Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Wishes

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway

Hop on over to A Little Knick Knack for a chance to win this awsome skirt.



She is happy to offer you guys the Francine skirt from Shabby Apple (www.shabbyapple.com), from their assortment of women's dresses and skirts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

No-Knit Scarf - Wearable



No-Knit Scarf: - Create this easy no-knit scarf in time to wear tomorrow with this free how-to series from Beverly's!

Materials:
•Yarn (chunky or bulky)
•Fun Fur
•Ribbon
•Trim
•Cording

Instructions:
1) Cut yarn, fun fur, ribbon trim and cording into two yard pieces.
We used the following:
•Yarn #1 – 8 pieces
•Yarn #2 – 8 pieces
•Fun Fur – 6 pieces
•Picot Edge Ribbon – 1 piece
•1/4 inch Satin Ribbon – 1 piece
•Gold & Burgundy Trim – 2 piece
•Gold & Burgundy Cord – 2 pieces
•Gold Cord – 4 pieces
2) Tie an overhand knot at the center of the fibers.
3) Working down one side, tie a second knot about 6 inches from the center knot.
4) Separate fibers after second knot into two sections, keeping wide trim pieces separate; braid each of the other sections for about 4 inches.
5) Tie a knot under braids. Tie another knot about 6 inches below.
6) Separate fibers into 4 to 6 groups; knot each group near the ends.
7) Repeat for second side of scarf, but braid between third & fourth knots for variety.
8) Trim ends and your new scarf is ready to wear or give as a gift!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thinking about the holidays

Sitting here at my computer listening to Christmas music on Dish. I am putting together my Thanksgiving menu and getting my shopping list together. I was in Safeway earlier today and noticed that they had Butterball turkeys for $9.99. My freezer is getting reorganized so I can get one. This is the first year in a very long time that I am cooking the whole dinner. In the past it was Thanksgiving in a box. I would get the Thanksgiving box from Safeway. It was an easy way to go on a hectic schedule. This year everything will be made, not preheated and served.

I am also getting the Christmas lists together. This year should be easier because our whole family is bringing one gift per person. If you want a gift you bring a gift. We have a $25.00 limit. I have 2 together already I just need to figure out one more. I am making a movie night gift basket and a warm and cozy basket. 

The movie basket has a large popcorn bowl filled with microwave popcorn in 2 types. I plan on waiting for Target to have their movies for $3.50. I will also tuck some candy in there.

My warm and cozy basket has a small fleece blanket along with a coffee cup. I have put some hot chocolate, hot apple cider mix and assorted coffee. I also added a can of shortbread cookies. I will also pick up some chocolate to add later.

Well that is what I have been up to lately. Still job hunting with no luck. I have dropped off 80 something resumes in October. Haven't heard a peep. I know something will come up I just have to be patient.