Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas In The Making~ Part Two

Dear Sisters,

Holiday Greetings! I hope this note of Christmas cheer finds you all in good health, high spirits and with only a box or two left to check off on your to do lists! I’m getting there! Let’s see. The tree is decorated, packages are mailed, cards sent, most of my wrapping is completed and the Christmas dinner menu is coming together. Isn’t it amazing what we can accomplish in just two short weeks? Whew! But wait! Christmas isn’t supposed to be all about rushing through the motions only to rise Christmas morning feeling exhausted, head spinning and your checkbook in the red. So, let’s slow things down a bit and pick up where we left off last time. Now where were we? Oh, yes! We were in the middle of MAKING Christmas! Come on in, Michael Buble Christmas is playing and the kettle is on!

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Long Nights Moon

Long time no see Farmgirls! MJF and co. was kind enough to let me pass on my most recent blog entry because it was my birthday and I was SO TIRED of staring at my computer…but there is more to come on that later.

We just experienced December’s full moon–called the “cold moon” by some and the “long nights moon” by others. Either way, it was the longest night of the year and it appeared to be the smallest one of the year.  As an Alaskan, we can go months without seeing the moon, so this show of the moon for 14 or 15 hours is pretty great.

I tried to takea picture of the moon…but it was just a white dot in a black sky. So, here is Evan, all frosted up during an evening walk with Moki. It’s this dark around 5 p.m.!

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Farmgirl Christmas Card

Merry Christmas!It’s such a magical day.  Here in my neck o’ the woods, Connecticut’s a New England winter wonderland!  Celebrate this special season with me…let’s getFarmgirlFestive!

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Ol' Fashioned Farmgirl Quilting Bee 101

My  Farmgirl Sisterhood Chapter and I recently spent an afternoon learning a new skill and making some very beautiful Christmas gifts for friends and family! Grab a cup of tea, your sewing machine, and some girlfriends for an afternoon of creativity and fun!

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Christmas In The Making ~ Part One

Dear Sisters,

Happy December! Have you started your holiday preparation’s yet? We aren’t tree puter- uppers on Thanksgiving weekend are you? Many New Englander’s start decking the halls before the turkey leftovers are all gone! Not this girl! I like to eaaaaase into Christmas for a few reasons. One. I don’t like to over-spend and I’m not a fan of crowds, especially at 3 in the morning. To say I’m NOT a Black Friday shopper is an understatement. To each her own! Two. I like to feel some spark of inspiration in my decorating and gift giving before I jump into Christmas. And three, I don’t always know right away what KIND of Christmas I want to make. I have to have the right craftitude before I can get my holiday craft on! This year I’m in the spirit for some creative recycling! I’m decking the halls at Burlap and Bling for the annual OPEN HOUSE at the Antique Marketplace this weekend and I’ve got a huge mess on my kitchen island where I’ve been getting my Christmas craft on!

Come on in for PART ONE of my Christmas In The Making…

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Oh Christmas Tree

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and we have all rested up from the big feasts

(Blue and Tom)

it’s time to think about Christmas! And Christmas Trees!

Oh, but just to update you, I’m eating a big ole turkey sandwich right now.

Yep, there was turkey on the Thanksgiving Day table. Hubs insisted.

And next thing you know, I’m serving myself a slice of white turkey breast and some home-made gravy.

And. It. Was.


Real good. So good that I’m having a sandwich of leftovers.

(note to self: never raise turkeys. never raise turkeys. never raise turkeys.)
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