Wood Stamping Pillows

What a fun project! After carving 4 wood blocks, Nancy Spooner and I created a process where each person could stamp their own pillows. Nancy and I measured 2 inches from the edge and taped each pillow. This way people had to stay with in the limits of the inside of the tape as they stamped their pillows using the wood stamps we carved and paint. People chose different paint and different lay outs. Here is a sample of 2 of the pillows after we took the tape off. This pillow was embellished with snow flakes using paint. This pillow was embellished with paint and embroidery. I added embroidered french knots on the tree of this pillow to make it look like it had ornaments on. French knots are v

Thanksgiving Dressing: Challah Bread with Pork Sausage

Dressing is cooked outside the turkey Stuffing is cooked inside the turkey My favorite dressing recipe has a secret ingredient. Don't tell anyone because they might not want to try the dressing if they know it is in there. However they won't be able to pick out this ingredient. But it will add another layer of flavor!!! (see below) Challah Bread and Pork Sausage Dressing 1 loaf Challah bread, cubed (about 10 cups) 1 Jimmy Dean pork sausage with sage roll 1/2 cup onions, finely diced 1 cup celery, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh sage, finely chopped and divided 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 stick salted butter 1-2 cups chicken stock 2 eggs, lightly

My Thanksgiving Table

I always enjoy decorating my table for each holiday. This year for Thanksgiving I used natural elements for the centerpiece

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