Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing you a Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

I wish you the very best for the New Year.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Harley and Maisie

Emma, Harley, Hugo and Tulie
We lost our little Scottie boy in November. Harley was the last of four Scotties that we had all at the same time. Harley would have been eleven years old on December 12. He was our very, very loving little boy and we miss him terribly.

We're very grateful that we brought Maisie into our family last spring. She's our only pup at this time and she is such a cute little girl. Her personality is very much like the other four in many ways, and yet she is also very different. She makes us laugh and she's eased the loss of Harley.

We were recently able to get a good photo of Maisie within minutes after her grooming. She'll be one year old on January 4, and we love her to death.

Christmas Parade

You must visit the Christmas Parade at Ellen Borggreve's blog. So many cute little bears and other soft sculpture creatures. It's a wonderful idea and I very much want to acknowledge and thank Ellen for all the work she put into the parade. Each parade entrant give the name of the item and a link to the creator's blog. You can also reach the parade by clicking the graphic on the right.

Take a look; you will really enjoy yourself.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Cookie Round-Up

First, my apologies to everyone. I guess I just forgot today is the day to begin and I'm holding up the Round-Up. Here's my recipe:

Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp. Real Vanilla
  • 2 - 2/3 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Soda
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmet
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method. Blend dry ingredients; add to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream. Divide dough; roll out to 1/4 thickness on a well-floured surface. Cut out shapes, place on greased baking sheet. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Frost with Buttercream Frosting and decorate as desired. They're also good without frosting, but frosting is better for decorating.
I got this recipe from a newspaper years ago. I'm so sorry I held slowed the Round-Up. Happy cookie hunting.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Bears


I've just listed a couple of new bears on Bid4Bears' Holly Jolly Holiday event. The campaign runs through December 20. The graphic to the right will take you to Bid4Bears; click on the "Christmas Cheer" category and you'll be shown only those bears with a holiday look. Of course, there are many other items posted so you may want to look through the entire list.

We'll have a Fireside Chat on December 11 through the Bid4Bears forum. Nancy has a surprise guest but she won't even tell us who it will be. Everyone is welcome to join the chat.
Hope you'll join us.

Cookie Round-Up

The Cookie Round-Up is just about here. Lisa has gathered a bunch of teddy bear people to participate in posting their favorite Christmas Cookie recipe. If you follow all the links, you'll gather at least one recipe from every site. The Round-Up starts with Lisa's q.D.paTooties blog. You'll collect her recipe and find a link to the next blog, collect the recipe from that blog and be given the next link, and so on.

To add to the fun, the first person who collects all the recipes and sends Lisa an e-mail with names of those recipes will receive a prize from Lisa. Just title the e-mail "Filled My Tin" so she will know you are a cookie recipe gatherer!

You can click on the Round-Up graphic on the right and it will direct you to Lisa's blog. We'll begin on December 13.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Cookie Round-Up

Lisa is again sponsoring her Christmas Cookie Round-Up. This was lots of fun last year and many, many great recipes were shared. Click on the graphic on the right side of my blog and it will take you to Lisa's q.D.PaTootie's blog.