Friday, December 31, 2010
New Year's Eve
I am still trying to finish up with some projects from Christmas. I finally worked out most of the bugs from my machine embroidery sewing machine and would love to get into that more. I also got a cricut machine and won an eBay auction for the cupcake wrappers cartridge. So hopefully I can make some of those and put them up on my etsy site. OK, so here goes my first family/friend spotlight.
Eleanor Saul born February 7.
My mother, Eleanor, is my best friend. She has helped me, guided me and loved me more than anyone I know. She has had a lot of challenges in her life especially now. She suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has problems with walking and getting around. She tries her best but with alot of people with illnesses depression becomes a major issue. She is working through it and I know she will come out of the other side stronger. Her and my father has come to live with my husband, kids and I and even though this is not an ideal situation for her and my father, it has become the best decision that was made. It has been a source of joy and immense help to have them here and she loves spending time with her grandchildren. On January 11, 2010 she had a hysterectomy and unfortunately due to her diabetes, her wound never closed and she was on a wound vac for 4 months. This would have brought another woman to her knees, but she persevered and has made a full recovery and is cancer free. She is of Portuguese descent and is very proud of her heritage. I love her more than she knows and I cannot envision my life without her. On January 13th of this year she will have cataract surgery and I know she is nervous but again, I know she will handle that with the strength she has shown with everything else.
Ok, so now here goes with my product spotlight. Today I am spotlighting my cheesecakes.
This is my caramel walnut chocolate cheesecake. I make all my cheesecakes with fresh ingredients and they are absolutely decadent. This has a mirror of caramel on top with walnuts sprinkled around. It has a chocolate sponge cake on the bottom and the chocolate cheesecake. I have many, many flavors but as I am a chocoholic, I chose this one to make this time. I do also sell them and if you are interested and live close to me, let me know and we can make arrangements.