Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011


I finished knitting the front of my sweater. I will cast on the back tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Japanese Side Stitch Binding

I made this little journal using the Japanese Side Stitch Binding,
I added a handmade pendant to the binding.
I am liking this!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

5 Stitch Binding

I am playing with paper again today. This little book has 5 signatures. 50 pages. 5 stitch bookbinding.
And I added a little paddle lock charm in the top binding.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Playing with paper

I have been playing around with paper lately.
I made these little 16 page books. Then added
a book cover to them. They are made from a single sheet of paper.
they are kind of tricky to make. But a Fun little project. I watched videos
on Youtube to learn how to make them.
This is something that I am going to for sure show my Granddaughter how to make.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


My sweater is coming along slow but sure.
This is the right front half of the sweater.
I have finished making the decreases for the V in the front.
Now I will start the increases to make the left side of the front of the sweater.
That is a very deep V in the front of a sweater.
But stitches will be picked up in the front making a Yoke on the sweater.
So far the pattern is very easy.
I just Need more time to Knit!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011


I have decided to knit a sweater.
I have knit the swatch.
I usually don't swatch, but for
this pattern if you do not swatch,
you will not know how many stitches to cast on.
I am using size 7 needles, and I have cast on 115 stitches.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mitten Knitting Tips

Caring for your mittens

Hand wash mittens in cool water with gentle wool wash. Do not rub or wring. Squeeze out excess water, then spin in washing machine or roll in towels to remove rest of water. Lay garment flat to dry out of direct sunlight and shape to original measurements.

Knitting Tips

Fair Isle mittens are funtional as well as warm, and beautiful.
Try using wooden needles instead of metal. Wooden needles are less slipery, the wooden needles will grip your stitches better.
You can bind off Fair Isle mittens with a 3 needle bind off from the inside.
The easiest way to knit Fair Isle mittens is to use 4 needles, and devide your stitches evenly onto 4 needles.
Using 5 DPN's will help to avoid ladders.
When choosing colors for your mittens, make sure that there's enough contrast between the background colors and the pattern color so the pattern doesn't get lost.
Carry the strands of unused color loosely in the back of the project.
If you carry the yarn, that is not in use to tightly, you will have puckers.
Loose stitches can be tightened, but it is almost impossible to loosen stitches that are to tight, and they will cause puckering on the right side of your project, and may even affect the fit.
To help you keep your place on the chart, use a magnetic board or a piece of sticky note paper to mark the row you're working, This makes it easier to follow the chart. You can move it up as you finish each row. The reason for placing the marker above the row you are working on, is so that you can see how it fits with with what you have already knit.
You can also make a working copy of your chart and inlarge it, so you can make your own personal notes on the pattern, this will alo help you follow along better.
The key to organizing your yarn, is to keep one ball on your right side, and the other color on your left side. You should hold the main color in which ever hand you feel the most comfortable.
Putting your ball of yarn in a bowl, so that it can roll around in the bowl, may prevent twisting of your yarn.
I like to use a ribbed cuff on my mittens, because the rib is more snug, and very elastic. Your ribbing can be shortened or lengthened, to make the mitten perfect for you.
If your mitten does not fit perfectly, washing and blocking the mitten can change the size. I always block my wool Folk mittens.
Felted wool is warmer, and more water repellent.

Kitchener Stitch

I use the Kitchener Stitch to graft the lives stitches together in my Folk Mitten Patterns.
Using the Kitchener Stitch, you will be able to seam the live stitches together invisibly.
You need to make sure that the two pieces you are grafting together have the same number of stitches. Then you will
create a row of stitches with your sewing needle.
1) Draw your yarn through the very first stitch on the front needle as if to purl, and leave it on the needle.
2) Draw your yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit, and leave it on the needle.
These first 2 steps are only done once.
3) Pull the yarn through the first stitch on the front needle, as if to knit, and slip it off of the end of the needle.
4) Pull the yarn through the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl and leave the stitch on the needle.
5) Pull the yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl, and slip it off of the needle.
6) Pull the yarn through the second stitch on the back needle as if to knit, and leave this stitch on the needle.
Repeat rows 3 through 6 until you have all of your stitches grafted together. Then weave in your yarn ends on the inside of your mitten.
Just remember Knit, Purl, Purl, Knit while grafting the stitches on your mitten, and you will have a beautifully finished mitten.

Blocking Folk Mittens

Either water or steam is used in the blocking process. Once your mitten is completed, the blocking is done. Blocking will help adjust, and reshape both the length and width of your mitten. Both of your mittens should be identical. Blocking will ensure proper size and fit of your mitten.
Your mitten can be dunked in cool water until completely saturated before shaping. Steam can also be used by pinning the mitten to the correct measurements, then using a steam iron held above the mitten to steam it into shape. Don't let the iron touch your mitten because the natural fibers can be scorched, and man made fibers will be ruined.
Which ever method you decide to use, it is important that the mitten should dry completely.
After blocking your mitten it should still have texture, and life. It should not be blocked to the point where the stitches are lifeless and flat.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Knitting Poem from 1887

Knittng Poem From 1887.A Stocking In Rhyme
To knit a stocking, needles four, Cast on three needles and no more; Each needle stitches eight and twenty. Then one for seam stitch will be plenty. For twenty rounds your stitch must be Two plain, two purl alternately. Except the seam stitch which you do Once purl, once plain, the whole way through. A finger plain you next must knit, Ere you begin to narrow it; But if you like the stocking long, Two fingers' length will not be wrong. And then the narrowings to make, Two stitches you together take Each side the seam; then eight rounds plain, Before you narrow it again. Ten narrowings you'll surely find Will shape the stocking to your mind; Then twenty rounds knit plain must be, And stitches sixty-five you'll see.
These just in half you must divide, With thirty-two on either side; But on one needle there must be Seam stitch in middle, thirty-three. One half on needles two you place, And leave alone a little space; The other with the seam in middle, To manage right is now my riddle. Backward and forward you must knit, And always purl the backward bit; But seam stitch, purl and plain, you know, And slip the first stitch every row. When thirty rows you thus have done, Each side the seam knit two in one Each third row, until sure you feel That forty rows are in your heel.
You then begin the heel to close; For this, choose one of the plain rows; Knit plain to seam, then two in one, One plain stitch more must still be done. Then turn your work, purl as before The seam stitch -- two in one, one more; Then turn again, knit till you see Where first you turned, a gap will be.Across it knit together two, And don't forget on plain to do; Then turn again, purl as before, And sew till there's a gap no more.
The seam stitch you no longer mind, That, with the heel, is left behind. When all the heel is quite closed in, To knit a plain row you begin, And at the end you turn no more, But round and round knit as before. For this, on a side needle take The loops the first slip-stitches make; With your heel needle knit them plain, To meet the old front half again. This on one needle knit should be, And then you'll have a needle free To take up loops the other side, And knit round plain, and to divide The back parts evenly in two; Off the heel needle some are due;
Be careful that you count the same. On each back needle, knit round plain; But as the foot is much too wide, Take two together at each side, On the back needle where they meet The front to make a seam quite neat Each time between knit one plain round, Till stitches sixty-four are found; And the front needle does not lack As many as on both the back.
You next knit fifty-six rounds plain, But do not narrow it again; 'Twill then be long enough, and so Begin to narrow for the toe. Your long front row knit plainly through, But at its end knit stitches twoTogether and together catch Two first in the next row to match; Then to the other side knit plain Half round, and do the same again; That is , two last together catch, Two first in the front row to match.
At first knit four plain rounds between, Then two, then one, until 'tis seen You've knit enough to close the toe; And then decrease in every row, Until to stitches eight you're brought, Then break the thread off -- not too short-- And as these stitches eight you do, Each time your end of thread pull through.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Norwegain Blessing

May da ruts always fit da wheels of your pickup.

May yur ear muffs always keep out the nort wind.

May da sun shine varm on yur lefse.

May da rain fall soft on your lutefisk.

And until ve meet again, may da good Lord protect
ya from any and all unnecessary uffdas.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Basic Mitten Pattern

Basic Knit Mitten Pattern

Mitten measures 10 inches long.
From beginning of cuff to tip of mitten.
It is 7 inches around.

Materials 200 yards of worsted weight yarn
                a set of 4 size 5 DPN
                piece of waste yarn

Gauge 6 stitches per inch
            7 rows per inch

Cast on 44 stitches. Divide onto 3 needles.
14 sts on needle 1
14 sts on needle 2
16 sts on needle 3
Join, and work k2, p2 ribbing for 3 inches. 3 inches makes a nice long cuff.

Decrease round - decrease 2 sts in the round. Knit all stitches around.
You will have 42 stitches on your needles now. 14 stitches on each needle.
Knit every round for 4 rounds.

Thumb Gore
to make the gore increases knit into the front and back of the stitch.
1st increase - increase 1 stitch in the first stitch, k1, increase 1 stitch in the next stitch,
Knit to end of round. 44 stitches
Knit 2 rounds even.

2nd increase - increase 1 stitch in the first stitch, knit 3, increase 1 stitch in the next stitch,
knit to end of round. 46 stitches.
Knit even for 2 rounds.

Continue increasing in this manner until you have 54 stitches on your needles.
26 stitches on needle 1
14 stitches on needle 2
14 stitches on needle 3
knit 2 rounds even.

Slip the 15 thumb stitches from needle 1 onto a piece of scrap yarn.
Next round knit all stitches, at end of this round, cast on 3 stitches.
for a total of 42 stitches.
Knit mitten even until it measures 6 inches above the cuff.
Next round knit 2 together twice, knit rest of round.

1st decrease round - k2, k2tog, around.
knit even for 3 rounds. 30 stitches.

2nd decrease round - k1, k2tog, around.
knit even for 3 rounds. 20 stitches

3rd decrease k2tog around.
Break off yarn, and draw through all stitches.
Weave in ends.

Slip the 15 stitches that you have on hold on the scrap yarn onto
2 needles. Pick up the 3 cast on stitches.
Arrange your stitches so that you have 6 stitches on each needle. 18 stitches
Knit the thumb even for 2 inches - from the cast on edge where you picked
up the 3 stitches.

Thumb decrease
1st decrease round - k1, k2tog around.
knit 2 rounds even. 12 stitches

2nd decrease - k2tog around.
Break off yarn and draw through all stitches.
Weave ends in.
Make your 2nd mitten in the same manner.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 egg
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine ingredients. Roll into balls, roll balls in sugar. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Top with chocolate Kiss immediately upon removal from oven.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dolly Doily

I have a new Antique table in my dinning room. I needed a new doily for it. The Dolly Doily is my very favorite yarn doily. I choose this pattern for my doily. The pattern can be found here . I used Red Heart yarn in the color Burgundy and I size G hook. I love the way that the doily turned out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Frito Bars

I give this recipe 5 Stars!!!!!!! It is super fantastically Good!!!!!!

List of Ingredients

10.5 ounce bag of frito chips
1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of clear Karo syrup
1 cup of creamy peanut butter

1 cup (or more!) of milk chocolate chips (you can also use white chocolate chips)


Spray a 9x13 brownie pan

Sort of crunch up the corn chips while they're still in the bag, and spread them evenly over the bottom of the brownie pan.

In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and the karo to a boil over medium heat, just so the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Pour over the fritos in the pan.

You could just sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the warm fritos and peanut butter mixture, and let them melt, but I melt the chips in the microwave and pour the chocolate over the top.

Cut into bars and wrap individually.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Baby Surprise Jacket

My Dear Knitting Friend's sister is going to have a baby girl in November. I knit this BSJ for Susan's sister. This is my very Favorite Baby Sweater pattern. This pattern can be found in EZ's book The Opinionated Knitter. I used Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn. 1 skein of the color Orchid. This is Sport weight yarn, so I used a size 6 needle. I collect old buttons. I choose these Bright green Vintage buttons to go with this sweater. I like the contrast of the green and orchid so very much! I am Happy with the way that the sweater turned out!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Queen of Spades Necklace

A New item in my Etsy Shop today
To make this Queen of Spades Necklace, I use a lucet, which 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, that are weaved around the lucet.
Then I search for the perfect pendant, and matching floss, and create a Beautiful Folk Art Necklace
Each of my necklaces are hand made, and One of a Kind.

I made the Pendant using a large oval glass cabochon tile.
This necklace is water resistant, but not water proof.
It should not be worn in the shower.

The lucet cord is 21 inches long.
Closed with a toggle clasp.       

You can fins this necklace here

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I will have warm feet!!

I have finished my slippers. I knit myself new slippers every Fall. I used two strands of WW yarn held together. They knit up fast, it is an easy pattern, and they are warm and washable. Perfect fit for me to!! The pattern can be found here

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Autumn Pumpkin

I knit this little pumpkin as a Knit Along with a knitting group that I belong to. Everyone's pumpkin turned out so very Adorable, as did mine. I used Red Heart  yarn, the color is called carrot. But it is the perfect color for my pumpkin. The pattern calls for size 6 circular needles, but I got huge ladders when I tried to knit this pumpkin with circular needles. So I switched to DPN, and the pattern worked out just fine. I Love my little pumpkin. It really puts me in the mood for Fall. The pattern for this little pumpkin can be found here

Monday, August 29, 2011

Antique Store Find

Our latest Antique Shop find.

A Duncan Phyfe Bed.

This bed is fit for a Princess.

It is our Granddaughters bed when she stays with us.

I LOVE it!!!!


I have finished the Baktus scarf and I LOVE it. Baktus is a garter stitch scarf, that is named after a character in a Norwegian children's classic novel. Any yarn and any needle size can be used to knit this scarf. You can knit it as large or as small as you want to. I used size 8 knitting needles and Caron Simply Soft paints, in the color Oceana. This scarf is going to be a gift. The pattern for this scarf is here

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Garlic Bubble Ring Bread

My Granddaughter and I made Garlic Bubble Ring Bread! It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
The recipe can be found here

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lady Appleton Sock Pattern

I am a huge mystery buff. I named these socks after one of my Favorite Lady Sleuth's. This is an easy to knit pattern, from the top down, on DPN. This pattern features a stand up cuff, round heel, and round toe. You can find my latest pattern here

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Hat For Liz

This is just a basic 2 x 2 rib hat. Knit for Liz in the color that she choose!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hunting hat

My Son enjoys pheasant hunting. The hunters are to wear blaze orange so that I other hunters can see them. This is a basic 2 x 2 rib knit hat for him. I knit it nine inches long so that he could cuff the hat up, to keep his ears warmer.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A new hat for my Grandson

I knit this totally adorable hat for my Grandson. This hat is knit flat and seamed up the back. Then the earflaps are added. It is a very easy to knit pattern. the pattern can be found here  The only problem with the hat, my little Grandson did not want to keep it on his head. LOL

Monday, August 1, 2011

Spinning today

Have you ever pet a baby gray lamb??
That is how very soft this wool is.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Not What She Seems by Victorine Lieske

I only paid 99 cents for this book. I am giving it 2 1/2 stars. It is an interesting who done it, with many suspects, but I felt like the book was missing something. It was supposed to be a suspenseful, romance mystery. There was not a lot of suspense, no romance, but it did have a good bit of mystery. I did not figure out who done it until the end.

Sealed With A Kill by Lucy Lawrence

This is a delightful cozy mystery set in New England in the Autumn.
Brenna works with her good friend Tenley Morse in a small decoupage store that
the very rich Tenley owns, named Vintage papers.
One day Brenna is taking a group of tourists on a guided tour of the lake, and stumbles onto the dead body of Harvey Lester.
Rupert More's business partner. Rupert is arrested for the murder.
Rupert is Tenley's father, she and Brenna search for the real killer, to prove the Tenley's father is innocent.
This is a nice relaxed paced Cozy Mystery. I enjoyed it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Hunt by Jan Neuharth

I don't ride horses, and I have never been fox hunting.
This is a fast paced, action packed mystery.
I could not turn the pages fast enough. This is a Good Read.
I highly recommend this book!!!

Murder on St. Mark's Place by Victoria Thompson

I can tell you that I am enjoying this series of mysteries so very much.
Sarah is a midwife by trade. She has to work because she is a widow. Her husband was
a Doctor and was murdered three years ago. The mystery of his murder is still unsolved.
St. Mark's Place is a row of tenement buildings , in the heart of Little Germany, in New York.
Sarah delivers a baby for Agnes Otto, and finds out that Agnes's sister is murdered.
Her name is Gerda, a young girl of sixteen, that came to live with Agnes and her husband. She has only lived in America for 1 year, and she is murdered.
Sarah with the help of her detective friend Frank Malloy solve this case.
My very favorite character in this whole book is Mrs. Elsworth. Take notice of her while you are reading this book. I am sure that you will like her also.
This book is a Good Read!!

A Deadly Yarn by Maggie Sefton

This is the Third in the series of knitting mystery books that Maggie Sefton has written.
This mystery is about about a weaver that is murdered,Kelly's friend Allison. Kelly's male friend is Steve, he is Good looking, smart, has a great
personality, runs his own business, has a good sense of humor, and he is a great athlete. What more could a women want???????
But the relationship is moving along slowly, very slowly. Burt is a spinning friend of hers that is a former police investigator. He helps her to solve these mysteries.
There is no blood, and no weapon, so how is Allison killed? you will have to read the book to find that out I don't want to give everything away. I can tell you that some hand carved beads lead to the real killer. I found the book a bit slow, but I still enjoyed that book. I am sure that I will read her next knitting mystery.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Julia's Spirit by Emily Hendrickson

This is an enchanting ghost and love story. About Lady Winston, a widow and an artist, and Lord Temple. Julia makes her living painting portraits, Lord Temple has hired her to paint his daughters, and his mothers portrait. She is staying at the Lord Temple's home which is haunted by a White Lady, a family ghost. A graceful and genteel ghost that helps her to solve a mystery. I enjoyed this book so very much!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kromski Harp Loom and Stand

My husband finally put my loom and stand together!!!!!!!
Woot, Woot!!!!!!
I am going to warp my loom this afternoon!!!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Bug by Jess Lourey

This book is set in the North Country in Minnesota. I Love the North Country in Minnesota. My husband go fishing there often.
I could see the lakes and the bugs, and the cabins so very clearly as I was reading this book. It is a murder mystery, and an adventure. I enjoyed this book.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Funeral Food by Kathleen Taylor

Right up front I am going to tell you I give this book 5 Stars. I Loved this book. It is funny, mysterious, and a little sexy. You will not find out who done it until almost the last page. I promise this book will make you laugh out loud, and surprise you at the end.

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake

The cake is light, fluffy, Lemony, quick and Easy!!!
I give this recipe 2 Thumbs up!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Never Buried by Edie Claire

Leigh Koslow is temporarily staying with her cousin Cara. They are living in an old house, that is keeping it's secrets. A dead body is found, and the mystery begins. This is a Good Read. Give it a try. I look forward to future books from Edie Claire.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Die Laughing by Carola Dunn

Everywhere Daisy Fletcher goes, Dead bodies seem to show up. She is married to Detective Chief Inspector Fletcher. And of course she helps him to solve these murder cases. One day Daisy has a toothache, and has to go to the Dentist. The dentist happens to be her neighbor Mr. Raymond Talmadge. When she gets to her appointment he is dead. So she reports the suspicious death to the police. From there is investigation begins. There are 2 murders, some extra marital affairs, and Scotland Yard is involved to. This is a fun mystery and a good read.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie is 34th in line to the British Throne, has an impeccable social pedigree, but she is penniless.
As a member of the Royal Family, she lives in a Scottish Castle with her penniless brother Binky, he is a Duke.
As she is at the Castle Rannoch in Scotland, many accidents happen, which lead to murder and mystery.
She fears someone is trying to kill off the royal Family. She also has a love interest in this story an Irishmen named Darcy O'Mara, who she is afraid that she will not be able to
marry because he is Catholic. But the mystery does get solved, the story does have a happy ending. And you also get to know what if anything Scotsmen wear under their kilts.
This was a Good Read. I enjoyed it so very much!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Me and Elvis !!!!!

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson

I have to say that Historical Cozy Mysteries are my very favorite reads. And Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson was a very Good Read. It is set in New York in the early 14900's. Sarah Brandt is a widow and a midwife. One day after she has delivered a baby, she finds out that a murder has taken place at the boarding house where the baby was born. Sarah thinks that she knows the murdered girl and is asked  by a policemen to help him solve the case. She does solve the case, and the end of this story is so very shocking!! I very much enjoyed this book. It is the first in the Gaslight Series and I plan to read more of the series.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life's A Beach by Claire Cook

This is a light, quick, Summer read. A story about 2 sisters. One sister is 41 years old and childless, the other is married with children and about to turn 50. A fun read.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cozy Kitchen

I embroidered this Cozy Kitchen plaque all in blue. Then I matted and framed it. I am going to hang it in my kitchen. It matches my kitchen curtains Perfectly!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

This mystery is set in Mississippi in the 1970’s. It is the story of a friendship between two boys. One is a successful law enforcement officer. One is quiet and shy. Two girls are murdered. One of the boys is suspected of the crime. This is a Good Read.

Friday, June 3, 2011


List of books that I have read so far this year.

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
Back On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
The Professional by Robert B Parker
Happily Ever After by Susan Warren
Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green
The Leavenworth case by Anna Katharine Green
Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
How to Knit A Love Story by Rachael Herron
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Saving Rachel by John Locke
Tess of the dUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Summer  by Edith Wharton
Maids of Misfortune by M. Lock
Unfinished Clue by Georgete Heyer
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Ashiel Mystery by Mrs. Charles Bryce
Love Me if You Must by Nicole Young
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanic Barron

Too Funny!!!

Hollywood  Squares:
These great questions and answers are from the days when ' 
Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous,
not scripted,  as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host
asking the questions, of  course..
Q.. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A.  Paul Lynde: Loneliness!
(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up 
almost 15 minutes of the show!)
Q. Do female frogs croak?
A.  Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water
long enough. 
Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how
high  should you be
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do 
Q. You've been  having trouble going to sleep. Are you
probably a man or a woman?
A. Don  Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.
Q. According to  Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a
party and you think that he is  attractive, is it okay to
come out and ask him if he's married?
A.. Rose  Marie: No wait until morning.
Q. Which of your five senses tends to  diminish as you get
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.. 
Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get 
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the 
next apartment.
Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or  less
with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more  growing old question
Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget. 
Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde:  Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.
Q.  In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy. 
Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at
nudist  camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures. 
Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after  lights out.
Q.. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. 
What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?
Q. If you  were pregnant for two years, what would you give
birth to?
A. Paul Lynde:  Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of
the dark.
Q. According  to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with
getting into the habit of  kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army. 
Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish
on his  head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth. 
Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your
wife or your  elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?
Q. When a  couple have a baby, who is responsible for its
A. Charley Weaver:  I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to
Q. Jackie Gleason  recently revealed that he firmly believes
in them and has actually seen them  on at least two
occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet. 
Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should
never do  in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery

This book is written by Stephanie Barron. In this book Jane Austen is a sleuth. I enjoyed this book so  very much. It is written in the voice and Spirit of Jane Austen. Weather you are a fan of Jane Austen, or  a fan of Mysteries. I am sure that you will LOVE this book.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Love Me If You Must by Nicole Young

I enjoyed this book. It has an Old Victorian house, with a body in the basement. Which makes the story a little bit scary. There is suspense, a small town, a nosey neighbor. A handsome police officer, an Englishmen with a sexy accent. Murder, mystery, and a bit of drama, makes this book a Good read.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gypsy Hand Woven scarf

I know that I use the word Beautiful to much. But that is the perfect word to describe this hand woven scarf. I hand dyed, and hand spun Merino wool into these wonderful colors and named it Gypsy. Then I wove the soft, warm, beautiful yarn into a scarf. I do my weaving on a Cricket Loom. The scarf is 70 1/2 inches long(not including fringe), the fringe is 6 inches long, and the scarf is 5 1/4 inches wide. I just LOVE this scarf!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Ashiel Mystery by Mrs Charles Bryce

The Ashiel Mystery by Mrs Charles Bryce has every single thing a GOOD mystery should have. This book has lots, and lots of twists and turns,
a secret code, secret society, murder, a bit of romance, a Great Detective, and a Scottish castle. I LOVED this book. Give it a Read!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Zucchini Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegtable oil
2 cups grated zucchini
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp.cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
Beat eggs, sugar, oil, zucchini, and vanilla.
Mix lightly, add flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder and soda.
Grease and flour 1 large cookie sheet and bake 15 - 20 minutes at 350
Frost with
1pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese
1/4 cup butter or oleo (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Friday, May 13, 2011

Garage Sale Find

This dresser is my husband's amazing $25.00 Garage Sale Find. I just Love it. We polished it up and put it in our Main Floor bedroom. This old piece goes so very well with the rest of our 100 year old house.