Tag Archives: holidays

Fall Cleaning

I know a lot of people have Spring Cleaning (and I do that too) but I also need a Fall Cleaning of my house.  After a full summer of fun, vacationing, gardening, & entertaining on the deck (not to mention … Continue reading

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

A friend showed me a Christmas trees she was making from an idea she saw on-line that was in Russian.  Since she didn’t have a complete pattern I accepted the challenge to come up with an English version and while I … Continue reading

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Easy Coffee Cozy

My friend saw a picture on Pinterest depicting a Halloween nightmare skull themed coffee cozy.   I made the comment that it would be easy to do.  Everyone at our crochet club rolled their eyes. ” It is easy for … Continue reading

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Tatted Icicles

We will be having so much fun Monday during tatting class.  The project for the day will be a Christmas ornament – an icicle.   The one I made for demonstration has a silver thread running through it but I … Continue reading

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Tatting has begun!

This is not your ordinary knot.  It is special:  you make lace with this knot.  Last week I began an introductory class to needle tatting.  We had so much fun and learned a lot. The first step was learning the … Continue reading

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Lo-Cal Key Lime Pie…or not!

I took this great recipe (and wonderful tasting dessert) and decided to try a variation for upcoming Valentines.  Strawberry jell-o and strawberry yogurt were substituted for the lime ingredients and it was a hit. I have decided you can probably … Continue reading

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No egg; no nog – egg nog

A great recipe for those who don’t usually like eggnog this recipe is a great substitute.  Enjoy!! 1 pkg (4 serving) instant pudding mix (I use sugar free) 8 oz.  Cool Whip ( I used lite) 1/2 Cup Sugar ( … Continue reading

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Granny Square, er …Pentagon???

Another quick gift Christmas idea was shared yesterday at Crochet, Etc. club.  It was a crocheted granny square modified to be a pentagon then folded in the shape of a stocking and sewn together.  So simple, so quick, so easy!!! … Continue reading

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Simple Owl

This is the quick Christmas gift I shared last week at the Crochet, Etc club meeting.  Sooooo Cute and easy to make. With size 8 knitting needles, cast on 15.  Knit the first two rows then alternate knit and purl … 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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