Saturday, July 4, 2015

The New Arrival

One month has passed since we lost our beloved friend Apple. The past month had been harder than I ever imagined. Yesterday I was able to locate a 12 week Rottweiler puppy after much searching. I had looked at rescue sites but it was a long and stressful process with mounds of paperwork. Just by one last chance I checked Craigslist..there she was..a little Rottweiler girl. Located in West Va. I immediately contacted the owner and off in the car we went! Fast forward 24 hours "Raisin" has settled in well. This first day and evening have gone well. She seems to understand we are her new parents. It is funny how a little fuzz ball can melt your heart again. That being said, Apple was  my girl and always will be. She was one special goofy Rottweiler and I will always love her. I greet her every morning on the cupboard in the living room and say goodnight to her every night. Raisin will earn her place in our lives over time. For now its remembering what puppy life is like. Its been 10 years and how quickly we forget! The baby gates are back up, the antiques are up even higher and they puppy classes are being scheduled

Monday, June 8, 2015

The End.....

The past week has been a sad one for Guy and myself. Our beloved friend and my constant companion Apple has died. Over the past few months we all seemed to be aging gracefully together. Unfortunately Apple began going downhill very fast. At 9 1/2 our Rottie girl had lived a good life. She was my best friend and constant companion in my studio every day. She occasionally made appearances on my Facebook page showcasing all the goofy things she was up to. Guy and I are devastated at this loss but I'm sure with time we will be able to move on. We are just thankful to have had her for almost 10 years and we will never forget all the joy she brought into our lives......

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Into The Sun!

How lovely winter has gone! Spring has finally arrived in central Pa. I have not updated this blog in awhile because basically there has been nothing other than having acute bronchitis to write about. Winter was long and hard. I was sick for several weeks and still trying to completely recover. Our Easter season had us somewhat busy in the studio. In between coughing and wheezing I was able to get the Easter rabbits , chicks and hens finished and off to new homes. With the temperature warming up we are looking towards the Fourth of July,
summer gnomes and toadstools. New candy has been stocked in the candy counter, old fashioned soda pop is in and believe it or not it's only six months until Halloween sooo we are starting!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Winter Blues...

Oh it's winter here in central Pa. Cold snow and wind, no mistaking it. Well it's market time again. With a very hectic holiday season over we are headed to The Market Square Wholesale Show in about one week. Last year we were surprised with 9 inches of snow on opening day. Yes, it will be cold this time, colder than last year but hopefully no snow. I have been in the studio this past week longer than I would have liked. Are we ready, maybe and maybe not. It's been along couple of months with lots of work. I've been battling some type of sinus crap that just keeps hanging on so I'm crabby and tired which will make for an interesting trip for Guy! We have been working on some new items which I am excited to show at Market Square. For those of you traveling to the show...I hope to see you there! Stamm House in The Gallery...booth 1419

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Goodbye Fall.....Hello Winter?

Ugh...Its coming..Winter. Can't it be Fall all year long? Well sadly we say goodbye to Halloween, the most wonderful holiday of the year, and hello to Christmas. The work pace is trying to speed up here in the Stamm House studio but unfortunately I haven't seemed to have gotten the memo yet! Maybe it's age or maybe it's well age. My brain is saying it's tired. My arthritic hands are saying they hurt and my eyeballs are saying they are strained. I have good intentions of getting up and running but seem to be easily distracted. We have a show coming up on November 28th and 29th in Boyerstown Pa. at the historical society. We better get a move on! November 30th we have late shoppers night here in Mifflinburg. The second week of December we have Mifflinburgs Christkindle Market. On top of all this we have our store open..soooo..I'd better get with it soon! Late nights, pots of coffee and my propane heater,'s a date!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Time Has Passed!

Wow, I didn't realize how much time has passed since I wrote on this blog....It's almost the end of October and we are heading towards Christmas faster than I want to admit. Halloween work has come and almost gone at this point. I just finished sending out the last of Halloween orders this past week. Christmas work is gearing up quick. I am working on an order of 24 Santa head buckets that will be in the mail mid week. There are numerous belsnickles waiting in the wings for their finishing touches of feather tree sprigs and mica snow. The Christmas molds have been pulled and brought to the molding room. Unfortunately we are in the middle of a kitchen renovation so our time to work is pulled every which way right now. Today I realized we have to leave for a show in Boyerstown Pa on Thanksgiving day. I better have some belsnickles finished! Then there's the store...oh my store! My store needs cleaned and decorated. I need about 5 clones of me to get everything done. Well.....good luck with that! So to sum up, as in past years everything here at Stamm House is running about right on schedule....behind, behind, behind!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

And we are rolling!

Good Lord, I haven't  posted since July! What have I been doing all summer? Well I'm not moving as fast as I use too. I think maybe now my age is catching up with me a little bit. A little less energy, a little more napping and a little more procrastinating! Fall is almost here and then comes the Christmas season so we are starting slowly to roll. I have spent the summer working on some new crazy Halloween  pieces. The funny thing is, the first of anything is new and exciting to make. Having to make more than one is boring. The new Halloween pieces are outside my normal working medium of molding reproductions. These new pieces involve working with several mediums to create one item ....not really crazy about that. Old dog, new tricks..NO. Shortly we will be onto Belsnickles and Santa's and all things Christmas, like by next week! Guy had a promotion at work so he is busier than ever which cuts into his time to mold. So we have had a few changes to deal with lately. On top of everything else we are in a major kitchen renovation which may not be done by the holidays and I will be a psycho!Here's a picture of my crazy teapot which pretty much sums up my mood!