Good Morning Friends!!
Did you all have a Safe, Happy and Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend???
Ours was the perfect start to what we hope will be an awesome SUMMER!! We took a few extra days and drove up to our cottage for a six day weekend. Both of the kids were able to join us and we got to introduce our sweet little Harper to the great outdoors...the north woods of our beautiful state of Wisconsin...and our FAVORITE place to be when we want to just get away from it all!!
We love going there...it is so peaceful and relaxing. The weather was a little chilly and we had to have a fire going every night and most days...but as much as I miss my "wood burning" fireplaces at our old house, I wasn't going to complain a bit about having to get up in the night a few times to "stoke the fire"!! The fireplace we have here used to burn wood, but the previous owners changed it to gas at some point and we haven't had it lit once since moving in. :( Just doesn't feel the same to either of us.
When John and I were little, our family homes were both heated with wood furnaces, so being raised with nothing else, I guess it is something neither of us will ever tire of. I remember how when we were little kids we used to play out in the snow until our teeth chattered and our cheeks and noses were a rosy red and we would get soaked right through our snow pants to our clothes and my Mom would help us take off our wet coats and mittens and dry them by the fire. (Once in a while we even had a cup of old-fashioned hot chocolate waiting for us...remember...the kind we used to make with Hershey's cocoa?) There is just something about the warmth of wood heat during these cold Wisconsin winters...especially at Christmastime!!!
Speaking of CHRISTMAS....
I am so excited to post this morning!!
I have revealed the title and photo cover of my new Christmas book!!
"Christmas of Olde" will be available for purchase in September and I will start taking orders very soon!! Please watch for the email with all ordering details to arrive in your in-boxes within the week! :)
Well my friends...I have to run. As always, I thank you all for stopping by!! I am still playing a little catch-up with emails due to being gone last week, but I am getting there, so if you haven't heard back from me yet...your response is coming!!
OH...I almost forgot...I am afraid that I won't be posting the new patterns for a while yet, but I will open the album with the new designs as soon as I can. I am afraid that I just don't have the time right now to process any orders...very, very sorry to those who have been waiting. However, due to the inconvenience this has caused for some of you, I will be offering a special deal when I do finally release them!!
Take care all...have a wonderful day!! Tina