growing pains continue with this site, but it is getting kind of fun, once the initial "where did I leave that sledgehammer" frustration passes. A great big shout out to the one & only Signgirl, and Mr. Bentbranch1 for all their invaluable advice, insights and gentle nudges along the way. I'd be sunk if it weren't for you!
Although I am not soapmaking today, there is a new pic of an old batch on the home page. The picture sadly cannot do justice to the awesome scent of fresh soap here in the house. I used to just leave the bars stacked on shelves, but have learned from another soapmaker that it is better to store the cured soaps in plastic bags (I use 2 gallon size bags) such that the scent does not dissipate. Such common sense, yet it escaped me. Now they all smell just as good as the day they were made! Thanks Judy!
And you will see a picture of Jessie, new to the home page. Jessie came to me from California as a 5 yr old, fully trained, add water and go, working sheep dog. I think it is absolutely safe to say that Jessie changed my life. She taught me so many life lessons without ever saying a word. I lost her to bone cancer on August 8th, 2008, and I will never ever stop missing her. But life goes on, and Bounce has taken up the torch. She has big pawprints to fill.