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.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hats Sold!!

I sold a Roseburg Hat in Cotton Candy/Licorice to Pamela in UT

I sold a Bottineau Hat in Black/Sterling to Ewa in NY

~All day in pajamas!!

~I made Bahama Mama Bars for the Food Fair, then spent the rest of the day crocheting. I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Black/Sunset Shimmer & a Sedona Hat in RH Fleck Black/Burgundy. I also worked on granny squares, which I have missed!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Thanksgiving snow!

~I went up to the Family Thrift Center at 8:45am. The parking lot was half empty, but it was full & a line out the door at 9am! I was able to get a handbasket,though. I got 3 scarves & 2 hats for the Woolly Tree & a skirt, long-sleeve Tshirt, fabric apple for me. Not bad for $13!

~At Goodwill, I found a long-sleeve & sleeveless cover shirts & a floral sleeveless shirt.

~Back home, I spent the day crocheting. I made a Tulsa(granny square band)Hat in Black/Multicolor & a Bottineau Hat in Black/Teal-Black-Gray.

~Around 3pm, Mike texted that he would be closing, but then Ryan let him go at 4:30pm! Cool!!

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper. We watched The Chronicles of Riddick.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thankful for family, friends & faith!

~After vacumming & sweeping, I made a batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies for the Food Fair. There was one extra over 4 dozen, so Mike & I shard it. I used the rest of the can of pumpkin to make Smeer.

~Mike put plastic film over the door & window in the utility room. Hopefully it will make a difference in that room & the kitchen being so much colder than the rest of the house.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Paua Shell/Turquoise & a Neckwarmer in CSS Blue Mint/vintage wool Turquoise with Black faceted buttons.

~We had Ben & Jerry's icecream for supper!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,the hills the fruit of righteousness. Psalm 72:3

Embudo Hills

~Mike came to work with me early to help with the newsletter. He then took my Jeep to get the emissions tested. He's a sweetie!

~I printed,folded & stuffed bulletins, starting the requests for memorial poinsettias. I also worked on a program to put names on certificates. It seems to have been busier than usual all week & I'm glad the weekend is here!

~I made chocolate brownies & cooked bacon.

~I finished a Roseburg Hat in RHS Brown.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Bundt Cake-I made this recipe for the Food Fair, using Splenda & Hershey's sugar-free chocolate chips. It made 6 mini bundts & 8 petite loafs.

~The leaves on the Black Mulberry in the front yard are falling like snowflakes. They should be all gone in a few days!

~I got the newsletter printed out, but had to wait on a few things & ended up having to reprint 2 pages. I also worked on bulletins & PoP.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Candy Apple/Dazzleaire Gray.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Skullcap in White/Blue to Randy in GA

~Since I have Thanksgiving off, I am going into work today since bulletins & the newsletter still need to get done.

~Worked like it was Tuesday. Editted bulletins & the newsletter. Worked on templets for SMT certificates.

~Tonight was supposed to be "Date Nite", since Thursday is Thanksgiving. Mike texted he has to close the store. I made him coffee & a PB/AB wrap, iced some chocolate brownies & took them down to Napa.

~I made a Roseburg hat in RHS Medium Purple.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Safety Rules Rule!

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~I attended 10:30am mass & helped with coffee hour afterwards.

~After changing clothes, I went to Dollar Tree & Big Lots.

~I made 2 more Lip Balm keyrings, using the last of the metal parts.

~I attended 4:30pm service, singing a duet for communion with Lauren L. "In Christ Alone". Everybody like the Pumpkin Sauasage Stew. I have 3 bowls leftover, so I froze them for suppers.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Vermilion/Dark Plum sold to Nancy in CA

~I did a load of sheets/towels.

~I made Orange Craisin Coconuttys.

~I spent the rest of the afternoon crocheting. I made a Roseburg Hat in Black/Dark Red, 3 more Button Trees in Hunter Green & a Wenatchee Hat in Buff/Orange Jujubes.

~I attended music practice.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Aran Fleck/Mid Brown sold to Ryan in VA

Roseburg Hat in Black/Pink special-order sold to Rebecca in NC(repeat customer)

~I plan to spend the day at home catching up on chores. I am doing the laundry this week since Mike didn't have any days off, and started it after breakfast.

~I made Swedish Ginger Cookies using a 24-count tartlet pan(they are more squares with round bottoms-noted on recipe to use 1/2-Tbsp of dough), a 12-count tree-shape mold(again,need to use less dough). I browned the sausage for soup, but realized I had no 1/2 & 1/2,so I went out around noon.

~At Goodwill, I got a Tshirt & angel ornament. At Family Thrift Center, I got a skirt & a platter(1/2 price). At Albertson's, I got Cokes(4 for $9), flatbreads & 1/2 & 1/2.

~Back home, I finished the soup.

~I finished a Garland of Blossom scarf in Light Sage/Multicolor, added a beige flower pin to the Caron Rhapsody Cranberry Mist Roseburg hat, added Dark Antique Rose stripes & flower pin to the Taupe Tweed Sedona Hat & made a Sedona Hat in CSS Embroidery Print. I also made the last 4 Lip Balm keychains. I may or may not make more depending on what I find of different lip balms over the next few weeks.

~Mike closed the store.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Neckwarmers & Hats sold!


Blue Mist
Neckwarmers sold to Paula in OH

Ivory/Antique Rose/Oakmoss

Cocoa/Berry Cobbler

Charcoal/Dark Blush
Roseburg Hats sold to Rebecca in NC
~Work consisted of edit/print/fold/insert Sunday bulletins, help hand out 25 bags & 25 hams at the Food Pantry for Thanksgiving(had to turn away 15 people). I also worked on the newsletter.
~I dropped off Peanut Butter Cup Blondies for the Napa Boys.
~Date Nite:After warmup, we were put into 4 groups of 4,by mixed skill level,and did different shooting drills. My group was a close third place with Mike group coming in first. It was a fun night!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Flower Pins Sold!!

Flower pins in Dark Plum, Dusty Lime & Lilac sold to Keallie in VA. She bought hats from me a few weeks ago & wanted more pins to mix & match!

~Napa Boy Ryan & his wife had a baby on Monday, so Mike will be working today & tomorrow. No weekend for him!

~Worked on ingredient lists, helped Ms. Edla set up the Woolly Tree, worked on the December newsletter. After work, I rotated the items on the White Elephant sale table.

~I made a Roseburg hat in Caron Rhapsody Cranberry Mist.

~Mike closed the store.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Flapper Beanie in Canyon Earth/Fossil sold to Erin in MO

Durango Hat in Red Heather alpaca blend sold to Amanda in VA

~I cut the Peanut Butter Cup blondies this morning. They are sweet enough,so I made a note on my recipe that if chips or something else sweet is added, the brown suger/white sugar amounts can be reduced.

~Normal Tuesday editing bulletins. Lots of visitors,trying to get things done before Thanksgiving travel. Four cakes turned in for the Food Fair. Typed up a bunch of ingredient cards.

~I finished a Garalnd of Blossoms scarf in Black/Multicolr & made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Prairie with a burgandy wine rose pin.

~Vestry meeting was only 35 minutes!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Kalispell Hat in Black/Bobby Sox ribbon sold to Jennifer in VA(repeat customer)

~I helped Chuck load 25 bags at the Food Pantry. We are giving out 5-lb hams this week for Thanksgiving.

~At Goodwill, I got a floral polo shirt for me.

~At downtown Big Lots, I found Reeses Peanut Butter cups in pumpkin shape,75% off, which made them 12cents each(regular 50cents). I bought the whole case, as well as orange cookies.

~At Savers, I got a pretty floral skirt.

~Back home, I cut up 5 Reeses pumpkins and added them to the Peanut Butter blondies I made.
~I finished a Roseburg hat in Black, adding a flower pin in Watermelon. I then used the Watermelon on a Kalispell hat, adding a big rose pin in vintage sparkly silver yarn.

~Mike closed the store.

~I made 3 more Lip Balm keychains.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Sedona in Aqua/Mocha

Sedona in Almond/Homespun Biscotti

Timberon in Granite/Travertine

Girly in Thundering Clouds/Golden Moon

Bottineau in Crimson/Autumn Sunset
Above hats sold to Silvio in FL
~Mike has the day off!!
~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.
~We went to church a little early to make coffee. We co-ushered, I did the first reading and we both helped with coffee hour and cleanup.
~CCW class was fun!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Scarf Sold!!

Garland of Blossoms scarf in Thyme/Multicolrs sold to Lynne in CA

~I attended the Worship Committee Meeting at 9am,followed by the Acolyte meeting at 10am. Afterwards, I put some items for the raffle on a table in the Parish Hall.

~I attended a Newcomers party at the home of St. Mary's senior warden. I have been at St. Mary's, officially, 1 year/3 months, but it is so much my life, I can hardly remember a time without it!

~Mike & I spent the evening together watching "Iron Man 2". It was not as good as the first one.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Midnight in Painted Desert

Midnight in Painted Desert round ripple throw donated to St. Mary's Food Fair & Festival raffle. Yarn from Ms. Sylvia's estate.

~I had planned on watering the trees, but decided 34 degrees was too cold!

~I made a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cake recipe,using Splenda & sugar-free Hershey's chips. It made 6 mini-bundts & 8 petite loaves. They are for the Food Fair in December.

~I did some banking business,then went to Goodwill where I found Mike a tall swivel bar stool for the garage, a teacup & a country birdhouse. At the Family Thrift Center, I got a skein of yarn & clip clotheshangers.

~I dropped off Chocolate Oatmeal PB cups for the Napa Boys.

~I spent the rest of the afternoon crocheting. I finished the Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Sierra, adding a rose pin in Dark Dusty Rose. I also made 3 Button Tree ornaments in RHS Light Sage. I will have to go online to find proper tree names.

~Mike closed the store.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Roseburg Hat in Maize/Melon/Meadow to Rachel in SC

~Printed/folded/inserted bulletins, designed flyers for the Contemporary service, ordered bulletin covers for the Christmas services. The Food Pantry gave away 21 bags in 10 minutes!

~We went down to the range early to meet Susie for her 2-year recertification.

~Date Nite-After warming up, we did "multi-tasking" drills. Using targets with numbers 1-5 on them, we would be given a number & would have to use 2,3 or 4 shots to add up to the given number. Also, did this drill with a combat reload thrown in either before shooting or after the first shot. It was very interesting!. After the break, we went back to regular timed shooting. I got a 1.75 double-tap at 3 yards. WooHoo!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Be my rock of refuge,to which I can always go; give the command to save me,for you are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71:3

~At Wednesday Coffee Hour, we wrapped most of the English Lemon fruitcakes. I printed out flyers for the Food Fair. I edited bulletins & Prayers of the People.

~Mike got a new truck! It is a red 1988 Bronco II. I told him the red interior makes it look like a "Pimp Daddy" car,LOL! It is in really good shape & has low mileage. We got it tagged,too.

~I made Ginger Pecan Coconuttys & bacon.

~I made more Lip Balm keyrings. They are so much fun! The ones I have made are in kid colors/flavors, but I will make "adult" styles if I can find some for 50cents each,so the price will be the same.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Girly Hat in Red/Black sold to Kris in OK

Girly Hat in Peaceful Leaf/Sassy Peach

Roseburg Hat in Orchid Rose/ Rocky Mountain Sky
Last two hats sold to Keallie in VA.

~Did normal stuff at work along with helping change the altar hanging & started designing flyers for the food fair, but didn't get very far.

~Back home, I made 3 Button Trees in Medium Thyme & a Durango Hat in Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends Fern.

~We sold the Bronco to the young guy who came by & looked at it twice.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Stop Crime!

Not only is it your RIGHT, it is your RESPONSIBILITY!

~I went to Big Lots and got soup, lip balms, plastic baggies & 2 skeins of yarn.

~I helped Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry, called in payroll & changed out the items on the White Elephant/Raffle table.

~I made stops at Dollar Tree(pretzels, white vinegar, dried pineapple/papaya), Walmart(sugar-free chocolate chips) & Michael's(3 skeins of Homespun yarn).

~Back home, I made chocolate brownies, sorted mushrooms/olives & cut up the dried pineapple/papaya.

~I designed/made 8 Lip Balm Key Rings, matching multicolor yarns to the color of the caps. They are adorable!!

~Mike closed the store. The young guy who looked at the Bronco last night came back with his step-father.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Dark Chocolate Mint Coconuttys

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I went up to church a little early. I bought a jar of Vicki's Cherry jam for a Christmas present.

~I attended 10:30am mass & helped with cleanup after coffee hour.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in unknown fuzzy Red-Wine-Brown/Brown. I plan to add a big brown button to the side.

~I went up to church early so Mark could show me how to do the Contemporary order of service in Power Point. I made coffee & Mike attended the 4:30pm service with me.

~We had a guy come by to look at the Bronco. He seemed very interested!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hats Sold!

Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Baroque/Pewter sold to Jeanie in CA

Sedona in Charcoal Tweed/Mustard

Sedona in Fiesta Coffee/Teal Green

Sedona in Light Plum Tweed/Electric Blue

Wenatchee in Purple Potion/Pensieve Pearls
The last four hats sold to L in NY,repeat customer.
~I attended Daughters of the King, where the officers were sworn in. I am Vice-President.
~Back home, I made Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut bars, which I plan to cut into 8 pieces for the Food Fair. Well, one piece will have to be sampled,LOL.
~I made a Sedona Hat in Redwood Forest & a Crunch Hat in Lime/Pink.
~I attended music practice.
~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese sandwich for supper.
~We watched "Robin Hood". It was good!

Post for Friday-Hats sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Tweed Night Sky/Shale sold to Thad in IN
Cheyenne Hat in Fuzzy Toast/Sundried Tomato sold to Lynda in CA
Scroogey Hat in Red sold to Marion in GA

Flapper Beanie in Copper Glow/Rocky Top sold to Monica in IA

~I went to Vicki's house at 9am to help with the English Lemon fruitcakes for the St. Mary's Food Fair & Festival in DEcember. Two others heped & one other picked up 12 oaves to bake at her home.

~At Goodwill, I got a 6-count large muffin pan.

~Back home, I turned half a pan of already-made brownies into S'more brownies. These always get rave reviews from the Napa Boys!

~I spent the rest of the afternoon making hats. Cheyenne Hat in unknown thin fuzzy off-white & unknown medium brown heather, held together to make a tweed hat & Sedona Hat in Pacific Norwest/Cafe.
~Mike closed the store.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scarf Sold!!

I sold a Garland of Blossoms scarf in Black/Multi to April in GA

~At work, I got all the bulletins done by 11:30am. I attened the St. Elizabeth's Guild meeting at 1pm.

~Date Nite: Concentrated on getting our arms locked out.