Sunday, September 26, 2010


All because two people fell in Love.

And two hearts became connected.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rum Cake

This Rum Cake recipe was given to me by my Very Dear Knitting Friend MaryJane.


1 cup chopped pecans

1 pkg french vanilla instant pudding

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup oil

1 pkg yellow cake mix

1/2 cup dark run

4 eggs

sprinkle chopped pecans on bottom of a greased bunt or tube pan.

Mix together cake mix, pudding, water, oil and rum.

Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour at 325.

let cool (about 20 minutes is enough)

sauce: 1 stick margarine or butter

1 cup sugar ( I use dark brown sugar)

1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup rum ( I use 1/2 cup of rum)

boil ingredients together in a sauce pan. Pour over cake while

it is still in the pan… it will soak into the cake ( I use a long tined fork

to poke holes all over the cake top and as much of the sides as I can).

Let it cool completely in the pan before removing.

I quite often bake this cake at night and let it soak all night long.

It really is a favorite with this family. I even catch folks having it for breakfast.

the alcohol is all cooked off but it sure tastes wonderful and rich.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Turquoise Beaded Lucet Necklace Giveaway Winner

Thanks everyone for entering my Giveaway. The winner of this necklace giveaway is Arceli Long, form Fort Worth , TX.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Turquoise Beaded Lucet Necklace Giveaway

I handmade this Beautiful Turquoise Beaded Necklace with a Lucet.

A Lucet is a tool used in cord making. this tool dates back to Viking and Medieval periods.

A lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy.

the cord is formed by making a series of loops.

Measures 19 inches long.
This Necklace sparkles, and shines !!

I am giving away this Necklace. If you would like to win this Necklace, the rules are very simple.
Stop by my etsy shop HandSpun by Mona.

Look at the items in my shop, and tell me what is your favorite item in my shop.

Just leave a comment on my blog, with your name that links to somewhere that I can contact you.

The giveaway starts today Sept 15th, and ends Sept 22

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hunting hat

My son likes to hunt pheasants, and ducks. He needed a new hunting cap this year. So I knit him an orange hat for hunting. I used Red Heart yarn in the color Pumpkin. The perfect color for hunters. They need to be seen by other hunters, that is why they wear the orange. This is a simple 2 x 2 rib hat. I know that he will love the hat.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Cale James today

He is lots of dark hair, and his eyes are as dark as his hair.
He is Adorable!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cale James

My new Grandson was born today!!!!!!
He is 8 lbs 14 oz, and he is 21 inches long!!!
He is a BIG boy!!!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Two Hour Toe Up Slippers

My toes are nice and cozy this morning. This is a great little slipper pattern. It really does knit up in about 2 hours. They are knit from the toe up on DPN. The pattern calls for size 10 DPN. I didn't have size 10 needles, so I used 10 1/2. they worked out just fine. I made them in the medium size. I knit them with Charisma yarn, it is 100% acrylic. I use acrylic because I like to be able to wash and wear my slippers, this is a bulky yarn, the color is called Bouquet. I like the colorway of this yarn, but it only showed up on one slipper, so my slippers are not twins. But the are still very cute, and very soft. The pattern for these slippers can be found here

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest by Stieg Larson

I found the first part of this book kind of slow and boring, and wasn't sure that I would finish the book. But I did finish, and am glad that I did. Everything was tied up together nicely. I read that last 200 pages of the book today and found it very fast paced and exciting.

10 Reasons To buy Lots of Yarn

10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn

1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.

2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to support wool

farmers, textile mills, and yarn shops.

3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.

4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most yarn


5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it,

you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.

6. Because I'm worth it.

7. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously unprotected spaces in the

house, like the ironing board, the laundry basket, the dining room


8. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, ratifies the

soul, and makes me feel good.

9. Because it is on sale. Because that is such a beautiful colour... I've

never seen it before... I must have it.

10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your

shopping expeditions.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Quick and Easy Self Frosted Cake


1 pkg. banana quick bread

1 (16 oz.) can undrained fruit cocktail

1 egg

1/2 c. chopped walnuts (or pecans)

1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 c. packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour an 8-inch square or 11x7 inch pan.

Combine quick bread, egg, and fruit cocktail until well mixed using a wooden spoon.

Pour into cake pan.

In a separate bowl combine nuts, chocolate chips and brown sugar; sprinkle on top.

Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Serve warm or cool. Delicious

with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Morning Glories

My husband has a Green thumg. Our Morning Glories are so very beautiful!!!