Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Punkin Baby is so proud of his first tooth!

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I went up to church early to set up the Prayer Shawl table for the Ministry Fair, but Anne Malmstrom had already done it. I enjoyed fellowship with the 8am people.

~I ushered,along with Jim,& also had to change the hymn numbers on the wood board up front. I enjoyed pancakes & quiche, donations collected for ABQ Christian childrens home. I helped cleanup afterwards.

~We attended 4:30pm service.

~I changed into my Lady Deschain costume & went to the Mallorys to help with the haunted garage. With the black lights, the cream tablecloth I threw over my costume was glowing an eerie blue, so I became a ghost. I was positioned just inside the exit, standing very still. People weren't sure if I was real or not. I waited until they just passed before moving forward & saying "Don't make me come after you!". They freaked!! It was a great night.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hats & Scarves Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Autumn Spice/Peppercorn sold to Anthony in PA

Boa Scarf in Treasure Chest sold to Katie in CA

Cheyenne Hat in Lady Sings the Blues/Turquoise Teal

Scroogey Scarf in Harvest Gold

Scroogey Hat in Black
The last three items sold to Judy in NH.
~How wonderful to drink tea, crochet, watch TV in your PJ's til noon!

~I finally got dressed to take shotgun shells(accessories to a costume)down to Napa.
~I used a ball of Patons Divine in Richest Rose & some brown to make a Boa Scarf & a Neckwarmer with a rose pin. I like to Think of the color scheme as Raspberry Cocoa!
~I went to the Mallory's for Pumpkin Carving at 5pm, Mike came after work. Carved my pumpkin, ate, enjoyed music & came home at 7pm.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Sedona Hat in Sheepskin/Cornflower to Jennifer in VA.

~I went to the Family Thrift Center specifically to find a pair of shoes to wear with my grey slacks for acolyting. They need to be simple, black & rubber-soled to make no noise in the church. I went through the shoes & didn't find anything! So I went to the pants to see if I could find brown/tan ones to wear. Nothing! I went back to the shoes & found a pair that I thought might work, so I wore them around the store for about 15 minutes. They will work! I'm so used to wearing work boots, western boots & sandals, I have a hard time seeing anything else. So,now I have an outfit that is "proper",LOL.

~I also went to Goodwill. I didn't buy anything,but got a kick out of the four young servicemen,in their fatigues,looking for "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" for a party. At Big Lots, I got soup.

~Back home, I made Pumpkin Sausage Stew. It is normally soup, but I added 2 cans of pumpkin instead of the one the recipe called for. If it needs more liquid, I will add it when I reheat it tomorrow. I also added cream cheese icing to Pumkin Bran muffins, sprinkled them with Halloween chips & took them down to the Napa boys.

~Back home, again, I did a load of laundry Mike didn't get to yesterday.

~I made a Sedona Hat in RH Hokey Pokey Charcoal/RH Soft Harvest Gold.

~Mike closed the store.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Strong Women

Your personal safety is up to you-not the police, your father/boyfriend/husband/brother, surely not the president. Get training,be strong!

~I mistakenly called in the wrong hours for our organist on Monday & had to call the treasurer in to write her a check for the balance. Ms Jeannine will be coming in from now on to do bulletin edits. I got them folded/printed/stuffed. During a Stewardship meeting, a guy that has been coming around alot for the past 2 weeks(he lives in a group home for mentally challenged people) got beligerant & told Fr. Jim he was going to throw himself in front of a car! We had to call the police & EMT to have him removed. Sad. 18 bags were given away at the Food Pantry.
~Date Nite-shot the Ruger SP 101 for the first half of the night. It took a little while, but I did pretty good. I switched back to my Kahr K9 for the rest of the evening. I drew from the cover of my blazer, but still found the shoulders too tight to get a good draw. Will have to wear my vest for shooting practice from now on.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Durango Hat in Dark Navy sold to Katie in CO

~At work, I did a few edits to the newsletter and got them printed out & stapled together. I also worked on PoP & mailed out bills & letters. I put new items on the Narthex table for White Elephant/Raffle.

~Mike picked me up at work & we stopped off for stamps on the way home.

~Special vestry meeting-no yelling,no walking out of mambers. Problems resolved.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Girly Hat in Ivory Shell/Aruba Blue sold to Kayla in WI

~Frost on the pumpkins!

~At the office, I worked on bulletins & the newsletter. I had a copy ready for editing by the time I left at 3pm. I also worked on the November bulletin board calender.

~I made a Roseburg Hat in Caron Rhapsody Charcoal/RH Soft Dark Blush. I also worked on the Pained Desert granny lap blanket.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hats & Scarf Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Rio Grande Mud/Desert Carnation sold to L in NY
Cheyenne Hat in Treasure Chest/Black Pearl sold to Kelly in IL

Cheyenne Hat in Lagoon/Blackberry sold to Amanda in TN

Cheyenne Hat in Black/Oxford Grey sold to L in NY

Scroogey Scarf in Black sold to Trish in TX

~I went up to the office to call in payroll before my dr. appointment. After I explained to the dr. that my lead levels were normal, he explained that most lead testing is done on children so the lab just automatically put me in as a child. All the other bloodwork was good. He said that whatever I was doing, keep on doing it!
~At Goodwill, I got a tan canvas jacket. At Big Lots,I got a bag of Halloween candy.
~Back home, I started packaging up the hats & scarf I sold this morning & had to go back out for Tyvec envelopes. While out, I fueled up the Jeep.
~Back home, again, I made peanut butter cookies & swept the floors.
~I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Baroque with a Gray wool flower pin & added the last blossoms to the black scarf.
~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day off!

Lady DeShane

~Mike took a day off!! After getting groceries at Walmart & Smith's, he took pictures of my Halloween costume "Western Steampunk". It looks AWESOME!!
~We attended 10:30am service,where Jack asked me to do the first reading. I was extremely nervous, but was later told by several people how well I did. We also took up the elements & helped with cleanup after coffee hour.
~We helped out at CCW class.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Burnt Orange/Buff Tan sold to Jason in TX(repeat customer)

Special-order Cheyenne Hat in Grey Heather/Black/Claret sold to Nicole in NY(repeat customer)

~I am drinking St. Dalfour Organic Peppermint tea hot this morning. It has a more intense peppermint taste than Bigelow Plantation Mint, which used to be my favorite. It is at our local Big Lots,a 25-count box for $2.00. They have other flavors which I haven't tried. You may want to check it out if you love tea as much as I do!

~I made a pan of chocolate brownies.

~I made a Sedona Hat in RH Fiesta Coffee with stripe & flower pin in unknown Teal green.

~I attended music practice.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hat & Scarf Sold!!

Garland of Blossom scarf in Black/Multicolor sold to Shelly in TN. She bought one a few weeks ago as a gift,but loved it so much, she wanted one for herself!

Roseburg Hat in Ivory/Plumberry/Avocado sold to D'Arcyin NY. This is her 3rd hat this month!

~With all the rain, no need to water trees this morning.
~I went to Family Thrift Center(shirt for Mike), Albertson's(Vanilla Coke Zero-3 for $9), Goodwill(glass baking dish), JoAnns(yarn for a special-order project), Savers(the boots I saw last week weren't there!), Thrifttown(nothing) and finally dropping off Chocolate Oatmeal PB chip cookies for the Napa boys.
~Back home, I made bacon & swept the floor.
~I made a special-order Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Black with a RHS Grey Heather rose pin. I also added an unknown Turquoise Teal rose pin to a Cheyenne Hat I made a few days ago in unknown Lady Sings the Blues.
~Mike closed the store because one of the new counter guys quit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

~Fr. Jim & the rest of the crew(deacon,sr & jr wardens, 2 delegates) are at the Convention. Ms. Jeannine came in & helped me with the edits on the bulletins. I got them all printed/folded/inserted. I put new items on the White Elephant/Raffle table in the Narthex.

~Date Nite-I could tell it was going to be a good night because warmup went so well,fast & accurate. We did timed drills at 3, 5, 7 & 10 yards. First shot at 3 yards 1.7!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Metal napkin holder

~Mike drove me to work.

~Everybody loved the Painted Desert round ripple throw. It will raffled off at the Food Fair & Bazaar in December. I worked on bulletins, PoP, mailed bills, typed up a few things for the newsletter. Vicki gave me 3 containers of candied pineappleto cut up for English Lemon fruitcakes, which we will bake at her house on November 5.

~I finished the Stained Glass lap blanket & made a Sedona Hat in vintage Caron multicolor Country Style.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scarves & Hat Sold!

Cheyenne Hat in Baroque/Sterling sold to Nicole in NY(repeat customer)
Garland of Blossoms scarf in Zen Garden/Multicolors sold to Louis in TX
Special-order Garland of Blossoms scarf in Auburn University War Eagle colors sold to Joan in AL

~Normal Tuesday at work. Worked on bulletins, printed all all the information for the Vestry Meeting tonight. Had a talk with the Senior Warden about how I liked my job(love it!). I had down time in the afternoon to make a Boa Scarf in Cream fun fur/unknown Rodeo(yarn from the 70's in dusty blue, rusty brown & tan).
~I stopped by JoAnn to use a 50%-off coupon on a skein of RHS Cherry Cola. It a neat multicolor!
~I finished the edging on the Painted Desert/Windsor blue round ripple throw.
~Vestry Meeting: Insider stuff which I can't talk about. Shouting, angry words, 2 members left before the meeting was over. I had to have a beer when I got home.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Tulsa Hat to D'Arcy in NY(repeat customer).

~Happy 55th Birthday to my wonderful husband!!

~I helped Chuck load 13 bags at the Food Pantry. I then sorted mail at the office.

~I fed Callie Cat for the last time. Again, she was sunning herself at the front window & rubbed against me. I still prefer doggies!

~I went to both Goodwills & Savers. I picked up a neat painting & a teacup.

~Back home, I made a Fancy Band Hat in RHS Black/RH Foxy (fur) in Sterling.

~Seems like Mike is back to normal hours! I treated him to a burger & later a mini Chocolate banana frosted cake.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


"Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to the police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound."--L. Neil Smith

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I dropped off Cocolate Banana cake with chocolate frosting to Jason & Bryan.

~I attended 10:30am mass & helped with coffee hour. Vicki made the most awesome triple chocolate brownies! I had one & took 2 home with me. I brought the information about the Food Fair over to the parish hall for the Contemporary Service.

~I fed Callie Cat but didn't see her.

~I gassed up the Jeep before heading home.

~I made a special-order Cheyenne Hat in Grey Heather with two Black stripes & a Wine rose pin.

~I attended 4:30pm service,doing the first reading, singing & acting as chalice bearer. A wonderful potluck supper followed.

~Back home, I worked on my Halloween costume. I think I have it completed. It is awesome!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scarf Sold!!

Artisan Scarf in Brown/Safari sold to Liz in MA

~I attended my first acolyte meeting. Lots to remember!

~I fed Callie Cat. She acted like she did the first time I saw her,hissing at me. Stupid cat.

~Back home, I completed the Auburn University Garland of Blossoms scarf, added a button to the flower pin of the Sedona Hat in Brown/Windsaor Blue & made a Sedona Hat in Caron Lace/LB Homespun Fawn.

~Mike got off at 4pm! Woo Hoo!! It was wonderful having a regular evening with him.

Friday-October 15

Sedona Hat in Claret/Taupe sold to D'Arcy in NY
Girly Hat in Ebony/Ivory sold to Audrey in AZ
Durango Hat in Wood Violet
Durango Hat in Alpaca Ebony
The two Durango Hats were sold to Jason in TX.
~I went to the Family Thrift Center 1/2-price Halloween sale. I got a zip hoodie, 3 long-sleeve shirts & a pair of lace-top socks. I also went to Goodwill,but didn't find anything.
~When I unlocked the door, Callie Cat was by the front window on her "kitty condo". She jumped down ,came right to me & let me rub her! She followed me into the utility room & continued to rub on me while I filled her bowls.
~I stopped by Albertson's & got a few groceries.
~Back home, I made Bahama Mama Bars.
~I worked on a special-order Garland of Blossoms scarf in Auburn University colors of burnt orange, white & navy.
~Mike actually got off at his regular time of 4:30pm. There are 2 more counter guys at Napa. We enjoyed our evening!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Dry Basil/Artisan Pottery sold to Nicole(repeat customer)in NY

~At work, I printed/folded/inserted bulletins. We gave away 12 bags at the Food Pantry.

~I feed Callie Cat, but didn't see her.

~Date Nite: We did timed shooting drills. I am consistantly faster with first-shot, but still have trouble about 1/2 the time with reloading. After the break, we put sheets of typing paper on the shredded tire backstop at the 25-yard line & shot them. It was fun!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hat Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Barley/Espresso sold to Patricia in IN
Cheyenne Hat in Nouveau/Cafe
Cheyenne Hat in Enchanted Forest/Empire Gold
~The last two hats sold to Nicole in NY.
~I went to Morning Prayer led by Norm. We went over Food Fair & Bazaar business,checking out new White Elephant items. I did 3rd-quarter statement, paid bills & worked on bulletins.
~Fed Callie Cat, who used the litter box for EVERYTHING!
~I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Covered Bridge Red.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scarf Sold!!

I sold a Boa Scarf in Country Path/Whitewash to Kim in NJ

~At work, Ms. Edla came in to do some DoK stuff for the Ministry Fair on the 31st. I worked on bulletins, PoP & did more stewardship stuff.

~I feed Callie Cat, who used her box this time. She was upstairs under the bed.

~I made blue flowers for the GoB basket.

~Mike closed the store.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hat & Scarves Sold!

Garland of Blossoms scarf in Grass/Multi sold to Charles in AL
Roseburg Hat in Gray Heather/Black
Boa Scarf in Smoked Almond/Frothy Cream
Boa scarf in Raccoon/Acorn
The hat and two last scarves all sold to Cherish in CT.
~Mike hung the US flag from the USO on the front of the house in honor of Columbus Day! It looks awesome!!
~I dropped off our pledge at the office since I forgot to put it in the plate yesterday. I helped Chuck load 20 bags at the Food Pantry, picked up bulletins in the pews, called in payroll & sorted mail.
~I feed Callie Cat. Her litter box was empty. She had pooped on the throw rug in front of the garage door! She must have peed somewhere,too, but I didn't see it. I'm not a cat person. I thought once they learned the litter box they didn't forget it. She is 7 years old. Help me cat people!
~I stopped at Dollar Tree(cards), Goodwill(cover shirt for me & an old-fashioned potato masher for the kitchen wall) & Big Lots(brass hammer for my costume & soup).
~Back home, I took Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies to the Napa Boys.
~I made bacon while I had beef stew for lunch & read the newspaper.
~I made a Boa Scarf in Premier sport Wine(2 strands held together)/Redheart Foxy Sterling.
~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Little Mountain Dew jug. The bottom says "Blue Ridge Mountains-1959".

~Mike has a day off! We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~We went to 10:30am service & served as co-ushers & coffe hour hosts.

~We went & feed Callie Cat. I had been told she spits up after eating every time, but today was the first time she has done it since I've been feeding her.

~We helped out at the CCW class.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hats & Scarves Sold!!

Tweed Tassel Scarf in Royal/Multi sold to Dawn in SC
Garland of Blossoms Scarf #3 in Black/Multi sold to Glenda in TX.
Sedona Hat in Mossy Greens
Wenatchee Hat in Grey Heather/Cool Pearls.
Modern Flapper Hat in Flame/Midnight
All the above hats sold to Andrew in KS.
~I am attempting to dye my slate cargo pants(with the red stain)to black. I'll let you know how it goes.
~I spent about an hour yard-saling by myself, but didn't find anything.
~Lucy, Anne & I met for an hour for Prayer Shawl Ministry. I worked on the Stained Glass lap blanket.
~I feed Callie Cat,whom I did not see.
~Checked my pants. They are BLACK! The stitching & buttons are still slate gray. They are in the dryer now. Will update when they're dry.
~Update the cargo pants are now dry. They are charcoal gray & look AWESOME!!!
~I attended an 80th birthday party for Jan. She was surprised!!
~I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening making flowers for Garland of Blossom scarves. I went through the Pinks & Whites.

Friday, October 8, 2010 him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice. Psalm 68:33

~I watered the trees & swept up dead leaves at the church. I also picked up some trash around the parking lot.

~I went out to feed Callie Cat,but realized when I pulled into the driveway that I had left the housekey at home!

~At Goodwill, I got Mike a long-sleeve cover shirt & a rusty jingle bell ornament for the Christmas tree. At the Family Thrift Center, I got a lace tablecloth.

~I helped the Brothers of the Hood set up chairs for the Holy Water & Whiskey concert tonight. I also printed up a few signs.

~I feed Callie Cat,finding her upstairs under the bed.

~I went back to the church to sign out a parish hall key for an event tomorrow.

~I took Turtle Brownies to the Napa Boys.

~Mike came home at the normal time! We had burgers for supper.

~We attended the Holy Water & Whiskey concert at the church. It was a good turnout! We helped reset the tables afterwards.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Chocolate Oatmeal cookies with Peanut Butter chips

~Work-printed out bulletins & Prayers of the People. All 20 bags were given away at the Food Pantry. The sprinkler company came & checked our lines.

~I didn't see Callie Cat, but most of her food was gone.

~Date Nite: After warming up, we shot in the dark with flashlights. Randy said I did good!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Bad guys beware!

~I took a glass Christmas platter to the office for the White Elephant sale in December. The ladies asked me to attend Morning Prayer,since Deacon Sam wasn't there for regular mass. I worked on bulletins, stewardship typing and updating the events calender on the website.

~Callie Cat was upstairs under a throw on a chair. I poked her,she hissed at me.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.

~I finished a Durango Hat in Bernat Alpaca Red Heather & worked on the Painted Desert round ripple blanket. I am on the edging!