Knitting, candles and wine … Oh my!

Lost heat out in the studio.  Darn too-small propane tank anyway!  I’ve talked to DH about getting a real (house sized) one out there … maybe now is the time.  It’s a balmy 44 degrees in there right now.  Without water (drained the pipes in preparation for Snowmageddon).  Of course!  I have 3 custom orders I need to be working on!

Itsss’all good.  I’ve used the time to do some knitting:  hats!  (BTW that invisible crown stitch was a royal PAIN!)

rainbow-dreadlock-hat  Mason's-hat  crown-down-knit-hat

I made candles tonight … favorites like butterscotch, crème brule, apple cider, Caribbean punch, and watermelon cotton candy.  The basement smells amazing!


And, I have some wine brewing:  Raspberry Peach Sangria and Wildberry Shiraz.  Next week I’ll get a white percolating (kiwi pear sauvignon, I think).

Island_Mist_Raspberry_Peach_Sangria        island_mist_wildberry_shiraz

With –30 to –40 wind chills, all my pooches are inside (we have heated kennels, but not for this crazy weather) … so I have four-legged love everywhere I turn, although their favorite hangout is the kitchen.  Hmmm – a lot like my two-legged family!!!  Stay Warm Y’all!

BTW – 4 months smoke-free … just sayin’!

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at
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One Response to Knitting, candles and wine … Oh my!

  1. Jennifer says:

    While your glass art is my favorite, it’s inspiring to see all the different things you do – dogs included!


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