Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Almost Fall!!

Fall is my favorite time of the year! I can have a taste of the season all year 'round with this shades-of-autumn skirt(thrift shop), paired with a brown T-shirt(thrift shop) & accented with twisted bead necklaces(thrift shop), onyx ring(clearance from online store) & silver bear earrings(inherited from my MIL). I can almost smell the woodsmoke in the air!

~Mike took me to work early to help with the newsletters. He also attended 10am mass. Those who tried my Potato Chip Pecan Sandies liked them. I worked on the September calender, bulletins & prayers of the people. Around 11:45am, the a/c stopped working. The guys came & fixed it around 2pm.

~I made a Sedona hat in RHS Stars & Stripes/Royal Blue.

~We watched The Pacific.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Governor Martinez

Susana-you go,girl!!

~At the office, I worked on the newsletter, getting it all printed/collated/stapled/addressed & some even folded/taped & stamped. I also worked on bulletins & prayers of the people.

~I made a tall bottle cozy, to fit this bottle, in RHS Banana Berry.

~We attended a special Vestry meeting concerning the future of the church. It lasted 2 hours.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Durango Hat in Himalaya sold to Sonja in NC

Modern Flapper Hat in Irish Coffee/Rice Cake sold to Sonja in NC

Kalispell Hat in Polished Silver/Bobby Sox sold to Jeanie in GA

~I stopped by Big Lots(brownie mix, cookie mix & yarn), before heading up to the church to help Chuck load food bags, call in payroll & sort mail.

~I mailed off a package, stopped by Hobby Lobby(3 skeins of yarn, one with 40%-off coupon & 2 on clearance), got sodas for Mike at Albertsons, & picked up a skirt, a book & 2 small sunflower pie pans at Goodwill.

~Back home, I made brownies, vacuumed the rugs & dusted the furniture.

~I made Wristies in Big Lot $1 brown/off-white tweed yarn & finished the Roseburg Hat in RHS Light Sage, adding a Lavender flower pin. With the leftover Lavender, I made a Fruit Snuggie.

~Until the end of the year, Mike is closing the store on Mondays.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:5

White Sands, New Mexico

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I attended 10:30 am service where i served as Crucifer, Lay Reader & Acolyte. The Potato Chip Pecan sandies went over well, so I will be making them for the Food Fair.

~Back home, I made Garland of Blossoms scarf in RHS Light Sage/Multicolor & started a Roseburg Hat in the same Light Sage.

~We had cheesy hotdog wraps for supper.

~We watched The Chronicles of Riddick, one of our favorite movies!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


~Other than doing a load of laundry, I did nothing but crochet & watch movies all day!

~With Lion Brand WoolEase Autumn, I made a pair of Wristies & a Neckwarmer. With retro Red Heart Maypole blue & Berries, I made a Cheyenne hat with a RHS Magenta rose pin & a Fruit Snuggie. The movies I watched were Die hard & Die hard 2.

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

~We watched episode 5-6 of The Pacific.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Cocktail Dress/Tunnel sold to Vickye in CO

Flapper Beanie in Stone Gray/Pearl Mist sold to Richard in WA

Sedona Hat in Tapestry sold to Vickye in CO

~Before leaving the house, I made Peanut Butter cookies, cooked up a batch of bacon & sorted veggies.

~At the Family Thrift Center I got 2 shirts(1/2-off), nothing at the Goodwill, mailed off a package, got a few groceries & delivered a food bag. I also dropped off a mixed bunch of goodies for the Napa Boys.

~Back home, I made a jar cover in thread with a mesh pattern. It's cool!

~I made Mike a bacon cheesburger wrap for supper.

~I made a Tie Die Beanie in unknown Mixed Berries as well as a rose pin in the same color.

~We watched part 3-4 of The Pacific. Note: full frontal female/male nudity.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

...and you can throw it in the dishwasher!!

~Mike drove me to work. At the office, Ms. Jeannine came in to do edits on the bulletins. I gave her a rough-draft September newsletter for editing. I printed/folded/inserted the bulletins, printed up signs for the picnic & got the eggs for the Food Pantry from the kitchen. We handed out 9 bags. JH came in & I learned how to turn 8 1/2" X 11" into ledger (not even sure of the dimension, but bigger than legal).

~Date Nite: After warmup, we shot with our eyes closed to help us "feel" our body position. Some I did good, some not so much. Also, had problems with reloading. It was not my night.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Opinions Please!!

Possible addition to my fall sales-Fruit Snuggie. I value your opinion as to saleability & price.

~I got a call from JT to say she may not be in to serve at the 10am service. I told her I would do it.

~Mike drove me to work. JT's appointment didn't take long, so she did show up to train me as LEM. I was Acolyte & Chalice Bearer, along with reading the two lessons & Prayers of the People. Everyone said I did well! I worked on bulletins, food fair signup sheets & confirmation papers. It rained really hard for about 20 minutes.

~I made a Fruit Snuggie in unknown Taupe with a Plum button.

~I made Mike a grilled cheesy hotdog wrap & I had a salad of tomato(given to me by Ms. Dorothy), turkey pepperoni & spinach dip. It was YUM!

~We watched Battle Los Angeles. It was good!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tropic at night

This is a darker take on a "tropical" look. I pulled the green from the skirt(thrift shop) up into a dark olive T-shirt(thrift shop), added a one-of-a-kind necklace(created by Susan) accented with silver earrings (gift from the Hunter's) & floral ring (online sale).

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, the flyer for the annual picnic & got the convention info mailed out.

~I made a Fruit Snuggie in retro Green Ombre.

~We had burgers for supper.

Monday, August 22, 2011

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. Psalm 95:4

Angel Peak - Farmington,NM

~I stopped by Big Lots (peanuts, nail polish & crackers) before heading up to the church to help Chuck (he's feeling better!) load bags at the Food Pantry. I stopped by Goodwill, but didn't find anything. I mailed off 2 packages before heading home.

~Back home, I made Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars.

~I made a Fruit Snuggie in RHS Carrot, some scrap squares & a Candy Corn Hat.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Flapper Beanie in Night Swimming/Walnut Heather sold to Diana in NJ

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

~We attended 10:30am service. I served as Crucifer & Acolyte. Mike helped Anne usher. Everybody loved the Apple spice cake!

~We helped out at CCW class. Six ladies in a class of seventeen!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

No longer easy prey...

"This Little Red Riding Hood did not get eaten by the wolf."
Grandma taught her how to protect herself!

~I made a Apple Craisin Spice cake for coffee hour tomorrow. I also did a load of laundry.

~The rest of the day I spent crocheting. I made 4 more Fruit Snuggies & some scrap granny squares.

~We attended Quah & Alexa's wedding reception out at the country club in Rio Rancho. Very fancy!

Friday, August 19, 2011


Potato Chip Cookies-not too sweet, like a pecan sandie, with a chip after taste. Made fresh this morning!!

~I swept the floors while my cookies were baking.

~I mailed off a package at the post office, did some DOK work at the office & picked up a food bag. I did some business at the bank, picked up a few groceries & delivered the food bag. I tried on 2 shirts & a pair of pants at the Family Thrift Center, but they didn't fit right. I took S'more Brownies to the Napa Boys.

~Back home, I made a Sedona hat in HL ILTY Camouflage & another Sedona hat in HL ILTY Black/Camouflage.

~I made Mike a chicken cheese wrap for supper.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Little House in the Desert

This outfit reminds me of "Little House on the Prairie". The skirt(thrift shop), in a sweet calico print & home made, has a row of buttons sewn on the front. I pair it with a rose heather t-shirt(thrift shop) & jewelry(necklace by Susan, earring-thrift shop, ring-inherited from MIL) in neutral stones.

~Mike drove me to work. I did edits on bulletins & got them printed out and done quick. I spent the rest of the afternoon working on the September newsletter. I helped Julie with the Food Pantry, where we gave away all 20 bags.

~Date Nite-After warmup, we concentrated on only shooting when we lined up the sights. We also had some classroom time with a chart to show us why our flyers are where they are. Also, before class, I shot the EBR. It was awesome!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1

Camel Rock-New Mexico

~Mike drove me to work. I mailed bills, worked on the bulletins & newsletter. I also did some more on convention registration.

~It rained of & on all evening!

~We had hotdogs for supper.

~I finished the Autumn Reflections doily for Quah & Alexa's wedding gift. It is so pretty!

~We watched part 1 & 2 of The Pacific. It great!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Camouflage beanie sold to Linda in CA

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, calendars & newsletter. I also filled out paperwork for renting a park for our annual picnic. I filled up the Jeep on the way home ($3.24 per gallon).

~Back home, I packaged up stuff & mailed them at the post office.

~We had burgers for supper.

~I worked on the Wedding Doily.

~We attended the Vestry meeting.

Monday, August 15, 2011

By chance...

...these flowers came up last year near the place where an old bird feeder was. This year,there are 4 plants, last year 1 plant. I would be happy if they took over the whole back wall!!

~I stopped by Big Lots(granola bars, potato chips-not for eating-)before heading up to the church to load bags at the Food Pantry. Chuck is still not feeling well. I also called in payroll & sorted mail.

~I got a few groceries at Albertsons & Dollar Tree didn't have my PB cookie mix! I dropped mail off at Susans.

~I quickly glanced through the dresses at Goodwill, but at $7.49, it would have to be SPECTACULAR!! I tried on dresses at the Family Thrift Center for 2 hours before finally settling on a skirt/t-shirt combo in a shorter(just below the knee instead of ankle-length) & a lower V-neck shirt for the wedding on Saturday. Still looks like me,but slightly more sophisticated. Mike said it looked good!

~I made Mike hotdog cheesy wrap for supper.

~I stared a doily for a wedding gift, my tradition,LOL.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Remember me... someone who took responsibility for my own life.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I attended 10:30am service, where I was Crucifer, Acolyte & Lay Reader. I helped A.M. cleanup after coffee hour.

~Back home, I made a Cheyenne hat in RHS Ranch Red with a huge flower pin in boucle' Sunset & a Sedona Hat in unknown Tan/RHS Ranch Red.

~We had burgers for supper & watched Rango. It was cute.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lap Blanket

Granny's Flower Patch lap blanket for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry. I used the African Violet pattern, but light & medium pastels, cream & sage green.

~I made Pumpkin Blondies, but it turned out to be more like cake, but still tastes good. I also swept the floors.

~I used the rest of the Antique Rose yarn to make a bottle cozy for me, with enough leftover for a rose pin. I also made a rose pin in Orange Blossom multicolor Dazzleaire and a Zombie Bunny in RHS painted Desert/RHW Wood Brown. This one isn't as zombie-looking as the first one I made.

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

Friday, August 12, 2011

Casual Friday!

Tone-on-tone aloha shirt paired with boy cargo pants. The pink jewelry brings out the colorful band inside the collar.

~I went to Albertsons for a few things & brought them back home before heading pout again. I made a quick run through the Family Thrift Center before heading up to the church. AM met me there to help sort/catalog the items collected for the school supply drive. It seems like more than previous years. We delivered the items, just across the street from the church. I picked up JF's food bag & delivered it. A stop back by the house to pick up/drop off Peanut Butter Crispies for the Napa Boys. Tried on 2 shirts at Goodwill, but both too big.

~Back home, I swept the floor, unloaded the dishwasher & sorted vegetables.

~I made 3 flower pins from RH Lustersheen for headbands. I also started a Round Ripple in Caron Taupe/RHS Frosty Green Fleck for the Food Fair & Bazaar raffle in November.

~I designed a Fruit Snuggy & it is adorable! I'll be making these for the FF&B, too!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. Psalm 94:22

Tierra Amarilla, NM

~Mike took me to work. I had two hours to myself (Ms. Jeannine had an eye appointment), so I looked at new recipes to try for the Food Fair. I downloaded Buckeye Brownies & Pumpkin Blondies. There were very few edits on the bulletins & I got them printed/folded/inserted in no time. I also helped Janet with the quarterly statements. She is so happy with the new lap top! She said "Give Mike 3 hugs/kisses for me!", LOL. I helped Julie with the Food Pantry & Fr. Jim/Ms. Mary with names/addresses of parishioners. Ms. Mary picked out a Prayer Shawl for one of our home bound ladies.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we did a whole night of shooting on the move with multiple targets.
Drill #1:Starting at point-in(aiming at the target) from 5ft, controlled pair 1st target, reload(set up with lock-back reload), controlled pair, second target, all while moving forward.
Drill #2:Same as drill #1, but with side movement & controlled pair in 3rd target.
Drill #3:Starting from holster, draw & move at angle, backwards, controlled pair, move sideways right with controlled pair in 2nd & 3rd targets.
Drill #4:Starting from holster, failure drill 1st target, move right, failure drill in 2nd & 3rd targets. Reload, head shot moving left in 1st, 2nd & 3rd targets. The ultimate in multi-tasking!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I didn't care for the texture of this S'more Brownie recipe, but yesterday, when I picked up Mike from work, 2 of the Napa Boys said they were great!

~Mike put the starter in my Jeep first thing this morning! I luvs me some Napa Man!!

~Mike took me to work, left then came back for 10am mass. Not too many bills to pay. Took notes at the Food Fair meeting, faxed a permit request to the city. Worked on bulletins.

~I sorted more donated yarn. We had burgers for supper & watched The Eagle. It was more of a drama than we prefer, but it was okay.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Children of God

We are all the same in God's eyes & deserving of the freedom of the 2nd Amendment.

~I drove Mike to work in his Bronco II & will drive it to work. It is way different than my Jeep!

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, sent out thank you/welcome letters, did some DoK stuff & started the September calendars.

~Back home, I finished a Sedona Hat in RHS Buff/LBVC Gray Marble.

~I picked up Mike from work. I made him a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Prayer Shawl

Diamond Prayer Shawl in Teal (closer in shade to the color dot) for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry.

~Chuck called last night & is not feeling well, so i loaded the bags at the Food Pantry alone. I stopped by the Family Thrift Center, but didn't get anything. I dropped Mike's coffee off, which he forgot this morning. My final stop was mailing off a package & when I came out of the post office, my Jeep wouldn't start! I had to call Mike to to try & jump me, but it still wouldn't start. He took the battery back to work with him & drove me home.

~I made Granola Muffins, but got distracted by sweeping the floor & left the first batch in the pan too long after taking them out of the oven & now they are just granola. The other batch was okay. I also ironed some shirts & made bacon.

~I made a few 1-round granny squares & that was it.

~When Mike came home, he picked up a few tools & we went back up to the post office to pick up my Jeep. It still would not turn over with the charged battery. Mike jumped it & let it roll back a bit to start it.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New category!

Thrift Shop Fashion
"Posh Patchwork"
The Skirt(thrift shop) is comprised of patches in various shades of neutral tans & browns with shades of rose. I chose to bring out the rose shade by pairing it with a rose T-shirt(thrift shop) & kept the jewelry(earrings-Dollar Tree, necklace-thrift shop, bracelet-handcrafted especially for me by a KY artisan in burl oak) & purse(thrift shop) in neutral shades.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~I attended 10:30 A.M. service where I served as Crucifer & Acolyte #1. After Coffee Hour, I helped JH with security.

~I spent the afternoon sorting more donated yarn & making scrap squares.

~We had grilled hotdog cheese wraps for supper & watched "Death Race". It was cool!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dark Chocolate

~Dark chocolate is my favorite! This is known by all my friends, especially JH, who brings me chocolate from Trader Joe's. The 72% is good, but i prefer the regular dark chocolate. It is not too sweet (like Hersheys), but still melts in your mouth, like milk chocolate. Life is too short not to eat good dark chocolate!

~I attended the DoK meeting & am now feeling better about things. I plan to renew for another year.

~At Goodwill, I got another name-brand cord cover shirt.

~Back home, I spent the rest of the afternoon crocheting. I made a Roseburg Hat in Caron Pounder Black/Mainstays Vallejo Tan & a Neckwarmer in retro Phildar Horizons (like the "new" style shaded tweed yarns-not so new, hey!) acrylic/wool Grassland (pale cornmeal yellow shaded with olive green & light rusty brown). I added two brown leather buttons. It is very handsome!

~We had burgers for supper & watched Sucker Punch. It was very strange, reminding us in the look of Sin City, but the fact that it had chicks with guns made it watchable! :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19

Pink Rain

~I went to the Family Thrift Center 1/2-price sale, but only found 1 Tshirt & 1 long-sleeve cover shirt. I dropped off a food bag for a parishioner & S'more Brownies for the Napa boys.

~Back home, I made Peanut Butter Crispies & spent the afternoon sorting donated yarn, making scrap granny squares as I went along.

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

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Safe Room

00 buck will get the job done without over-penetration

~Mike took me to work & spent about 1/2 an hour with the lap top. Edits to bulletins, then print/fold/insert-repeat. Troy came in with Brothers of the Hood stuff, bringing me an apple fritter & chocolate cake donut. It's what I had for lunch! Not many people for Food Pantry.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we did a whole night of low-light drills with flashlights. Controlled pairs, failure drills, strong-hand, retention, reloads & multiples. I did better with the reloads than before, now knowing I have to be aggressive. Fun night, but very tiring, both mentally & physically(it was steaming hot in the small range!).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hats & Scarves Sold!!!

Roseburg Hat in Galaxy Depths/Bar Harbor sold to Kristen in FL

Spider-stitch Scarf in Olive Branch sold to Renee in CT

Mesh Scarf in Light Plum Tweed(substituted a Grass Green rose pin) sold to Renee in CT

Cheyenne Hat in Tweed Country Blue/Barn Red sold to Kristen in FL

~Mike has the weekend off, but had to attend a company meeting at 7am. When he got back from the meeting, around 8am, he said it was a waste of time.

~Mike drove me to work & spent most of the day working on the lap top for Janet. He did get everything transferred & the big office printer connected. I did the usual stuff, along with working on the Tenebrae bulletin.

~We had Digiorno pizza/Ben & Jerry's ice cream for supper. We also watched Season of the Witch. It was good!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Homespun Covered Bride/Hoar Frost sold to Cory in WI

Sweet Skullcap in White/Dusty Pink sold to Margaret in MA

~At the office, I worked on bulletins & prayers of the people for the whole month of August! I also did a new coffee hour signup sheet & started on Septembers newsletter. I know I am way ahead, but i never know if something out of the ordinary may come up & take my extra time. I did have to yell at a teenager twice to stop skate-boarding on our parking lot(posted for insurance purposes).

~I sorted through some more donated yarn. There was a skein of retro RHS Cottage Garden (white, dark country blue, country rose & dark seafoam green-totally '80's!). I decided to make a gnome/elf hat with it,since it was so soft. It is child/pre-teen size & so adorable!

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Debbie's Boa

Boa Scarf in Regal Plums

~Stopped by Big Lots (granola bars, wheat pretzels & popcorn) before heading up to the church to load bags at the Food Pantry & call in payroll.

~Back home, I made Chocolate Fudge brownies.

~Using this pattern, I made mine with a Mainstays yarn in Blue ridge body & head/ears in unknown Biscuit with black button eyes. It's kinda cute & creepy at the same time. I also made scrap squares.

~We had grilled hotdog cheesy wraps for supper.