My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


... The Reds just won !!! They are now the 2010 Division Champions!!!

~ Susan

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Elder Rose On Titanic


Gloria Stewart of The Titanic passed away Sunday at age 101..

She was born in Santa Moinica, California.

Her Salaries:

The Movie Titanic - 1997 - 10,000.00 per week

The Movie Street Of Women - 1932 - 125.00 per week

What a Difference!!!

The Young Gloria!!!

~ Susan

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just For Christmas...

...I went to The Mall the other day... And what did all of the stores there have in common??? " They All had Christmas Stuff Out"... we haven't even had Halloween yet!!! Anyway... While looking at all of those Pre Mature Christmas trees and decorations.... I got to thinking... What am I going to Crochet for in our house for Christmas? I looked at some of the stuff... And got this idea and now I'm making it...

... This will probably have a Green Trim with Red Berries embroidered into it by using a yarn needle. (I'm still brain storming of how I want it to look.) The stores show a lot of Embroidery for trimmings of the blanket or afghan. And that stuff is $$$$$$... But I digress... I'm using Simply Soft by Caron.... It looks Orange here, but it's a TRUE RED... It's much bigger now. I worked on it all last night while watching the game with hubby...:-) I'll have to put another picture of it soon.

Oh yes... This one is for us!!! I already know where it will got for Christmas... On the Living Room Sofa... It's a Dark Country Blue. ... Speaking of the living room... I better make a White Tree Skirt for our Christmas Tree in the Bay Window also... *** Susan's To Do List... Finish Christmas afghan... Start White Tree Skirt for Living Room... Crochet Pocket Scarves for siblings... Sure I'll think of more later.... I ALWAYS think of more at night while TRYING to sleep. ***

~ Susan

Friday, September 24, 2010

It Came!!!


Yesterday the FedEx Man came and brought my new Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 Corck Pot...:-) Here it is. I haven't used it yet... But I plan to tomorrow. I might use Bev's recipe she had on her blog today... You can see it here.

And without further ado... drum roll please!!!

~ Susan

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tomorrow Is The First Day Of Fall

... And yet it is suppose to be 91??? I thought fall was COOL... They say it will get cool by this weekend. Lets hope so!!!
I Love That Picture Of Sissy In Our Kitchen...:-)

See you in the Fall!!!

~ Susan

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Take a Look At The yarn...

... for my HEAD & HAND WARMER...... it's part scarf, part hood, part glove...;-) O.K. don't laugh... If you can come up with a better name... please let me know... That is all I can think of right now.

But here is the yarn I'm using... It's pretty bulky.... It's 300 stitches long...
~ Susan

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Yokums Fireworks Show!!!

Good Afternoon!!!

...Over the weekend we went to a fireworks show... And here are a few pictures I captured... The show took place near Lawrencebug, Ind.

They were GREAT! When I tried to take pictures of the Finale... It was just a huge BLUR of flashing... I think we need a video camera..;-)

~ Susan

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oh What A Night!!!

... No... I don't mean it like THAT...;-)

The cruise we went on had a GROUP called " Oh What A Night "... It was tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons... AND THEY WERE GREAT!!!

I finally found the link to a Video you can see...I found them on U-Tube. Then I have their website.

We saw these guys 2 times on The Pearl... Yes... they are THAT GOOD.

~ Susan

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Pocket Scarves

Good Evening!!!
... Here is what I have been making the last couple of days... I call them POCKET SCARVES...... A lady who was on one of the excursions my husband & I went on in Alsaka wore one. I saw her slide her hand into her scarf!!! I asked to see her scarf, she showed me... and I thought to myself... " I can make that"..;-)
...The lady who showed me her scarf, her's was made of white fun fur... If I want to drive myself nuts, I might try that...LOL Fun Fur is so hard to work with. But I loved hers. She said her friend made it for her.

Anyway... Can you see the DEEP pockets on mine are? When I put my hands in the pockets, they go about 1 1/2 inches over my wrists.

I may be making one with Malabrigo or Superwash for myself later on. These are for gifts later on.

Bev... These work up fast... An idea for Christmas Stocking Stuffers...;-) Since I mentioned Christmas to you the other day. I thought it was only right to give an idea of what could be made fast...;-)

~ Susan

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Something Fun To Try...:-)

... I have something fun for everyone to try... It's not the same old one that was around a few years ago... At least it's new to me.

Yes... That's my girl!!! Sissy...:-)

~ Susan

Monday, September 13, 2010

Good Afternoon!!!

Good Afternoon !!!

...I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had a nice one. EXCEPT that the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals LOST their games.

...We had a grill out and watched the games at my Mom & Dad's house. Here I am Mom's sitting on the deck. Sissy is quite sure what she thinks of that darn cart... It's a barn cat, but it comes to the garage to see if Dad has thrown any food out for it.

You can't see it in this picture... But there is a Corn Hole game going on in the driveway while I sit and relax with Sissy in my lap and a cool drink on my side... :-)

... Something I have been thinking about is this... "What am I going to make for Christmas ? " I have been making something that I saw on one of our excursions we took while in Alaska. A lady next to me was COLD. It was a very windy & cold day. So she drew her scarf around her and PUT HER HANDS IN IT!!! She had a pocket on the ends of her scarf!!! I asked to see it and she showed me... I thought, " That Looks Easy To Make... Just Fold Over enough of the scarf to make pockets and sew the sides." So I have been making those...;-) * It's not a pattern... but it's easy to do.* I have made one and working on the next one.
... After all, there is only around 3 months til Christmas. I bet you really love me for reminding you of how many days you have til the gift giving day!!! *** Christmas *** So get your Hooks and Needles moving...:-)

~ Susan

Friday, September 10, 2010

An Afgahn I Made On Cruise...

Good Afternoon!!!

...I started this afghan on the Pearl ( NCL Cruise Ship) It started out as little Granny Square that kept growing. I used a Hand Dyed Cotton Yarn that I bought on E-bay from Mary Ann ... Her store's name is LOTUSBLOSSOM.... Her prices are great. Yarn is very good. This is yarn is called Black Rose... She is very nice to work with.

Here it is...

I did 3 Rounds of Single Crochet on the edges, then a round of Shells.

~ Susan

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Buy Two Get One Free

I love Buy Two Get One Coupons / Sale...

... I got this in my morning E-Mail from Yankee Candle Company...:-)

Get Yours For Free Here...


~ Susan

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Take A Look...:-)

Good Afternoon!!!

...Have any of you seen the show MAD MEN on channel AMC before? If you have, you'll know this guy.
That's Richie Sommer and his new baby Patrick Ryan. That baby is so adorable and tiny!!! Congratulations to Richie & Virginia!!!

~ Susan

Monday, September 6, 2010

Our Grill Out...:-)

Good Morning!

Last night we had a grill out at Mom & Dad's. I just wish I had taken more pictures. These are the only ones I took.

The little picture is my sister and Kristin ( Michael's Friend )playing Corn Hole. I'll have to try to enlarge that one.
This one is Michael ( Our Son ) on his motorcycle waiting his turn at Corn Hole.

This one is Michael & Kristin fixing S'mores... Kristin said these were her FIRST S'Mores ever!!!
~ Susan

Friday, September 3, 2010

Calling All Candle Lovers!!!


Here is another Yankee Candle Coupon!!! For 10.00 OFF!!!

Of course I bought the HOME SWEET HOME again!!! They have some new scents coming out this Fall. Can't wait to see what they have. If it's Yankee , it's good!!!

~ Susan