Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Dark Chocolate Macaroon Cookies

~We stopped off at Lowes to pick up a thermostat for the church. Busy day at work. I finally finished the special bulletins for Bishop Vono. We got the newsletter completed & mailed. I also got my Christmas card hearts on the garlands! Mr. Art gave me some flowers from the altar in memory of Ms. Edla. He also brought me Brussels sprouts on a stalk!

~I made a Neck Warmer in LB Moonlight Mohair Purple Mountains/unknown Dark navy with a vintage gray button.

~I had the sprouts for supper, with sour cream & spices. Yummy!

~We attended a special Vestry meeting to talk about finances.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hats & Scarf Sold!!

Neck Warmer in Elderberry Wine sold to Irene in NY

Durango Hat in Turquoise sold to Lindsay in MA

Special-order Bottineau Hat in Black/Flaming Fuchsia sold to Karen in WA

~Fr. Jim took the day off so I had the office to myself most of the day. The ladies did come in & do a collection summary, Norm came in & paid bills, but most of the day was spent printing out the newsletter, working on bulletins for Sunday & stapling/addressing about half the newsletters.

~I made a Scarf in LBWE Chunky Walnut with a Vermilion red rose pin.

~I made Mike grilled hotdog cheesy wrap for supper.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Tie Dye Beanie in Gemstone sold to Carrie in RI

~I stopped at Big Lots before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry. I went over edits to the newsletter with Fr. Jim.

~Back home, I made Dark Chocolate Macaroon Cookies, swept the floors & spent the rest of the day crocheting. I made a Little Tweed Purse in retro Petite fours/Brown thread & worked some on scrap squares.

~Mike closed the store. He said the cookies were good!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lap Blanket

Stained Glass lap blanket for the VA Hospital via St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. We stopped by the church on the way home to help find something misplaced.

~I attended 10:30 A.M. service where I was Crucifer, LEM, Subdeacon & Acolyte. I was the only server.

~I made a Sedona Hat in RHS Ocean, a Flapper Beanie in unknown Cream/Tan & some scrap squares. I watched Miss Congeniality. It was way funny! And, no, there is nowhere to hide all those weapons in such a tight outfit!

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap.

~I put together a Garland of Blossoms scarf in Black/Multicolors.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pink Rifle

I'm not into pink guns, but if it gets a girl to try shooting, go for it!

~I swept the floors then spent the rest of the day crocheting & watching chick flicks! I made a pair of special-order wristers in Sooners Red/White & scrap projects the rest of the day. I watched The Duchess & Pride & Prejudice.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Button Garland Sold!!

Extra-long Button Garland sold to Melodie in WY

~I went to the 1/2-price sell at the Family Thrift center & got 5 shirts, a vest, a scarf & a fabric candy cane. I got a few groceries at Albertsons.

~Back home, I made the second special-order pair of Wristers in TX A & M Maroon, a Flapper Beanie in RHS Cafe/Claret & a Kalispell hat in RHS Cherry Red. I also worked on scrap squares.

~I made Mike a grilled hotdog cheese wrap for supper.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

~Mike & I spent the morning doing chores, but also had time to ourselves for games & crocheting. I made Angel Eggs for Thanksgiving.

~We had dinner at the Mallory's. It was a good evening!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. Psalm 97:4

~Date Nite has been cancelled for tonight. BooHoo!

~Mike took me to the office & started working on the thermostats. I served at the 10:00 A.M. mass. Mike found a problem with the furnace in the west side of the church & spent all day working on it. Ms. Jeannine came in for edits on the bulletins. Jim Harper brought me more chocolate! I made a trip to the post office.

~We had bacon cheeseburgers for supper.

~We watched The Searchers. It was not one of John Wayne's best movies.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Flapper Beanie in Pewter/Ragg

Girly Hat in Dark Blush/Roaming Pony
Both hats sold to Joanna in WI

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, prayers & typing up the services for December 4th. Bishop Vono will be coming and there will be confirmations. I also typed up confirmation/reception cards for our group from 2009 and will mail them to Bishop Frey to sign. I helped Fr. Jim take down the Food Fair sign & put up the Financial Peace University sign.

~Back home, I made a pan of fudge brownies, a package of bacon & sorted vegetables. I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.

~I made a special-order Button Garland,twice as long as the originals.

Post for Monday-Hat sold!!

Durango Hat in Charcoal sold to Jason in TX

~I am working today because Thursday is Thanksgiving, but everything still needs to be done. I worked on bulletins, the newsletter & helped Fr. Jim take down a banner & put up a banner. I dropped off 3 kinds of fudge for the Napa Boys.

~Back home, I listed more hats on Ebay because it was 1 cent listing day.

~I made a Tweed Basket in retro Country Ombre(peach, blue,cream)holing it together with RH Lustersheen Melon, adding a Cream button. It's cute & I think I'll make more!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Artisan Scarf in Midnite Rainbow sold to Ronald in WA

~We got up earlier than usual & got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~Mike & I went up to the church early so I could collect money for more baked items & see if anybody wanted my crochet stuff. I sold more stuff after both services! At the 10:30 A.M. service, I was Crucifer, Acolyte & Lay Reader.

~We helped out at the CCW class.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Continuing Education...

...urban defense style!

~Great day at the Food Fair & Bazaar!

~I made a special-order Little Tweed Bag in Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Graybeard/Red Heart Lustersheen Black.

~I made Mike a ham/cheese on flat round.

~We watched the old How the West was Won.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Round Ripple

Made for the raffle at St. Mary's Food Fair & Bazaar in Prickly Pear/Dune

~I swept the floor & loaded the Jeep with my craft stuff before heading up to the church. I set up my tables, printed out ingredient lists & signs, and actually sold 6 hats!

~I deposited a check in the back, got a few groceries, delivered the food bag & dropped off cookies for the Napa Boys.

~I made two pair of Wristers from Big Lots tweed yarn, one in brown/blue & one in brown/orange. I also made a Artisan Scarf in RHS Peruvian Print.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Bottineau Hat in Domino/Alexandrite sold to Karen in WA

~I finished the laundry I started yesterday morning & did a load of sheets.

~Mike took me to work. I did some Food fair stuff with the ladies, typing up ingredient lists & sorting. I printed/folded/inserted bulletins for both Sunday services & one for a funeral. We gave away all 20 bags & 20 turkeys at the Food Pantry.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we spent the night on the move with multiple targets, reloads & shooting around barriers. It was awesome!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. Psalm 97:3

Los Alamos, New Mexico

~We got up really early & drove Mom & Dad to the airport. It was a great week!

~At the office I worked on a memorial service bulletin, typed up more ingredient lists & worked on the December newsletter. I also paid bills & finished up/mailed off the confirmation paperwork.

~We had an "at home" Date Nite consisting of burgers, a movie & Ben & Jerry's ice cream It was all good! We watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Boa Scarf in Raspberry 'n Cream sold to Colleen in IL

~I took Mike to work & will drive his Bronco so Mom & Dad can have the jeep. They are taking the RailRunner to Santa Fe today.

~At the office, I worked on bulletins & prayers. I also did some work on Confirmation, typed up recipes for the Food Fair & ordered bulletin covers for Christmas. After work, I went by the Utility Shack to pick up moms modified earrings.

~I found out when I got home that Mom & Dad missed the train! But, they still had a good time browsing the antique shops.

~Mike & I attended Vestry meeting.

Monday, November 14, 2011


...and a 30-round magazine!

~We went up to the church to load bags at the Food Pantry. We also stopped by the office for Fr. Jim's blessing on Mom & Dad for their safe return to KY. We then went to Goodwill (30%-off Senior Day!), then onto the Goodwill further down town.

~Back home, Mom & me made fudge: White with pecans, dark chocolate with pecans & peanut butter. Mom also made a wonderful supper of squash/zucchini/tomatoes/onion mix & chicken with cream of celery soup. Yummy!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hats & Scarf Sold!!!

Keyhole Scarf in Sunnydale/Plumberry

Girly Hat in Bleached Wheat/Rose Violet/Fern.

Durango Hat in Hot Red/Hematite
All the above items sold to Stacy in MD

~Mom & I went to The Utility Shack where she found a set in silver & fresh-water pearl. She did leave the earrings to be modified for pick up later. After lunch, we all three went to the Indoor Flea market & found some real treasures. It was a fun day!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Oatmeal Cookies with Craisins & White Chips

~After breakfast, I made a batch of Pumpkin Sausage Soup. Dad stayed home while Mom & me went to The Utility Shack. She found a beautiful set in silver/Fresh-water pearl.

~We had a Soup & Sandwich get-together with family & friends. it was a great evening!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Taste of Home

How interesting to find a clock made from a whiskey barrel top from KY in a NM thrift shop! I saw it for $10 but didn't buy it. Thought about it for a week, went back & it was $5! It was wired with an old cord, so we removed it & put a battery-operated works on it.

~At the office, I went through the online Ethics training class. Ms. Jeannine came in with edits to the bulletins. I got them printed/folded. We gave away all 20 bags at the Food Pantry in 15 minutes. I converted the stewardship brochure from Publisher to Word & sent it in a parish-wide email.

~Date Nite: mom & Dad came down to the range with us. After warmups, we did the whole night with reloading drills. I need to really slam home the larger mag as I had 3 failure-to-seats. My reloads were good, though, & first shot times. Mom & Dad shot during the break, the first time Dad has ever shot a hand gun. He liked it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Psalm 97:2

New Mexico at night

~After breakfast, I swept the floors & cleaned the front bath. Mom & Dad are coming today for a weeks visit!

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, enjoyed coffee hour & converted the stewardship brochure from Publisher to Word so it can be emailed to the parish. Mom & Dad came by the office about 1:30pm.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Bermuda Sand/Tropic Sunset sold to Barbara in PA, a repeat customer

~It snowed this morning on the way to work! Not flakes, little pellets. It lasted about 1/2 an hour, but it was cool. I got the brochures printed/folded, worked on bulletins & helped in the afternoon stuff envelopes.

~I changed clothes & vacuumed rugs & dusted some. When Mike got home, we went to Lowe's for 3 thermostats for the church.

~We had cheesy chicken wraps for supper.

~I put together a Garland of Blossoms scarf in Zen/Multicolor.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Leather Chair/Brickstone sold to Paula in OK

~After breakfast, I made bacon & started cleaning the kitchen.

~I went down to the Department of Safety to add an endorsement to my license. They don't take cash, so I wen to the bank and got a cashiers check & took it back up there. I helped load bags at the Food Pantry, helped the ladies with sorting of White Elephant/Raffle items, took care of some insurance business & gassed up the Jeep.

~Back home, I swept the floors, scrubbed the tile in the kitchen/utility rooms & vacuumed some rugs.

~I made blossoms in yellows & pinks.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Mike & Cambria Lee

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's. I cut up a fruit salad for Coffee Hour.

~I attended 10:30 am service where I served as Crucifer & Acolyte. I helped clean up after Coffee Hour.

~Back home, I started straightening up the yarn room. I made One Big Granny security blanket for Xander with yarn provided by Lauren, LB Roving in Royal Blue. I had 3 skeins, used an N hook & it turned out to be 28" square.

~When Mike got home, we rearranged the furniture in my yarn room to turn it into a guest room. We had burgers for supper.

Saturday Post

I had a show at Grace Church. It went well, i had a good booth-mate & traffic was heavy. I am tired! I sold the following:
2 Kitty's
3 turtles
1 Lip Balm Keychain
2 Garland of Blossoms scarves
6 Hats
I pair Wristers
1 Purse

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Timberon Hat in Moonglow/Snowy Pines sold to Barbara in PA

~I made Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars, did 2 loads of laundry, swept the floors & dusted.

~AT 11am, I went up to the church, where Anne Meyer helped me put up the Woolly Tree. I had found a bag of hats/gloves from last year & Anne brought some more gloves, so we put them on the tree. I stopped by the Family Thrift Center(nothing), picked up a few groceries, dropped off the food bag, stopped by Big Lots (nothing) and dropped off Turtle Brownies for the Napa Boys.

~I spent the rest of the afternoon tagging hats.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I like to think of it as "continuing education"!

~Day 2 of Defensive AR 15 Class. Just a small bit of classroom time going over malfunctions, then off to the range. Warmups, baselines then onto reloading, multiple targets, etc. We also got to shoot a full auto, which i didn't care for. Randy says I have picked up the operation of this weapon faster than any woman he has ever trained, including military & police. We stayed for Date Nite. We had 15 people, so it was mainly timed drills.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Flapper Beanie in Peppercorn/Wild Rice sold to Holly in MD

~We stopped by the office to set up coffee & pick up a food bag before heading down to the range for Defensive AR15 Class. We had about 3 hours of classroom time then on to the range. I decided to use Mike's rifle because it has a pistol grip & orange front sights which I have been practicing with for the past 6 weeks. It is a lot different when it comes to actually shooting! The guys always talked about how little recoil it has compared to most hunting rifles. Well, I have only shot a .22 rifle & this is WAY different. It doesn't hurt to shoot, it just has so much recoil that I missed about half my head shots. I will have to slow down tomorrow, knowing it moves me around alot. Overall, it was a good first day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hats & Scarves Sold!!!

Barstow Hat in Yellow/Teal Fleck sold to Timothy in LA

Boa Scarf in Pagoda/Meadowlark sold to Gerrie in CA

Roseburg Hat in Cafe/Tea Leaf/Cream sold to Cathy in KY

~Busy day at the office. Got the bulletins done, as well as stuff for Wednesday. More stewardship stuff, too. Paid bills, worked on bulletins for the next weeks. Glad the week is done!

~I made a Boa Scarf in LB Fun Fur Sapphire/acrylic White.


I started out with the idea of Alice in Resident Evil:Apocalypse. Of course, Mila is in the desert & I'm in colder weather, so I didn't go as skimpy. From the thrift store, I got the camo leggings, cream undershirt, brown over shirt, cord duster, neck scarf & bandolier belt(over shoulder). From my "costume closet", web waist & thigh belts, fingerless gloves. From my regular closet, western boots(not in the picture), leather belt, holster rig, canvas bag. From Mike's stuff, hunting knife, boot knife(not in pic), watch & canvas cap.