Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lap Blanket

Lap Blanket in Red Heart Supersaver Coral/Teal for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry

~I did a load of laundry, made 2 dozen Oatmeal Carrot Muffins, dusted the furniture & swept the floors.

~I made a Butterfly Pinafore in Caron Simply Soft Cypress with Pink/White plaid fabric buttons. I also made a Girly Hat in the same Cypress yarn with a Hot Pink flower.

~I made Mike a warm ham/cheese wrap for supper.

Friday, March 30, 2012

No teenage angst...

...she knows exactly what to do, if necessary.

~I am officially the buyer for the Food Pantry. I got groceries at Walmart & Smith's, along with a few of our groceries here & at Albertsons. At the Dollar Tree, I got some "spring" dessert plates & cup cake liners, along with sunflower seeds. I dropped off the food pantry groceries, took my groceries home & picked up cookies & plastic bags. I went to Big Lots for Food Pantry applesauce & got the last 3 bags of Lemon Snaps. I dropped off Oatmeal PB/Chocolate Chip cookies for the Napa Boys. I dropped off plastic bags at the Family Thrift Center, but didn't find anything.

~Back home, I made a Button Medallion Choker in Hunter Green.

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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's getting warmer!

Nothing says "warm weather is here" more than cargo shorts (clearance discount store), bright camp shirt (thrift store), & shell/cord choker (from mom-thrift store). So looking forward to it!

~Mike took me to work. I stuffed the rest of the eggs, printed bulletins & worked on calendars.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we concentrated on trigger control. At 7pm, we went into the classroom to go over the NM Justifiable Homicide rules. BTW, the Lemon Snap crust was perfect for the Lemon Thingies!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers. Psalm 104:17

Gray-headed Junco in Sierra County, New Mexico

~Mike took me to work, where we finished the newsletter. I paid bills, worked on bulletins & filled plastic eggs for the hunt on Easter. I also helped carry the ladder to take the purple cover off the Sanctuary cross & put up the red drape.

~We stopped at the sign store & ordered signs for the craft show.

~I finished the edging on a Colorblock granny square lap blanket & worked on scrap squares.

~We had meatball wraps for supper & watched 2 more episodes of Merlin.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


This is my Oatmeal Jam Bar recipe using a jar of Sourcherry (yes, that is how it was spelled on the bottle) jam from Big Lots "international" section. It was more of whole cherries in thick syrup, then real jam. It was very liquidy when it came out of the oven, but turned out very chewy. The guys really liked it!

~At the office, I got the newsletter printed/collated/stapled & addressed. I also booked 3 more outdoor spaces for the Spring Craft Fair.

~I worked on scrap granny squares.

~We had omelet wraps for supper & watched 2 more episodes of Merlin.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hat Sold!!

Special order Sedona Hat in Naked/Boo sold to Judith in MO

~I stopped by Big Lots for multi grain tortilla chips & found Stauffer's Lemon Snaps, which I have not tried for Coconut bar crust. I also picked up a package of dried pineapple.

~I helped load bags at the Food Pantry, called in payroll & sorted mail.

~Back home, I made Coconut Bars with the lemon cookie crust, white chips, almonds & pineapple. The package of cookies was exactly enough for 2 batches. I also did a load of laundry & swept the floors.

~I spent the afternoon working on scrap granny squares.

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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Teach your children well...

...and your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, etc.

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I attended the 10:30 A.M. service, where I served as Crucifer, Lay Reader & Acolyte.

~Back home, I made a Butterfly Pinafore in Caron Simply Soft Pagoda with gold tone decorative heart buttons.

~We had pepperoni omelet wraps for supper.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New for Spring!

I saw pictures of Flower Pens & thought they were cool. So, I used my Star Flower pin pattern & modified it to fit an ink pen (10-count pack for $1). I made each one a different color. I like them!

~I started a load of laundry before leaving the house to help out at Cleanup Day at the church. I pulled weeds, picked up trash & swept up leaves.

~Back home, I finished laundry & made a Button Medallion Choker in Turquoise blue.

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

~We decided to try the TV series Merlin & ended up watching 2 episodes. It's pretty good!

Friday, March 23, 2012

The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted. Psalm 104:16

Cedar tree at Boyd's Sanitarium near Las Cruces, New Mexico

~I made a batch of Dark Chocolate Macaroon Cookies & swept the floors.

~I recycled my aluminum (6.6lbs=$4.20), dropped off Peanut Butter Crispies for the Napa Boys, bought a skein of Baby Bee Hushabye in Naked(used a 40%-off coupon) for a special-order hat, got a few things at Albertson's and put gas ($3.59 per gallon) in the Jeep.

~Back home, I made a Sedona hat in the Naked with Boo Pink stripe & flower pin. It's cute!

~We had omelet wraps for supper.

~I made a Baby Girly Hat in the above mentioned Naked/Boo.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Kiss My Pig Cookies-I used a chocolate chip cookie recipe, substituting bacon grease for the butter & chopped up Hershey's Kisses for the chips. So good, even a pig will go cannibal for them!

~I made a batch of Mocha Brownies for the class, since the instructor likes brownies so much. They were really good!

~Day at the range. I used our AR-15 today. It is heavier, but it makes for a lower recoil. It also has a bright orange front sight which is also better. Since our class was so proficient, we did shooting on the move & pivots, which we didn't do last November. Date Night: We concentrated on basics, shot placement & keeping the sights on the target while pressing the trigger.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I actually wore this outfit last summer to a wedding,but makes me long for warmer weather. I picked the skirt (half-price!), then found the shirt to match (also half-price!), pairing it with a wood bead necklace (thrift store), burl oak bangle (custom made for me by a KY artisan), and strappy brown leather sandal (not pictured, but also from the thrift store). This outfit was different than I normally wear, and though pretty and it looked good on me, I was uncomfortable in it. I do like the color/pattern, though.

~We stopped by the church to set up coffee before heading to the range. Though I took this class last November, it was like it was all brand new! It took me quite a while to get the system back right. Of course, I am shooting a different gun, but it was better by the end of the day. So tired!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Bad guys target places where they know weapons are not allowed. Let us protect ourselves & our loved-ones at ALL times!

~Mike took me to work. We bought a 3lb can of Kirkland coffee from the church. It is the best! I paid bills, then went to the bank with Norm to put me on a Food Pantry card for purchasing groceries, which I will start doing in April. I finished bulletins & prayers and got a rough draft of the newsletter printed out for editing. I helped Fr. Jim hang the FPU banner on the side of the Parish Hall.

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

~We attended Vestry, picking up/dropping off J. Harper.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lap Blanket

Granny Squares in Red Heart Woodsy, Dark Sage & Coffee, for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry, set aside for a baptismal gift.

~Mike took me to the office. I worked on bulletins, prayers, updated the website calendar, stuffed eggs.

~We had pepperoni omelets for supper.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth: Psalm 104:14

Raton, New Mexico

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~We attended 10:30 A.M. service, where I served as Crucifer, Lay Reader, Acolyte & LEM. Mike was Usher. We enjoyed coffee hour & helped clean up afterwards.

~We splurged & had take out for lunch & ice cream for supper.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Oatmeal Berry Jam Bars

~We attended the Quarterly parish Planning Meeting.

~Back home, we did yard work. Mike cut down the dead tree at the side of the house while I pulled weeds in the front yard.

~We went to the Mallory's for St. Patrick's Day.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Lap Blanket

Patriotic granny squares for the Prayer Shawl Ministry. This used 3 different scraps of red and off-white, joined with Red Heart Supersaver Blue.

~We went to the Family Thrift Center in separate trucks for the 1/2-price sale. Mike found some Rockport boots for $8,then left. I was there for another hour and didn't find anything!

~We went to Charlie's to lay away a .45 1911 for Mike, then onto Sportsmans Warehouse for a reloading part. We stopped by Albertson's on the way home for a few groceries.

~Back home, I did a load of laundry, baked a Spinach Sausage Casserole & Oatmeal Sourcherry jam bars.

~I made a Butterfly Pinafore in no-label Yellow yarn. I suspect it is some older Caron Simply Soft. I added some fun green buttons.

~We had omelet wraps for supper.

~I made a Tulsa Hat in Scrap/Black.

~We watched Faster. This was one of those movies where there was no good guy, just bad and badder guys. There was one part that was good about forgiveness and redemption, but I would not recommend this movie.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


April 19, 1775
When marksmanship met history, and the heritage began

~Mike took me to work, then he did a few things around the church. I got the bulletins, prayers of the people & readings done. I also did more work on the newsletter. It was just me at the Food Pantry, we gave away 9 bags.

~Date Nite: We went in a little early so Mike could check out the .223 reloads, which worked great! Tonight, he shot my XDM while I shot his 1911. It was a little tricky during warmups remembering the safety, but it was okay by the time we started doing drills. We worked on feeling the gun, with shooting with eyes closed, which I did pretty good. I did cause several blood blisters on my left palm from reloading. My XDm has smooth, round edges, while the 1911 is basic, square & sharp corners. But, now I feel more competent about teaching the 1911 to students.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lap Blanket

Scrap Granny Square lap blanket, joined with retro Red Heart Sparkling yarn in Apricot Nectar, for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry.

~I tried doing some work with our website, uploading pdf's of Bible Study notes, but I could not make it work. I have built websites in the past,but the server we're using is not very user-friendly. We have officially booked all 28 indoor spaces for the spring craft show.

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

~We watched Centurion.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work. Psalm 104:13

Forest Creek, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

~At the office, I worked on bulletins, prayers, newsletter & calenders. After work, i made a stop before going home, but then got a call from Fr. Jim right as I came in the door(about 1/2 hour after I left work). I went back up to collect a booth fee for the craft fair.

~We had pepperoni omelet wraps for supper.

~We watched The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. It was very good.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Oatmeal Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese frosting

~I stopped by Big Lots (chips, crackers, jam & soup) before heading up to the church to help load bags at the Food Pantry. I also sorted mail & called in payroll. At Hobby Lobby, I used my 40%-off coupon to get a skein of Baby Bee Hushabye in Sugarplum.

~Back home, I did a load of laundry, made Peanut Butter Crispies, cooked up a pound of sausage & dusted furniture.

~I made a Butterfly Pinafore in the above mentioned Sugarplum with white shell buttons.

~I made Mike a meatball wrap for supper.

~We watched Beowulf & Grendel. This was more of a drama, a little too slow & bloody for me. I do like Gerard Butler alot!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lap Blanket

Flame granny square lap blanket for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry

~We got groceries at Walmart & Smith's.

~I attended 10:30 A.M. service, where I was Crucifer and Acolyte. I stayed after coffee hour to attend the Ministry Meeting.

~I tried a new pattern for hexagon squares for some Red Heart Supersaver Coral, but decided to just make regular granny squares.

~We had omelet wraps for supper.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Remember history...

~I went up to the church to finish the bulletins. While there, I also did some paperwork for the spring craft show.

~Back home, after lunch, I made a flower pin for the Coffee Roseburg hat in Tina of California Ultra in Dark Rose. I also made 5 more Flower Pens & a Button Medallion Choker in Bridal Blue.

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

Friday, March 9, 2012

Prayer Shawl

Diamond in Red Heart Supersaver Blue for St. Mary's Prayer Shawl Ministry.

~I had Mike show me the 1911 system before he went to work I feel that I need to learn all operating systems if I'm going to help teach classes.

~I finished the laundry I started yesterday morning. I also swept the floors & vacuumed the rugs.

~I made a batch of Kiss My Pig cookies. I used a chocolate chip cookie recipe, exchanging the butter for bacon grease(the "pig' part) & used a cup of chopped up Hershey Kisses (the "kiss" part). They are pretty good!

~I went to Albertson's for eggs & also found flatbreads on sale. The Baby Bee Hushabye yarn was on sale so I couldn't use my coupon for it. Instead, I picked up a skeain of Caron Simply Soft Passion. I dropped off cookies for the Napa Boys.

~Back home, after lunch, I made a Butterfly Pinafore in the Passion yarn. It is silky & shiny, so i added blingier buttons. it's cute!

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

~I made a Roseburg hat in Red Heart Supersaver Coffee, but the flower pin will be made tomorrow.

~We watched The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption. It was funny, with bad acting, but totally mindless, which is sometimes good in a movie.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:12

New Mexico Mountain Chickadee

~We spent the day at the range helping with CCW Draw Class.

~Date Nite: After warmups, we did 2-shot hammers (2-yard line, one sight picture for first shot, then rapid fire on second shot), 3-shot hammers, then Failure Drill(2 to the body, 1 to the head) hammers. We then went down range & shot from retention(gun close to body), with head shots & moving back one step, & at angles. After break, we had a contest with Randy. We would shoot our weapons at 25 yards, then he would shoot our weapons at 25 yards. We did this 3 times. Though he won overall, I won all 3 of my shots! It was an awesome night!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I had a special birthday request to make "something with oatmeal & cinnamon". I chose Oatmeal Carrot Muffins, but made them in my Twinkie pan. They were muck liked!

~We stopped by the office to set up the coffee for Wednesday fellowship after the service. We then went down to the fire marshalls office to drop off the permit application for the May craft show.

~We spent the day at the range helping with CCW Draw class. The students were interested & caught on quickly. It was a good day.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Patchwork Quilt & Rack

This is another of those "reminds me of Kentucky" displays. The rack is from a thrift store, while the lap blanket was from a yard sale.

~At the office, I paid bills, Ms. Jeannine came in for edits to the bulletins. I got the 8am ones done, but never received the music for the 10:30am ones. I will have to go back in on Saturday to finish them up.

~I made Mike a chicken bacon cheese wrap for supper. I had Zesty Santa Fe Style chicken soup.

~I added buttons to the Monet Little Tweed Bag & made a 4-round granny square in Monet.

~We watched The Siege of Firebase Gloria. It was not real good, as far as acting. I'm sure a documentary about this true story would be much better.

Monday, March 5, 2012

911 vs. 123456

...or in my case 12345, speed reload, 12345

~I am working today & tomorrow so I can take off Wednesday & Thursday. I worked on bulletins, newsletter, prayers & sorting craft show stuff. We now have 19 crafters booked, with 9 spaces left. We are still trying to decide if we will sell outdoor spaces.

~We had pepperoni omelets for supper.

~I made a Small Tweed Bag in Red Heart Monet/unknown sport-weight Yellow. Am still looking for buttons to go on it.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hat Sold!!

Wenatchee hat in Charcoal/Cool Pearls sold to Chris in CO

~We got groceries at Walmart.

~We attended 8:00 A.M. service together. I then took Mike to work & came back for 10:30 A.M. service where I served as Crucifer, Lay Reader & Acolyte.

~Back home, I cooked up a pound of sausage & did a load of laundry.

~I picked up Mike from work early & we helped out at CCW class.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. Psalm 104:10

Soda Dam Hot Springs, New Mexico

~Deacon Sam led us on Stations of the Cross before starting our Daughters of the King meeting. On the way home, I stopped by Hobby Lobby for yarn.

~I made Cornbread, a different flavor in each dish: Plain, cheese & green chile.

~I made a Butterfly Pinafore in Baby Bee Hushabye Baby Blue's with sparkly yellow buttons.

~We went to Susan's 10-year sober birthday party.

Friday, March 2, 2012

TXKY Chili

This is my chili in the pot

Here are the ingredients

Here are the bowls, ready for the freezer

~I went to the Family Thrift Center, but didn't find anything. I then drove down town to drop off paperwork for the craft fair, but when I got there, i found that we had mapped for Silver SE, not Silver SW! I then came back to napa & dropped off cookies for the boys.

~Back home, I made Dirty Rice & a Butterfly Pinafore in Baby Bee Hushabye Boo Pink with gray buttons.

~When Mike got home, we went up to the church to clean up the mess from the grease-trap work. It looked like Kyle had already taken care of it, so we put away tools & straightened everything up.

~Back home, I made Mike a meatball sandwich for supper.

~We watched King Arthur. This is one of our favorite movies!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Butterfly Pinafores Sold!!


These Butterfly Pinafores were sold to Pam, a member of my church.

~Mike brought me to work then he worked on the drain. I got the bulletins & prayers printed & and spent the rest of the day working on calenders & the newsletter. Mike ended up having to call a plumber, who then recommend RotoRooter. They got it cleaned out!

~Date Nite: After warmups, we did reloading drills, then went down range & shot pivots(back to the target, look over shoulder, turn, shoot 2 to the body, reload, head shot).