A little bit about this blog and me

We'll see where this blog takes us together!!
Let me say that I am not a super savvy computer wizard, BUT I am learning new things about it everyday! I "google" something almost everyday! I LOVE my family, not just my immediate, but my very large extended family as well! I enjoy traveling with my husband Stacey and our BiBlue Sheltie Seamus (pronounced Shaym Us) with The Abi-one! The Abi-one is our Outback 29RLS camper or with Runabout Rhonda our 1986 pickup slide-in truck camper. We don't get to go alot, but we go when we can, and are grateful for any time we get. I named this blog "This Month with Ember" , but I will try to post more frequently. I have alot going on in my life. Besides Stacey and Seamus, I have a grown son, Frank and 3 business', Ember's Garden, LLC, Mum Fosters Kitchen, and Photo North. I also substitute teach in 5 towns, and am a member of the Champlain Islands Farmers Market which is where I sell Mum Fosters Kitchen products, and my Photo North photographs. I am the 12 of 13 children, so good luck learning all my siblings, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews names as well!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter!!

Well only a few more days and it'll be Easter Sunday. We are going up to Dad's for the noontime dinner, and then over to Stacey's Mom's for the afternoon. I found her a cute set of square bowls, with apple blossoms and bluebirds on them, and a few Godiva chocolates for good measure!! Now I need a card, and I'm golden! My sister Maria is making a cheesecake, and I'm bringing up a jar of my Mum Foster's Kitchen Blueberry pie filling, and as well as a jar of MFK's Peach pie filling!! So the rest of the family can choose their favorite! I'll probably bring a jar of applesauce too since we're having Ham for the meat portion, of the meal.

At the last winter market I found (and ordered but they won't be ready until after Easter) the coolest Easter Eggs ever!! They are hand-knit by Julia right here i
n the islands and just adorable!! This little duckling folds right into a striped egg, and back out into the little duckling! The ducks head, is the filling for the egg, and the egg becomes the ducklings body! Very cool!! When the duckling is in the egg, the egg is really about the size of a real jumbo size egg. I'm so thrilled with this find!!
Well guess I'd better get onto other things! I hope you all enjoy your Easter or the holiday that you are currently celebrating!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Wow April is here and 1/3 of it has passed already!! I can't believe how the time flies!! Stacey and I have been babysitting our granddogs for the last 2 weeks (1 more to go!!) It's been an interesting ride!! Going from our one little Sheltie to him PLUS 3 BIG dogs!! I'm looking forward to Frank and Lindsey to get home, not only to see their pics and hear all about their travels, but for a break from being "lead dog" every time I get out of my chair!! This song "every move you make" just popped into my head!! They are good dogs, BUT so big in our little house!!
My after school kids have completed their little rag rugs, and several are excited to sign up for next session again!! I'll post pics of the rugs which are about 6 inches wide, and 9 inches long, and SO CUTE!! I'm thinking I'm going to make a few for my Farmers Market table, for display enhancement, and maybe include one in a gift basket, with some jelly, etc. I'll have to keep thinking on that one!!
New labels are coming along nicely!! Have to do some re-registering with the state about the business name. Just filing it differently really, but one more thing to take time and of course a few $!! Oh well! having fun mostly and enjoying the warmer Spring temps and some sunshine! I even have my bedding hanging out on the line, and looking forward to sleeping in some fresh linens tonight!
The Snowdrops are now accompanied by a few crocus', the sun is shining, the ice is beginning to leave the lake, and the air temps are in the fifties! SPRING!!!