Friday, July 25, 2008


It has been so much fun making these lavender sachets, "lavande poche" (french). I made a special trip out to Springbrook Meadow Lavender Farm in Hillsboro, OH ( to get the lavender right off the farm. There is nothing like smelling that intoxicating aroma of natural lavender. If you have never experienced the "real thing" you don't know what you are missing! "Artificial" lavender products cannot produce quite the same fragrance . The "lavande poche" are also made with only the finest quality and designer quilting fabric, a colorful vintage hankie, and unique vintage button. One of the nicest things about them is that they are made to be refillable. That means three things, the filling is only made at their time of purchase, they are hand washable, and they can be used for years to come. Pictured here are some examples and a couple dressed to travel in their special box and wrapping--ready to share their lovely aroma.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A New Hat, Katie's Fresh Cherry Pie--Elizabeth is 91!

The big day is here, mother is 91 years old! We celebrated with her favorite -- roast, mashed potates, cole slaw, carrots, biscuits, vanilla ice cream, and fresh cherry pie made by Katie. It was Katie's first pie and it was mother's first 91st birthday. My friend Linda gave mother the prettiest hat with Daisies. Only Linda could have been so thoughtful to think of the perfect gift for someone who is 91! Mother suffers from having a hard time remembering the present-- so the hat can be talked about for days to come, reminding her of her special day! Thanks Linda! It was great few moments in time that will be cherry--ished for years to come! (please view slideshow inthe right column)