Friday, November 25, 2011

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

We had a relaxing time with family on our Thanksgiving Day. Today, after a sunny afternoon walking around Lititz and playing in the park, we followed it all up with a dinner at El Rodeo. Now I'm so full. I think we're all ready to roll down the hall to bed! Hope yours was great too:)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Good Food Nation

My sheep saving hero Isobel Davies has launched Good Food Nation this week at Selfridges in London with Liz Jones. It's a brave pioneering model, that not only will make a lot of cows and hens eternally happy, but will serve as an example of how dairy farming can be slaughter free.

Good Food Nation comes at a time when I haven't had dairy for four months! If you can pick up a bottle of creamy milk on your lunch break, I'm very jealous!

Click here to learn more about Good Food Nation.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Put a Bow on It and Let the Festivities Begin

Me wearing my new cardi bow pin made from ethical sheep sanctuary Wensleydale wool from Yorkshire, England. (available at the My Aunt Debbie Shop.)

Our fantastic Santa photos! PRICELESS! (literally, printer broke at event, got to take your own!)

The gingerbread house that Max built.

Side view with Shredded Mini Wheat and candy cane detail:)

What a fun night I had with the kids, our annual all-in-one-night early hit of holiday-ness.
With a yummy dinner out, and a little Christmas shopping done, I'm feeling alright! xx

Monday, November 14, 2011

Look what I found in my fig magazine!!!

Alicia and Debbie of Mommalicious and My Aunt Debbie! my local retailer for Maggie French Accessories, and my boss! Debbie is wearing a dress by Luciloops! They look like movie stars....!

How cute are they?! LOVE IT!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Distelfink Country Christmas Show Starts Today

Find a big assortment of my things there all this weekend.
Hours are Friday 4-9 pm; Sat. 9-4 pm; Sun 11-4
on Market Street on the Square in Schaefferstown - right off Main Street.
State Routes 501, 897, and 419 intersect in Schaefferstown, PA. • Take 419 North or 897 South from either traffic light.

The show has free admission, lots of locally handcrafted Christmas things, great prices and hot food!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What a Week

Well. To say the least it's been a crazy crazy week for me. I've been getting ready for the Distelfink show in Schaefferstown (this weekend). Felting, sewing, tagging, logging everything.
But all the while, I've been dealing with a medical nightmare. I went to the Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor last Wednesday who by chance, found a "very Large" (benign) bone tumor in my front sinus area- near my eyebrow, called an osteoma. The doctor informed me that if it grows at all or gives me headaches (which I'm afraid it has been) or vision/brain problems, I need to have it removed by a top surgeon at either Hopkins Hospital or somewhere in Philadelphia. It is "in a very tricky" location. Next to my brain and eye.
I will spare you the cat scan image in this post. It's quite something (I got a copy).
So this week my mind has been thinking, "oh my. these little bows are so pretty!" -and- "I can't believe I need a top Neurosurgeon in a Skull Tumor Dept at like...Hopkins."

So I have a couple more appointments, another scan scheduled and we'll figure it all out. But most likely, I'll need it removed in the next year. I shudder to think that I'll need it out in the next few months but that could be true. Once the tumor is removed, it's out, and all will be well, they don't come back, and this type is not cancer. It will require I'm sure, just a few weeks recovery. Just one heck of a crazy surgery. Never ever did I think I'd need something like this!

On that note, I have to say, that boy! even WITH a large skull tumor (!) I can still whip up a professional assortment of wool accessories:) Very proud of myself.
So here's what's going to Distelfink. I'm trying these bows you can pin to your wooly hat! I'm always asked for hat pins, so there you are.

As I was stitching up little white ones with white satin centers, my Anthropologie catalog came in the mail. I saw the lovely quilts page and was inspired to use the red and white ribbon I used on my British Cocktail Gown (the one I created for the My Aunt Debbie Shop window.)
any page you turn, I thought they looked great, and sweet. I really hope others like them as much as I do. They are made with the most ethical heavenly Wensleydale wool from Yorkshire, England- sheep sanctuary wool, so they are more special than you might even REALIZE! xx

I am also pleased to bring along some new tweed accessories I had the honor, or shall we say honour to make. Here is a little preview.

The bobbies are so 1930's/40's, and are selling well so far. But, I had to make these little clips too though, as this is what I typically wear in my own bob.

I wish you lots of health and happiness in this post:) And hope some of you can stop by the Distelfink Show at the Thomas Brendle Museum this weekend in downtown Schaefferstown.
Hours are Friday 4-9 pm; Sat. 9-4 pm; Sun 11-4
Bravely yours! xx Maggie

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Glorious Day the Golden Leaves Fall to the Ground.

Like magic, it happens every year. One day the leaves are on the big Maple. The next day, we wake up, and half the leaves have fallen - creating a marvelous heavenly shiny light. That was today.