Friday, November 19, 2010

What's new pussycat??

Alot has been going on since my return from Florida on the 29th.

My beautiful little sister Barbie flying in from Texas for 18 days to participate with me at the Annual Victorian Holiday Boutique in Prescott, AZ.

A ribbon class with the girls given by our favorite Ribbon Lady Carole.

A quick trip to Fountain Valley, CA for an alumni rival football game.

Stuffing and more stuffing dolls. Making ornies and makedo's for the holiday boutique.

A 3 day boutique event with enough time at night to spend with my two wonderful, BFF's in Prescott, Rose and Leza.

Another 2 days in Chino Valley, AZ helping our Mom organize her kitchen.
A mini turkey day with Mom, Dad, my brother Dave and sister in law Michelle.

And a new kitty that my daughter Jordan gave to us last week.

Now to get the house ready for Thanksgiving this week.

My "favorite sister in law Dorothy" and her husband Gary are driving in from AZ to spend "Ravioli Day" with us on Thursday. I can already smell the anise ironed pizelles!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!
Love to you,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2010 4th Annual Victorian Holiday Boutique

The annual Victorian Holiday Boutique has outgrown Prescott's historic Brinkmeyer house, so this year it's moving to the Smoki Museum at 147 N. Arizona St. across from Lindley Field, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 12, 13 and 14th.

The 4th annual boutique will be wheelchair accessible for the first time, and people won't bump into each other so much.

The boutique hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There is no entrance fee and free coffee is available. The event accepts only cash and checks.

Forty-three crafters have produced hundreds of items perfect for holiday gifts, and most cost less than $20.

A short list of items includes miniature Christmas trees, cloth pumpkins, grunge dolls, ornaments, handbags, baby items, wreaths, pillows, walking sticks, jewelry, blankets, paper crafts, sachets, homemade soaps and other bath items, scarves, quilted items, photographs, books, paintings by local artists, cookbooks and lots of seasonal décor.

"If it ain't here, you don't need it!" co-organizer Bobbie Windham said only half-jokingly.

One shopper favorite is the hand-painted wine glasses with local sayings such as "What happens in Prescott stays in Prescott." Some are geared toward the Red Hat Ladies.

The sale also includes baked goods, and anyone who wants to donate food can call Nancy at 928 445-8765 or Cookie at 928 445-1645.

A special pink basket and pink Christmas tree raffle will benefit Jim Burch in memory of Angel Burch, a co-organizer of the annual boutique who died of breast cancer in August.

Proceeds from the boutique benefit the county government's historic Citizens' Cemetery on Sheldon Street. The Yavapai Cemetery Association is using the money to continue to build a metal fence around the cemetery to help protect its old headstones from vandals.

The boutique has raised more than $13,000 for the fence so far.

Over the years, many of the cemetery's headstones have been stolen or destroyed. It is the final resting place for thousands of Prescott's first pioneers, located at 815 E. Sheldon St.