Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A Busy Morning
Before there were blown glass ornaments, there were beeswax ornaments for Christmas. I have heard that the German Gingerbread molds were used since in gingerbread was made with honey, there was often beeswax in the bakers possession and what better way to show of the fancy carved molds after the baking was done. For years I have been making wax ornaments and dipping candles to chase away the dark on long winter nights. There are also a few pairs of Bayberry candles hanging up. I don't have a lot of the pure bayberry wax, so I only make a few pairs a year, to be burned on New Years Eve, to welcome in the new year and hope for a prosperous new year ! When the kitchen is cold as it has been this past week, its perfect for soap making and for candle dipping. The wax hardens fast and the soap sets up just a bit faster. Even with the cold weather, there are blessings !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...