My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

My Kitchen, Quilting & My Hook And I

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Piecework & Crochet

Good Evening!

   I started doing a lot of piecework so I can get them sewn later this week...Then a couple of days ago, my husband gets home from work and says, " A guy I work with is having a baby girl, do you think you can make a baby blanket for her?" Oh yes... and the baby will be born Aug. 12. ( 12th or 13th ) So here is how far I have gotten...It's almost done. I'm using what I'm starting to call my signature stitch since I use it so much. The Double Puff Stitch.

I have about 8 or 9 more rows til I'm finished with it.

~ Susan

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Need Information... :-)

Good evening!

   Now that I have experienced a little quilting, I find myself in need of a simple to use sewing machine. Does anyone have any ideas of what to buy? I'm pretty sure all I'll ever need is a straight line / seam.

~ Susan

Saturday, July 28, 2012

First Quilting Square

... I can't find a button on here to EDIT my last post and add my picture of my square... So here it is..:-)

~ Susan

Friday, July 27, 2012

My First Quilting Lesson..:-)

... Today I had my first quilting lesson. It was fun! I made a square. As soon as I press it, I'll get a picture of it.

~ Susan

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Good Morning!

   If your anything like me, you always wonder how much yarn you need for a project your making.

   Well, TRY THIS.. It's a yarn Estimator.

Yarn Estimator

~ Susan

Malabrigo Silky

One of my favorite yarns to work with for Fall & Winter.. Malabrigo Silky.. has it for 30% off. /
~ Susan

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reminds Me Of Grandpa...

Good Morning!

   I read this one this morning and had to share it... For some reason it made me think of my Grandpa.

A young couple invited their elderly pastor for Sunday dinner.
While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they were having.
"Goat," the little boy replied.
"Goat?" asked the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?"
"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Dad say to Mom, 'Today is just as good as any to have the old goat for dinner."

~ Susan

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Farm Picnic !

Today we all went to a picnic ... There was LOTS of food... Helicopter Rides... Horse pulled wagons... and great music!

The music was by Randy Peak, Lisa Renee Lieb & " SqueezeBox Scott " Peak...

And here is my family marching towards the helicopter rides. I know, the picture isn't that great.

And Sissy & I sweating in the heat. So many people wanted to take Sissy's picture..:-)

~ Susan

Friday, July 20, 2012

I Ran Out Of Yarn

... Of a certain kind / pattern.  So I'm taking a rest. But I can show you what I'm working on. I'm using my favorite stitch. The Double Puff Stitch...:-) ... The yarn is 100% Bamboo. I love it! So soft and it's natural , therefore it breathes!

~ Susan

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More Storm Approaching...

... It looks like tonight is a repeat of the other night. More storms on the way. I can hear theThunder but no rain as of yet.

   Today I was freezing Cilantro... I decided to freeze herbs that are hard to fine in the winter, so I have them on hand.... I used the little pump by ZipLoc... They have a little hole their bags where you can pump air OUT OF THE BAG so you don't get freezer burn on whatever your freezing.. Then lock it / zip it shut.  I hope to freeze other food also as I find FRESH fruits, veggies, herbs etc.

   ~ Susan

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baking On A Hot Day!

I had to look up the Proper Spelling of Zucchini before I posted this.  I just took it out of the oven! The house smells great!

Steps to bake Zucchini Bread.

Step 2.

Step 3

Then comes.....( Drum roll please! )

 The house smells so good!!!   Yes, I know... I need loaf pans that match. I just like these two. Bread always comes out perfect in these.

~ Susan

Someone Told Me...

... I haven't see you on your blog for awhile! Thank You Reina for telling me..:-) I miss my blogging. It helps in an odd way to write things down.

   I'm back to crocheting.  But I'm also baking & cooking. With the garden full of goodies, I have been baking. Today I'll bake some Zuchinni Bread. My recipe makes 2 loaves. So one will be frozen after wrapping it SEVERAL times. when you freeze bread, wrap several times to keep air and frost/freeze out.

   I better get to it!!!

~ Susan