Friday, November 30, 2007

Knitted Nativity

Can you imagine? I would love to knit this Nativity scene. It's from Jean Greenhowe's book 'Christmas Special'. Lots of other goodies in the book as well. The Nativity is done in DK weight yarn and on size 2 needles. If you're on Ravelery check 'qualitystreet' that's her name. Go to her projects and you'll see her Christmas dolls. Click on the photo so you can see lots more pictures. My picture here is from the book. There's even Christmas Tea Cosy patterns in the book. Jean Greenhowe Designs I bought my book from here just the other day and it was sent asap! Frugal Haus I don't think I could finish all the set in a years time but it will be nice to work on and add too as each piece is finished.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pretty and Complete

Finished this chevron patterned scarf for a certain someone. It's not your typical chevron you've seen so colorful on many a blog though. This pattern came from a calendar of knit patterns from a few years ago. I actually borrowed the pattern from my sister. The yarn is KnitPicks, 'Gloss' 70% merino, 30% silk, fingering weight with a size 5 needle. I think the recipient will be happy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good, His lovingkindness is everlasting. And His faithfulness to all generations." Psalm 100:4,5

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bread of Life

Yes, I know it's white (don't tell) ....... but it's King Arthur's unbleached bread flour with oatmeal. And oh so good! (Recipe on the bag) I used a food processor that is ancient and it started smoking! Guess I need a new one. Yesterday I tried whole wheat but by hand since I thought the processor would probably blow up! It was good but I need to experiment to get it to rise better and be less dense. The baking dish on the right was my grandmothers. I have one a little deeper one as well but missing the lids. I used to mix my breads in a huge Tupperware bowl but I melted that! No need to explain. Now, I use my wooden dough bowl which is more authentic anyway, right?

"She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

"Man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
Deut. 8:3, Matt. 4:4

Sunday, November 11, 2007


America the Beautiful
Ray Charles, lyrics
Oh beautiful, for heroes proved,
In liberating strife,
Who more than self, our country loved,
And mercy more than life,
America, America, may God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain devined.
And you know when I was in school,
We used to sing it something like this, listen here:
Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties,
Above the fruited plain,
But now wait a minute, I'm talking about
America, sweet America
You know, God done shed his grace on thee,
He crowned thy good, yes he did, in a brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.
You know, I wish I had somebody to help me sing this
(America, America, God shed his grace on thee)
America, I love you America, you see,
My God he done shed his grace on thee,
And you oughta love him for it,
Cause he, he, he, he, crowned thy good,
He told me he would, with brotherhood,
(From sea to shining sea).
Oh Lord, oh Lord, I thank you Lord
(Shining sea).

America the Beautiful, original lyrics
by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! (1st stanza)

It's VETERAN'S DAY, Let a Veteran know you are thankful for them.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Second Elke Satchel

Yep, it's the second Mission Falls bag. It's from their book called, Harvest. One is for my sister. As for which I am not sure yet. I just might ask her which colors she would like. I still need to line both because I'm afraid of things catching the yarn on the inside. I'm just glad to be in the 'finishing' mode! It's a great pattern if you want to practice Fair Isle!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Sausage and Spinach Quiche.

I made the best quiche last night! I took a picture of it before it was cut to pieces because it looked so good. Then my family kept saying it was the 'best' and why hadn't I made it in a while. I must say you need to use Neese's sausage to get the best. I don't have a recipe written down. I tend to add what's on hand.

This picture is my 'DESKTOP'. That is a picture of a needlepoint. I found it online a long time ago and now can't find it again. I don't even remember what kind of place it was, a blog or different website. I've searched but haven't found it. I'd love to give credit to it's creator. I think it's wonderful.

Knitting? I'm still doing that too. I missed my local knit/spin meeting last night due to a number of things. The main reason is that I was in a frustration mode about the time I should have left the house. I was frogging a fingerless glove. One completely finished, ends woven in and all! I was working on the match when I realized the first one wasn't matching the second due to an extra row. Sooooo, I took the first one apart because I was afraid I would have enough yarn. It's a one skein project and I wanted it to stay that way! I'm back on track but I was in a tizzy then and would have walked in the meeting teary eyed had I gone. All is well now or at least better.