My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yarn Deal Of The Day


I have A " Steve's Deal Of The Day " for you at Webs Yarn Store...

it is for " Ella Rae Amity ... 2.99 / skein... through 10/29 to 10/31

Use the Promo Word... FBAMITY

I have the link to go there IF Ican get it on here...

~ Susan

Friday, October 29, 2010

Central Ohio Binky Patrol Linked..;-)

Good Afternoon!

...If anyone wants to check out the Central Ohio Binky patrol... I have it linked. It's on the right hand side of my Blog..:-)
...On there website... they have LINKS to all free patterns. I like the Linus Project. That is where I got the pattern I have been using for the last 2 afghans I have made.

~ Susan

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Pumpkin Centerpiece...;-)

...Here is what Kristin made for me... (The girl Michael has been dating.) I like it... Looks good on the peninsula.

~ Susan

I Need To Put My Hook Down...

... But Just For A Minute...;-)

...You really need to listen to this... Please??? I haven't heard any of this and I try to follow politics especially when it talks about Health Care... Our Health Care...

***Thanks for watching that. A friend sent it my way. It's real eye opener.

At least it was for me.

Now we can pick up our hooks again... or just go in with your day!!!

My next post will be a lot lighter... I promise...:-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010



...Yesterday, I started craving a Rueben... I have the stuff to make them. But I didn't want to use bread. So... I made these... Rueben Roll Ups!!!
...You just lay the Corned Beef flat... put your Swiss Cheese & Sauerkraut on it... Then your dressing. Roll it up... And put in microwave for 25 seconds... YUMMY!!!

...The first ones I made had the cheese and dressing running out of it... I had it in the microwave too long. So I cut down to 25 seconds.

~ Susan

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finished It During Our Wind Storm...:-)

..... Here is the Baby Blanket that I finished during our Wind Storm today... Not sure what I'll make next.

.......And here are the stitches of it close up.
There is something about this stitch that I really like. It's called the Double Puff ...

~ Susan

Monday, October 25, 2010

Almost Done...

... I have been working on the Silver Blue Baby Afghan... It's ALMOST done. I think the skein I'm using right now will be the one to finish it. I'll get a picture of it...

...Then I can start on things for ourselves here at home. The baby afghans are for Charity.

...Has anyone eher ever used the yarn that is caled " Pound Of Love "? One of those should make 2 baby afghans. I'm just wondering if it's any good. It's always wrapped in plastic at the stores. So I can't feel it.

...I saw this and had to share it... I got a smile & groan out of it..;-)

.....It's suppose to storm & have high winds here tomorrow... So I may or may not be able to get on -line. So I'll talk to you again when I can...:-)

~ Susan

Friday, October 22, 2010

Went To Kohls...

...... I went to Kohl's today and EVERYTHING was Christmas... They had about 4 Christmas Trees with Decorations to Buy on them. But it isn't even Thanksgiving yet....

Then I looked at Pajamas there... On the wall they had big soft fleecy looking bed jackets on hangers... Loved them. I don't want a long robe... So it looked perfect... Then I looked below the Bed Jackets... " Matching Pajama pants to the jackets"... Those things "I" called Bed jackets were really Pajama TOPS!!! I would burn up in those things. You know THICK a Sleeping Bag is???? That is how thick these Pajamas were.

You know the lady who is always reading the labels on clothes? I'm sure you see her in the stores. Well, That's Me. I'll touch a piece of clothing to see what it is and I usually end up dropping it back fast. :-( ... It's always acrylic or polyester anymore. Ugh!!! I want Cotton... Or Silk or Bamboo or Merino Wool. Nothing man made. I wish they would bring back natural fibers.

O.K. I'll quit ranting... I guess I'm a material snob ...:-) So lets hear your say on the materials designers use.

~ Susan

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just Finished It!!!

It's finally done... It took a little over 800 yards of yarn... Not bad...:-)

...Here is the Baby Afghan for charity that I just finished!!! Sissy is showing you the whole afghan...

She is waiting forthe sun to come through the glass sliding doors there so she can warm herself . Sort of a Doggy Sun Spa...:-)

And here is a close up stitches...

~ Susan

Monday, October 18, 2010

Now And Then...:-)


First you have my little brother on the Left... And my Son on the right...

And here you my little brother on the right... and my Son on the left...:-)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ran Out Of Vanna Silver Blue Yarn... SOOO...

... Here is what I did... Started another Baby Blanket using the same stitch while I wait for the shipment of more of the Silver Blue Yarn to get here so I can finish the first one...

The One I just started... It's much bigger now that I worked on it all last night. It's a TLC BABY Yarn. I haven't used it before. It seems O.K. for a baby Blanket / Afghan. I just wouldn't want it right next to my skin. ...( I want to try a yarn that is Half Merino Wool /Half Silk... That sounds good to me. ) But I need to use up a lot of this acrylic I have first.

~ Susan

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Taste Of Home Cooking School


Last night I went to The Taste Of Home Cooking School that was held in Batesville, Indiana... It was FUN!!!
They had LONG LINES in that place to just get in. Luckily, we were FIRST in line... Umm... we got there early on accident... The Taste Of Home website said to be there at 4PM... we got there at 4 PM and they said it didn't start until 5 PM... So we went to eat at Skyline. Looked around that little town. There wasn't too much to do. But the trees had their colors!!! Lovely countryside.

I went there with a friend of mine, Andrea and her Aunt. The lady in the White jacket is the cook/ chef Dana Elliot.

~ Susan

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cebtral Ohio Binky Patrol...


Lately I have been crocheting squares for the BINKY PATROL...:-)

Tonight I started a Baby Blanket... It looks green here... but it's really a pale blue. It's made by Lion Brand VANNA WHILE... called Silver Blue. I like the stitch... ( I think I'll be making something for here with it later. )

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our Pets... What A difference In Sizes

...I was looking at pictures of our pets. He has Star... And I have Sissy.... Actually, we BOTH have Sissy...:-) I was just comparing the size in our pets.
...The above picture of the 3 of us was taken several years ago... when Sissy was little. Her hair isn't even long enough for her pony tail yet..;-)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Our Son's Birthday Party!

... We went to TumbleWeed Steak House tonight to celebrate 2 birthday's Our son''s and Brother's In Law.

I took a few pictures.... here are a couple of them...

The Birthday Cake... It's an Ice Cream Cake...:-)

Kristin Gave Michael Cincinnati Bengal's Tickets!!!
~ Susan

Look What I found...:-)

It's called THE PUFF STITCH. I have a link for it on the right side on my blog if you wish to check it out...:-) Since it takes more yarn... it's a STASH BUSTER!!!

...What do you think of it? Too big for a blanket or afghan??? It's in GRANNY SQUARE style. If it looks sloppy, it's my first try. *** The yarn is darker then it looks here... *** It's really a really a dark chocolate with Steel blue & Rust in it. I'll try and get a bettr one.

~ Susan

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Can't Seem To Catch On...

I'm having a heck of time learning that Flat Braid Join... Does anyone know how to do it?

~ Susan

I Saw This And had To Share...

... This picture is not mine... But it made me laugh so hard...
~ Susan

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Christmas Afghan ...:-)

Here it is ALMOST done... I just have to find a pattern for how to make HOLLY BERRIES to put on it. I need to decorate somehow... Any ideas?

~ Susan

Friday, October 1, 2010


.. And Friday Too!!!

We seem to have a few birthdays in October... One being our son's... October 8th!!! I have a party to plan at one of our favorite Steak Houses... Tumble Weed....

~ Susan