcrafted at Wendell August Forge in our area. It is engraved with an Amish farm scene. It was gifted to me by our neighbor at our last home. We had just sold our house but I took time to stencil the walls for her in her newly remodeled family room before we moved out. We still see each other occasionally in town. Tonight I am baking ornamental gingerbread cookies—thanks Sheila for the recipe! Al was all excited because I made cookie dough… Haha!
Time to make the Merry cookies!! —-Jan