We hope you enjoy the holiday season and have a chance to visit friends and family. I think that a visit with those close to us and a delicious Turkey dinner with all the trimmings is just what is needed this year!
Decorating the Tree and Snowy Pine by Crazy for Crewel. These crewel embroidery kits evoke the magic of Christmas and decorating the tree. Display it at Christmas time if you don't have room for a tree. Check the Crazy for Crewel kits and the wool color packs in the Shop section of the website.
This very portable pocket-size magnifying lamp will brighten up your work with its battery-powered daylight LEDs. Folds down for easy storage.
Christmas Eve Dec. 24 and New Year's Eve Dec. 31: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Merry Christmas Everyone. Have a wonderful Christmas, and we wish you the very best in 2022!
Is everyone enjoying the summer? I hope you fared well during the heat wave we experienced recently. Poor little Lil got heat stroke. It was 40 degrees celsius in our house on June 28th!
I am loving the strawberries this year. I always grow a few in my garden, but there are never enough, so I frequent Galey Farms here on the Peninsula. I can't get enough of them. I enjoy them on my granola, in a smoothie, as a topper on pancakes, shortcake with cream, or my favorite: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.
I just started working on a new Strawberry embroidery kit. This year some of my strawberries had pink flowers, so I'll depict them in the kit, It is a small 4" design that would be perfect for a card, a needlecase, or to hang on the wall in the kitchen. The kit will be available for purchase soon.
Medieval Garden Cross Stitch Kits. Choose from a bookmark, a needlecase, or a Scissor Keep. See the kits here: Textile Heritage Cross Stitch Kits - Crazy for Crewel
Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, so tasty and so good for you!
Enjoy the sun everyone! Here is Lily keeping to the shade in our yard.
I have been feeling a little melancholy lately. It just doesn't feel like the Holiday Season. I took a walk through the garden center last week to gather boughs, pinecones, holly and berry branches, and other seasonal greenery. Walking amidst the pine and douglas fir trees, taking in their inviting scent, and seeing all the wonderful seasonal plants, said Christmas to me. My spirits lifted.
In this challenging year, we need to find the beauty of the season. We need to connect with family and friends by phone or zoom if you can't get together in person.
Seize the opportunity to connect with your creativity as you move into winter. It has been an intense year, so take time to do what brings you joy.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone and all the very best for 2021.
Enjoy the Holidays!
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It's blueberry season and I just returned from a day of picking. I eat blueberries everyday, so I make sure I load up the freezer so I can enjoy them all winter. Summer is in full swing, the gardens are blooming and the days are warm and sunny. The evenings are mild and are perfect for sitting outside and knitting, stitching, or reading a book. What could be better?
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C. At only 80 calories per cup, you simply must add these to your healthy diet.
Stitch a simple blueberry
DMC threads used in this demonstration: White, 926, 927, 928, 3371, 3768
Start with a circle. I drew mine on my fabric with a hard pencil. Use one strand of DMC throughout. Split stitch the outline of your blueberry with col. 926. Use the long and short stitch to fill in the blueberry. Stitch in the direction of form with the darkest color (930) at the bottom and gradually adding colors 926, 927 and white. End at the top and use col. 3371 to stitch the brown blossom with a few straight stitches.
How to freeze blueberries
Remove any blossoms and stems. Spread out your blueberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Transfer the berries to a freezer bag, date the bag, and store in the freezer. Frozen blueberries will last for years, but I always run out before blueberry season starts up again the following year. This year I froze 50 pounds of blueberries, and I know that I will be buying frozen berries from the store by next March!
Try these wonderful blueberry muffins from Blueberry Hill Farm
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup Orange juice
1/2 cup Rolled oats
1/2 cup Butter or margarine
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. Granulated sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir together thoroughly. Combine rolled oats and orange juice, stir and set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat until creamy. Add rolled oats mixture. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until just moist. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups until ¾ full. Sprinkle with topping. Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until cooked. Makes 12 muffins.