Category Archives: inspirational

The Rodent was Right

Being 30 degrees outside with blowing snow inevitably means that Phil got it right – 6 more weeks of winter weather and it is doing its best to get in one more bite before spring! So I am staying inside … Continue reading

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Cloches, Cloches, Everywhere!

I have been having fun with this pattern.  The hat itself is fairly quick to make; it is the design for the band that takes me a while.   Each takes on a character of its own and I try to make … Continue reading

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Pam’s Pepperoni Roll Goodness

Sometimes in life you are blessed with friends who share their great recipes with you. I am blessed with two special friends from my high school days that have freely shared their recipes with me and today I want to focus … Continue reading

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Spicy Snacks To Warm a Cold Day

Another cold day here.  It makes it hard to get motivated. Of course I had to break now and then for a snack and I had wanted to try Ellie Krueger’s Spicy Almonds http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/healthy-appetite-with-ellie-krieger-/spiced-almonds-recipe/index.html  so I switched my creative juices … Continue reading

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Cold, Cold, Creativity

The warmer temperatures did not last long.  The cold wind started last night and was accompanied by bands of heavy snow and low visibility.  I don’t think I was ever so blessed as to be in a warm home.  Being … Continue reading

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Temperatures Rising!

Winter rushed in to give us a taste of what cold weather is really about this week and I retreated to my cozy rocker with my yarn and crochet hook.  I am still working on the ski band pattern and … Continue reading

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Vintage Style Cloche

The dark gray clouds gave way to wind and rain this afternoon – a perfect combination for indoor projects!  Of course that means crochet as I keep my holiday decorations displayed until after New Years celebrations.  My newest creation is a … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer!

It is that time of year once again for various parties and functions where you need beverages that are pleasing to the palate,  eye, & waistline.  This Grape/Cranberry punch is just the thing!  It is a simple recipe with amazing … Continue reading

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Quick Turkey Day Craft

Update:  This offer is no longer valid as the date has passed. Gobble up this quick craft for a Thanksgiving decoration. With just  pipe cleaners, yarn, a few quick crochet stitches, and a pom-pom you will have these turned out in … Continue reading

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Craft Fair Findings

Had a very busy day at the Art & Crafts pre-Christmas sale Saturday.  I met many people: a lot that crochet and some that knit.  There was even a lady visiting from out of state (who is really into spinning) that was … Continue reading

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