.... a long time ago ( well just over 3 months ago) I used to blog! So here I am back again hoping that I will be able to blog a bit more regularly than I have been doing.
What a year it has been! I have made pounds upon pounds of soap and bath products that I think I could now do it in my sleep... in fact I think at times I probably have. Every weekend since the middle of July I have stayed at my daughters house soaping away, sometimes til 2 o'clock in the morning. As we got closer and closer to Christmas we were literally working around the clock. It was a tremendous amount of work for just two people. We made it fun though and chocolate helped a lot!
I do have to admit that I did have some time for other things to. I still ventured out on my lovely walks and hubby still took those great pictures. This is Joan. All 1500 hundred pounds of her. I met her on a delightful day at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. She was so very kind to share her wonderful fishy breath with us! I kind of like Joan... what a gal!
I made a point of trying to walk regularly down at the Nisqually Refuge (one of my favorite places in the whole wide world). We have so many terrific photo's that it is going to be really hard to pick some, but here goes. A Yellow Rumped Warbler sitting atop a measuring stick.
A Golden Crowned Kinglet looking very beautiful on a moss covered branch. A tiny Hummingbird catching snowflakes on his tongue. A Ruby Crowned Kinglet that was quite hard to photograph as they barely stay still for a second. I have to admit that this was the first time I had seen a Great Egret down at the refuge so I was pretty excited and stood watching him (or her) for quite sometime.
Well I could fill many pages with all of the animal pic's that were taken in the last 3 months. I will save the rest for future blogging.
Like many of you I still have sewing and knitting projects that are unfinished. I did manage to get some more socks knitted though and were very welcomed by my feet while out walking.
I also made a few things for my little Etsy store... and even sold a few things too.
These little pouches were fun and pretty quick to make. I just realized that I never showed some of the soaps that I made. We had an idea to make tiny guest soaps like little cakes for tea. We were really pleased with the results. Many people bought these for stocking stuffers.
Well I think that is about it for now... don't want to bore you with to long of a post.
Before I go I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and the most wonderful New Year.
See you soon... I promise!