Friday, December 31, 2010

May grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Psalm 72:16

Sangre de Cristo Mountains

~It is so cold!! I stayed home to make Peanut Butter Oatmeal blondies with chocolate chips before heading out.

~I went to Albertsons(Lomas)to look for flatbreads, but all they had was sundried tomato. I did pick up Vanilla Coke Zero, 3 for $9.99, ice cream & soup. I went to Goodwill & Family Thrift Center, but didn't find anything. Before heading home, I checked Albertson(Commanche)& they didn't even have the rack for flatbreads!

~Back home, I made a Boa Scarf in CSS Mango/Caron Feathers Peacock & a Flapper Beanie in RHS Cafe/unknown Wine.

~Mike got off work at 4:30pm. We had burgers & watched Chronicles of Narnia-Prince Caspian.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hats & Scarf Sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Galaxy Depths/Neptune

Girly Hat in Orchid/Lily/Fern
Both hats above sold to Sarah in KY(repeat customer)

Roseburg Hat in Dark Navy/Barn Red sold to Janice in CO

Boa Scarf in Baby Beet/Stainless Steel sold to Deidre in NJ

~Fr. Jim & Ms Jeannine came in around 9:45am to do bulletin edits. It started snowing around 10:30am. I got all my bulletins done & started on next weeks. Slow afternoon.
~We got a new TV system installed. I don't know what we had before or what we have now. Mike takes care of all that. I just want the the TV to work when I push "On", LOL.
~Date Nite-Only 7 shooters. We did the APD qualifying drill. I made 78 first time & 80 second time(80 is passing). I had a weird class-3 malfunction that Mike had to use his knife to fix!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pepper is for food...

...not for primary protection. I do carry mine, along with my cell phone & knife, in places a CCW in not allowed. This may occur 4-5 times a year.

~Mike drove me to work & stayed to help me with the newsletter. Fr. jim alos came in just long enough for mass & to check his email. We also went over the bulletins & PoP. I mailed bills & started cleaning out last-years catalogs.

~Back home, I swept the floors & dusted.

~I started a Diamond prayer Shawl in RHS Fiesta Country Blue, the yarn I picked up from the PSM closet at the church.

~We had pizza & watched Chronicles of Narnia. It is in our Top 10 favorite movies!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Modern Flapper Hat "Muriel" in Limolicious/Lipstick

Timberon Hat in Hot Red/Jujubes
Above hats sold to Chrisie in TX

~Fr. Jim has taken the week off, so it's up to me to keep things going! I worked on bulletins, PoP & got the newsletter printed & stapled. Not too bad!

~I dropped off Chocolate Zuchinni Bread(made by Vicki) for the Napa Boys.

~I made a Sedona hat in RHS Aran Fleck/unknown Turquoise Blue.

~Mike closed the store.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hat & Scarf Sold!!

Durango Hat in Aran Fleck sold to Cheryl in WA

Boa Scarf in Raspberry Truffle sold to Anita in MA

~I went up to the Family Thrift Center about 10 minutes before opening time,surprised that it was not full. It did fill up later,though. I found a skirt, denim blazer, 3 t-shirts, a hat & scarf for the Woolly Tree box, Christmas cards for next year & an angel banner, all for under $20. I got flatbreads at Albertsons & went to 3 stores looking for RHS Dark Sage & didn't find any! I went ahead & got a skein of RHS Painted Desert to finish the lap blanket. At Michael's I got 4 skeins of under $2.50 Homespun & one at under $4 for a special-order hat.

~Back home, I made a pan of fudge brownies.

~I made a Roseburg hat in Pale Pink/Black & finished off the Painted Desert lap blanket.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Cheyenne hat in Paua Shell/Poseidon Blue sold to Sarah in KY

Modern flapper hat in Pewter/Cuprite sold to Julie in TN

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. We also got gas there for the Bronco, 10 cents cheaper per gallon using our rewards.

~I made a fruit salad for Coffee Hour using some of the fruit from the basket Mr. Sam & Mary gave me & the cashews from the tray Fr. Jim & Jeannine gave us.

~I attended/ushered at 10:30am service & helped with Coffee Hour afterwards. Everybody like the fruit salad.

~Back home, I cooked bacon & read the funnies.

~I made a Bottineau Hat in Pumpkin/Black fun fur.

~We attended 4:30pm service.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to all my friends & family

~Mike & I attended the 10:00 A.M. Deacons Mass where I had my first go at Acolyte. I was also the Crucifer(carrier of the cross), which I wasn't trained at. I walked too fast & didn't know how the holder worked! Other than that, I did okay.

~We spent the day just lounging around. I made a Sedona Hat in one strand each RH Symphony Juniper & fingering weight Black. I added a band in Black wool, along with a flower pin. I alos finished a Garland of Blossoms scarf in Hunter Green/Multicolor.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve!

December 19-Hanging of the Greens
Creche awaiting the placement of the nativity

~I opened the box sent by Mom from KY. Lots of cool things!

~I went to the Family Thrift Center, finding 2 shirts, one I paid for & put on even before leaving the store! I stopped by Napa to see Mike. He thought he was going to work only til 2pm, but texted me he worked until 4pm.

~I swept the floor, worked on the Painted Desert granny lap blanket & took a nap.

~Mike & I went up to the church early to help with any last-minute things before the service started at 5pm. I ended up helping as "music director" for the organist/pianist & leading the service music. The Contemporary Worship Group sang "Angels we have heard on high". We got applause! It was a wonderful evening.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Scarf sold!!

Garland of Blossoms scarf in Light Sage/Multicolor sold to Jill in CA

~Mike came in around 10am to help fold the Christmas Eve bulletins. I was doing edits on the regular Sunday bulletins & the newsletter. The Hunter's gave us a big platter with holly,berrys & a cardinal with "Home Sweet Home" on it. I love it! They liked their gifts too. I got the Sunday bulletins printed/folded/stuffed & the Contemporay music folders alphabetized. I'm doing the first reading on Christmas Eve 5pm service. All the work is done, so now just to enjoy my weekend.

~Date Nite-After warmup, shooting in the dark with flashlights. I dislike these drills the most, but am pretty good at it. We ended the night with timed shooting at 3 yards. First shots under 1.7 with the last drill being rapid-fire 5 shots. First shot 1.41 seconds. I have gotten over the mental hurdle of thinking I can only go at one speed. In the past month, I have gotten consistantly under2 seconds on first shot.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

May he rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. Psalm 72:8

River near Taos, NM

~Only one bill to mail, but TONS of work on bulletins. Ms. Jeannine came in for edits to 2 bulletins and one bulletins we just made edits to on the computer while she was there. Christmas Day bulletin was no problem, with only one sheet & one insert. I got those 20 done in no time. Christmas Eve,2 services,each with 2 sheets, printed seperately with the fancy preprinted covers, then 3 inserts for both for a total of 155. Also did edits on Sunday the 26th bulletin, PoP & rough draft of the January newsletter. My head feels like it's going to EXPLODE!!!

~Mocha, pizza, beer & crocheting went a long way towards calming me done,LOL.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Special-order Durango hat in Grey Heather sold to Lauren from church.

Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Wildfire/Bronco sold to Silvia in FL(repeat customer)

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, with 2 printed out & ready for editting. I also worked on the newsletter & got stuff printed out for tonight's Vestry meeting.

~I dropped off Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Chips for the Napa Boys.

~We attended Vestry meeting.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Food Fair & Festival

Tables of goodies!

~After stopping at Big Lots, I helped Chuck load 19 bags at the Food pantry & called in payroll.

~I went to Albertson's(flatbreads, cocoa & sf sweeteners), Goodwill(nothing), Family Thrift Center(nothing), Michael's(50%-off coupon for Caron Pounder in Black) & Hobby Lobby(40%- off coupon on RHS painted Desert).

~Back home, I did a load of laundry, baked Bahama Mama bars & made Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Chips for the Napa Boys.

~I finished a Cheyenne hat in LB Homespun "Earth".

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Sedona hat in Waterlily/Cream sold to Chantel in MD

Sedona hat in Jet Green/Sweatshirt Gray sold to Jimmy in NY

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. We'll see how the Carbmaster "Carrot Cake" yogurt tastes!

~I made "Texas by way of Kentucky Chili" soup for Coffee hour. I attended 9:30am Advent Lessons & Carols(read Lesson #5), helped with Coffee Hour & took pictures of Hanging of the Greens.

~I made Kielbasa Asparagus Cheddar casserole for 3rd Sunday Potluck & attended 4:30pm service. I gave everyone Button Tree ornaments.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


God-given rights:use them or lose them

~I made my Spinach Alfredo Meatballs for the party tonight. They are better if heated, cooled down, refrigerated, then reheated.

~I attended the Parish Planning Meeting & Acolyte training. I will have my first acolyte experience on Christmas morning mass!

~I have been working on & off on a Tweed Tassel Scarf in Orange wool. I finally got it done & all the fringes frayed out.

~I went to music practice. We are doing all Christmas carols tomorrow!

~We attended the "Date Nite/Choir Practice" Christmas party at the instructors house. Lots of good food & camaraderie. The spincah meatballs & Chocolate Iced brownies were liked!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lap Blanket

Stained Glass Granny Square lap blanket for the VA hospital.

~Just a light dusting of snow in the back yard this morning.

~I made a batch of Oatmeal Blondies,which turned out to be crunchy granola bars instead. They are still good.

~I took the toys I had purchased in the previous weeks down to Bibles Plus, a collection site for Wings for Life. I asked about donating my crochet toys, the clerk didn't know & suggested I call the radio station .They said yes. I donated 22 Turtles & Octopi.

~I went to Walmart(peanut butter packets & pointy-tip cotton swaps), Dollar Tree(Santa platter, peanuts), Family Thrift Center(nothing) & Goodwill(plaid throw & pig ornament).

~I swept the floor then spent the rest of the afternoon crocheting. I finished a roseburg Hat in RHS Ranch Red/Bright Rust. I also made 2 Stained Glass Granny squares & a Tie Dye Beanie in retro LoveKnit Red Ombre.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

May he be like rain falling on a mown field,like showers watering the earth.Psalm 72:6

Valerie Graves "Rain on Horses"

~Little did I know that when I posted this Psalm & painting that it would be raining all day! Looks like KY.

~At work, I printed out Advent Lessons & Carols bulletin, only having to insert the poinsettia donation slips. I also had to redo the stewardship postcards. We gave away 19 bags at the Food Pantry.

~Date Nite: 1.46 at 3yds,fastest time ever!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Wool Coat/Canyon Earth sold to Mary in GA

~Norm brought me 2 chocolate chip muffins! I gave him a box of sugar-free apple cider drink mixes. I mailed bills, enjoyed fellowship with the 10amer's. We totalled everything from the Food Fair & everyone was pleased. After lunch, I printed out stewardship postcards & worked on the january newsletter.

~I made a scarf for Debbie in some yarn she sent me, Moda Dea Curious in Ivory.

~We had pizza for supper.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hat & Neckwarmer sold!

Cheyenne hat in Potter's Rock/Ivory Tower.

Neckwarmer in Carnelian/Black.
Both items sold to Karel in WA.

~At the office, I worked on bulletins for Advent Lessons & Carols(finally found 9 people to read!) and the bulletins for the 3 Christmas services. I also designed some stewardship postcards.
~I mailed an envelope & dropped off Scotcheroos to the Napa Boys.
~At home, I made bacon & a pan of chocolate brownies. The house smells AWESOME!!
~I made a special-order Durango Hat in RHS Grey Heather with 7 Black buttons in different shapes & sizes.

Too busy to post!

Friday-helped with setup for the Food Fair-also set up my crochet table.

Saturday-Food Dair-did great with the sales & my table.

Sunday-Mike had the day off. We attended 10:30am service together then helped at CCW class in the afternoon.

Monday-Helped Chuck load bags at the Food pantry & Ms. Edla with the Woolly Tree items.

Friday, December 10, 2010

One size does not fit all!

There is a "perfect" handgun out there for everyone! I would suggest trying some out at the gun range before making any purchases. That's how I found my Kahr K40!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Tie Dye Hat in Tropical Smoke to Misty in MD

~It took forever to get the bulletins done!There were 2 extra inserts along with the regular inserts. I almost forgot to type the gospel into the Contemporary Service program!

~Date Nite: We did controlled shooting with no time limits to get the most-perfect shots we could. My groups were the smallest,but accuracy has never been my problem.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas "Memory" Tree

~I went in a little early to the office to finish decorating the garlands in the conference room with cutout card hearts. I worked on bulletins, a special Stephen Ministry commissioning bulletin, poinsettia list & ingredients for the Food Fair.

~I took Mike out on a "date" for burgers. He has been working on my computer all day.

~I made a Sedona Hat RHS Ranch Red/unknown fluffy Lipstick.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day

~I hung our flag before leaving for work.

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, PoP, ingredient lists & lots of other little things. Norm brought me a muffin & a Christmas ornament pin! After lucnh, Chris came from the printer company to show me how to do the Christmas bulletins. I wrote everything down this time! I had problems with my computer all day.

~I dropped off S'more brownies for the Napa Boys.

~I swept the floor & made a Neckwarmer in LB WoolEase Chunky Spice.

~Mike got off at his normal time. I made him a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Neckwarmer Sold!!

Neckwarmer in Turquoise/Black sold to Jill in MN

~At Big Lots, I got a few more things for the Food Pantry & 2 boxes of truffles(for gifting, I swear!).

~I helped Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry, called in payroll & helped with wrapping goodies for the Food Fair & Festival.

~At Goodwill, I found a skirt & a plate. At the Family Thrift Center, I got a small picture.

~Back home, I glued together wood clothespins to make stars. I tried shoe polish for "stain", but it stank too bad. Will have to come up with Plan B.

~I made a Scarflette in CSS Orchid/unknown confetti Tart Sweeties. I has 2 balls of the Tart Sweeties,so I made a Confetti Hat wit the second ball, holding it together with unknown Cream. It looks like vanilla Funfetti icing!

~We had pizza for supper.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hats & Scarf Sold!!

Kalispell Hat in Santa Fe Brown/Wildfire

Kalispell Hat in Dandelion/Amber Rose
Both hats above sold to Angie in CA

Cheyenne Hat in Prairie Wildflower/Poppy Mallow

Roseburg Hat in Black Magic/Red Velvet
Above 2 hats sold to Andrew in KS(repeat customer)

Boa Scarf in Tutti Frutti/Egg Creme sold to Gloria in TX

~Great day for sales!!
~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.
~I went up to church early to sell raffle tickets. At the 10:30 service, I ushered with Jim & then had Betty to help with coffee hour.
~I went to Albertsons for flatbreads & caramel syrup & got groceries to donate to the Food Pantry.
~Back home, I finished a Boa Scarf in RHS Lipstick/RHS Black.
~Mike met me at the Parish Hall for Contemporary Service. We then helped the Brothers of the Hood bring out tables & put away some chairs for the Food Fair.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Kahr K9+2 hours of training per week=security & freedom

~I made Spinach Dressed Eggs for the DoK potluck, but it turned out not to be until January! After the meeting, I dropped the eggs off for the Napa boys.

~Back home, I did a load of laundry, made bacon & made a batch of Scotcheroos.

~I made a Sedona Hat in TLCE Prairie.

Friday, December 3, 2010

May he endure as long as the sun,as long as the moon, through all generations. Psalm 72:5

~Mike got the Christmas tree down from the attic for me. Will post a picture soon!!
~I went to Dollar Tree(more stuff for Wings for Life), Goodwill(nothing) & Family Thrift Center(bracelet).
~Back home, I did a load of laundry, swept the floors & decorated the tree. It's pretty!
~I cut out more hearts for the office.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Lavender/Enchanted Evening sold to Dennis in NC

Durango Hat in Pearl Mist sold to Mona in IL

Tie Dye Beanie in Rodeo

Roseburg Hat in Shamrock/Fair Maiden
Last two hats sold to Andrew in KS(repeat customer)

~I went to work about 1/2 an hour early to look through the garland box Anne Meyer brought up. It has 2 garlands, one garland with lights & 3 wreaths. I put the garland with the lights around my office window, twice, & hung the cutout card hearts on it. It's cute! I hung the other 2 garlands around the conference room windows.
~I got the bulletins done in time to attend the St. Elizabeth's Guild Christmas potluck. Mike came,too! I went back to the office when the "program" started.
~Date Nite:After warmups, we did different reloading drills. Not bad, but I an inconsistant. I did get a 1.65 at the 3-yd line!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scarf sold!!

I sold an Artisan Scarf in Pink Passion to Jennifer in WI

~Mike went in at 8am to get the license plate for his Bronco II.

~At the office,I worked on bulletins & PoP. I tried to remember how I printed out the Christmas bulletins last year, but couldn't figure it out. I called the printer company to have someone come out & show me next week.

~I needed something sweet for the potluck tomorrow & I didn't feel like baking. I got some chocolate & hazelnut truffles at Big Lots. They are AWESOME!!

~I made a Flapper Beanie in RHS Black/Fiesta Millennium.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hat & Neckwarmers sold!!

Flapper Beanie in Sand/Macaroon sold to Lorna in FL

Neckwarmer in Fiddlehead Fern/Crabapple

Neckwarmer in Golden Hazlenut

Waffle Scarf in Almond Chip/Haberno Chile
The above scarves sold to Ewa in NY

~Busy day at work. Along with working on bulletins for next Sunday, I started work on Advent Lessons & Carols for the 19th.
~I dropped off Peanut Butter Cup Blondies for the Napa Boys.
~Mike got off at 4pm since he worked through lunch.
~I made a Neckwarmer in LBWEC Wheat.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rainbow Granny Square lap blanket

Rainbow Granny Square Lap Blanket-I started with my "purple" bag of yarn & made a 5-round square from each color, joining as I went. I then did the "blues" bag & "greens" bag. Edged in Black. Donated to the VA Hospital by St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry.

~At Big Lots, I picked up 4 kid's games for the Wings for L.I.F.E. drive.

~I helped Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry, then helped the ladies sort & price White Elephant items. We also put up a permanent display of raffle items in the parish hall. We weren't done until noon, so I went home instead of to thrift stores.

~I swept the floors & did a load of laundry.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in Brown/Cream tweed yarn from Big Lots. It is more of a DK weight, so it is a smaller preteen size. Next time, I will hold 2 strands together.

~Mike got off at 4:30pm! I love having him home early!!

~I made flower centers for a Garland of Blossoms scarf in RHS Lipstick.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Common Sense

Apply it equally

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~Mike forgot his lunch, so I dropped it off at Napa before going to church. I helped with ushering & coffee hour.

~Back home, I made a batch of Dirty Rice, some for a potluck on Thursday & some for adding to soup.

~I made a Roseburg Hat in RHS Claret/unknown Camel tan.

~We attended 4:30pm service.