Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Greetings!

Farley's Store Soy Candle
Well here it is the magical time of the year!  I wish everyone of you the very best the season has to offer.  If my blog is looking sparce I am in the process of taking down many of my pictures and albums as it seems that folks from other countries are copying my work.  It is a pleasure to share what I have been working on but I am  not pleasured by theft.  
I don't really know if Blogger and FaceBook  are really doing me any favors.  To post or not to post that is the question? I am thankful beyond measure that I have a store were I can meet , interact and KNOW  my clients....I love that.
God bless you guys and gals that must rely on the internet for your sales!  

Merry Christmas!

p.s.  Vicky Ingwersen  has encouraged me to make candles  and I am loving it!

Hog Has Left the Building

Friday, March 2, 2012

It's Maple Time and A Sad Time

Sap Buckets and Remembrance Bows
It's Maple Time in Chardon, the Maple Syrup capital of Ohio.  All of us that call Chardon and Geauga County home, look forward to this time of the's a rite of passage.  The  annual Maple Festival is taking place at the end of April, at the town square park.  Thousands will visit our town and celebrate Spring. 
This year is just different we usually average about 140 inches of snow. Last I checked we are under 50 inches.  
This year  Chardon is hurting.  Many of you may have heard the reports on the news  of the Chardon High School shootings, leaving 3 dead, 2 hurt.  Our people have been injured.  Chardon is  mourning. 
Our Town Square Park

Monday, January 2, 2012

Mia's Bridge

Mia 1993-2012 
above picture in her prime

Mia, let us know this morning that she was too tired and too weak to go on another day.  19 years, 8 months and several days were enough for our dear Mia, a Siamese kitty.  The last four years were a struggle and with many close calls and rebounds.  A year ago I became uncomfortable with all the testing and the medications and IVs.  Tim and I decided to let Mia tell us what she wanted.  I would have gone with the meds and all again....but why?
Until late last night she was still jumping up on things...knocking over things....wanting to be held.
Then there was the change.... almost instantly .
Being only 3 pounds I brought her into our bedroom this morning and laid her on my chest.  She looked up at me and with a silent meow she told me...and I knew.