Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Pins & Needles will be entering 2 birdhouses. One of which will be knit and the other needlepoint. Beth, Anne and I were in charge of the needlepoint. This only seemed fitting because we all like to needlepoint and Anne has a soft spot in her heart for birds. How many birds does Anne have now...8 or 9? The birdhouse was first made out of plywood and then we made templates to fit the sides, grass, and roof. After we stitched till our fingers were sore, Beth began to add embellishments. She thought, the more "stuff" the better and I could not agree moreAt first, we were very sceptical about the whole idea. However, as the idea took shape, we grew more and more pleased with ourselves (we have to toot our own horns.....right?)
Saturday, July 28, 2007
They are on display as a shop model at my LYNS where I work part time. It is a great place to work and it supports my very bad habit. Not only do I work at Pins and Needles but I also work at Delta Airlines as a Flight Attendant. The summer flying has been crazy and I've had to work more trips than I normally do, hence why I have been traveling so much. I can't wait until September when things slow down.
Does it get any better than a cold Corona Light and Kenny Chesney on his Flip Flop Summer Tour? Did I say flip flop? You gotta love flip flops......
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
I am happy to tell you that I finally started a Chevron scarf ~~ my sister says I always do things a little late.... After reading some of your posts about your scarves, I realized that most of you were unsure of your color choices. The blogoshere cheered you all on, now I think I need a little encouragement..... Have a great weekend!
Friday, June 29, 2007
I guess we should all take the time to enjoy life, family and friends. Happy 4th of July, and try to live in the moment.
Have a safe and wonderful journey......
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Jay and I try to eat dinner at a reasonable time, but tonight we were hanging on the porch swing with a glass of red wine in hand. Simmering on the stove was Bob's Marinara. You know of him, he is Leslie's other half. It is a really great recipe that Jay and I love. I always serve it with Healthy Harvest whole wheat noodles, Caesar salad and garlic bread. YUM!
2T olive oil
2-4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 lg cans crushed tomatoes
1 sm can tomato paste
1 1/2 t oregano
1 1/2 t basil
2 t parley
1/4 cup sugar
Optional: onions, mushrooms, meatballs, sausage.....
Saute garlic in oil. Add all other ingredients. Simmer 2-3 hours.
Hint~ the sugar is the key (that little trick is from my grandmother).
I must tell you about the much anticipated second book by Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns. I haven't picked up any knitting or needlepoint because I have been turning pages. I like to pass on a good book because it takes a lot to pull me away from my passions.
I highly recommend reading his first book if you have not already done so, The Kite Runner.
Have a great day!!!!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Some of my highlights...on the PA turnpike with my sister Lisa.
Entering the show and being overwhelmed and excited all at the same time. It is a special treat that we are able to attend and see all the new designs, styles and yarns. Check out Leslie's skirt and handbag....too cute!
The Amy Butler booth was unbelievable. Need I say more?
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Pepper nuts are a crunchy, sweet,peppery snack that you can't eat just one. They kind of look like Bellini's treats, but I promise they are for our pleasure only.
6 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1t baking powder
~mix the above ingredient's then add 1 1/2 cups of melted butter and 1 cup of cold water.
roll into snakes and freeze (they are easier to cut). Then cut(with scissors) into almond size shapes. Bake 350 until light brown. About 20-22 min. Cool on wire rack.
Hint~leave "snakes" in freezer until ready to cut.
CAUTION~~~ Pepper nuts are very time consuming but I promise they are sooooo worth it.
I dropped the Yarmulke off at my LYNS to be finished. As you can see, I changed some of the colors. You can do that you know.....
Have a great weekend!
PS...Are you wondering where we are going on this trip? TO BE CONTINUED :)
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Pebbles even likes Cree Mee Freeze ~
Is that ice cream on her chin?
It was a great weekend had by all. Thanks Lisa and Kelli for coming to visit us.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Have a great weekend!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I was tagged by tiennie knits, so here goes...
Friday, May 18, 2007
Have a great weekend~
Monday, May 14, 2007
This is a belt I just finished. I took it to my local needlepoint shop, and they will send it away to the little people that do the finishing touches. In this case backed with leather and made into a belt.
I made this belt, below, for my husbands birthday in March.
On this particular belt I choose saddle brown leather and a brass buckle. The leather color options are plentiful.
It is always such a great day when you receive your belt back from the finisher.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
I'm having the hardest time finishing the 2nd sock. Does this happen to you? I'm bound and determined to learn knitting on 2 circular needles. Is it hard? I really think it would be so much more fun, because the excitement is gone after I've seen the first one complete :(
The socks are knit out of Trekking XXL. (this colorway is no longer available.)
The bag is from Neiman Marcus. (free gift with purchase.) I don't shop there but my friend Jennifer does and she was sweet enough to pass it on to me.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
one blender and lots of ice
1 4oz. can Minute Maid Limeade
2oz Grand Marnier
splash Triple Sec
Blend above ingredients. Serve in a salted rim glass with a wedge of lime.
Another favorite...Ina's Guacamole
4 ripe avocados
3T freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 dashes Tabasco sauce
1/2 Cup small-diced red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1T kosher salt
1t freshly ground pepper
1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop the flesh out of their shell into a large bowl.
Immediately, add lemon juice, Tabasco, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and toss well. Using a sharp knife, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced. Add the tomatoes. Mix well and taste for salt and pepper. (I make a couple hours ahead and chill.)
Serve with chips and salsa.
Happy Cinco De Mayo......(the 5th day in the 5th month.) Cheers!!!
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Thanks for all your help on what to do with her blanket. The Kitchner stitch worked and it looks great , thanks to my lys.
Other favorite places....
Asleep on the top of the stairs.