Our little puppy Moe partially tore his ACL in both of his back legs and had surgery on December 23. It has only been 5 days and he seems to be coming along very well. He will get his stitches out in 2 weeks and will be fully functional in 9 weeks. Keeping this active one and a half year old puppy quiet is going to be a challenge so lots of cage time is a must. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
While looking through some of my favorite blogs the other day I saw that Lori Ann Corelis from The Spotted Hare was drying oranges for decorations on her tree. I just loved how they looked, so I decided to give them a try. I had tangerines that were a little past their prime and an extra Christmas tree that usually just has lights on it every year. As I was slicing the oranges I found that I needed to slice mine little thicker due to the squishy factor of the overly ripe oranges, so I might need to bake them a little bit longer. I can't wait to see how they turn out, I will post piccies later when they are on the tree. I have posted the recipe below if you would like to give it a try.
Orange Slice Decorations
Preheat over to 200 degrees
Place thinly sliced oranges on a foil lined cookie sheet
Bake for 1 hour and then turn to other side
Bake for an additional 1/2 hour to 1 hour (keep checking so they don't burn)
Hang from heavy duty string and place on tree.
Giveaway time at Pussman and Co.!!! A wonderful book full of pictures of teddy bears is being offered in a generous give away scheduled for December 6. If you have a few minutes stop by and take a peek at her giveaway and the beautiful bears that she makes.
Michelle Palmer is having a giveaway!! I am in love with Michelle Palmer's adorable drawings, she is one very talanted lady. Please stop by her blog to see her giveaway and then check out her etsy shop, maybe you will find something that you can treat yourself to for Christmas. Have a great weekend!!
The kids are home from school today so we decided to make a delicious homemade pizza for lunch. I feel 5 pounds heavier but it was worth every bite. Now I better get to the grocery store for some last minute Thanksgiving dinner supplies. Have a great evening!!!
It has been such a long time since my last post I almost forgot my password. It seems the cold and flu bugs have started early this year in our family. I just got over having bronchitis and now the family is down and out with another upper respiratory nasty disgusting bug. So hopefully by next week I will have more energy and be back to my old self, and with any luck that will be it for the rest of the winter. HA HA!
Last week I made a couple of blankets and pillows for my mom to give away for baby gifts, they turned out so cute. I think I hear an etsy shop calling my name!!! Have a great weekend!!!
As I'm organizing the closet in my studio the other day I came across these adorable little childrens shoes that I had purchased on ebay many many months ago. They must have been very special to someone as they kept the original boxes and there was even a receipt for one pair. The date of sale is from 1946 and the little white sandels were purchased for $1.52 ($.03 cents tax).
The past couple of days I have been painting my studio and now I'm organizing the cupboards, closet, and storage cabinets. I am so looking forward to a clean, organized space to work in. I will post pictures when it is all done. I hope you are having a great week!!!
Last Sunday my oldest son and I got up very early and ventured out into the thunderstorm to the flea market that is held once a month during the summer. These are just a few of the great finds that I came home with. Won't these little sweaters look adorable on a teddy bear!!!!!
You must take a few minutes to visit Brenda Powers's blog (Duffy Antiques). Brenda creates the most adorable little antique style bears and bunnies. You won't be disappointed and might feel the need to bring one home to live with you.
I wanted to tell you about a wonderful book giveaway at http://www.spunbyme.blogspot.com/. I just came across Marie's blog today and I know I will be making it a regular stop on my blog visits. Stop by and have a peek!!!
It's been so long since I've finished a bear. The kids and I have had a very long winter of sickness, and my energy level wasn't up to where it should be. I think we are over the hump and ready to move ahead full speed.
I took a picture to share of some mohair that I dyed several weeks ago along with my order of excellsior that arrived yesterday. I am really looking forward to sewing and stuffing a new bear, I will share pictures when it's completed.