My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Go Bengals!!!!!!

.....I'm watching the Bengals game here at home while Paul and Michael are AT the game...:-) That's O.K. ... I would rather watch it at home, stay warm, crochet, get on the computer then maybe read. ... Can't do all of that at a noisy stadium. They are up in the nose bleed section. Oh well, it's still fun.




Sissy in her Bengals Sweater that I made last year!!!

A few hours later....

* we won the game !!! *

~ Susan

Friday, November 27, 2009

My Wrap I made & Miss Devil Eyes...LOL

...Here it is ON me... I love this wrap... It's so Warm & Cozy. And SO SOFT!!! And then look at Sissy...aka Miss Devil eyes. It was fun to make... Easy also. It just took a lot yarn to make it the way I want it.




And here she is...SISSY... Looking right into the camera as it flashes in her eyes. I wonder animals eyes look like that in pictures. (?)




~ Susan

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Night Before Thanksgiving Day..:-)

... I had to put this on... every year we like to PREP the turkey the night before... Then it goes in the oven for a few hours, depending on the size.



Here is Paul stuffing the Turkey in the sink...




And here it is ready to go in the fridge over night.. then it goes in the oven tomorrow morning.






... And me? What do I do? I tear up the bread... chop celery, dice onions etc. In other words... I do the prep work...:-)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving...:-)

~ Susan

Friday, November 20, 2009

My First Gloves...:-)

What do you think? This took forever. I love Fingerless gloves... but your going to freeze your fingers off if they can't be covered when you go outside... So I made this pattern. It took forever because I wrote all of the stitches down. So I guess it's my own pattern!!! MY FIRST!!!
They are Finger Less Gloves with a little HOOD you pull over the fingers when your going out in the cold. Also, this way I can wear gloves to drive and also keep warm. I like my FINGERS to touch the steering wheel.



See how I have a HOOD over the fingerless part?




The one above is with the little finger hood pulled down. I need better pictures I guess.


The one above is with the little glove hood pulled over the fingers.
~ Susan






Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Latest Crocheting

...Here is what I have been working on... First a Wrap I have been making for months. Every time I worked on it, I would run out of yarn and have to order more and wait & wait til it got here to finish it.
It's almost done now. All I have left to do is put the Toggle Closures on it. I want the wooden ones. I just can't find the perfect ones yet.

...Here I have it on my chair. I love it. It's a Dark Blue from Knit Picks. It's called Planetarium. Pima Cotton Yarn. SO SOFT & WARM.

Check out the little collar on it. This is the first time I made one. Easier then I thought.


Next is the Back View draped on my chair.


~ Susan

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Last Nights Crocheting...

......Here is what I made last night. The U.C. Bearcats colors!!! By The Way... they won again!!! So did Ohio State Buckeyes!




I made these with Black & Red Cotton yarn. I need to make more of the striped. I like it best.



...And here I am waiting for Sissy to attack...LOL She gets anyone who is on the floor.



...She didn't attack ME... she decided to go to Paul instead. He had pretzels for her.... Little stinker, she always goes to whomever has the food.




~ Susan

Who Sends Crochet, Kint Or Other...

... Good Morning!

Who here sends Crochet, Knit Or other Types of items to our Sailors, Soldiers or Marines? And what do you send? So many times you hear on the Radio or T.V. to send blankets, gloves, scarves ETC. ETC. to them because it's so cold there. ( I thought it was hot. Shows you what "I" know..LOL )

But most of all... what address to you send things to? What address or group is reputable? I'm in a giving mood I guess... I just don't know where to send things.

~ Susan

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

44 Days Til Christmas

***** 44 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS *****




I got this in my e-mail today... I thought I would share it with all of you...:-)

~ Susan

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Looking For New recipes...:-)

Hello All!

Just like every year when Holidays come around, I start hunting for new recipes I can try out on our family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I get the magazine called " Food & Family" ... Kraft puts it out for 6.99 a year. They have great recipes to try. (Tonight I'm trying Lasagna Roll Ups. )

I have to get going to the Library & Store soon. Then a few mounds of laundry to tackle. And speaking of laundry, try the new Downy. It comes in a dark ( black ) bottle. It smells WONDERFUL. And I'm one of those who didn't even use to use Laundy Softener before. I saw it in the store and smelled it and LOVED IT!!! Try it...:-)

~ Susan

Monday, November 9, 2009

Good Morning!!!

~~~ Good Morning ~~~

I'll be popping in and posting more later...:-) O.K. I'm back.

...There just isn't too much to write about right now. I'm just crocheting a bunch of Christmas Present bags.. Now figure that one out...LOL When I'm done, I'll post a picture of one.

I'm using up some of my stash to make odds & ends. It's either that or give more to the library for the kids to use. I may do that again also.



... I like that picture. Sissy & Michael. I like the way Sissy is watching Michael watch T.V.


~ Susan

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Christmas Tree Skirt..:-)



Here it is...


~ Susan

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy November 1st!!!

... Happy November First!!!

I'm ready to go shopping. We picked names today as of whom we are buying for , for Christmas.... I love it!!!... So, anybody want to go shopping? ;-)

~ Suan