Monday, October 31, 2011

Hat & Scarf Set Sold!

Special-order Granny Square Set in White sold to Alice in IL

~I am working today & tomorrow 9am-5pm so I can have Wed/Thur off. I spent the first 2 hours printing out stewardship stuff & I think I messed up the copy machine. It has 4 drawers for paper & the top drawer has paper but does not see paper. I called the copier people who will be out to fix it tomorrow. I finally got to my regular sorting of mail, checking emails, etc, I normally do. I also worked on bulletins, prayers & printed out pledge cards, cutting those into the proper sizes. Mom called, not knowing I was at work, & we talked only a few minutes. The rest of the day was smooth.

~I put on my Halloween costume & headed to the Mallory's for the Haunted Garage. It is so much fun! Mike came later.

Post for Sunday-Hat Sold!!

Kid's Punkin Hat sold to Angie in VA

~Mike has the day off!! We got groceries at Walmart

~We went to church early to help with the Breakfast Fundraiser for Albuquerque Christian Children's Home. I have a cute picture of Mike helping Rose make pancake batter which I will post later. We attended 10:30 A.M. service where Mike ushered & I was Crucifer & Acolyte. We heklped with cleanup after Coffee Hour.

~We helped out with CCW class.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Plan B

"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
-Capt. Woodrow Call, Lonesome Dove

~I did a load of laundry, then went to a different Smith's to check on their wraps. They didn't have the Flatouts, so I got yogurt, soda & a pumpkin for carving tonight. I took these groceries home, then went up to the Family Thrift Center for a long-sleeve cream T-shirt to wear with my costume on Halloween. I had a tank top, but it looks like it will be too cool for that.

~I finished the Crunch Hat in Teal/White, and the Cheyenne Hat in RHS Fleck Frosty Green/Warm Brown. I also worked some on scrap squares.

~I made Rotini with Cheese Sauce & Lil' Smokies for the Mallory's Annual Pumpkin Carving party. I carved a little pumpkin. We had a good time!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Boa Scarf in Flame Tanager/Peacock sold to Martha in IL

~After breakfast, I made a batch of Swedish Ginger Cookies. It made 43 cookies, 3 dozen are going to the Food Fair & Bazaar.

~I got groceries at Walmart for the Food Pantry, got a few things at Albertsons, dropped off the food bag, unloaded the Food Pantry groceries at the church, & mail. I stopped by the GoodBargain store(.99 Goodwill) & tried on 3 shirts, but they didn't cover well.

~Back home, I made Hashbrown Casserole & made a special-order Granny Square hat & Scarf with the main color being White.

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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Roseburg Hat in Skyscraper/Gotham City sold to Stephanie in MO

Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Russet/Harvest Gold sold to Angela in TX

~Mike came to work with me & we finished the newsletters. Ms. Jeannine came in for edits, then I printed out the bulletins. I also made signs for the Pancake Fundraiser on Sunday, printed out flyers for the Food Fair & Bazaar, and listed that event on 4 online places. We gave away all 20 bags at the Food Pantry. I made a grocery list, since I will be restocking the shelves this week. I did a little more on stewardship & will go to print on some of it on Monday.

~Date Nite: I qualified with a .38 revolver, which I did not do when I got my CCW license over 3 years ago. Rick let me borrow his big Ruger, which was easy to shoot. Of course, I made 100%!
After warmups, we worked on off-hand drills: shooting, reloading, racking, etc. After break, we did timed Failure Drills. I had a new personal best-Failure Drill at 3 yards at 2.0 seconds!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hats & Scarf Sold!!

Sweet Skullcap in Pavement/Pitch/Plum
Garland of Blossoms in Lady Sings The Blues
Kalispell Hat in Artisan Pottery/Dry Basil
All the above items sold to D'Arcy in NY

~We stopped by Samons on the way to work to check the prices on the programmable thermostats. Mike felt he could get a better deal elsewhere.

~At the office, Fr. Jim showed me the few edits on the newsletter & I got them printed out. I also worked on bulletins & some more stewardship stuff. Mike hung the Food Fair banners on the outside of the Parish Hall. We got the newsletters stapled & some folded, taped, stamped & addressed.

~I finished the Avocado/Light Plum Garland of Blossoms scarf & an Ascot Boa Scarf in LB Fancy Fur Stain Glass Black/RH Sayelle Teal. I started a Crunch Hat in the same Teal.

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hats & Scarf Sold!!

Granny Square Hat & Scarf sold to Alice in IL

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, the November newsletter & stewardship stuff. I printed out a rough-draft newsletter for edits.

~I started a Garland of Blossoms scarf in retro Caron Carefree Ombre Avocado leaves & RHS Light Plum blossoms.

~We had grilled cheesy hot dog wraps for supper.

~Mike had to go to a meeting at work.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Garland of Blossoms scarf in Light Sage/Multi sold to Jim in IL

~I stopped at Big Lots (crackers & paper plates), before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry. I also called in payroll & sorted mail.

~I stopped by the new Goodwill, but I just don't like it as much. It is bigger & brighter, but the racks are jammed so tight, you can't find anything. Also, they don't have things as categorized as they used to. I did see a couple of cute cross-stitch pictures, but not in my colors. Supposedly, they are turning the old Goodwill into a .99 thrift store. We'll see. I got some soup & ingredients for Hashbrown Casserole at Smith's. They had the flat pretzels, which I cover with chocolate & crushed peppermints on sale 2 for $4, so I got some.

~Back home, I made a pan of brownies & did a load of laundry.

~I finished the Garland of Blossoms scarf & made more blossoms.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Neck Warmers Sold!!

Gotham City


Woody Moss
All these Neck Warmers were sold to Marlene in WI

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smiths.

~I attended 10:30 A.M. service where I served as Crucifer, Lay Read & LEM. I was also sworn in as president of Daughters of the King. The Prayer Shawl Ministry gave a shawl to a lady who is having surgery this week. I helped with clean up after Coffee Hour.

~I finished the Granny Square scarf & started a Garland of Blossoms scarf.

~We had cheesy chicken bacon wraps for supper.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Mulberry Bush/Bitter Rose sold to Laura in IN

~I made a pan of Cinnamon Coconut bars & cooked up a batch of bacon. I now have enough grease for Swedish Ginger Cookies!

~I started a special-order Granny Square scarf to go with a hat that a customer pulled from my store. Since I didn't have enough 2-round square to make the scarf, I pulled random colors of solid & multi colors from my stash, trying to make the colors random. Since I had the different yarns out, I used the leftovers for scrap squares. I did have enough RHS Watercolor to make a Tie Dye Beanie. I have 2 squares left on the scarf, then I will edge it in a round of sc. Surprisingly, this is the first Granny Square scarf I have ever made!

~I made Mike a grilled ham & cheese wrap for supper.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Grey Marble/Toffee
Cheyenne Hat in Irish Coffee/Rich Raisin
Both hats sold to Angela in TX

~Halloween 1/2-price sale at Family Thrift Center. I always go about 15 minutes before the store opens, not to stand in line (I REFUSE!), but to get a parking space. I took a skein of RHS Aran Fleck & started a Cheyenne hat. I did have to move because a van pulled up next to me & blocked my view of the line! I also brought my huge quilted bag (thrift store-I think it held a comforter set), because sometimes they run out of baskets (I don't mess with a cart-when the bag is full, I'm done!). Anyway, I did my usual perimeter walk (housewares, pictures, home decor, accessories, craft supplies) then the shoes. I found a BRAND-NEW pair of Black Skechers Parties Mates, a L.L.Bean plaid shirt for Mike, a skirt, two print T-shirts & a skirt for $18.13. I luvs me some 1/2-price day!

~I dropped off Oatmeal Jam bars for the Napa Boys.

~I stopped at Dollar Tree & found a few things, then to both Michael's & Hobby Lobby for the Gemstone yarn. Either they don't make it anymore, or I just am unlucky! It may be easier to just take Ms. Dorothy to Hobby Lobby & let her pick out another color!

~Back home, I made a Cheyenne Hat in RHS Aran Fleck/Warm Brown & a Flapper Beanie in RHS Cafe/Frosty Green Fleck.

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

~We watched The Book of Eli. It is one of the best movies ever!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Barstow Hat in Cream/Peach sold to Mary in VA

~Mike & me have the day off together!! Nothing exciting planned, just cool that we get to be together. He did some reloading & shut down the coolers for the season. I made a pan of Oatmeal Jam Bars with the jar of peach jam the Hunter's brought back from their TX trip. To me, they are too sweet, but Mike said "don't change a thing". I did some housecleaning & pulled out my folding craft table to see how the revolving shoe rack will work for a hat display. It is just right! Mike picked up the back yard, while I trimmed the rose bushes & pulled weeds.

~After lunch, We went to JoAnns to check on RHS Gemstone yarn, which they didn't have. However, they have upgraded the store & there's more yarn! We stopped by Albertsons for milk & bread & delivered the food bag.

~Back home, I made a Barstow Hat in CSS Black/Limelight. It is a kid size & very weird, but someone will like it!

~Date Nite: One of the range employees told us our instructor would be late due to an accident. He arrive about 15 minutes late. His dog had started to attack his lady & he intervened. The dog did quite a bit of damage to his left hand. The dog was put down. We had only 7 people, so we went down range & shot on the move. I did good except for missing a few shots. I need to concentrate on my sights. The instructor stopped class early due to the pain he was in. He asked us to come with him to the pharmacy as protection.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Wenatchee Hat in Charcoal/Cool Pearls sold to Raven in MI, a repeat customer.

~Mike took me to work, then took the motors off the unused swamp coolers. One will be a back-up for the other coolers & one is ours. I finished the bulletins, printed out stewardship cover letters & enjoyed coffee hour.

~I made a Wenatchee Hat in LB ILTY Dark Olive with Camouflage beads.

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Amanda in AZ saw this Durango Hat in Warm Caramel/Khaki Marble I sold last week & special-ordered one for herself!

~Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!

~At the office, I payed bills, worked on stewardship brochure & newsletter, did bulletin edits with Ms. Jeannine. I printed out readings & inserts for both All Saints' & Veterans' Sundays. I took off at 2:00 P.M.

~At home, I listed 5 more hats on Ebay auctions,since it is a free listing day. I also made a Neck Warmer in some retro Lana Moro Flurry, a sport-weight brushed acrylic in Butter Brickle (yellowish-tan with bits of caramel & chocolate). I added a Fudge Sauce dark brown rose pin. It is yummy!

~We had grilled cheesy hot dog wraps for supper.

~We attended the Vestry meeting.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mesh Shawl

Mesh Shawl in Gemstone for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry. Yarn donated by a member of Financial Peace University.

~At the office, I did alot of the stuff I normally do on Tuesday, working on bulletins & the newsletter.

~Mike texted me when i was getting off work at 5pm that the class was cancelled. I did call Fr. Jim at home to let him know. I will work 5 hours tomorrow & on Wednesday, having Thursday off with Mike!

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I love cops, but...

...their job is not to protect you. You MUST take responsibility for your own safety.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I made Flat-bread Bites using smoked ham, veggie cream cheese & sun-dried tomato flat breads.

~I attended 10:30 A.M. service where I was Crucifer & Acolyte #1. Everybody liked the Flat-bread Bites & Pumpkin Chocolate Blondies at Coffee Hour.

~I made a special-order Durango Hat in RHS Warm Brown. I also added the last square to a Color Block lap blanket, edging it in Grass green. I had enough of the Green leftover & it was soft enough to make a Flapper Beanie with a White insert & white/green flower with a huge gold-tone button. It looks like St. Patrick's Day!

~I made Mike a bacon cheeseburger wrap for supper.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hats & Scarf Sold!!

Neck Warmer in Tweed Aspen sold to Janelle in IL

Barstow Hat in Bark/Hunters Glen/Rock sold to Nicole in SC

Durango Hat in Warm Caramel/Marbled Khaki sold to Connie in WA

~I attended the Worship Committee Meeting, where I used to just take notes as part of my Parish Administrator job, but now I am actually looked to as a member, due to my service at the altar.

~I checked Hobby Lobby for RHS Gemstone yarn & they didn't have any.

~Back home, I made Peanut Butter Crispies & cut up the other 4 containers of candied cherries.

~I finished the Warm Brown Ombre Kitty & named her "Taffy". I had enough yarn left over to make a Sedona Hat.

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

Friday, October 14, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Artisan Scarf in Divine Richest Rose sold to Alma in WA

~I made a batch of Potato Chip Pecan Sandies(3 dozen) for the Food Fair, swept the floors and did a load of laundry.

~At the Family Thrift Center, I got a plaid/denim skirt & a boutique tissue size hand-made basket(still has the weavers hang tag on it!). I checked Walmart on Wyoming for RHS Gemstone yarn & they didn't have any. I got a few groceries at Albertson's(great deal on Progresso soup!) & delivered the food bag. I stopped by the new Dollar Tree on Montgomery & found the cute curly-Q ornament hooks. I will make more button tree ornaments!

~I started a Square Kat in unknown shaded warm brown/beige white.

~Mike worked overtime on Tuesday, so he got off at 3pm today. I took Oatmeal Craisin cookies down to the Napa boys, then we both went next door for haircuts. I got 3" off the bottom of mine(not at the top of my waistband),which I do twice a year. Mike got about 1 1/2" cut off his. I like it short!

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

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Special-order Roseburg Bonnet in Desert Flower sold to Diane in NH

Kalispell Hat in Valentine/Silverplate sold to Georgine in AK

~Mike took me to work, then came back later to talk to Fr. Jim about a meeting. Ms. Jeannine came in for bulletin edits. I got them printed & done by 11:30am. The copier guy came in later to clean the machine. 15 bags were given away at the Food pantry. I helped Janet stuff quarterly statement envelopes. There was a bit of drama when I thought I lost a key, but it was found. Mike carried out my 3-weeks worth of recyclables.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we went down range & did pivot shooting with reloads & multiple targets. It is always cool when we do more than stand still.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Walking on Sunshine!!

This outfit makes me happy! The floral skirt (thrift shop) is one of the few yellow items I have (this color normally does not look good with my skin-tone), but when it's paired with a periwinkle Tshirt(thrift shop), 1950's vintage choker (estate sale) & clear brown earrings (Dollar Tree), it is the way to wear it!

~Mike took me to work this morning & started on switching the ac to heat. I paid bills, started work on the November newsletter & worked on bulletins. The electrician came in to replace some bulbs. Ms. Dorothy ordered a baby blanket in RHS Gemstone, paying me up front for the yarn. I have 5 containers of candied cherries to cut up before Sunday for the English Lemon fruit cakes!

~I started an Artisan Scarf in Bernat boucle Cloud Nine & started reviewing the info for the worship committee meeting on Saturday.

~We had bacon cheeseburger wraps for supper.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Wenatchee Hat in Toast/Orange Marmalade sold to Mark in MI

~At the office, I worked on bulletins & the stewardship brochure.

~Back home, I listed 3 more hats on Ebay (.01 sale!),then made business cards & hang tags.

~Mike closed the store.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Scroogey Scarf in vintage Scarlet wool/Scraps sold to Kori in WI

~I stopped by Big Lots (popcorn, potato chips)before heading up to the church to help Chuck load bags at the Food Pantry. I also called in payroll & sorted mail.

~Back home, I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies, did a load of laundry & cut up 3 pounds of candied pineapple for the fruit cakes.

~I made a Bottineau Hat in Caron Natura Taupe/unknown fluffy Wolf Cub & a Sedona Hat in LB ILTY Gray Beard/RHS Fleck Cactus.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Psalm 97:1

Fenton Lake, New Mexico

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I went to the 10:30 A.M. service where I served as Crucifer, Lay Reader, & Acolyte #1(yes, there was an acolyte #2!!). I helped with cleanup after coffee hour.

~Back home, I made a special-order Roseburg Hat in vintage Vanilla Cream.

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

~We watched Shooter. I'm not a huge fan of Mark Wahlberg, but he seems to surround himself in movies with good actors(Michael Pena, Danny Glover, Ned Beatty,etc), which makes him watchable. To me, he is flat, but this movie is great. We were a fan of Stephen Hunter novels long before this movie came out.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A different kind of animal...

From Cornered Cat: Deadly force is justified in response to forceful rape not because rape always involves death or grave bodily harm(although it too often does), but because there is a clearly-understood threat that the rapist will kill or seriously hurt his victim if she does not cooperate.

~I stopped by the Family Thrift Center (nothing) before heading up to the church for Prayer Shawl Ministry, where Anne, Lucy, Joyce & me sat around & worked on our projects for about 1 1/2 hours. Afterwards, I brought more items for the Raffle/White Elephant sale to the Narthex for display.

~I spent the rest of the afternoon napping & watching XXX. Action + Vin=awesome movie!!

~I made Mike a ham/cheese quesadilla for supper.

~We watched Reign of Fire. To both of us, this is Mathew McConaughey's best acting role. He is so intense in this character, plus he shed his pretty-boy looks & is over-the-top.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Durango Hat in Olivewood/Artichoke sold to Jennifer in AL

~I made a batch of Oatmeal Cookies with the following add-ons, each cookie sheet different:chopped up peanut butter cups, mini M & M's, sunflower seeds/golden raisins & craisins/vanilla chip-a new combo!

~I stopped by the new Goodwill. I'm used to the older store, which was smaller & easier to find things. I got a few groceries at Albertsons, dropped off the food bag, picked up magnets at Hobby Lobby(40%-off coupon), got Dymo labels at OfficeMax & dropped off Peanut Butter Crispies for the Napa Boys. I found out they are Ryan's favorite!

~I made a Sedona Hat in Gala Gray/White Tweed/LB Jiffy Red (looks like a sock monkey!) & a Cheyenne Hat in Bernat Softee Chunky Cherry Red/White.

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

~I worked on joining together the Gemstone granny lap blanket & finished off the Mac & Cheese yellow on the scrap round ripple.

~We watched the last part of Prohibition.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hats Sold!!

Sedona Hat in Peanut Shell/Aran Fleck sold to Jane in CA

Candy Corn Hat sold to Jane in CA-repeat customer.

Sedona hat in Tweed Ashland/Heather Rose sold to Morgan in CA.

~Mike took me to work. I printed the bulletins & had them done by 10am. JH came in & we worked on attendance charts. We gave away all 20 bags at the Food Pantry in 20 minutes! I spent the rest of the afternoon working on the stewardship brochure. We fed Callie Cat for the last time.

~Date Nite:After warm ups, we did the APD qualifying course. I made an 88 (passing is 80). The last time we did it, I made an 81, so I am improving. Mike did the course twice & got 94 & 94 respectively. We also did timed shooting at the 3-yard line. My first 2 body shots went in the same hole! I have discovered with the XDM that i need to be square-on to the target, feet parallel & wider stance. It was a good night!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Cheyenne Hat in Homespun Barley/Rare Sienna sold to Stephanie in MO, a repeat customer.

~Mike took me to work. He did some maintenance stuff in the education wing, getting it done before 10am service, which we both attended. I spent the rest of the day paying bills, working on bulletins and prayers & typing up some stewardship stuff. Julies FIL brought in a huge load of pantry items. We are blessed! We fed Callie Cat.

~I made a Neck Warmer in CSS Black/unknown wool-blend marbled Black/Red/Gray with a Black rose pin.

~We had bacon cheeseburgers for supper & watched part 2 of Prohibition.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scarf Sold!!

Artisan Scarf in Santa Fe sold to Diane in NH, a repeat customer.

~My jeep wouldn't start this morning! I left the dome light on & killed the battery. I had to call Mike to come jump me.

~At the office, our sprinkler system got inspected, I worked on bulletins & readings. MM brought in six Friendship Cake mini loafs, along with more "starter". Afterwards, I fed Callie Cat. She was hiding under a blanket & hissed at me. It was raining most of the afternoon.

~I made a Roseburg Hat in RHS Silver Gray with a wool-blend Black/Gray/Red mix flower pin.

~We had grilled cheesy hot dogs for supper & watched the first segment of Prohibition on PBS. It was pretty good.

Monday, October 3, 2011


Slab O' Turtle Brownie

~As always, I "celebrate" Breast Cancer Awareness month with getting my yearly mammogram. I got lost(I only go that far down town once a year!), but not so bad that I was still on time. Good times, LOL.

~Chuck & I loaded bags at the Food Pantry, I dropped off mail at Susan's house & fed Callie Cat.

~Back home, I chopped up two pounds of pecans for St. Mary's English Lemon Fruit Cake. I won't be able to help with the baking this year because I have to work. I also did a load of laundry.

~I made a Roseburg Hat in Bernat Kashmere(acrylic, but extremely soft) Black/unknown Wine & a Durango Hat in Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends(acrylic/nylon/cashmere)Petal pink with a vintage cream shell button.

~Mike closed the store.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Price of Freedom...

Freedom isn't free,it must be fought for continuously.

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

~We attended 10:30 A.M. service where Mike was co-usher with Anne & I was Crucifer, lay reader, acolyte & LEM. We helped with cleanup after coffee hour.

~We got home, changed into our loungey clothes, then realized we had forgotten to feed Callie Cat. We dressed, drove to feed the cat, then came back home.

~I spent the day crocheting(6 Turkey Butts), while Mike played games. It was a good day off!!

~We had bacon cheeseburgers for supper & watched Legion. Weird, but good.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hat Sold!!

Roseburg Bonnet in Faded Rose sold to Diane in NH

~I went early to the church to pick up the key to the office which I had given to Mike to get a phone that was left at last night's concert. He attended his first Brotherhood of St. Andrew meeting! I attended Daughters of the King & fed Ms. Callie Cat afterwards.

~I made a Boa Scarf in Bernat Boucle Rose/unknown thin Rose Pink.

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

~We watched The Road. It was good, but there were some problems:
No loving wife & mother would just walk away from her family because she can't handle it.
A boy raised in this post-apocalyptic world would not be so whiny.
Why sleep outside in the weather so much when there was always some kind of shelter available?
Did we really need to see the main character naked, twice?