What a Holiday Season!

Thanks to All who ordered our Christmas Stockings & Tree Skirts, AND to all who cheered us on!

I’m sorry to have disappointed so many by cutting off orders even before Thanksgiving! If only I had more fabric (and more hours in the day).

Stocking_the_Pantry_Logo_web And now for the annual update to Stocking the Pantry:

17,475 … meals provided
1338 … tags made by Jane
898 … stockings made by Diane

20 … exhausted fingers!

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On the Home Front

Doug, my dear hubby, retired from teaching. So what does retirement sound like? A lot more laughter and singing in my our studio as he is joining me with South House. When he is not working on the next great American novel, that is.

Our studio is closed until we move — fingers crossed early April. We are completing renovations of a “very unique” 1960 lake home in Kansas City (100 miles from our current home). And what does this look like? When the kids pitched in at Christmas, painting ceilings = dance party and father-son relationship was elevated a bit!

Katie BJ DancingDoug Ryan ceiling

 

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Yippee! Cover Stockings!

Yippee! Cover Stockings!

Woo! Hoo! Country Living Chose my Banners!

Woo! Hoo! Country Living Chose my Banners!

Yes, I’m honored to have designed the stockings (and the tree skirt that is barely peeking out from under that bounty of beautiful packages) for the 2013 Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas.

And double bonus: another set of my stockings appear on Page 100 in the beautiful home of designer and popular blogger Sarah Macklem. It’s like filling, frosting AND sprinkles!!!

Among the thousands of products submitted, my chalk cloth banners were selected to be featured as a fun, innovative product the editors would recommend to their readers.

 

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