Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Beginning

Well here we go...first blog!

First and foremost....SPOILER ALERT

If you are on Santa's list....please be forewarned that the following blogs will be dedicated to Christmas 2011!!

This blog will be dedicated to my family, my company Enchanted Pathways and my life in general.

I have been blessed to have a few additions to my little family during 2010. Firstly, I married a wonderful man, Larry. My new extended family includes Ryan, Larry's son; his wife Noy and daughter Nun. Next came my beautiful first grandchild, Rebecca Joycelynne, daughter of Brandi and Karl. And not to forget my son Matthew and his fiancee Gillian.

With all of these wonderful people being a part of my life, Christmas has become even more special to me. It is not a matter of 'buying' things but a way to share a part of me through crafts and such with my loving family and friends.

A few years ago I started using a theme for Christmas.

For 2009, the theme was mice. Everyone got a chocolate dipped cherry mouse, a wee handblown glass mouse magnet ornament and of course a paper decoration that included the saying for the Night Before Christmas...not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.

For 2010, the theme was Partridge in a Pear Tree. This time I was more elaborate on my goodies. I made 16 complete bags that included the following: partridges that I knitted in little nests; pear ornaments in all shapes and sizes; pear tea; recipe for a Partridge in a Pear Tree drink; Juicy Pear Jelly Belly Beans; Pear candies from England; pear note pads and of course a card with a pear on it.

This year, are you ready for the title of my blog says "The Sugarplum Faerie' and her Nutcracker Prince. As I progress with my crafts I will post pictures, recipes and all the other good stuff.

I hope you enjoy following me on my journey.