Friday, December 25, 2009

Oreo Cookie Snow People

I made these Oreo cookie snow people
with white fudge coated Oreo cookies.
I glued on mini chocolate chips with
Betty Crocker cookie icing along with
gumdrop ear muffs and noses.
Seems like they need a hat.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Cookies

Christmas time is cookie time.
Who doesn't like Christmas cookies?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Red Velvet and Lace Cookies

Mix together:
One box of Red Velvet cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
roll teaspoon size balls of dough
in powdered sugar
place on parchment paper lined cookie
Bake at 375 for 8-10 min.
cookies will crack on top

Monday, November 16, 2009

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Boil 5 pounds of potatoes,drain.
mash with one stick of butter
one 8 ounce cream cheese
one 8 ounce sour cream
put into a casserole, sprinkle paprika
wrap with foil and freeze until needed
reheat and eat

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gray Crochet Shawl

3 skeins Patons Classic Wool
worsted weight- I hook
Crocheting is faster than knitting.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


October is Crock Pot time. Put something in the Crock Pot along with a can of tomatoes, then sit down and knit.

Friday, October 16, 2009

World Bread Day

Today is World Bread Day. Are you baking bread? Classic White Bread
recipe on back of Kroger yeast packet.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

I baked this pumpkin bread from a
box of grocery store quick bread mix.
The pumpkin patch loaf pan is from Nordic Ware. Makes a tasty Fall treat.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Christmas Scarf Knitting

Wool-Ease Ranch Red Scarf
Co 24 stitches with #8 needles.
Knit 3, Purl 1 forever.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Four O'Clocks Blooming

One of my favorite old fashioned flowers is Four O'Clocks. They bloom late in the day, and remain open all night. Mine have returned for years,
and will self sow. Be careful where you plant them because you will never be rid of them. They will grow anywhere.
Hummingbirds like them too!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vanna Ghan

Taking a detour into crochet with some assorted colors of Vanna yarn.
Endless granny square with a J hook.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Brown Betty Teapot

I found this used Brown Betty teapot.
It is a 2 cup size, and says Sadler England on the bottom. I wonder who owned it , and why they got rid of it.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rainbow Trout

This Rainbow Trout is headed for the frying pan.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fly Fishing Elkmont

It is always cool and pleasant at Elkmont, even in July.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cuddlemocs Slippers

Cuddlemocs.pdf (application/pdf Object)
Found this old pattern for Cuddlemocs
slippers-used some discontinued
Chunky USA- size 10 1/2 needles

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Little Lamb Baby Sweater

Another Little Lamb baby sweater from the book Precious Layettes to knit by Leisure Arts.(2 little white lamb buttons from Joanns)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fishing Clinch River

Here is one way to keep cool. Even with wool socks, my feet are numb
from the cold Clinch River.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Charity Knitting Book

This book explores knitting for charity. It highlights several needy causes to knit for. There will never be a shortage of those in need.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Debbie Macomber

Knitter and author Debbie Macomber was signing her books at my LYS today. She chatted at length with
all who came by, and charmed everyone with her warm and friendly personality.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Three Rivers Cornmeal

My beloved Three Rivers Cornmeal
has been discontinued after 75 years.
It must be a cornmeal corn-spiracy!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wading Great Smoky Mountains

I love to wade the ice cold streams
in the Great Smoky Mountains .
I have been wading in them almost
60 years.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Out Of The Office

Can't hear those phones ringing here!

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains

You can almost hear the sound of the water.

Waterfalls Great Smoky Mountains

Tremont is one of my favorite places
in the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park.

Metcalf Bottoms Great Smoky Mountains

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee,
greenest state in the land of the free!

Fly Fishing Great Smoky Mountians

The main thing to remember about fly fishing is that the fish do not know who is on the other end of the line.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Burp Cloth

Burp cloth pattern Cast on 36 stitches.
Knit 3, Burp 1 (K3P1) size 7 needles
one ball Peaches and Cream
color Strawberry Cream
Knit until you run out of yarn.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lemon Loaf Pan

This Lemon Loaf Pan by Nordic Ware came with a good recipe for Lemon Tea bread. Bread eaten before photo. Nordic Ware Lemon Loaf: Kitchen & Dining

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Million Bells

Million Bells or Calibrachoa is supposed to attract hummingbirds.
It is also called Super Bells. The blooms resemble tiny petunias.
Hanging basket from Dollar Tree

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lost Link Lace

I lost the link to this lace pattern.
yarn Bernat Softee Baby
color Candy Baby
needles size 7
Cast on 26 stitches
SL1P1 (K1 YO K2TOG P1) (repeat)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tremont Great Smoky Mountians

The leaves are turning green, and it will not be long before the mosquitoes,
chiggers, gnats, and tourists take over.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Lily

Easter Lilies have a sweet perfume.
I purchased this lily at the grocery store to enjoy during the Easter season. Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Egg Cozy

I sewed an egg cozy from this chick and egg fabric. I used a zipper foot
to sew on the piping. Simplicity
pattern 5068- fabric, Easter plaque, and eggs from Joanns

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dish Cloth

Garter stitch is relaxing to knit.
36 stitches size 7 needles
color Sea Mist

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Robin's Egg

A crow raided my robin's nest, and now there is only one egg left! I have also had crows snatch baby rabbits
from their nest and eat them. You can see why I dislike crows !

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hats For Cats Charity

Please support my new knitting charity Hats For Cats. Think of all the
cats who have no hats. April Fool!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Robin's Nest

I was excited to find a Robin's nest
in a honeysuckle vine on my fence.
Unfortunately the location of the nest is easily accessible by predators.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

African Violet Pot

I rescued this African Violet pot from a thrift store.
It now has a home on my kitchen table.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Red Rose Tea

Sometimes you have to put down your knitting, and have a cup of tea.
Red Rose tea is a favorite of mine.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Daffodils In Cades Cove

"Daffodils" (1804)

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
William Wordsworth

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thrift Store Treasure

A visit to a thrift store rewarded me with a Vogart embroidery transfer,
a vintage looking cocoa tin, and an embroidered doily trimmed with tatting.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Aunt Martha's Towels

I don't know who Aunt Martha is, but I bought a pack of her towels at Hobby Lobby. Aunt Martha also has
hot iron transfers for embroidery.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Days Of The Week Dish Towels

These dish towels are new, but remind me of vintage dish towels.
I found them at K Mart.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

African Violets

Purple is a good color for African Violets. I feed them Miracle-Gro liquid African Violet food in the purple bottle.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Church Windows Candy

This candy recipe makes a sticky mess. It is supposed to resemble
stained glass windows.
Church Windows (candy) -

Sunday, February 15, 2009


This Walmart Amaryllis bulb was late
blooming. It was supposed to bloom for Christmas, but was very slow to sprout. It bloomed for Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


A blooming yellow crocus is a welcome sign of Spring!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dish Towel

Old dish towels are interesting to collect. I wonder about the person
who embroidered it, and the kitchen
it came from. The rabbits are wearing their Sunday best.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Heart Hat

This little heart hat was knit using Red Heart Soft Yarn and size 7 circular needle. No topknot
Rolled Brim Baby Hat with a Topknot

Wednesday, January 21, 2009