Merry Christmas!


I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas!

I had hopes of putting up recipes, crafts, cards, etc. all through the month…but things happen.  First I got really busy at work, then the 20th my  youngest Son got a call about his lab work and was told to go straight to the ER.  Friday they did surgery to put a cathater in his chest for dialysis.  Saturday he had his first dialysis for 2 1/2 hours.  Sunday he had dialysis for 3 hours, and Monday he had dialysis for 4 hours.  We brought him home after dialysis on Monday.  Today was the first day of dialysis at the Dialysis clinic.  We have a long road ahead of dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant.  Again, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Peppermint Meltaways

1 c. butter, softened

1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar

1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

1-1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. cornstarch

In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2” apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


2 Tlb. butter, softened

1-1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar

2 Tlb. milk

1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional

1/2 c. crushed peppermint candies

In a small bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, milk, extract and food coloring if desired; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

November 2012 Handmade Card Class

Here’s a pic of the cards we made in the November 2012 Kathy’s Handmade Card Class. Kits are still available.

My next classes will be in January 2013.  NO classes in December.

Sandy Hobby Lobby – January 19th 6-8 pm

Hemstitched Heirlooms – January 29th 6-8 pm

We will be making four new and fun cards.  You can pay for a class or kit by going to “Pages” at the right and clicking on “Pay for Classes and Kits”

Hope to see you soon!  And Happy Holidays!