Friday, December 20, 2013


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Jane Signature

Dear Jane Signature Quilt

Friday, October 19, 2012


Here are some of my Sundial blocks, untrimmed or pressed.  I haven't photographed them all because quite frankly, some of them are pretty wonky.  I made a decision early on that I won't live long enough to keep remaking them until they were perfect - or even good.  So they are what they are.  They will get trimmed to size and sewn all together.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dishcloth KAL

February 1st is Linen Stitch ClothI don't bother to block them  because I immediately put them to use! FREE block of the month: Two blocks for each month  - January

February 1st block

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nineteen Hundred House

Here is my knitted Nineteen Hundred House dishcloth from a pattern at

Leaf Knitting

Here is my version of the knitted leaf.  This can be used as a coaster or dishcloth, and it was a fun, fast, knit.  The free pattern is from this website:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Featherweight 221

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The old Kenmore 148.392

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Recipe: Zucchini Relish

Linda's Zucchini relish

10 c. ground zucchini (any size; for large ones cut out seeds)
4 c. ground onions
5 tbsp. salt
1 red bell pepper, chopped
(You can add more red bell peppers if you want more color)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 c. Cider vinegar  (I have made it with ½ white vinegar and ½ Cider)
2 tbsp. mustard powder
1/2 tsp. turmeric (do not add extra-too much is noticeable)
1 tbsp. celery seed
4 c. sugar

Combine zucchini, onions and salt. Cover with water. Let stand overnight. Drain and rinse well. Add peppers, red and green.
Combine vinegar, mustard, turmeric, celery seed and sugar. Pour over zucchini mixture in large pot. Bring to boil. Turn heat down to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Pack in hot sterilized jars.  I use ½ or ¼ pt jars and water bath can for about 15-20 minutes just enough to get the seals to pop.  

Kaylen's Quilt

Kaylen's Quilt

Friday, April 29, 2011

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hat and Booties

Machine knit hat and booties


Here is a set done, except for the ribbons.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Crafting For A Cause Projects

OK, in a moment of insanity I decided to try to have 10 baby sets ready to send to Pine Ridge OB Unit in the Indian Health Services building at Pine Ridge by the end of July.  The baby sets will include bonnett, booties, sweater, and blanket.  I also have a couple of patterns that I may try for something extra.  My goal, of course, is to have everything hand or machine knitted, but I have some alternatives in mind if I get behind.  One alternative blanket would be a fleece blanket with the tied sides.  If I get to the end and I am short , I will purchase items to make sure the sets are complete.  I will try to keep my projects posted here. I have been blessed by some ladies at Ravelry who are going to send me some baby yarns to help make this project possible.

Here is what I have so far:
I plan to remove the ties and put ribbons in their place.  The right bootie is not deformed, it was just scrunched up!  This set matches the tuck blanket below.

I am not the best photographer
 This is a tuck stitch blanket. The color is washed out of the photo, but it matches the first set of bonnett and booties.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crafting for a Cause projects

10 Baby Sets by the end of July - That is the goal.  More information to come!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Finished T-Top

Not perfect, but done.
Machine knit

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


My, have I neglected this blog.  I have been working on my book blog Bookvisions so much that I have ignored this one.  I am still knitting though.  Here is a picture of the pieces of the TShirt from Kangamoo knits.  Here is the free pattern from them T Shirt

I usually seam them by hand but this time I will be putting the parts together on the machine.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Yo-Yo- Jacket

I thought I would share the progress of the hand knit jacket I am working on. Here is the back yoke, both sleeves, and the Left front yoke on the needles. I still have a long way to go. The lower body is the largest part, but I can see progress so far. and I enjoy working with this yarn.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Machine Knit Summer top

Here is a picture of my latest machine knit summer top. The yarn is Silk City Fibers stretch cotton and the color is Wisteria. It fits very well and I really like it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Boye Needlemaster Knitting Needle set vs. Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle set

I have had the Boye needles for some time now, but recently bought the Denise set. Here are the differences that I have found. There are good points to each set.

Boye Needlemaster
Metal needles -Smoother so yarn slides better

Sharper points -Just my preference, I like the sharp points

Screw-on needles - have come undone during knitting and I damaged one needle due to over tightening

Denise Interchangeable
Cords much more flexible-more comfortable

Joins are much smoother - yarn slides much more smoothly over joins

More expensive - About $20 more per set

Twist-lock on needles to cords -may be more secure; no problems yet

Monday, April 20, 2009

Confusion sets in

Cold turkey for three days no knitting. I have been reading some of my books that I have received for reviews. My poor arthritic hands needed a rest and so did my brain :). I also didn't want to travel with my BIG ball of Sirdar yo-yo yarn and take the chance of getting it dirty. If you have never seen this yarn the balls are huge. Anyway, I will hand knit tonight and I am working on the second sleeve of the jacket. I have also started on a cap sleeve top machine knit.

New Blog

I have decided to place all of my book reviews on a seperate blog. You can find it here:

Of course, it is named Bookvisions :) and I will place a link at the top of this blog. I have just finished a very good mystery and will post my review soon.

I have also moved some of my reviews for knitting books that was on to the new book blog. I will add more as I have time.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Book Review

Christianity In Crisis 21st Century
by Hank Hanegraaff

From the back cover: "Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth." The Apostle Paul

In this updated edition of Christianity in Crisis, Hank Hanegraaff exposes those preachers who twist and misquote the Scriptures to fit their messages of a prosperity gospel. The author quotes some of the current, well-known “Name it and Claim it” preachers, such as Joel Olsteen, Mike Dooley, Joe Vitale and Joyce Meyer, then compares their statements with the Word of God.

One of the most shocking examples in the book is about the author and contributors of “The Secret” made popular by Oprah, which teaches that thoughts create our circumstances. When one of its contributors appeared on the Larry King show, King asked whether Jessica Lundsford, the child brutally abused and murdered, attracted this horror to herself. Joe Vitale responded, “We are attracting everything to ourselves and there is no exception”.

The author cuts away at the false doctrines with expert precision. Example after example shows the error of men and women claiming to be speaking the word of God, but in reality speaking from the pits of Hell.

The book is extensively footnoted and includes a scripture index, subject index, and a bibliography. I highly recommend this book for anyone who seeks truth. It could easily be used for a personal Bible study or small groups study.


Ok, so it's only a sleeve done, but it is the startof my Jacket in Sirdar Yo-Yo yarn from their brochure 8927. I have started the second sleeve. Yes the color goes from dark to light. Yo-Yo comes in HUGE balls and one sleeve you pull from the center and the other from outside so they match. Cool.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Book Review

As promised, here is my first book review on this blog:
The Hole in our Gospel, by Richard Stearns:
Richard Stearns, a wealthy CEO earning a seven-figure salary, received a call from God he did not want to receive. He was asked to head the charitable organization World Vision, but he would have to give up his salary, large home, and upscale car, move to another area, and accept a six-figure salary.
Mr. Stearns envisions a world where Christians band together and donate enough money to end poverty and injustice in the world. He believes that scripture indicates that salvation depends on not only Christ’s death on the cross, but also good works to the impoverished, and without both we have a “Hole in Our Gospel”.
The book clearly describes the problems around the world with poverty, aids, and injustice, but does not explain in enough detail how money alone can cure all of the ills of the world. While we may not agree with his views on the Gospel, we cannot deny that most American churches do not support the poor and sick in their own neighborhood, or around the world. Missions and missionaries are often underfunded and medical missions lack supplies. While I disagree with many of his opinions, I was challenged by his call for action.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Here is my version of:

The middle panel is hand knit and the sides are machine knit. I will probably finish by hand.

Finally, I have the pattern and the yarn and I am going to hand knit this jacket.

Mine will be in "Fudge" color and I am excited to get started on it. A Ravelry friend gave me a shawl pin that I will use on the front.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stay Tuned

I will be doing some book reviews and adding them to this site. My next will be this book:
The Hole in Our GospelWhat Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the WorldBy Richard Stearns

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Here is my current project. This is the front. Hand knit panel and machine knit sides. It hasn't been blocked yet and I am working on the back now.

Monday, February 9, 2009

This picture caught my eye. It is me taking a picture of my new car.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Just a few scarves for CFC