Sunday, September 7, 2008

Monday Show and Tell

Show and Tell Monday...Woot !
Well it has been one busy busy week at the cottage. Trying to get things made, get things out and get things cleaned up. It has been a time of going in many directions, some of them at the same time. This hasn't ever happened to you has it?
Usually I take the summer to prepare for my busy season...okay, usually I SAY I'm going to take the summer to prepare and usually it's too hot, I'm too tired, we're too busy etc. etc. etc. Business as usual :) So I am making soap...that is my cocoanut oil soap pictured...making candles, getting potpourri stirred up and bagged, making gift baskets, sigh. Ohhhh not to mention getting ready for the PINK RETREAT !!! Hey no wonder I'm tired.

How has your week been? It's difficult to realize it is right around the corner when the temperatures are still in the 90's. Are you ready for fall?

My wish for you: May you always know which direction to go and may you always get where you are going.


Lorilee said...

I am definitely ready for fall. Your soaps and things are so sweet!

kari and kijsa said...

Love your little harvest pumpkin!! have a great one!

kari & kijsa

Bebe said...

Hi Francie!

You are so thoughtful to come over and ask about my Mama! She's doing a whole lot better after all that sickness. I got your little email the other day and have meant to write you back, but I just got behind on everything. I'll catch up this week. I love your shell soaps ~ I bet they smell wonderful!!

Lots of hugs, Bebe :)

lisa said...


I love the soaps, there for a minute, I thought it was candy. Can't wait to meet you at the retreat.


Cottage Flair said...

The soaps are lovely and I like your basket arrangements. We have a nice cool Fall day today here in CT. I'm starting to get the bug to plant Mums, etc.

cathy said...

Are those hands holding the egg? What a great idea for soap! And coconut soap sounds heavenly!

Patricia said...

Francie, your projects are looking great. Is that a gourd candle I see tucked in the basket? Coconut soap, yum!


gail said...

Hi Francie, I love you soap pictured here and what cute gift baskets. I have also spent the last week getting ready for the retreat. I sure hope the weather is better there. Its still in the 100's here and will be into Oct. I am ready for the fall. You have a beautiful week. I cant wait to see you again...(())gail

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!!

Did I already mention how much I love the music on your blog? lol So romantic....
Love the soaps! I know how you feel about being busy preparing for the retreat. That makes two of us,but it's so much fun to know we will all soon see each other. I can't wait! Have a wonderful and happy week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Shell said...

Francie you are sooooo right about going in a hundred directions. I want a big arrow to point and say "this way dorkwad!" Hee,hee,hee. I can't believe it's September either. Still to hot here.

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Doesn't Sept. just sort of sneak up on us? I really like the harvest pumpkin and did you say coconut soap? I am a coconut freak! I have to say, I will be anxiously checking the mail this week. Thank you again! hugs :)

Christine said...

Hey Francie!
I love your pink and aqua soaps.
They look luscious!
And your gift baskets are adorable.
I promise to make an effort to get out and about more.

Big hugs!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great new products Francie - see you soon in VA!

Theresa said...

Hi Francie,
I finally got the blog up. I am featuring a little piece of heaven I bought from Michelle at Raspberry Rabbits. Hope your day was lovely and full of goodness.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Rosa said...

Oh you KNOW I'm ready for fall!! Bring it on!!! Your soaps are wonderful! Wow, you have been busy. Ok, one, two three F-A-L-L !!!!

OldBagNewTricks said...

Your soaps are so pretty and those baskets are right in line with the dipping temperatures here. Last week it was hotter than blazes and now... nice, with a bite in the air.

Don't work yourself to a frazzle.


Debbie said...

Hi Francie....well, you KNOW I'm always going in five different directions...LOL I love your harvest basket!

Pink hugs,