Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Holidays

Every Year we make a big batch of our Holiday Simmering Potpourri, just wouldn't be the Holidays without it, I give it as gifts to friends and those who stop by during the Holiday Season,  I thought I would share the recipe with you this year...

Holiday Potpourri
1 cup cedar shavings
½ cup bay leaves – cut up
1 tsp orange peel
1 tsp lemon peel
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. whole cloves
1 tbsp. whole all spice
2 tbsp. star anise
2 cinnamon sticks’ unrolled or cut up
1 cup lemon verbena
1 cup rose petals
1 tbsp. rosemary
Fixative- 2 tsp Orrisroot and 6 drops of bayberry oil
Store 3- 4 weeks in tightly closed jar
Shake 2-3 time per week

Smells great when simmering!

Enjoy !

Monday, November 2, 2015


Nothing says autumn like the smell of pumpkins and apples, warm cider with a hint of cinnamon spice!  It's the time of year when the air is fresh and crisp and the wonderful display of fall colors.  I am most inspired this year with my quilting projects,  I am so excited that a new collection of fabric will be arriving in January.. Sampler by Julie Hendricksen is a beautiful reproduction collection circa 1870-1890 . Perfect for applique and vintage quilts, Sampler I is turkey reds and greens with gorgeous shirtings, I can't wait !
Here's a great tip:  Storing your marking pens upright with the point down will help prevent them from drying out too soon.
Enjoy the autumn it will soon be gone,
always Quilting,