Welcome to the Blessed Hearth tonight..
It is certainly getting colder here in New Brunswick..
The other day people were out and about with just their sweaters and then today there were some mamas helping their kids build snowmen..
We just got rain though, thank heavens..
I am not a Winter person although I love the cozy evenings..
Lately I have been puttering away in the Sun Room and turning it into a more cozy niche for myself..
I decided to put my sewing stuff in a spare bedroom which has a window seat where I can store fabrics and such ..
Since the room is bright it should make a good place to sew in..
It seems kind of pointless to have craft supplies upstairs while I have a workroom downstairs..
So it is all down there now..
I hope to make some Christmas gifts but I will make them down there..
Terry bought me a couple of parsons chairs and we brought up a small table from the cottage to put in the Sun Room..
When you all come for coffee now we will go in there.. smile..
My plants love this room, too..
Do you ladies ever grow bay plants?
I am hoping this will last over the Winter and I will put it back out in the Spring..
We were to our little market that we like in Dieppe and bought some pears..
I put them in the dehydrator and will use them as decoration for Christmas gifts..
They look lovely with kraft paper and greenery..
We made THIS GARLAND AT KEEPERS..
The pepper plant that my friend gave me yielded a good harvest.. smile..
I have decided to dry them, too..
Terry was at a neighbors and had a delicious turkey sandwich. When he came home he wanted me to cook one..
It was in the freezer quite a while so it was good to get it cooked..
On Monday I made this apple tea to freeze for the holidays, too..
It is really easy to make..
Put your apple peels and cores in a pot and just cover with water..
Add a couple of cinnamon sticks, a few stars of anise, a teaspoon of cloves and a few slices of fresh ginger and 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice..
Simmer this for 15 minutes or so and then strain..
I use a cheesecloth to strain it with..
Put it in bottles and freeze..
To use put it in a crock pot and add enough honey to taste..
Or use it for a base for punch and add Sprite and such..
Here is a PIN for another recipe..
I just find it kind of bland and like mine spicy...
Anyway, dear hearts this is all for tonight..
We are going to St. John tomorrow ..
Are you making any of your Christmas gifts?
I would love to hear what you are up to..
Welcome to the new followers..
Just love having you..
Thank you so much for dropping by..
Take care and God bless..
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