Christmas Wishes

FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN

Wishing all of our Christian friends and their families a most blessed and joyous Christmas

and for all of our other friends, hoping the joy of the season touches your lives, too!

Merry Christmas!

Fondly,

Kimara and Michelle

Michelle and I will be off celebrating the holiday with family and friends. We will return Saturday, January 3, 2015 with an awesome give-away you won't want to miss. Although we will not be "officially" here, we will occasionally be checking our emails, so if you need to contact us you can reach me at weefolkart@yahoo.com. Seasons Greetings!

 

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Miles to Go Before I Sleep

I must admit as a young child I did not read much poetry. Oh, sure, I had learned most of the nursery rhymes by heart and marveled at lines like "Mary, Mary, quite contrary" and "Peter, Peter pumpkin eater" and would say them over and over again, enjoying the sensation of the words dancing over my lips, but it wasn't until I was in 8th grade and had an English teacher that believed poems nourished the soul and should greedily be devoured that I fell in love with poetry. I memorized my favorites, and whenever I found myself in mundane situations that required my presence, I leafed through my stockpile of poems, and could while away the time, "reading" poetry in my mind, as if in a book, and no one around me was the wiser!

One of my favorite poets was Robert Frost. I suppose I embraced his love for nature and his willingness to travel down the road less taken. Of all his poems, my very favorite was Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening.

 

Whose woods these are I think I know.  

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Layered Peppermint Bark with Salt

 

One of my family's favorite treats at Christmas is Peppermint Bark. It is very easy to make, festive looking, and happily for Fairy-girl... gluten free. It also makes a nice gift to share with teachers and friends. Although I love the peppermint, chocolate combination, I also love the chocolate, salt combination that has become so popular. This year, I decided to try making a batch of our Easy Peppermint Bark with a sprinkling of kosher salt. It has been a bit hit around here.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
  • 10-12 candy candies (crushed)
  • Optional: Kosher Salt

 

 

Directions

Line a 9x13 baking pan with wax paper.

Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can use a double boiler but I usually just use the microwave. Spread chocolate evenly in the bottom of the pan without touching the sides. Lightly sprinkle with some of the peppermint pieces. I like to use the finer crushed pieces on this layer (peppermint dust).

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Artterro Give-Away :: Creativity Party Pack

Comments are now closed. Congratulations Chiska! Please contact me within 3 days to claim your prize.

They all look so fun!  I think the biggest hit at my house would be the bubble wand.

 

Use the code WFA20 to receive 20% off orders until 12/18/2014. Orders placed by December 18 will arrived in time for Christmas. For orders placed later, call/email for expedited shipping option.

Sponsor: Artterro: Eco Art Kits

Give-Away Date: Saturday, December 13, 8am EST – Monday, December 15, 8am EST

Number of Winners: 1

Prize: One Creativity Party Pack and One Art Journal Kit

Creativity Party Pack

This generous collection of gorgeous Artterro materials offers friends, families and big groups the chance to...Read more

Hugs and Kisses Baby Quilt

Soon after my DIL Raewyn found out she was pregnant, she called and asked if I would do her a favor. 

"Sure", I said. "Want me to climb a mountain, swim a sea?"

I'd do just about anything for the mother of my sixth grandbaby.

"No, I would just like you to make the baby a blanket."

Say no more, say no more, nudge nudge, wink, wink. Gammy is on it!

Her only request was she wanted it to match the nursery, which is yellow and gray. Also, she doesn't like things that are overly girly. No problem.

Only, it did turn out to be a bit of a challenge. Although I think yellow and gray is pretty together... extremely calming and soothing... which is a pretty smart combo for a child's room... I was having trouble finding fabrics that I thought were appropriate for a baby/young child, to warm up to. Most of the yellow and gray combos were very modern and chic, not at all what I had in mind for a baby. After all, this blankie will soothe her when she's frightened, comfort her when she is sick, and be a...Read more

Gingerbread Tree Applique Block

 

Here is the fourth and final applique from the December Applique Blocks Collection.  As always, the Gingerbread Tree Applique was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. We hope you and your family can find many ways to use this collection, as for me, hopefully this week I will be making ornaments as a gift :) 

 

The December Applique Blocks can be found HERE.

The Pattern for the Gingerbread Tree can be found HERE

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce Patterns can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.

The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.

Our Gallery of all our Appliques can be found HERE.

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