Saturday, January 30, 2010

Warmth of Home

I woke up this morning and all was white. This time I really did not want the white stuff but alas it came anyway. I turned on the fireplaces and within a few minutes the house began to feel all toasty. I love the warmth of a home and the cozy feeling it has to offer. I put a bag of mulling spices that Jan and I made on the stove to simmer and what a wonderful scent I have edging its way through the house. My children (2 dogs and 2 cats) have all gone to their favorite spots to sleep the day away...until i get out the vaccuum cleaner and hubby is designing some more things to take with us to our show. It is a slow moving morning but we are enjoying the peaceful feeling that has taken over the olde home. Enjoy the warmth that your home has to offer to you and the peaceful feeling she gives back to you.

I have included some pictures of some of the things we are working on, hope you enjoy them.
Have a blessed and meaningful day


Friday, January 29, 2010

Two hearts...One Love

When two hearts come together they form one love. Here is the Valentine candle mat/cupboard tuck that will be finished this weekend....hopefully. The boarder looks really yellow in the picture but it really a dark mustard. I am new to the rug hooking so I am starting out on a smaller scale. Will let you see the end result after completion. HAPPY FRIDAY to you all and now I am off to the shop to go and "play". I fell very blessed to be doing what I love. This evening I will try and post a picture of some of our show items.

Have a very blessed and meaningful day,

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What's For Dinner

I ask myself this question every morning. There are days when you just do not feel like the big heavy meal. I am going to share a wonderful recipe from Jan (my sister-in-law and business partner) for Warm Chicken Salad. This is what I ask her to bring for all get togethers and you just can't get enough, serve this up with fresh crisp fruit and crackers and it is fantastic.

4 chicken breast,boiled and cut up small
1 Cup chopped celery
1 small onion chopped
2 oz. slivered almonds
1 can water chestnuts, chopped up
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 can cream of chicken soup

Mix all of the above together. Crunch up corn flakes and sprinkle on top (she uses right many) and drizzle with 1 stick melted butter. Bake 350 for 35-40 min

They are calling for snow here this weekend so I may just fix this Saturday morning and that way we will have something to snack on all day and I will not have to hear " what's for dinner"?
This way I can stay in the shop downstairs and finish all those last minute projects that are scattered all over the place.

What's on your table for this weekend?

To all...have a very blessed evening

P.S. The picture above is from my front porch from out last snow storm

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

With Much Thanks

I need to say a very big "Thank You" to Lori Brechlin for helping me out with this blog. I am really to new to the computer to do this by myself and without her help and encouragement I would be lost. Lori is amazing, I do not think there is anything that she does not know how to do, but the most important thing she knows is how to be a "true" friend. Hold on to those people you consider a true friend because they are few and far between and I feel very blessed to have her in my life.

My next Thank You goes to my husband, Lee. Thank you for your love and support through the years and believing in me. Without his "push" I would not be where I am today. Thank you and I love you.

My last big Thank You goes to my partner and sister-in-law Jan. Thanks for believing in me and my dream, together we have made it our dream. Without you there would be no Millstone. We made it through the first year and here is to many more...Thank You and I love you

Millstone News: We are still getting ready for Winter in the Valley next Saturday. My hooked candle mat will be finished tonight and as soon as I figure out how to post a picture I will{LOL}. There is a lot already finished in my shop at home, now it just comes to what we are pulling from the shop to take with us. WE WILL get it all together and be ready by next weekend.

Have a very blessed evening,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hello and welcome to Millstone Mercantile in Amherst County, VA. We are new to this but we are going to give it a try. This week Jan and I are getting ready for the first show of the season, Winter in the Valley to be held in Fisherville, VA. We are punching, hooking and sewing and looking at which antiques to squeeze into our booth. (wish us luck). Our little shop is located in Faulconerville which is located in Amherst County beside the auction house. We carry antiques, hand made primitives, rug hooking by Jane Umstead (from Amherst) and our original design needlepunch and so much more. Please stop in and say hello if you are in the area.

To all.... Have a blessed evening and even brighter tomorrow.