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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Fit to Knit!...

...why yes those are chopsticks from Chinatown! hahaha  Hubby & I have been staying in the Nob Hill district in San Francisco for week. We got take out in Chinatown for dinner & brought it back to our suite. I obviously ate mine with a fork!  Cast On is as far as I got before we jumped on a Cable Car & walked off dinner down at the Wharf. 
On Monday I had the day to myself & I walked downhill to Sutter St & hung out in the ArtFibers store for quite a while.  I bought some beautiful yarn and got lots of inspiration.  They let you knit or crochet with the yarn to try it out & will give you a swatch of it, which is so nice! Making a decision was hard but I ended up with the Majolica #5. It's a blend of 70% Merino wool & 30% silk and it feels like butta! I had my crochet hooks with me because I am working on my 3rd sweater made with this Chevron Pattern. I actually made one in a day on the way to San Simeon last month.
It's quick & easy & as you can see really flattering.  I didn't bring my knitting needles with me and I just couldn't risk going back to ArtFibers to buy another pair, which I don't need, & I know I wouldn't be able to resist the turquoise blue/green Majolica #6! It looks like beautiful mermaid yarn! I have been working on a freeform crochet piece in turquoise, blues & greens and it would be perfect for it.  We aren't leaving until Friday afternoon so I may wander back in there.  I planned to make this scarf with the new yarn.  An easy 1 Row pattern. They had a scarf in the store made with this pattern and had added some large pendant type beads to the ends of the rows. It was pretty!
Tomorrow is our last day before heading home. The only thing on our agenda for tomorrow is to pop into the Dick Blick store. I swear I hear Angels sing when I walk into an art supply store...then the devil attacks my pocketbook! hahaha  If you are having a fit to knit or crochet check out my Hooked & Needle Board & Great Granny Board on Pinterest  HERE you'll find some nice patterns & inspiration.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rollin' In Dough...

...real dough that is!   This is how my son & I spent the morning....

We even ground our own chicken & pork for the filling, which consisted of carrots, cabbage, bean sprouts, garlic, celery & green onions; then a little soy sauce, salt & pepper.  Some Chinese Five Spice was added to the pork dumplings.  We tested the filling by putting a little of it on a dish in the microwave for a minute.  We had fun!  Clean up was easy too because I laid out brown paper all over the counter tops before we started.  
*Dough Recipe*
2 Cups
1 Cup warm water
Put all in food processor and process until it clumps together & is a smooth ball.  Dust with flour, wrap in plastic and let rest 20 min. while you make your filling.  Divide dough in half, then roll into log about 10" long. Cut log into 1/2 pieces. Then flour & roll into 3" circles. Spoon about a tablespoon of filling into center, fold over, then crimp edges. 

If you love dough, please check out  more great recipes & follow my Pinterest Board "Rollin' In Dough"! Click HERE.
Create A Great Weekend! God Bless!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Fun..?

"Want some ice cream?"
" hum... no thanks... I'll pass."" Can I have your scooper?!" haha
5 Minute Sugar Free Ice Cream Recipe I want to try by Satisfying Eats ...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Forget it!!  Can you believe my little Bubbie will be 5 next month! 5 going on 15!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Strange but Good...

My strange squash! Almost too pretty to eat but I'm gonn... on Twitpic
My strange squash! I grew them with my purple thumb & they taste good. 
My self watering greenhouse made out of 2 diet coke bottles!  on Twitpic
My strange self-watering planter/greenhouse for sprouting made from 2 diet coke bottles.
One for the inverted top & bottom, another for the lid. I am sprouting nasturtiums & cosmos.
I love nasturtiums and love to put them in salads. They have a peppery taste & you know how
much I love pepper!

Strange I still can't upload pictures directly to this blog.
 I had to upload these photos to twitter & embed them into the html to get them to upload.
I took these with my phone which is why they are little blurry. If anyone else is having a problem
uploading photos this works!
Have a Wonderful Week!

Luke 8:15      
As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Little Word on Wednesday...

John 15:10 ...'If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.'

I wanted to post a beautiful painting of Christ by Raymond Doward , a fellow Etsy Seller, along with this scripture but for some reason Blogger shuts off when I try to upload a photo.  You can check out his beautiful painting here:   I love his painting. The stern yet kind & loving expression.
I am having this problem with Yahoo email as well. Anyone else having this problem? Anyone know how to fix it?
I have been painting this week and while under the weather I have become a Pinterest Addict! You can check out my boards & favorite picks here:  I especially love my board called "Crafty Cravings" which is full of inspiration and fun projects!

Create a Wonderful Wednesday!