Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This bag for my sister-in-law is a little more tote-like. It will be a perfect tote for all the things she carries with her to church. I decided to applique her initials on it to give it a special personal touch.
It may not appear as though it is, but the color of the lining and the ribbon are the exactly same. I made several pockets in the inside to hold pens, cell-phone, and note pads.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I was happy to have finished his blanket and hat in time.
Here you see the hat more clearly. I always believed that knit items have a more supple feel to them, so I knit the main portion of the hat in a K1 - P1 ribbing. Then I added a crocheted cuff to match the afghan and little flaps to keep those little baby ears warm.
I plan to ammend this post later to include the directions for the ripple afghan (and perhaps the hat), but for right now I thought I'd just show the finished product for Sew Crafty Friday.
For those who might be interested I did notice that Shereen posted an update at her blog last Thursday. While we wait for Shereen to resume her Sew Crafty Friday posts, you might want to visit another Sew Crafty Friday project posted by
The first we would like to thank is Megan at Halfpint House. These cheery tea wallets are great for a tea lover like me to carry my tea bags and sweetner in my purse. No more having nothing to drink, when the only thing being offered 1s coffee. (Love the smell but hate the taste of coffee).
I also wanted to tell you that she is still selling some tea wallets here. They would make great stocking stuffers or a small exchange gift for that tea lover in your life. I can attest to them being very well constructed.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
- 5 quarts of cold-packed meat
- 9 - 1 pound bags of hot italian sausage
- 11 - 1 pound bags of sweet italian sausage
- 3 - 1 pound bags of venison burger
Great job, Buddy!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
½ cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup butter, (cubed)
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup cubed potatoes
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
squirt of prepared mustard (to taste)
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 vegetable bouillon cube
¼ cup all-pupose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
12 ounces of cubed ham
In large saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender. Stir in the broth, potatoes celery, carrots, mustard, pepper, and vegetable bouillon cube. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
In small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; add to soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheese and cooked ham and stir until cheese is melted.
Yield: 4 servings
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Although I don't hunt, I always rise early on this hallowed day to get breakfast and help my "deer" husband and children set off on their quest. I don't really function well that early in the morning, but I wouldn't be able to sleep with all the hub-bub that goes on anyway. (I wish my kids showed the same enthusiasm for getting up on a school day).
Now, yesterday morning's weather is not what was wished for. Deer hunters like a bit of snow on the ground (easier for spotting deer and tracking).
Our son rides shotgun, while the eldest is reduced to a backseat passenger. Oh, the shame of it all! I've consider auctioning the privilege of riding shotgun to my offspring. I figure I could make a small fortune from their grappling for this coveted seat. I am sure no other mother out there has such a problem with this!
Late morning, they returned empty-handed and a bit downcast. They had not even spotted a deer, and it had begun to rain harder. They had come home to dry off, get warm, and EAT! Around two o'clock the rain had stopped, and so off they headed once more while our younger daughter and I remained comfy at home.
It had been dark when the headed out that morning and dark when they again returned home. This time the object of their quest -- a nice sized doe -- accommpanied them. Bill had harvested this one, the young man missed a shot, and the young lady still had seen nary a deer. However, we were all grateful for the meat this would put in our freezer.
Both kids still want to get one, and we rely on the venison, so they will probably be heading out again on Friday since Bill has the day off work.
And that ends the saga of my "dear" hunters and their first day of deer season.