Tuesday, July 30, 2013

From the garden today

Zucchini Cake

My Granddaughter and I made Zucchini Cake. Link to the recipe that we used http://baking.food.com/recipe/fast-and-easy-zucchini-cake-131566

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Colorful Socks

I finished another pair of socks last night. I just love the colors in this sock yarn. It is Premier yarns, wool-free sock yarn. The yarn label says that the color is Color #8.
This is a basic sock pattern. I cast on 60 stitches, knit ribbing for 2 inches, knit a classic heel, and toe. I used size 1 1/2 needles. I am going to have very colorful feet and warm toes this winter. Later today I am going to cast on slippers. I have  3 Grandchildren to knit slippers for :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet

For today's Zentagle I used the colors greener pastures, aruba, and bubbly blue.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Stocking in Rhyme


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 two

Together 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.

Zucchini Bread

I baked Zucchini Bread today!! YUM!!!

Somewhere over the rainbow

today's zentangle

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Art on an Index Card

I Zentangled this little Flower Girl on an index card. Then I cut her out. I used my Gelli Plate on another index for the background. I added some orange dots with a stencil, and acrylic orange paint. I used turquoise acrylic paint in the background, also added some pink dots with a stencil. I added a small heart that I painted purple, then wiped off the paint with a baby wipe. I added the words sweet girl, and used purple glitter around the petals of the flower. I painted a purple border around the whole index card. This is the first time that I have made art on an index card.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Art Party

I am have an Art Party today with the kiddos

My great nephew, great niece, grandsons, and granddaughter are coming to visit me today. We are going to Pizza Ranch for lunch. After lunch we are coming back to my house for a Art Party. The kids Love to make art! And they Love Zentangle. It should be a FUN afternoon for me.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


I have to much paper! Way to much paper!!!!!!!
So I used some of my papers to make this Sweet Little Girlie journal.
I like that way that it turned out.
I am giving this as a gift to a friend :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mixed Media Art Journal Page

For today's Art Journal Page I painted the background with FolkArt orange acrylic paint. Then I took a finger dobber and dobbed purple on the orange, then I flicked pink paint off of my paint brush on top of everything. I cut the eyes mouth and hair from a girl in a magazine, drew her head and neck colored the head and neck with colored pencils. Her blouse is from one of my gelli plate prints. I choose the background colors for my page from the gelli print. I embellished the page with butterflies, and the quote "in dreams we catch glimpes of life larger than our own". I painted a purple border around the whole page. :)