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I’ve really been enjoying visiting our local pottery painting/glass fusing studio. Last month some friends and I got together there and I made a Thanksgiving and Christmas suncatcher.  Then I had a couple return visits where I made glass fused pieces to become necklaces. 

Clark joined me and did this lovely dish. (I felt I had to take a picture of it because surely someday it will be broken.)

He also made this Christmas tree.

I’m getting quite excited for the holiday season-party nuts! decorating! felt Christmas trees and wreaths! and the many handmade gifts that I really need to get a move on.  I was almost done with an apron this week when my sewing machine became unusable. I brought it to the local shop and was thrilled to get it back just one day later. Not only that, but now it is sewing so smoothly and quietly.  I realize that it’s been sounding dreadful for quite a long time and will try to do some regular maintenance in the future.  However, the break from it got me to settle down with the hand sewing I needed to do and I’m happy to report that I’ve finished the baby quilt! No pictures until next week when the recipient gets it.  I’m really thrilled with it though.

In unhappy news we’ve had a hawk about the house the past three days. While we were all thrilled when it landed about five feet from our kitchen window and was standing on our grill looking at us, we were less thrilled last night when we put the chickens to bed and discovered Fancy is missing. Still holding out hope he’ll turn up today.

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About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

3 responses »

  1. What lovely necklaces! Also, that dino dish is awesome. I love the volcano.

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  2. Beautiful glass pieces! And, wow, how true was your comment about Clark’s great work of art – we find anything breakable our kids make eventually gets a chip or crack within a short amount of time.

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  3. Pingback: A Little Last Minute Crafting | So what? Sew buttons!

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