Friday, September 30, 2011

Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96:12

Abiquiu, New Mexico

~Right after breakfast, I made Cameron's Turtle Brownies & swept the floors.

~I stopped by the grocery store for milk & bread before dropping off the Food Pantry bag.

~Back home, I made a girls beanie in Blue Violet with an edging & tassel top in LB Fun Fur Raspberry. This is a fun hat!

~At 4pm, I headed up to the church to help set up for the concert tonight. It was me, & 2 others. I guess we're in charge. I went home to change clothes, then Mike & I went back up to the church. We helped with the 2 others with refreshments. The concert was awesome! We helped break down.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Durango Hat in Oat Bits/Black sold to Steph in ND

~Mike drove me to work. Ms. Jeannine came in with cookies for the concert & edits on the bulletins. I got them done, along with prayers. I did get bulletins for next week mostly done, along with prayers for the rest of the month. I helped Fr. Jim alot with the stewardship booklet,designing the pages.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we worked on reloading-shoot two/reload/shoot two, shoot two/reload/switch to off hand/head shot, etc. I only fumbled up once.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lap Blanket

Granny Square lap blanket in Red/Scrap for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry

~We went to the office early to finish up the newsletters for mailing. We attended the 10:00 A.M. Deacon's Mass. The Food Fair & Bazaar meeting after was productive, as we have a timeline schedule for everything. I spent the rest of the afternoon working on stewardship mailing list, bulletins & readings.

~The printer in my home office stopped working last week,so Mike got our computer networking & now I can use his nicer one in the "Man Cave".

~We had burgers for supper & watched Quantum of Solace.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gingham is a girl's best friend!

This brown/beige gingham skirt (thrift store) acts as a solid, but with more interest. Paired with a spicy clove T-shirt(thrift store), necklace(made by Susan), stone earrings(yard sale) & wood inlay silver leaf ring(clearance from online store), it is the perfect balance of early autumn tones.

~At the office, I mainly worked on the newsletter, making the final edits, printing, collating, stapling, addressing & even got some folded/taped/stamped. I also worked on bulletins & prayers.

~Mike texted me he was closing so I took him a PB/AB wrap & a cola.

~I made a toddler beanie in RHS Pale Green/unknown Fruit Smoothies. I also worked on scrap squares.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Pick your tool & learn how to use it.

~I stopped at Big Lots for a revolving shoe rack to use as a hat display at my 2 art shows. I helped Chuck load 20 bags at the food pantry & called in Payroll. A stop at Albertsons for Dark Cocoa & a final stop to recycle my aluminum before heading home.

~Back home, I made a pan of fudge brownies & put together the hat rack. It has a weighted bottom for stability & is very heavy. I did have to put paper plates in the trays to keep the hats from falling through, but it seems like it will work. Luckily, our next door neighbor was getting rid of a rolling suitcase that is just the right size to hold the box the rack came in. It is easy enough to assemble at the shows.

~I made a pair of Wristers in LBWE Blue Heather, a Roseburg Hat in RHS Country Rose/Rose Pink/Light Sage, a Fruit Snuggie in Mainstays Blue Ridge & worked a little on scrap squares.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Neck Warmer in Fudge Shop sold to Marlene in WI

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~I attended 10:30 A.M. service, where I was Crucifer, Lay Reader, Acolyte & LEM. I helped Anne with cleanup after coffee Hour.

~I made a few Gemstone granny squares before heading back up to the church to help with The Blessing of the Animals ceremony. 6 people/3 dogs.

~I worked more on the Gemstone lap blanket.

~I made Mike a grilled cheesy hot dog wrap for supper.

~We watched Casino Royale.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Psalm 96:11

Rio Grande

~I did a load of laundry, sorted veggies, made a batch of bacon & used the Pumkin Spice Bread mix to make 6 big muffins. All but one stuck to the bottom, even though I sprayed them! Oh, well, I guess the Napa Boys are getting muffins tomorrow.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Russet with a wool Gold rose, finished a Scroogey Scarf in wool Dark Red/Scraps, finished a Garland of Blossoms scarf in RHS Blue/Mainstays Blue Ridge & made a Sedona Hat in Mainstays Blue Ridge.

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

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hats & Scarves Sold!!!

Boa Scarf in Purple Haze/Parrot sold to Tanner in NV

Boa Scarf in Mixed Berries

Modern Flapper Hat in Limelight/Azalea
Last two items sold to Angela in CT

~I made a batch of Peanut Butter Crispies, did a load of laundry & swept the floors.

~I got a few groceries at Albertson's, delivered the food bag & dropped off Punkin Chocolate Chip cake & Apple Walnut muffins for the Napa boys.

~Back home, I made a Roseburg Hat in RHS Gold with Off-White flower pin & a Boa Scarf in retro Light Gold/LB Fun Fur Copper. The rest of the afternoon, I worked on scrap squares.

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger wrap.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Lemongrass/Green Tea

Sedona Hat in Waterlily/Cream
Both hats purchased by Terry in CO for her mother in CA going through chemo.

~Another day at the range! Noticeable improvement amongst all the students. Three stayed to watch some "Date Nite" shooting.
After warmups, we did timed drills. Three-yard line, two to the body, 1.51,not my best time,but faster than it has been in a long time. Fun day, but very tiring.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The word for the day: Responsibility.

~Mike & I helped out at the CCW Draw Class. Three of the twelve people signed up didn't show(?), but those who did were very attentive. A very diverse group with a lawyer, ranch owner, EMT/Fireman, pilot, retire couple, and an Episcopal priest(awesome!!).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hat Sold!!

I sold a Crunch Beanie in Funshine/Sky Dive to Beth in CA

~After final edits on the bulletins, I got them printed/folded inserted quickly. I also printed 25 bulletins for The Blessing of the Animals, printed a rough draft of the October newsletter, did some Brotherhood of St. Andrew paperwork, did some stewardship stuff, loaded 15 bags at the Food Pantry.

~I started a Roseburg hat in unknown Cherry Red.

~We attended Vestry meeting.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9

Lechuguilla Cave-Carlsbad Caverns-NM

~I don't normally work on Mondays, but I have DHT class on Wed/Thur, so I am working today/tomorrow, 9-5. I did alot of the stuff I normally do on Tuesdays, like working on the bulletins, Prayers & Oct. newsletter. Along with that, I gave a way one food bag & spent quite a bit of time on stewardship stuff. Trying to merge 2 programs(Word & Excel)did not work, so I actually printed out a pie chart from Excel, trimmed it with a paper cutter & glue-sticked it to the Word document, printed it & sent it via PDF for approval. Talk about old-school! But, it kept me busy all day.

~I added the last 5 squares to the Stained Glass lap blanket.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

In remembrance...

...of Ms. Edla, who went to be with the Lord in May. She willed the scarf to me, along with a Dusty Rose suede jacket. I had never worn a scarf before, but did on the day of her memorial service. It makes me feel close to her now whenever I wear any scarf. It is paired with a solid denim dusty rose skirt( thrift shop), a brown t-shirt(thrift shop), the made-for-me burl oak bangle & hand-made rose quartz stone earring(a gift from my sister).

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~Mike has the day off & we attended the 10:30 A.M. service. He helped Usher while I was Crucifer & Acolyte #1. We helped with cleanup after Coffee Hour.

~We helped out at CCW class. Afterwards, we went to the Hunter's for Mike to fix the DVD player. He did!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Garland of Blossoms scarf in Hydrangea/Black sold to Elena in NY

~Busy Saturday! It started out with the Quarterly Parish Planning Meeting, which consists of going over the church schedule calendar for the next 3 months, followed by Acolyte training, which for me was SubDeacon training, along with Thurifer training(carrying incense). I then spent two hours at Work Day pulling weeds & picking up trash.

~Back home, I worked on a Garland of Blossoms scarf in Mainstays Blue Ridge flowers joined with RHS Black. I also took several short naps ;)

~I made Mike grilled cheesy hotdog wrap for supper.

Friday, September 16, 2011


The woman in the picture is deploying "layers" of protection: awareness, training, knife, handgun. Not shown are: pepper spray, cell phone.

~After breakfast, I made Paradise Bars & swept the floors.

~Busy morning with Family Thrift Center (long-sleeve cover shirts for me & Mike), Hobby Lobby to exchange the clockworks I got last week(too big)for ones that should work, dropped off Ginger Coconut bars for the Napa boys. I was going to turn in my aluminum for recycling,but the guy said he just got robbed! A cop was there & I'm just glad I did other things before going there. I picked up a few groceries, dropped off JF's food bag & finally picked up my black boots from the repair shop. The heel cap was coming off, which they repaired, but they also polished them up & they look brand new! For less than I expected, too!

~I made a Cheyenne Hat, holding one strand each together, Caron Simply Soft Gray Heather/unknown off-white fingering acrylic/mohair, adding a rose pin in Red Heart Supersaver Burgundy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baby Bunny

For Cambria Lee using this pattern.

~Mike took me to work & stayed to help with the bannister project. I got the bulletins printed out & spent the rest of the day working on smaller projects. Mike was done by about 1:30pm, with sawdust all over him!

~Date Nite: Was off all evening until I realized my holster position was off, so not getting a good grip. Also, trying to fire with pad of finger not joint, which helped alot.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Psalm 96:1

Enchanted Mesa-Acoma Sky City

~Mike took me to work & talked with MS about the bannister project tomorrow. I worked on bulletins, PoP, calendars & newsletter.

~I worked on a Stained Glass granny lap blanket, putting together 25 squares with Black.

~We had burgers for supper.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Tie Dye Beanie in Ocean/Lavender sold to Sandra in IL

Special-order Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Grape/Orange/Fuchsia sold to Stephanie in MO

~At the office, I worked on bulletins & the Black Binder, the book with the things to be done daily/monthly, for use when I take "vacation".

~Back home, the internet was down, so I sorted scraps, worked on granny squares and made a toddler beanie in unknown fuzzy Dusty Rose with a Cream flower pin.

~Mike closed the store.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hat & Scarf sold!!

Ascot Boa in Volcano sold to Cathy in NH

Roseburg Hat in Very Black/Gray Silt sold to Tommy in IA

~I stopped by Big Lots before heading up to the church to call in payroll. Chuck & me won't be loading food bags until Wednesday. I dropped off mail at Susan's, bought new clockworks at Hobby Lobby & was going to stop by Goodwill, but it was closed! Lucy had told me on Saturday that they were moving, but all the stuff was still in the store.

~Back home, I used a bake mix from Big Lots (1/2 price) for Cinnamon Swirl Bread, using my 6-count big muffin pan. They smell yummy!

~I finished the Red Scrap Granny lap blanket I started on Saturday. The rest of the afternoon was spent on scrap sorting.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Pick your weapon & master it

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~I made 20 Angel eggs & a batch of Bacon & Tomato coleslaw for the picnic.

~Mike & I went up to the church early to load the sound system into the jeep & took it to the park for the picnic. We helped with set up. I served at Acolyte, lay reader & chalice-bearer. We enjoyed the picnic!

~I made a Sedona Hat in Mainstays Vallejo Tan/Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Gray Marble.

~We watched Black Death. It was dark ,but very well acted. Sean Bean is awesome!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Ghostie Hat in White sold to Lucille in CA

~I made a quick run through the Family Thrift Center before heading up to the church for Prayer Shawl Ministry. We bagged up blessed shawls, sorted donated yarn & worked on our projects. Lucy is taking a bag of lap blankets to the VA. I fed Ms. Callie Cat & stopped for eggs on the way home.

~I boiled eggs, made a batch of bacon & did a load of laundry.

~I made a pair of Wristies in LBWE Red Fleck.

~We attended a baby shower for Jenny & Kyle.

Friday, September 9, 2011

On a windy day...

...I wear pants to church! Herringbone trousers(Goodwill) paired with turquoise camp shirt(thrift shop), black Mary Janes (thrift shop), black "biker-chick" purse (thrift shop), pewter earring (yard sale), silver/turquoise ring (yard sale) & black crochet shawl (made for me by a friend).

~I made Ginger Coconut bars right after breakfast. While they were baking, I ironed some clothes & put away the dishes.

~I got a skein of LB Homespun Grape at JoAnn's for a special-order hat, dropped off my black boots at the shop for heel repair, got the clock at the church thrift shop (1/2-price at $5!), stopped by Big Lots, Thrift Town(nothing), dropped off PB Crispies for the Napa Boys, mailed off a package, fed Ms. Callie Cat, got a few groceries & dropped off a food bag.

~Back home, I made a special-order Cheyenne Hat in LBH Grape with 3 different flower pins in fuchsia & orange.

~I made Mike a chicken wrap for supper.

~We watched the last of The Pacific.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Girly Hat in Berry Blue/Cream sold to Melissa in MI

~Mike took me to work. I printed out bulletins & was done by 10:30am. I spent the rest of the day cleaning up folders/files. We gave away all 20 bags at the Food Pantry.

~Mike picked me up. We mailed a package & fed Ms. Callie Cat.

~Date Nite: After warmup, we concentrated on trigger control. I do really well close, but lose confidence at greater distances. I am pleased, it was good to get back to basics.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Oatmeal Cookies:
plain, golden raisin, butterscotch chips, mini Reeses Pieces & mini chocolate chips

~Mike drove me to work. I paid bills, attended Deacons Mass, enjoyed fellowship at Coffee Hour, worked on Prayers of the People, did some Stewardship copying jobs. Mike picked me up & we mailed a package & fed the Hunter's cat.

~I sorted more yarn, making a toddler beanie in LB Jiffy Pink with a pearl-look heart button. It is very sweet!

~We had burgers for supper.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Flapper Beanie in Black Cherry/Charcoal sold to Nina in MI

~At the office, I worked on bulletins for the rest of the moth & last quarter calenders for the parish planning meeting on the 17th. I helped Chuck load 20 bags at the Food Pantry. A parishioner brought in a HUGE bag of yarn for the Prayer Shawl ministry. I filled up a grocery bags with scrap balls. I stopped by the post office & mailed off packages on the way home.

~I sorted some of the yarn, making some granny squares.

~We had grilled hotdog cheesy wraps for supper.

~Mike had a Napa meeting.

Monday, September 5, 2011


"You won't have to wait that long, boys. Because I'm coming for you. And I'm gonna be bringing a few of my friends."-Alice:Resident Evil-Extinction

~I went to the 1/2-price sale at the Family Thrift Center. I got a snap-front long-sleeve corduroy dress to act as a "duster", a brown t-shirt with buttons & a scarf for my costume. Also, some fabric bits to make yo-yo's. At Goodwill, I found a pair of camo leggings & a suede belt (bandolier). I am very pleased!

~Back home, I put together my costume. Starting from the bottom:
Cowboy boots-already had
Boot knife-already had.
Camo leggings
Cream tank-already had.
Brown t shirt
Western belt "rig"-already had.
Cotton grommet belt-already had.
Skinning knife-already had.
Short brim olive military hat-borrowed from Mike.
Fingerless leather glove-already had.
~So, my costume will be "Alice-like"!

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in RHS Fiesta Country Blue/Wine.

~We attended the Mallory's Labor Day/Birthday party.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:7

Chama, New Mexico

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~I went up to the church around 10am & there was a dove in the Parish Hall. I shooed it out. I attended 10:30am service where I was Crucifer, Lay Reader, Acolyte & LEM. I was the only one who showed up, along with Fr. Jim. It is really more than one person should do, as I did forget to open the gates after communion. I helped Anne with Coffee Hour. I did a little office work, since Fr. Jim will be gone next week.

~I spent a few hours researching my costume for Halloween. I'm going with a version of Alice from Resident Evil Extinction. Of course, I won't have all that skin exposed nor cost that much LOL! I'll be looking for the parts tomorrow at the 1/2-price sale at the Family Thrift Center.

~I made a Cheyenne Hat in LB Homespun Sierra/unknown Biscuit rose pin.

~We had burgers for supper & watched Soldier.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Groat/Horseshoe sold to Richard in WA

~I attended Daughters of the King.

~I made a batch of Dirty Rice for the get-together on Monday evening.

~I made a Sedona hat in LB Homespun Unknown color(couldn't find it on their website!) that is a self-striping blue/lavender/rose with cream.

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

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hats & Scarves Sold!!!

Garland of Blossoms in Zen Garden

Garland of Blossoms in Olive/Pinks

Homespun Cheyenne Hat in Wildfire/Montana Sky
All the above items sold to Stephanie in MO

~I made a double-batch of Oatmeal Cookies with each sheet a different topping: Golden Raisins, butterscotch chips, mini chocolate chips & mini Reese's Pieces. I took a mix plate down to the Napa Boys.

~I dropped off JF's food bag, picked up Tyvec envelops at Staples, found nothing at the SM Goodwill, but did get some new onesies at Savers.

~Back home, I made a Bunny in Baby Rainbow/Linen.

~I made Mike a grilled hot dog cheesy wrap for supper.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Sweet Skullcap in Black/Red sold to Sherry in GA.

~Mike drove me to work. I was able to do some stewardship stuff for JH(he brought me chocolate!) before printing out the bulletins. I attended the St. Elizabeth's Guild meeting, giving a talk on the Food Fair & Bazaar.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we did precision drills at the 3-5-7-10-15 yard lines. The first drill was untimed & I came in second. After that, it was timed & I didn't do as good (timer anxiety!). I learned that I was not drawing smoothly in one stroke, so I practiced and had a new fast time at the 10-yard line at 1.86! Woo Hoo!!