Tuesday, September 28, 2010
1. Christmas Granny Afghan, yup, still loving it (of course not as much as when it will be finished!). Eighteen squares completely done, another 16 in different stages, let's see, that would be 34 squares, just under half the amount needed. Moving along nicely.
2. A doily started ... hope to work this through to learn the pattern so that I can do as a crochet-a-long and tutorial on-line as requested by an individual. I'm hoping this goes well.
3. Type up and get ready to post my October Pattern of The Month.
Three of how many you say? Let's just say ... I can be kept busy for quite some time!
Almost opposite ends of the spectrum ... fall ... bloom, but two of my now favorites. I say now because the newly aquired bloom plate was a result of a TJ Max visit this past Saturday.
And it does blend into my Naco Chip paint color but I think most of all its a wonderful reminder of allowing oneself to blossom ... whenever, wherever and always.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This morning - very crisp air, stillness broken by the birds chatting to one another. It always amazes me how one will chirp and then others respond. This goes on for a while. Maybe they're planning on meeting for breakfast?
Its a beautiful morning, cool and still. Getting ready to leave shortly for work. Doesn't this picture just invite you to take a walk of solitude and prayer?
Earlier I was reading about troops getting ready for Afghanistan. My son will be one to go in the spring, seems some days I just can't get ahold of that, today is one of them.
May God bless and protect all our men and women who so bravely stand for freedom.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
With a full day plus in the plan for tomorrow, tonight was the time to prepare Monday's menu. It will be nice to get home tomorrow evening and just heat up the main dish while getting the accompaniments fixed and then just sit down to a nice Fall dinner. I love the stews and soups that this weather brings out and this new recipe I tried out ... Lentil Soup with Ground Beef and Brown Rice ... is another keeper recipe. And again from Kalyn's Kitchen. This makes for two keeper recipes from her in the past week!
I have my own recipe for Lentil Soup (which I have to say is very good), but when I saw this at Kalyn's site I had to try it and am I glad that I did.
Soooooo, tomorrow night's fare will be ...
Lentil Soup with Ground Beef and Brown Rice
Romaine Salad with carrots and tomatoes
Fresh Peach Slices with Strawberries
Kalyn's Kitchen: Lentil Soup Recipe with Ground Beef and Brown Rice
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Isn't it just great when you find a project that you not only love how the finished piece will look but you enjoy the making of it too! This is an easy to do, fun project. You could really just do smaller squares ending with the white for a fabulous Christmas throw as well.
Maybe its the colors themselves that add to the enjoyment, Christmas is certainly a favorite time. Whatever, I am so glad that I came upon this pattern.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Made these stuffed peppers tonight ... the recipe came from Kalyn's Kitchen ... these are the best stuffed peppers I have ever had. http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/09/recipe-for-stuffed-green-peppers-with.html
I made the four of them, thinking I would freeze one, but no, they were so good my husband ate three of them. This is going into the keeper file and in the front for easy retrieval.
And look at the little muffins ... are they just too cute and fit for the season? I've been eyeing the Leaves and Pumpkins silicon mold for a bit and today had my 50% off coupon. I knew there was a reason I was waiting to get this mold and of course had to use right away. Just love a bargain!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
As you saw I finally finished my granny ripple a few days ago, I have the Elegant Pineapple Afghan in progress but I just had to, had to I say, start my Christmas Granny. I'm sure you can understand ... there are never too many in progress projects when it comes to crochet and I'm hoping I have this for Christmas ... maybe.
The colors are so pretty ... burgandy, hunter green, soft white, cherry red, paddy green and navy ...
Two squares ... 68 to go. That's a lotta squares ... better get going. I think this will be a WIP for a while!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Nine years ago on September 26th, two weeks from tomorrow, I, my husband and a few friends worked at the Ground Zero site in NYC bringing food and supplies to the firemen and police men who were coming out of as well as going into the pit. I stood probably about 100 yards from the rubble of what was the Twin Towers. It was still burning.
I wish that every American could have seen what we saw. We did write an account which I may share later, but still, 9 years later, I cannot believe the devastation that I saw. I have never found the words to accurately describe it. Never in my life have I seen anything like this and I pray to God that never again do we see such a thing.
WE MUST NEVER FORGET.