Biscotti and more

I love making biscotti during the holiday season. This year I made three different kinds, all from the same recipe. For my recipe see this post. What’s great about this recipe is that it is so flexible.  I used white whole wheat flour and they still were great. For the chocolate ones, I substituted 1/3 cup of the flour for cocoa.


This past week I attended the annual Girls Night Out Christmas party. Most of these women I worked with over 40 years ago. We have been meeting for dinner every month for years. I have been and off-and-on member of the group, but as we start to lose members to their journey home, I am feeling it more important to spend time with these wonderful women and hope to be a more regular member.

At the Christmas party we always exchange an ornament. I decided this year to make mine for this exchange. I felt kind of weird giving something “homemade,” but everyone loved it including the one who picked it out from the 13 wrapped ornaments. I’ll definitely be making my ornament for the exchange again next year.


Talking about ornaments, Dave and I have decided to make an ornament together this year. We are combining his woodworking with my fabric. After a couple bumps on the road to getting this done, we’re almost there.


This past week my Easy and Fun Silk Scarf Dyeing class at Gilda’s Club was absolutely wonderful. It did my heart good to see all of the excitement and happiness in the room from these women who have been fighting cancer. What a great group and their scarves were all beautiful!


Here are a few of the pictures from this fun class.

I also was happy to have my best bud Barbara as my assistant.


I’ve been spending quite a bit of time ice dyeing – working on my online class that will go live in February. I’ll tell you more about my class as it gets closer, but I’ll be sharing my favorite dye colors and colorways. In my studio I have lots of pieces of fabric I’ve dyed for the class. Here are just five of them.

Every time I ice dye, I’m amazed at the beautiful colors. I sure wish you could see them in person!


If you are looking for some inspiration, all of Alisa Burke’s online classes are on sale until Christmas Day. Her mandala class was the one that inspired me to start drawing again. You can see them here. I’m not paid to recommend her classes. In fact, she has no idea I’m blogging about this. I thought you might like to know or know someone who would be interested.

As always, thanks for dropping by and have a great week!