Sunday, December 20, 2009


Isn't this time of year just THE BEST! We had some friends over a few nights ago for a Christmas dinner and games afterward. We played "Square Nines", if you haven't heard of that, it's really a fun card game - not much thinking - which is why I like it so much! But I wanted to show you the dessert I made for a Christmas Party with friends where I used to work. The dessert is from one of Martha Stewart's "Dessert of the month" collection. Its called "Rosy apple tart". Looks pretty, doesn't it? A lot of work, and although it was fun to make, it turned out rather bland. If I make it again, I will use a different pudding in the center. The buttermilk cream center tasted good, but when it was all put together, you couldn't taste it as well. And the recipe called for way too many apples! If anyone would like the recipe, just let me know and I will be glad to pass it along!

Here is one of the newest lampshades I made. It was commissioned by a sweet customer who sent the fabric and beads and I put it together for her! Turned out rather pretty, don't you think? I am in the process of making another one for a Christmas present so I will have to show you AFTER Christmas!

And one more thing before I go, above is a photo of a Christmas ornament I got from a sweet lady in our car club...we had a gift exchange in which we exchanged a "Santa on Wheels" ornament. Well, she got this little Santa on a wagon and I loved the Santa so much she gave it to me - notice the date on the sign? December 26Th??? Well, that's my birthday! It turned out that Carol wanted the wagon and not the Santa too much! So Thank you Carol, you are a dear and generous person!

Don't know if I will get a chance to do another post before Christmas, so I will wish you all a Happy and Blessed Christmas. It's all about Jesus' birth, and my honey and I will be going to the Christmas Eve Sermon at church Thursday night, a prayer answered for me!

Love and hugs,


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow! Beautiful lamp shade, and a wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday!

Michelle Palmer said...

Merry Christmas Marilyn!
You are an amazing artist~ gorgeous lamp shades... love your banner!
Wishing you a wonderful 2010~

Adrienne said...

Hi, Marilyn -
I can only imagine how your dessert must have tasted! It's beautiful!! And I love the new lampshade - so typical of your gorgeous work. I'm feeling a bit like that Santa and it's not the 26th yet! Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend.

Kathleen Grace said...

Well Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday too! How have you liked having a birthday so close to Christmas? I suppose you don't feel that Christmas let down that the rest of us do. You still have something to look forward to! The lampshade is beautiful, as are all your creations. You are a genius with shades Marilyn:>)

Anonymous said...

.....Stopping by to Wish You & Yours a very Merry Christmas ! !

Mimi said...

Lovely lamp shade! That Santa is how I feel right now...sleepy!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

Jean Tuthill said...

Mery Christmas to you and yours, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!