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November
All Month............Visit the Three exhibits on display at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg (pg. 6)
1.....................Visit Valley Needleworks at Craft Day at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown (pg. 5)
1............................................2nd Anniversary Party at The Crazy Cousin in Fredericksburg (pg. 15)
1-2...... NoVa Handcrafters Guild Arts and Craft Show at South Run Rec Ctr in Springfield www.NVHG.org
7-8......................................................... Christmas Open House at Olde Ways in Lynchburg (pg. 12)
7-9.............................................. P. Buckley Moss Show at Apple Barn Gallery in Buchanan (pg. 24)
7-16....................................Visit The Crazy Cousin during Quilter’s Quest in Fredericksburg (pg. 15)
8-9............. 10th Annual Home For the Holidays Open House at Buy The Season in Salem (pg. 11)
8.............. Virginia Consortium of Quilters 30th Anniversary Meeting in Harrisonburg www.VCQ.org
8.................. Needleworkers Anonymous Meeting (1-4) at Valley Needleworks in Middletown (pg. 5)
8.............................................Christmas Open House at It’s A Country Thing in Waynesboro (pg. 7)
8........................................ Holiday Open House at Charlotte’s Web Antiques Mall in Salem (pg. 10)
8....................................Celebrate 9 Years in Business at Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia Beach (pg. 20)
8-9...................35th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show at Augusta Expo in Fishersville (540) 337-2552
8-9..........................................Christmas Open House at Cross Stitch Station in Waynesboro (pg. 7)
8-9 . ........Visit Caroline Square during the Downtown Fredericksburg Holiday Open House (pg. 15)
9......................... Meet Artist Pat Moss in Person (12-4) at Apple Barn Gallery in Buchanan (pg. 24)
14-15.................................................. Christmas Open House at Norma’s Fabric in Staunton (pg. 7)
14-15................................................... Christmas Open House at Grandma’s Attic in Salem (pg. 10)
14-16.................................Northern VA Christmas Market at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly (pg. 4)
15.................................................40th Annual Craft Show at Bedford Elementary School in Bedford
15............................................................Open House at Country Treasures in Williamsburg (pg. 18)
15, 19-22..............................................Fat Quarter Sale at Millstone Quilt in Mechanicsville (pg. 17)
21-22....................................... Kriskindlmarkt at Clifton Forge School of Arts in Clifton Forge (pg. 8)
21-22.....................................................Floriani Basics Tour at Quilt Lizzy in Warrenton, NC (pg. 21)
22....5th Annual Arts & Crafts Show at Waldron Wellness Center in Shawsville www.waldronwellnesscenter.com
22...................................Valley Stitchers’ Meeting (6-9) at Valley Needleworks in Middletown (pg. 5)
22.......................................................20% off Bag Day at Millstone Quilts in Mechanicsville (pg. 17)
22..................................................Special Event on Ruby Royale at Bella Fabrics in Suffolk (pg. 19)
28...................................... Holiday Open House (10-2) at Southern Past-Times in Troutville (pg. 24)
28-29........ NoVa Handcrafters Guild Arts and Craft Show at Vienna Comm. Ctr. in Vienna www.NVHG.org
28-29........................................ Christmas Open House at Apple Barn Gallery in Buchanan (pg. 24)
28-30............Virginia Beach Christmas Market at Virginia Beach Conv. Ctr. in Virginia Beach (pg. 4)
29.............................Support Small Business Saturday at Valley Needleworks in Middletown (pg. 5)
29.................................... Small Business Saturday Sale at Rose Patch Creations in Crewe (pg. 13)
29..............................................Christmas Open House at MinuteMan MiniMall in Culpeper (pg. 14)
29............................Tis’ The Season Craft Show at Pamplin Volunteer Fire Dept in Pamplin (pg. 22)
December
1-20....................Visit the Three exhibits on display at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg (pg. 6)
3-19...........................................Advent Calendar Days at Millstone Quilts in Mechanicsville (pg. 17)
4-7......Bizarre Bazaar Presents The 39th Christmas Collection at Raceway Complex in Richmond (pg. 17)
6....................................................................... Open House at Cottonwood in Charlottesville (pg. 7)
6.......................... Christmas Open House at Antiques by the Market Antique Mall in Salem (pg. 10)
6..................Visit Charlotte’s Web Antiques Mall during Ye Olde Salem Christmas in Salem (pg. 10)
6................................................... Christmas Open House at Notforgotten Farm in Amherst (pg. 12)
6...................................Holiday Craft Show at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake (pg. 20)
6................................... Christmas Open House at Cackleberry & Apple Barn II in Troutville (pg. 24)
6-7..............Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center in Leesburg (pg. 4)
6-7........................Holiday Craft Show at the Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg (pg. 15)
6-7......................William & Mary Christmas Art & Craft Show at Trinkle Hall in Williamsburg (pg. 18)
26-27, 29-31..................................... Annual Fat Quarter Sale at The Quiltery LLC in Fairfield (pg. 8)
January
30-Feb 1....... Visit Threads Run Thru It at the East Coast Gammill/Statler Conference in Richmond (pg. 12)
February
6-8................................... Birds of a Feather 2015 Longarm Extravaganza in Virginia Beach (pg. 20)
March
14-15....... “Sew Extravagant” 4th Annual Embroidery Party at Quilter’s Corner in Midlothian (pg. 16)
21-22......... Spring Arts & Crafts Faire at the Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg (pg. 15)
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Become Inspired!
by Robin Rock & Annice Rockwell
Home for the Holidays
As the month of November
approaches my thoughts tend to turn
toward planning for the holidays. This
always involves the joy and excitement of
decorating the interior of my home for
the season to come. An atmosphere of
holiday warmth will provide special
comfort during
a season that
too often seems
marked by a
frenzied pace.
Spending time
at home to
prepare for the
traditional
festivities leaves
me feeling truly
fulfilled and at
peace.
A New England Christmas
To capture the sense of wonder and
excitement that a New England
Christmas can bring, I enjoy venturing out
to village candlelight shopping events,
town strolls and my favorite antique
shops. The beauty of this spectacular
season is vibrantly expressed through
carefully created displays, seasonal décor
and of course, the splendor of Christmas
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small portion of one of our ads. Can
you find the ad that it came from?
luminary candles on a cold December
night with quaint shops all open and
aglow are the perfect setting for a country
shopper’s delight.
Ever-Thankful
The holiday season brings with it a true
sense of joy.
From
the
gatherings with
family
and
friends to enjoy
a home-cooked
meal, to the
festive, local
shopping
events that
inevitably seem
to inspire us,
there is always
something to be grateful for. This holiday
season take time to break away from the
hurried days and experience the joy that
comes from sharing the truest gifts of
the season—peace, wonder and gratitude.
–Annice Bradley Rockwell is an educator and
owner of Pomfret Antiques. She is currently
working on her book, New England Girl.
[email protected]
Robin Rock is the owner of Milltown Primitives.
www.milltownprimitvesshop.com
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Handmade Christmas Gifts
Folk wisdom tells us that time seems
to pass more quickly as one ages, and I’m
beginning to think that, like most folk
wisdom, there is a kernel of truth in there
somewhere. Wasn’t it just a few weeks
ago that we wrapped our fragile
Christmas decorations carefully before
putting them away and taking down the
tree?
Much of the rush to accomplish the
impossible (an immaculate
house, to-die-for Christmas
baking, and the perfect present
for everyone on our list) is
pushed on us by commercial
interests, of course. When we
lived in the city, the department
stores were displaying
Halloween and Christmas items
simultaneously, while the strains
of “holiday music” drifted
through the air while shoppers
picked up treats for the little
ghosts and goblins who would
appear at their doors October
31. (In fact, I have seen fullydecorated trees in stores as early
as September, along with backto-school).
In our small town
commercialism isn’t nearly as blatant, but
even here we are beginning to plan
Christmas events and get-togethers
because time is marching on at an
increasing rate.
If one feels obligated to have a stock
of hostess, emergency and “small” gifts
on hand (who doesn’t?) and time is
galloping past, there must be ways to
lessen the stress, save time and add
enjoyment to Christmas preparations.
Many of us have participated in
Christmas cookie exchanges, where each
member of a defined group makes
enough cookies of one kind to provide a
pre-set number --usually a dozen -- to
each member of the group, and in return
receives the same number of cookies
from other members, resulting in a variety
of goodies for everybody. Economy of
scale applies here. It is more efficient to
make one huge batch of the same kind
of cookie than to make several small
batches of different kinds.
Why shouldn’t the same process be
used by quilters and crafters with handmade “gifty” items instead of cookies?
One person in the group might
be a whiz at making a particular
type of unique ornament,
while others might specialize in
such items as fast (“tenminute”) table runners, sewn
coasters, Christmas-print
kitchen towels or fancy
seasonal pot-holders. Festive
reusable gift bags made by one
member could be used by all.
If a number of group
members, say ten, wanted to
book a day to get together, they
could spend that day working
on their specialty projects,
trade at the end of the day, and
everyone would go home with
nine different projects that
someone else had made in
addition to their own. Add a pot luck
lunch, or perhaps a celebratory grand
finale with wine and cheese, and you have
the recipe for an enjoyable, productive day
spent with friends. How about that?
What’s more, you can grin to yourself
and feel a little smug as you watch other
people coping with crowds and cheesy
canned Christmas music as they hurriedly
search for the elusive one-of-a-kind gifts
you already have stashed away at home!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
.
– © 2014 Barbara Conquest is owner of BlueSky
Quilting, Tofield, Alberta, Canada.
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Nov.–Dec., 2014
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Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4
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301 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA
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By Kelly Illick
(on hill above Dayton Farmer’s Market)
540-879-2505
Mon-Fri 9-7; Sat 9-6
The largest quilt shop in Virginia!
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A New England Christmas
To capture the sense of wonder and
excitement that a New England
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ago I started grinding
my own grain and
started using fresh
ground wheat in the
majority of my baking.
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hubby after some research and listening
to the aches and pains in his aging body
(though he is only 50) decided that he
wanted to experiment with eating a gluten free diet. He feels so much better with
this quite radical diet change. As for me,
I am still weathering the adjustment.
A gluten free diet is a diet that excludes
gluten, a protein composite found in
wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. For whatever reason it seems
like gluten is in everything, but it’s not.
You just have to look for food without it.
We are seeing more and more of these
products in our grocery stores. Though I
find making your own is far less expensive and so much more delicious, except
in the bread department. I don’t have that
mastered yet and I’m not sure I have the
interest to try.
I’ve dabbled in some gluten free cooking over the years. As an innkeeper I have
catered to different dietary needs of our
guests including those who eat gluten free.
Some mornings it seems like I’m a cross
between a short order cook and dietician
instead of an innkeeper. Now it hits even
closer to home as I cook for my hubs.
More and more I find myself eating “his”
gluten free food. Despite the fact that I
had dabbled a bit in gluten free cooking,
this situation with my hubby rocked my
world. And if I were to be honest it still
is rocking my world.
I have become an obsessive label reader.
Eating out has become complicated and
sometimes impossible. Cooking for him
sometimes seems like it takes way to much
thought and energy. But over time, I have
added to my repertoire of recipes. With
these changes in our household I myself
have drastically reduce the amount of gluten I eat. I still haven’t found the inspiration to totally eliminate it from my diet.
It just seems impossible for me to give
up yummy tantalizing bread. Especially
when it’s fresh out of the oven.
Through the years I’ve learned how to
analyze recipes and substitute ingredients.
I often look at a recipe and
think…wow… I can just substitute this
for this and that for that. I also read a lot
of food labels. Yes, it takes a lot of planning ahead and being organized about
meals, food choices and grocery shopping but after time I’ve got a stocked pantry to deal with this gluten free living. I
am now using flours made with coconut,
walnuts, almonds, rice (white and brown),
tapioca, potato and even beans.
In cooking and baking for my hubby
I’ve had to focus on the foods he can eat
and finding recipes that cater to gluten
free eating. I have yet to try much bread
baking. I thought I’d share with you a
couple of my favorite gluten free recipes.
If making them gluten free sounds too
scary use wheat flour instead of a gluten
free flour. Both of these recipes can easily be packaged well to freeze and use for
several months after baking. Enjoy!
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Walnut Torte
6 eggs, separated
¾ cup sugar
2 ½ cups walnuts, finely finely ground (almost walnut flour, which you could
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¾ cup gluten free flour blend or regular unbleached flour for the non-gluten free
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put egg yolks in a large bowl, add all but 2 T.
sugar and beat until pale. Stir in the ground walnuts and gluten free flour. (Mixture .
will be very stiff) Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually
add the 2 T. sugar. Stir a spoonful of the beaten egg whites into walnut/flour/
egg yolk mixture, then fold in the rest until evenly mixed. Spoon into a 9 inch
spring form cake pan, greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake for 35-40
minutes or until risen and springy to touch.
Topping options: Serve drizzled with an espresso syrup, hot fudge or both.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired. Or perhaps serve with some
fresh fruit such as chopped strawberries, freshly picked raspberries or some fried
apples, cinnamon and sugar.
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nutmeg etc.
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stick picture frame or soup can pencil cup, here are a few gift ideas that even the
youngest child can make for a loved one:
• Pot a plant. Paint a clay pot to match Grandma’s dining room. Plant a bulb in it.
• Draw or paint a picture. Using quality paper from a sketch book and oil pastels,
colored pencils or watercolors, let the child create. Frame the picture in something
appropriate for the grandparent’s home.
• Paint and put handprints on pre-bought shirt. Place a handprint of each child,
with name and date of birth, on the shirt. Across the top paint, “Merry Christmas.”
For babies who cannot yet keep their hands uncurled, put a footprint.
• Make a video. Have your children read, sing, play musical instruments, or perform
a skit. Video clips can be transferred to a DVD with a little tech knowledge and
enjoyed for years to come.
• Color a picture with Crayola transfer crayons. These crayons create an iron-on
transfer
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Most folks would agree that older adults are the hardest to buy gifts for because
they seem to have everything they need. Here are a few gift ideas you can get
those seniors in your life, whether they have everything or not.
• Puzzle book
• Deck of cards
• Favorite snack food
• Grocery store gift certificate
• Magazine subscription
• The latest novel
• MP3 player with her favorite music already loaded
• Digital picture frame with a memory card of pictures
• A package of note cards and a book of stamps
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Remember, no matter what the gift-giving occasion, the elderly prefer your
presence to your presents.
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A Fresh Start
Holiday baking is upon us! I hope that by this time you are laying in supplies for
all those rounds of cookie baking that you’ll be doing soon! Before you add all
those new goodies to your pantry, take the time to go through and replace staples
such as baking powder, baking soda, and flour. It’s always a good idea to mark the
date on an item when you open it. Although these items have a pretty substantial
shelf life, they don’t last forever and fresh ingredients can make a world of difference
in your baking. Baking soda and baking powder are good for 6 months, once
opened. Flour is good for one year. A good rule of thumb? When in doubt,
throw it out! Happy baking!
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Just What I Wanted
Our family has a tradition of drawing
names for Christmas. One Christmas
Day, as we opened our gifts, all eyes went
to my Grandpa Roetcisoender when he
tore the paper off of his present and
exclaimed “Just what I wanted!” My shy
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exactly what he wanted.
What if you drew your own name this
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Perfume? A new coat? A decoration for
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Listening to carols, making a batch of
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I used to think the saddest day ever was
December 26th. All the days leading up
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on the carpet, the tree stripped of
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maybe planning and “shopping” for the
one gift could really change that.
by Ann Stewart
And while we look at Christmas, maybe
it’s a good time to look beyond to your
new calendar for the New Year. Bill
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Then when the season or the year is
over, you’ll feel you got the perfect gift.
You’ll be able to unwrap a present
satisfying to your soul and exclaim with a
merry twinkle, “Just what I wanted!”
–© Ann Stewart 2014. Used by permission. Ann
lives with her family in Virginia.“When my friends
look out over the rolling hills and the Blue Ridge
mountains, they say ‘This is beautiful.’ Yes, but I
say, farm work and its lessons about life and death
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enthusiasts, young and old alike. The emotional impact of her paintings, however, is the
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by Lesley R. Nuttall
Holiday Party Planning
With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to sit down and plan what
kind of party you want to treat your family or friends to this year. Planning and
hosting a party can be exhilarating and fun, and at the same time exhausting. But
with property advance planning and preparation, it can be a breeze.
Whatever kind of party you are planning—the key word is plenty—always have
plenty of food, whatever you are offering. Nothing is more embarrassing than
running out of something.
An elaborate sit down meal takes a lot of time and preparation, so unless you
have extra help, or at least lots of spare time, choose something a bit easier to do.
One of my favorite parties is the Saturday or Sunday afternoon gathering. Folks
can stop by after shopping or church and mingle with family or friends and enjoy
some well prepared finger foods. Of course, you can also do this party format on a
weekend evening.
lattimer
At such a party, you will have party nibblers; bite size, light By
andJuleann
nourishing
that
guests can enjoy without a knife and fork. Avoid drippy foods, and plan your menu
with items that are appetizing and eye appealing. Presentation is all-important.
Always
consider
the color
combinations.
Arrange
serving
dishes
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hearingsmall
about
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beenand
mytexture
favorite
or
platters
and
replenish
from
the
kitchen
as
needed.
Large
dishes
tend
to
look
and
employees
getting
hurt
or
killed
season. Even as a child I loved everything
messy
once
the
food
starts
to
get
picked
over.
because
of
selfish
shoppers.
I
am
tired
about it – the sights, sounds and smells.
Cold
food
must
be
cold
and
hot
food
must
be
served
hot.
You
can
keep
your
of having Thanksgiving shoved aside and
September brought school. October
hot food inHalloween
the oven onand
low,November
or in an electricreplaced
tray forwith
hot food.
And frenzies.
of course, keep
spending
brought
the cold food
in the refrigerator
until needed.
It is possible to not just reclaim the day,
brought
Thanksgiving.
Thoughts
of
When
estimating
how
much
food
you
will
require,
I alwaysofestimate
6 to12 items
but
the spirit,
Thanksgiving.
It is
Christmas never crossed my mind – until
per
person
over
a
period
of
two
to
three
hours.
A
good
rule
of
thumb
is
to
have
possible
to
actually
stop
and
count
our
we flipped the calendar page to
about
4
to
5
hot
items,
and
3
to
4
cold
items.
I
love
to
use
the
little
plastic
cocktail
blessings,
giving
thanks
for
what
we
have
December.
forks
or ago,
spears
for such items
as tinythan
meatballs
chicken
You could
also
as aorfamily
andchunks.
as a nation.
We cultivate
Years
Thanksgiving
was more
have
a
tray
of
cut
up
vegetables
as
well
as
an
assortment
of
fruit.
Optional
items
an attitude of gratitude by taking the
just a special day. With school and church
could be pickles,
andthe
crackers
or buns.
A platter
of "want
your homemade
dainties
focus
off our
list" and focusing
activities
centeredcheese
around
holiday,
will satisfy those with a sweet tooth!
instead on God
Thanksgiving
For
any
party,
I
always
like
to
use
my
good
china
and
glassware.
andA beautiful
how He
encompassed
table
cloth,
(even
if
it’s
not
a
sit
down
meal)
and
matching
napkins,
along
with
supplies
all anour
the
entire
attractive
centerpiece
adds
ambiance
to
your
room
making
it
look
more
exciting.
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of
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after
This November,
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b eup
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the
initial
pass-around
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Unfortunately, this season of giving
Your
beverage
selection
could
include
a
non-alcoholic
and night owlpunch,
sales; soft
takedrinks,
a break from
thanks has been all but squeezed off the
tea/coffee,
and
some
sparkling
red
or
white
wine.
Also
bottled
water
is
good
to you
weekend
blow-out
events.
Before
calendar.
have
on
hand,
as,
myself,
I’m
a
water
connoisseur.
write down your Christmas list, take time
Last year, Christmas "sales events" were
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are toalong
be enjoyed
by you to
andwrite
yourdown
guests!
ahead soGod
you has
all Plan
the blessings
promoted
September
with backaren’t
stressed
and
can
have
a
good
time
too.
Wishing
you
all
the
best,
for
an
bestowed upon you through-out the year.
to-school bargains. Before we had gone
enjoyable and successful party experience! Draw aside with your Bible; read the
apple picking or visited the pumpkin
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patch, stores were BACON
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adoration,
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and yellow
combine
cream cheese.
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powder
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the
in the world,
but God
is still
control.
backdrop
of autumn's
andwith
orange
bacon
bits.
Mix
well.
Shape
into
small
balls.
Cover
with
plastic
wrap.
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to
bless
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with
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arrived
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shelter, family and friends . . . we are
later
in the month,
leaving
fewer
Pineapple
chunks or
cannedsixwater
chestnuts
indebted to Him for every breath we take.
shopping
days until
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in Christmas.
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the Lord! O give thanks to the
response,
hawking
their waresfor 2-3
Bacon they
slices.began
Pre-cook
in microwave
minutes.
Lord,
for
He is good, for His steadfast
twoWooden
monthstoothpicks
early. In reality, the length
love
endures
forever" (Psalm 106:1 ESV.)
Wrap
half a bacon
around
each pineapple or
of the
shopping
seasonslice
is fueled
by greed.
If enough of us seek to reclaim
water are
chestnut
piece.
There
only so
many shopping dollars
Thanksgiving, and postpone the frenzy
Secure
with
toothpick
to go
around
anda every
store chain wants
shopping, advertisers may take notice.
Place
in microwave or oven until bacon isofcrisp.
their
share.
If
not,
don't be surprised when you start
Serve
with
honey
mustard
or
your
favorite
sauce.
I am tired of this "Christmas creep"
seeing
Christmas
sales
withONEaster
© 2014
R Nuttall isto
the Author
Secrets ofof
Party Planning. She lives with her husband
of 50along
yrs in Dryden,
Canada.
and long
toLesley
return
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clearance.
celebrating each holiday in its season. I
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up something with them in mind. I have
project” and a “sit in a quiet room with
a friend who gives a gift certificate for a
no distractions” project on knitting
sweater to one member of her family and
needles. Such is the nature of our creative
rotates who receives it each year. After
obsession.
the holidays, she sits down with the
However, with the holidays on the
recipient, talks about style, color and size,
horizon we develop a laser focus. We’re
and then starts in after the New Year. I
on a mission – to complete a plethora of
love this approach. She knows she’s
handmade gifts in a finite amount of time.
making something that her loved one
Many of us have friends who’ve been
wants (she listened) and
planning and working on
she’s able to work on
their
projects
the project without the
throughout the year.
stress of a deadline. I
They are our heroes and
also no longer limit
set a fine example to
knitted gifts to the
emulate. Then there are
holidays. My favorite
the rest of us, working stitches until the
hand
knit
project
in 2014 has been a lace
wee hours and neglecting social
shawl I made for my sister for her
engagements because a specific number
wedding this fall. It wasn’t about the time
of rows need to be accomplished that day.
of year, it was about the celebration.
Some of our friends and family know the
Finally, I give myself permission to
desperate look that shows up in our eyes
remember
that whether it’s through my
come December 22 and, frankly, I’m sure
knitted
work
or by spending time
a few of them have considered an
together, the most valuable thing I can
intervention.
offer is time and attention – the gift of
I wrote myself a “permission slip” a
myself. When I’m stressed over selffew years ago regarding knitted gifts. First,
imposed deadlines, I’m defeating the
I don’t automatically assume everyone
deeper meaning of the season. This
appreciates a handmade gift as much as I
realization has transformed my outlook
do. Part of loving folks is listening to what
and has expanded my joy during the
they want – not what I think they want.
holidays.
Someone told me many years ago
So look over your crafting “to do” list
“unrealistic expectations are just
and
consider writing your own
premeditated resentments.” It’s unrealistic
“permission
slip”. It’s my gift to you!
of me to expect that a fashion forward
teenager is going to be enthusiastic about
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way, you can take out just enough for a sandwich.
Sloppy turkey—Butter two bread slices as though you are making grilled cheese.
Place one butter side down in a skillet. Layer sliced turkey, dressing, and cranberry
sauce. Top with the other slice of bread and grill. Delicious served with gravy on
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Our neighbors from down the road, Alfonso and Helena Andolini,
had come by for a visit. They were a much
older couple, but much more adept at
drinking wine. There was the usual talk
about the weather and our families, but
the talk some how turned to Christmases
past. It was here we really found out more
about them.
Alfonso and Helena are immigrants
from Italy. They stepped off the boat (well,
actually a Boeing 707) back in 1970. With
only a few hundred dollars and a little
english, they set out to build a new life.
The only valuable possessions they had
were a gold necklace and a pocket watch:
presents they had given each other on their
wedding day.
They both worked odd jobs and got a
1 bedroom apartment. Times were hard,
but these were resilient young people who
knew how to stretch a buck. After rent and
get the necklace back by working part time at the grocery store. That’s
groceries, however, there never was much left in the well.
what she did.
The first Christmas was particularly hard. They were away from their
On Christmas morning they flipped a coin to see who got to open
families. Still they had each other. Alfonso worked out a deal with the
their present first. Alfonso won. Helena
local grocer for a frozen turkey and Helena was determined to make the
handed him a small box. He pulled off
best dinner they ever had.
the ribbon and inside found his pocket
Alfonso puzzled over what to get her for Christmas. The light over
watch! He was over joyed to have it
the dinning room table was a single bulb hanging from an electrical
back.
wire. Helena always wanted a nice light fixture over the table. While out
“I saw your pawn ticket,” she said. “I
strolling one day, she spotted a fixture in a shop that reminded her of the
couldn’t bear to think of you without
one her mother had. Alfonso decided he needed to get her that fixture.
it.” He smiled and with a tear, kissed her
But how? He had no money. All he had was the pocket watch. He
gently.
reasoned that it was worth at least as much as the light fixture. He could
Now it was her turn. Alfonso handed
pawn it, give Helena a good Christmas, then get the watch back by
her a big present. Excited, she quickly
working part time at the grocery store.
pulled the ribbons off, ripped the paper
That’s what he did. On his lunch hour the next day, he went to the
and opened the box. In it she didn’t find a
pawn shop and made his deal. Now all he had to do was remember
grand light fixture. All that was in it was a single gold necklace.
where the shop with the fixture was. Oops.
“I saw your pawn ticket too,” he said.
A few days later, Helena was cleaning the apartment when she notice
That night, under a single light bulb hanging from an electrical wire,
his watch wasn’t in it’s usual spot. She looked high and low for it,
they had the best turkey dinner ever. They both had a good laugh too,
but all she found in it’s place was a pawn ticket. Helena was a smart
over how much trouble they’d gone to, giving each other things they
woman. She realized he had pawned his only valuable possession
already had.
to buy her a Christmas present. Knowing what it mean to him, she
And they still have them to this day: a watch, a necklace, and each
couldn’t let that happen.
other.
She reasoned that her necklace was probably worth as much as his
Merry Christmas from Harmony Acres.
pocket watch, so she decided to pawn it to buy him his watch back, then
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By Kelly Illick
My Jorney - Gluten Free
Hickorycreek
Antique mall
I’ve been on a new
this situation with my hubby rocked my
journey this past year
world. And if I were to be honest it still
of my life. Twenty years
is rocking my world.
ago I started grinding
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It just seems impossible for me to give
this quite radical diet change. As for me,
up yummy tantalizing bread. Especially
I am still weathering the adjustment.
when it’s fresh out of the oven.
A gluten free diet is a diet that excludes
Through the years I’ve learned how to
gluten, a protein composite found in
analyze recipes and substitute ingredients.
wheat and related grains, including barI often look at a recipe and
ley and rye. For whatever reason it seems
think…wow… I can just substitute this
like gluten is in everything, but it’s not.
for this and that for that. I also read a lot
You just have to look for food without it.
of food labels. Yes, it takes a lot of planWe are seeing more and more of these
ning ahead and being organized about
products in our grocery stores. Though I
meals, food choices and grocery shopfind making your own is far less expenping but after time I’ve got a stocked pansive and so much more delicious, except
try to deal with this gluten free living. I
in the bread department. I don’t have that
am now using flours made with coconut,
mastered yet and I’m not sure I have the
walnuts, almonds, rice (white and brown),
interest to try.
tapioca, potato and even beans.
I’ve dabbled in some gluten free cookIn cooking and baking for my hubby
ing over the years. As an innkeeper I have
I’ve had to focus on the foods he can eat
catered to different dietary needs of our
and finding recipes that cater to gluten
guests including those who eat gluten free.
free eating. I have yet to try much bread
Some mornings it seems like I’m a cross
baking. I thought I’d share with you a
between a short order cook and dietician
couple of my favorite gluten free recipes.
instead of an innkeeper. Now it hits even
If making them gluten free sounds too
closer to home as I cook for my hubs.
scary use wheat flour instead of a gluten
More and more I find myself eating “his”
free flour. Both of these recipes can easgluten free food. Despite the fact that I
ily be packaged well to freeze and use for
had dabbled
a
bit
in
gluten
free
cooking,
severalFair
months
after baking.
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Over The Teacup
by Janet Young
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Tea for One
If you are of a certain age, we have all
heard the phrase, “Tea for Two”... well,
how about Tea for One? After all it is the
holiday season when you find yourself
inundated with many additional
responsibilities apart from your normal
routine. It is at this time, that most of us
are ready to say, “STOP”! But, what do
we do? Most likely we take the burden
on, thereby adding even more stress to
our already hectic lives.
Why do we do that? Is it
because we have certain
traditions we don’t want to
give up? IF that is the case,
then look for ways to
simplify that tradition.
Also be honest, if it is
something that you should
eliminate at least this year, then do so
without feeling guilty. One added bonus
might be that you will discover how much
that tradition really means to your family
when it is not there one year. You may
find you can eliminate it altogether.
But, let’s suppose you really want to
host your annual Christmas Open House
Tea. Fine! But, look for ways you can
make the task easier. Start by asking your
guests to each bring a tea food item. To
make sure you get a nice assortment,
devise a system such as dividing the
alphabet into three or four groups. Then
tell your guests if their last name begins
with an A – G they are to bring
sandwiches, H – R tea breads or scones,
S – Z dessert. IF that is too risky, how
about asking a specific guest to bring
something for which they are famous. If
your friend is a terrific baker then perhaps
she could be the one to make a dessert or
of Richmond
some scones? If you have someone who
does not consider herself to be a good
cook, then how about supplying her with
a recipe for cucumber sandwiches. It is
only a matter of assembling the items,
no cooking required. You get the idea.
Use whatever method works best for you.
There are numerous ways we can
survive the holidays. But, one that you
may want to incorporate into your
schedule is a daily “Tea for
One.” Each day, prepare a
tea tray consisting of a pot
of tea, a pretty china
teacup, and a cookie, or
piece of fruit, whatever
treat you wish to add. Then
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sit back and savor each sip of tea and each
bite of your favorite tea treat. If you like,
put on some soothing holiday music, read
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read books that might ser ve as an
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Christmas is all about). The main thing is
to be in the moment. Do not let your
mind race thinking about all the things
you have to do. Just be. If you practice
this starting in November, by Christmas
you may have discovered a new reason to
enjoy teas, as calmness overshadows you.
Tea for One – there really isn’t anything
more rewarding. Try it and may you
experience a Blest Christmas!
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EtiquetteConsultant, is a founding member of
Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association and
freelance writer/national tea presenter. Visit her
website at www.overtheteacup.com.
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by Robin Rock & Annice Rockwell
Home for the Holidays
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a cold
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holiday warmth will provide special
A New England Christmas
sense of joy.
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town strolls
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my
favorite
antique
shops.
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this
spectacular
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marked by a
friends
to
enjoy
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through
carefully
created
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shopping
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Annice
Bradley
Rockwell
is
an
educator
and
owner
of Pomfret Antiques.
She and
is currently
Christmas can bring, I enjoy venturing out
working
on
her
book,
New
England
Girl.
[email protected]
Robin
Rock
is the
to village candlelight shopping events,
owner
of
Milltown
Primitives.
www.milltownprimitvesshop.com
town strolls and my favorite antique
shops. The beauty of this spectacular
–Annice Bradley Rockwell is an educator and
owner of Pomfret Antiques. She is currently
season is vibrantly expressed through
working on her book, New England Girl.
carefully created displays, seasonal décor
[email protected]
and of course, the splendor of Christmas
Robin
Rock
is the owner of Milltown Primitives.
lighting that always seems to entice me.
www.milltownprimitvesshop.com
New England village roads lined with
Quilting with Barbara
by Barbara Conquest
Handmade Christmas Gifts
Folk wisdom tells us that time seems
receives the same number of cookies
to pass more quickly as one ages, and I’m
from other members, resulting in a variety
beginning to think that, like most folk
of goodies for everybody. Economy of
wisdom, there is a kernel of truth in there
scale applies here. It is more efficient to
somewhere. Wasn’t it just a few weeks
make one huge batch of the same kind
ago that we wrapped our fragile
of cookie than to make several small
Christmas decorations carefully before
batches of different kinds.
putting them away and taking down the
Why shouldn’t the same process be
tree?
used by quilters and crafters with handMuch of the rush to accomplish the
made “gifty” items instead of cookies?
impossible (an immaculate
One person in the group might
house, to-die-for Christmas
be a whiz at making a particular
baking, and the perfect present
type of unique ornament,
for everyone on our list) is
while others might specialize in
pushed on us by commercial
such items as fast (“teninterests, of course. When we
minute”) table runners, sewn
lived in the city, the department
coasters, Christmas-print
stores were displaying
kitchen towels or fancy
Halloween and Christmas items
seasonal pot-holders. Festive
simultaneously, while the strains
reusable gift bags made by one
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of “holiday music” drifted
member
could be used by all.
through the air while shoppers
If a number of group
picked up treats for the little
members, say ten, wanted to
ghosts and goblins who would
book a day to get together, they
appear at their doors October
could spend that day working
31. (In fact, I have seen fullyon their specialty projects,
decorated trees in stores as early
trade at the end of the day, and
as September, along with backeveryone would go home with
to-school).
nine different projects that
In our small town
someone else had made in
commercialism isn’t nearly as blatant, but
addition to their own. Add a pot luck
even here we are beginning to plan
lunch, or perhaps a celebratory grand
Christmas events and get-togethers
finale with wine and cheese, and you have
New Location:
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Merry Christmas to you and yours!
3 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
Christmas cookie exchanges, where each
.
Limited
Space
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cookies of one kind to provide a
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yourself
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lighten the load on your holiday budget.
• Play the game: If you want a traditional Thanksgiving meal, play the grocery
store game. Watch the ads early to take advantage of the programs that help you
get a free or reduced-price turkey.
• Ask for help: Just because the family gathering is at your house doesn’t mean
you have to provide all the food. If you provide the turkey, ask each family unit to
bring a dish.
• Think outside the box: Do you have to serve a traditional meal? Try having an
ethnic feast instead. If the focus is on the fellowship and not the food, it doesn’t
really matter what youLearn
eat. to sew, quilt or
machine
all ages.on paper products, break out
• Use your china:
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the china (and Corelle for the children), linen table cloth, silver, and crystal. So
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embroidery
• Skip the meal
altogether:
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or nursing
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Handmade Gifts for Grandparents
If you want to give a handmade gift that is nicer than your typical ice-cream
stick picture frame or soup can pencil cup, here are a few gift ideas that even the
youngest child can make for a loved one:
• Pot a plant. Paint a clay pot to match Grandma’s dining room. Plant a bulb in it.
• Draw or paint a picture. Using quality paper from a sketch book and oil pastels,
colored pencils or watercolors, let the child create. Frame the picture in something
appropriate for the grandparent’s home.
• Paint and put handprints on pre-bought shirt. Place a handprint of each child,
with name and date of birth, on the shirt. Across the top paint, “Merry Christmas.”
For babies who cannot yet keep their hands uncurled, put a footprint.
• Make a video. Have your children read, sing, play musical instruments, or perform
a skit. Video clips can be transferred to a DVD with a little tech knowledge and
enjoyed for years to come.
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a helping of everything
from the table. Pop in the freezer for future lunchboxes.
Soup thickener—Freeze ½ cup portions of mashed potatoes and save to add
to soups as a thickening agent.
Potato pancakes—Mix mashed potatoes with enough flour, eggs, minced onion,
and milk to form a thick batter and fry. Serve with bacon and top with ketchup
rather than syrup.
Shepherd’s Pie—Make a casserole for the freezer. Layer vegetables on the
bottom, meat chopped fine on top of that, and a layer of the mashed potatoes
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next. Top with bread crumbs and cheese.
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food—Puree
leftovers
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all those rounds of cookie baking that you’ll be doing soon! Before you add all
those new goodies to your pantry, take the time to go through and replace staples
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date on an Dedicated
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A Thanksgiving tablescape is fun to create and will really invite family and friends
to your holiday table. Since food is a primary focus at Thanksgiving, you will want
your centerpiece to reflect that, not overwhelm it. I want my centerpiece to look
good, but I’m no Martha Stewart so I need something simple! A favorite creation
of mine is to place pinecones in a shallow wooden bowl, nestle a glass bowl in the
middle and float a candle in the glass bowl. You could also put a glass hurricane in
the middle and put a pillar candle inside. Here’s the best part: after Thanksgiving,
change the color of the candle to red or green and it’s a Christmas centerpiece!
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for days on end? Here are six creative ideas for using up leftovers before you
reach the point of tossing them out.
Sandwich meat—Slice off all the meat you can for sandwiches. Freeze in an
appropriate-sized container with plastic wrap between every two-three slices. That
way, you can take out just enough for a sandwich.
Sloppy turkey—Butter two bread slices as though you are making grilled cheese.
Place one butter side down in a skillet. Layer sliced turkey, dressing, and cranberry
A cross
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gravy. Come
Heat thoroughly
and serve over with
toast.
Celebrate
us!
Broth—Cook
down
the
turkey
carcass
with
as
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that are leftis
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bottom
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of social media these days, there just isn’t as much news we need to relay in our
holiday greetings anymore. Why not choose a favorite photo from the year and
have cards made from it? In many cases, it is less expensive to send a photo card
than a traditional greeting card. You often hear “a picture is worth a thousand
words.” I love receiving photo greeting cards from family and friends far away –
I’m sure the people on your list would love it as well. Photo greetings can be
ordered from photo websites such as Shutterfly or Snapfish, but they can also be
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Your Cup of Tea
By Susan Springer
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
'Tis the season for joyous merriment
in decorating—or so I am led to believe
by all the media marketers.
The Christmas tree is definitely a
priority so the hubby and I hiked up the
drop-down stairs in our garage
that lead to our attic. We brought
down all the accoutrements for
decorating the realistic (at the
time) artificial tree I bought at
70% off retail the previous year.
Our little heart ornament, with
the year of our marriage, was the
first to be placed in the heart of
the tree and then the madness
began. Every single ornament we
had somehow landed on a
branch in all its glory. It was our
magnum opus that year in the
tree decorating department and
we were über pleased with
ourselves. The season passed; Christmas
came and went. We would find ourselves
parked in our easy chairs, often hoisting
an espresso to our lips.
Looking in the direction of the
decorated tree, I would say, "We should
probably take the tree down today."
To which the hubby responded,
"Okay," and the word rang like a gong
throughout the land, followed by his "I'll
get to it."
Winter came and went. Spring soon
arrived and still we were looking at the
fully decorated tree in our living room.
Every Sunday, we would be enjoying it
and then giggle, knowing we were
derelicts in the matter. Still, neither
wanted to make the effort to dismantle
the prized ornaments and put the thing
away for the season. I would joke about
throwing a sheet over the tree and having
hidden pneumatic lifts that would gently
raise the tree into the attic.
Easter arrived and I had my traditional
Easter Basket display on our enormous
dining room table. A co-worker
dropped by the house and her
head swung immediately to the
fully decorated tree in our living
room and simply said an
emphatic "Oh wow!" and then
burst into laughter. We, too,
thought it hilarious at the time.
After she left, I looked in the
direction of the 'I'll get to it guy'
while picking through my Easter
candy and said, "Oh, boy—I
think it's time we did something
about the tree before summer
gets here."
We did not 'get to it' for
another few weeks and then, finally,
succumbed to the peer pressure to put
the Christmas tree to rest in the attic for
the next season. Putting up the tree was
never quite the same thereafter. I guess I
got enough of the tree to last a lifetime
because I have not put up the Christmas
tree in the last 8 years—may she Rest in
Peace.
There is freedom in jumping off the
bandwagon for seasonal decorating. But
then again maybe next Christmas 'I'll get
to it.'
– Susan Salisbury Springer is a freelance home
economist who has a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Family & Consumer Sciences and is affiliated with
several professional organizations. Copyright 2014
by Susan S. Springer. All rights reserved. Used by
permission. Contact Ms. Springer at
[email protected]
Piecing Life Together
By Barbara Polston
Being a Mother Elephant
Elephants are pregnant for 22 months,
almost two years! I’m anticipating the arrival of a “baby,” an arrival that has been
anticipated for well over 22 months. I
think I know how an expectant elephant
must feel!
I’m pleased to announce
that my first book, Quilting
with Doilies: Inspirations,
Techniques, and Projects,
will be released by Schiffer
Books in Spring 2015.
When I approached my
publisher with the book concept, I had about half the
quilts and projects featured
in it done. Offered a contract, I had nine months to
have all the projects completed. The manuscript
needed to be written and photographs
taken. Although not a “spreadsheet organized” kind of person, I created one
for each project to track it from concept
through completion, including manuscript and photography. All my other
quilting projects came to a screeching halt
as I worked feverishly to meet my submission deadline.
Then, the waiting began. First, I was
notified that my submission was complete
and acceptable. One hurdle accomplished. A bit later, we debated about, and
I finally approved, a book cover. Recently,
I reviewed and corrected what is called
the “galley,” just the written words that
will appear in the book. Next, I’ll approve
them again with pictures and illustrations
added.
A quilting friend recently enjoyed the
release of her second book. A reader
published a review on Amazon, calling
the book “a waste of money.” She was
crushed, as I would be, to read a review
so negative. If folks understood how an
author’s heart and soul and blood, sweat
and tears go into birthing a book, I have
to believe that they would
hesitate before being so
negative.
No, I did not receive an
advance for writing the
book. Quilt book authors
receive royalty payments
based on sales. If you divide
my anticipated royalties by
the number of hours invested, I think that I’ll have
earned a few pennies per
hour.
Why do it then? I believe
I have valuable things to share—a point
of view about vintage doilies, my favorite go-to quilting techniques and projects
that are fun to make and enjoy. Each
project is introduced with an inspiration,
a snippet of my life and the people I love.
I hope my book is well received. Just
like the mother elephant, I’m looking forward to the birth!
–Barbara Polston is the author of Quilting with
Doilies: Inspiration, Techniques, and Projects
(Schiffer Books, 2015) and an award-winning
quiltmaker. You can see Barbara’s quilts, join her
on Facebook or book her class and lecture offerings
at www.barbarapolston.com. She was inducted into
Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in September
2013. Barbara, who has lived in Phoenix,
Arizona, for over 28 years, is calmly quilting in
Studio Narnia. ©Barbara Polston, Phoenix, AZ,
September 2014
pictured on the box. I like Twining’s Christ child and bringing gifts to honor
Christmas Tea, a black tea with a soothing Him. So you could give your gift to enjoy
aroma and spicy taste of cinnamon and
after Christmas. Or give it mid-December
cloves. Earl Grey, peppermint, and to count down to Christmas Day or even
Constant
Comment are also favorites.
on December first to kick off the season.
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If you’d like to warm someone’s life
file folders, one for each card. Cut off
with tea and love this Christmas, the
the tab from the edge to make the sides “Twelve Teas of Christmas” card makes
even. If you wish, use decorative scissors it easy to do so. Then you may hear
to create fancy edges. Print “Twelve Teas someone singing, “On the twelve days of
of Christmas” horizontally on the outside
Christmas my true love gave to me, a card
of each folder. Inside, write your greeting and a cup of hot tea!”
on the upper part, and tape the teabags
Sipping once, sipping twice, sipping tea
on the lower half. Make three rows with is extra nice. Won’t you join me?
four teabags in each row. Or design the
–Lydia E. Harris holds a Master of Arts degree
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three teabags by
in each
row.
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An angel adorns our Christmas tree so high? ways to pass on a legacy of faith.
It all began in the early 16th Century
The first angel sat on top a tree in Germany.
The angel is a symbol of love and everlasting light
A decorated tree with an angel is a beautiful sight!
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make their home in Prosser, WA. She is the mom
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found at www.adventureswithdusty.blogspot.com.
Nov.–Dec., 2014
Dancing Sugar Plums
Usually during the Christmas holiday,
a traditional poem is recited by many
children and adults. Clement Clark Moore
is credited with writing "'Twas the Night
Before Christmas” or “A Visit from St.
Nicholas” in 1823. In the second stanza,
there is a line, “The children were nestled
all snug in their beds while visions of
sugar plums danced in their heads.”
Today, many children and adults have
no idea what a sugar plum is. The word
plum doesn’t just mean fruit; it can mean
all good things. Sugar plums are sweets
made of a mixture of dried fruit, honey
and spices. They are rolled into a small
ball or oval and covered with powdered
sugar or coconut. Sugar plums are a great
sweet for a holiday tea tray or featured
item at a Victorian Yuletide Bazaar.
by Sharon Sullivan
Sugar Plum Recipe
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons of grated orange peel
1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of allspice
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
2 cups finely chopped toasted
almonds
1 cup finely chopped
dried apricots (about 8 oz)
1 cup finely chopped dates (about 8
oz)
Powdered sugar for rolling
In a bowl, mix well honey, orange
peel, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
Stir in toasted almonds, apricots and
dates. Roll into tablespoon size balls.
Roll in powdered sugar to coat. Store
in an air-tight container. Just before
serving, roll each sugar plum a
second time in powdered sugar and
place each sugar plum in a decorative
holiday mini-cupcake paper. Arrange
on a holiday dish. Makes 3 ½ dozen.
–Sharon Sullivan is originally from the Mesabi
Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota and now
resides in San Jose, CA. She recently retired as an
adult education instructor teaching adults with
developmental disabilities. She spends her spare
time sewing pioneer-style wardrobes for 18" dolls.
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Gifts From Your Kitchen
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
2 c. white sugar
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to soups as a thickening agent.
Potato pancakes—Mix mashed potatoes with enough flour, eggs, minced onion,
and milk to form a thick batter and fry. Serve with bacon and top with ketchup
rather than syrup.
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bottom, meat chopped fine on top of that, and a layer of the mashed potatoes
next. Top with bread crumbs and cheese.
Make baby food—Puree leftovers and freeze in ice cube trays for individual
servings of baby food.
Share—Have an elderly neighbor that visited family for the holidays? Take her
a plate of food. Leftover turkey and dressing is welcome no matter what your age.
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with Crayola
transfer crayons.
crayons
an iron-on
coffee
reminiscing
about Thanksgivings
past.These
Pecan
pie andcreate
pumpkin
pie are
atransfer
given, but I like to throw in a different dessert every year for©those
who
may
not
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be pie lovers. My mother-in-law, Clarine, always made an Italian Cream cake on
holidays and it was just delicious. I think this will please the non-pie people at your
house, too. Enjoy!
Something for Everyone
Gifts for the Elderly
Most folks
would
agree that older adults are the hardest to buy gifts for because
Italian
Cream
Cake
they
seem
to
have
everything
they
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1 stick butter, softened
1 t.need.
baking
sodaare a few gift ideas you can get
those
seniors
in
your
life,
whether
they
have
everything or not.
½ c. shortening
1 c. buttermilk
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book
2 c. sugar
1 c. chopped nuts
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of cards
5• eggs,
1 sm. can coconut
2• c.Favorite
flour snack food
1 t. vanilla
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subscription
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butter,
shortening and sugar. Add 5 egg yolks and beat. In separate
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latest
bowl, mix flournovel
and baking soda. Add buttermilk and mix well. Add flour mixture
• MP3 mixture
player with
favorite
music already
loaded
to butter
and her
beat.
Add coconut,
nuts and
vanilla. In separate bowl, beat
•
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picture
frame
with
a
memory
card
of
5 egg whites until stiff. Gently fold egg whites intopictures
cake batter. Pour into greased
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a book
of minutes.
stamps Cool completely.
and• floured
9 xof
13 note
pan. cards
Bakeand
at 350
for 60
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Remember, no matter what the gift-giving occasion, the elderly prefer your
Italian Cream Cake Frosting
presence to your presents.
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8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 lb. (3 ¾ c.) powdered sugar
¼ c. margarine, softened
Chopped nuts and coconut (optional)
1 t. vanilla
Beat cream cheese and margarine together. Stir in vanilla. Beat in powdered
sugar;Fresh
add nuts and/or
coconut, if desired. Spread on cooled cake.
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Start
© Susan Tipsord 2014
Holiday baking is upon us! I hope that by this time you are laying in supplies for
all those rounds of cookie baking that you’ll be doing soon! Before you add all
those new goodies to your pantry, take the time to go through and replace staples