Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Weekend & Upcoming Christmas Crochet Sale

Hi friends, I will be busy this weekend with our annal Christmas Crochet Sale at our church!  I made a big bag full of knit and crochet items.  I made scarves, blankets, hand warmers, cowls, dishcloths and more that I'm donating to the sale!


I crocheted these fall potholders/dishcloths for the sale and to see that blog post you can click HERE.


I crocheted Handwarmers and an Infinity Scarf and to see that post you can click HERE.


I crocheted this neck warmer or cowl and to see that post you can click HERE.


Here is a granny square blanket I crocheted and to see that post you can click HERE.


I made more items but there is just too much to show you!

Here are a few items I made for the sale that we had last year and in case you missed that post you can click HERE.



Wish me luck as I will be setting up on Friday and working at the sale on Sunday!  

Wishing you all a nice weekend and for those of you that live where it's cold stay warm!  See you all next week!  



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Museum at Night!



This is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City at nighttime!



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Monday, November 17, 2014

My Knitting Works In Progress

Hi everyone, now that the weather is getting cold outside I thought I would share with you a few scarves that I'm in the process of knitting and trying to get done!  I have been knitting these for a long time and I always seem to put one of them aside and not work on it.  The reason is I'm always crocheting or knitting for our Christmas crochet sale that we have at our church each year.  You can click HERE to see last years Christmas Fair at our church.

These are my scarves that I'm in the process of knitting!

The scarf below is the drop stitch and to see how to knit this you can click HERE.



Some of you may recognize this purple yarn, it's yarn I received from Stephanie's tea mug exchange I was involved in.  If you missed that post you can see it HERE.



The scarf below is called the seed stitch and to see how to knit this you can click HERE.  I plan on making this into an infinity scarf.



My goal is to try and work on these scarves and have them each completed by 2015!  Wish me luck!  

Do you have any unfinished projects that you would like to have finished soon too?



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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art

Hi friends, I have this Thanksgiving Chalkboard Art sign I made and displayed on my mantel that is so easy to make for any holiday.  



You can see the sign I decorated on my mantel with my pilgrim statues.  I also have my crocheted pumpkins I made too.  In case you still want to make and crochet the pumpkins you can see the post HERE.  To go directly to the pattern for the crochet pumpkins you can go HERE.




I bought the pilgrim statues many years ago when I worked in New York City.



I also have displayed little plastic pumpkins and they too are from a dollar store along with the leaves.



CHALKBOARD ART

To make the chalk board art you need:

1 art canvas - any size
1 can Krylon chalkboard paint - color 807 Black
newspaper to lay on floor
chalk

Directions:

Take newspaper and lay on the floor (so that you don't make a mess).  Take your canvas and spray paint it 2 to 3 times.  Next let the canvas dry throughly.  When dry you are ready to make your chalkboard art. 

I hope I have inspired you to make one too!


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Monday, November 10, 2014

What Book am I Reading?

Hi friends, I'm in the middle of reading a book by Debbie Macomber.  The book is called 
Rose Harbor in Bloom!



This is the second book in the series.  When I was shopping a few weeks ago I picked up this book at BJ's not realizing that it's the second book in the series but you can still read and follow along as it does not really make a difference.  

I'm really enjoying the book and it's a light and easy read.  I usually enjoy reading at night for a little while before bed.

This book is about a woman who owns a bed and breakfast and it's basically about the guests who come and stay at her inn.

To read more about this book you can click HERE.


I will be sharing this post with Chantelle from the blog Mama Mummy Mum who has a book series each week called Read With Me every Monday.

MamaMummyMum

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WISHED ME WELL WISHES ON MY 2 YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY!!  Incase you missed that post you can see it HERE!

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

2 Year Blog Anniversary

Today, November 8, 2014 is my Two Year Blog Anniversary!!

Thank you for two fun years of blogging, support, and friendship.

To celebrate, I'd love to share with you my first recipe I posted on my blog.

It's a healthy recipe. 

It's Chicken Sausage and Peppers!


CHICKEN SAUSAGE & PEPPERS RECIPE

Makes 4-6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:
6 Chicken Sausage, cut into small pieces about 1/2 inch
2 Peppers, any color, cleaned and cut into long strips
1 Onion, peeled and cut into long strips
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

DIRECTIONS:
In a large pan saute peppers and onions in olive oil for about 5 to 10 minutes.  Add chicken sausage and cook everything together for about 15 minutes until peppers are cooked soft. 

Suggestion: Serve with Italian Bread

Note:  For a side dish you could also serve this with any type of rice that you like.  Try this out it is so good and your family will love it!




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Julie

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Early Morning Walk



I went for an early morning walk with my dog Bosco a few weeks ago before we had to turn the clocks back!


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Julie