My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

When You Think Pop Tarts...

... you probably think the dry one that Kellogg's puts out. Nothing new... They were O.K. when I was little... But look at this...

~ Susan

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Afghans I Started In Alaska...:-)


I didn't forget about Crochet while on vacation. I at least start an afghan on each vacation.

So here we go. I have a Granny Square thing going... It's a mindless stitch you can do while listening to music etc. No pattern required...;-)

This one was started on the plane to the cruise ship...

...And this one was started on the ship in the Crystal Atrium ( Music Lounge) while listening to the music of Kenny Giordana.

~ Susan

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Picture I Love...:-)

I Love this picture!!!

It was taken of us in an old courtyard in Victoria Canada. At the Empress Hotel. One of the oldest hotels there.
~ Susan

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Taking A Break From Cruise Pics

... I HAVE to take a break from printing Cruise Pictures... I ran out of ink for my printer. So I'll be going to Staples later.

... My friend Heidi sent this to me... And I KNOW all the doggy lovers will want to see this. Even if you don't have a dog.


~ Susan

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Alaska And NCL Pearl Pics

Here we are going to dinner !!! The food was great! Good thing they have a gym on board!

If you look down, you can see the Crystal Atruim. And Crystal it was!

Can you believe Paul folded his suit just perfect and put it in the big suitcase and didn't get a single wrinkle!!!

~ Susan

More Pictures...

Here is Paul panning for gold in a place called LIARSVILLE in an old Mining Camp. It's near Skagway.
We both got TEENY TINY flecks of gold in our pans...LOL Think they are real gold? ;-)
It use to be a Tent City during the Gold Rush in Late 1800's.

2 Pictures Of Alaska

I think it's easier to get a couple pics at a time...

This is Marjorie Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska... See the ice falling off of the glacier?

when it CRACKS it sounds like a shotgun... but when it falls in the ocean... it sounds like THUNDER..Really, it does.

This is a beautiful sunset taken from on the cruise ship.
We went on the Norwegian Cruise Line... The ship was The Pearl! It was beautiful!
~ Susan

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Got Home a Few Hours Ago...:-)


I know it's late evening... but I just had to come on and let you know that we just got home from our Alaskan cruise! Loved it! I'll be getting pictures on here after I get them uploaded.

~ Susan

Monday, August 23, 2010

We Have Been on Vacation...

... We'll be home tomorrow...:-) I have many pictures to share... I made 1 1/2 afghans while on the plane and on the ship.

~ Susan

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lion Brand Gal...:-)

Need a Laugh... From the Lion Brand Website. Does anyone else feel like this???

~ Susan

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It Gave ME a Laugh...Read Why...:-)


I saw this on an e-mail and had to share it. I saw it on one of my e-mails and just burst out with a laugh...:-) I had just finished cleaning the fridge and rearranged the magnets..;-)

~ Susan

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our Son's Norway Trip

Here are a couple more pictures...

The first one is a Glacier...

How would you like that? It bit too steep for me. I want ground there.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hi Mom! I'm in Chicago

That is what I heard earlier today... Michael has been in Norway. And it's a beautiful country!


And those are just a few of the pictures I have gotten my hands on so far.
The people on the right are Michael and the parents of his friend Karl from high school.
~ Susan

Monday, August 9, 2010


Before I forget... Here is a yankee Candle Coupon you can print out for yourselves!!! ENJOY!!!

~ Susan


...Not enough yarn... I WAS going to make a shawl with that Egyptian Cotton... But I don't have enough of it. So I frogged it and made a head scarf instead. So I'll have to use something else for the shawl I want. But it has to be a yarn I like to TOUCH. I don't want a rough feeling yarn.

When I figure out what to do next... I'll show you...:-) Don't worry.

I'm headed to my neglected library books... I feel like reading.

Have a Great Night and stay cool.

~ Susan

Friday, August 6, 2010

Looky What I found...:-)


I looked in my Craft Room / Michael's Room... and found a container of EGYPTIAN COTTON YARN. I love it! when you work / crochet it, it has kind of a * NUBBY * feeling. But after you wash it, it's as soft as silk!!! And the colors in this yarn just POPS!!!

The picture below is of Sissy. She was suppose to hold still while I drape the scarf over her that I just finished. But she moved at the last minute...LOL So I took another picture of it on the floor.

I am also making a shawl with it... This shawl is for me....:-) I love it. *** And the colors are perfect! I also made fingerless gloves with this yarn, but they are in the washing machine getting nice soft and silky!!! ***

~ Susan

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Yarn Came!

... And yes.. it was fun opening the box. Inside the box looked like a SUNSET!!! Those are the colors in my yarn. So I have been crocheting again.

I'll post the picture for when it's done.

Our son is in Norway right now. He's enjoying it there. He's visiting a friend of his from High School. He got there this morning about 7 AM our time. It took 8 hours to get there.

~ Susan

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Waiting For Yarn...:-)

...I'm waiting for my yarn to get here so I can finish the shawl I have posted below. So while I'm waiting, I'm working on a HOODED SCARF. Just started it tonight... But right now it's bedtime...:-)

~ Susan