Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Day #20 NaBloPoMo

 I like to have chopped up things ready to go.  I find if I always have some chopped onion and green pepper available and ready I will use them in a variety of dishes.  This  morning I had an egg dish where I threw it all in a bowl....eggs, green pepper, some diced black olives, some leftover provolone cheese and some leftover corn.  I added some almond milk and mixed it all up and cooked it like scrambled eggs which in reality...it was.  Delish!  It's like soup,,,you can't go wrong no matter what you add.....or else I've just been lucky.   Leigh, from 5 Acres and A Dream (on my sidebar) had a great post last week about how to make Scrap Soup and you really need to read that post if you want to utilize your scraps and leftovers to the fullest.  She has tips and techniques that really help reduce waste and give you delicious add ins for your soups.  That girl is so knowledgeable!  Well, duh, she's written books about it so I guess she does know what she's talking about!  
Today was chilly but sunny so I washed a load of rugs and hung them outside..............

I also watered plants and to my surprise my Christmas or should I say Thanksgiving cactus was blooming...............
I'm waiting for some whole wheat bread to rise so I can bake it off.  I was going to have grilled cheese and tomato soup tonight but at this rate it may just be tomato soup!
I hope you had a great day!
Happy Trails!!!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Day #19 NaBloPoMo

Holy Cow!  I almost forgot to post today!  I had so much going on and I was sitting in bed with my feet elevated eating my pizza and watching the news tonight when I remembered I  had to blog!  So glad I remembered although for all the 'doing' today I don't have much to show for it.  I had calls to make for car, propane etc. and I don't know what else but the day went by in a flurry!
Yesterday I defrosted pizza dough that I made using Rain's great recipe (Rain's Garden.....on my sidebar) and it turned out great.  She has all kinds of ideas for different types of toppings too.  Okay, so maybe it's a little rustic looking but it tasted great!  Here's a picture and please stop by her website and take a gander at all her wonderful recipes and gardening and artwork and cheese making!

 The girl is a true Wonder Woman!  I made cookies yesterday but never even got them frosted today.  Tomorrow is car in and bread making and more laundry and yada yada yada but life is good!  I did work on my Merry Monday project but forgot to take a picture so maybe tomorrow.  I hope you all had a great Monday!
Happy Trails!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

YOP Week #21

and Day #18 of...........

 YOP 2018-2019

Finishes so far:
1.  4th of July xs pillow
2.  Hitchhiker shawl
3.  Felici Hibiscus self-striping socks
4.  Felted wool loafer slippers with leather soles for me
5.  washcloth (extra large) and back scrubber for Christmas or birthday for SIL
6.   Iowa Hawkeye hats for Sam and Grayson
7.  Techniques learned so far this year: a) knit cast on, b) reading a knitting chart, c) lace work, d) inserting and using a lifeline e) charting a graphghan
8.   dishcloth(s)...I need to count them

  This was not a craftily productive week as I was 'out and about' but I did finish a dishcloth which is just like the one in the advent picture below.

WIP's (works in progress) for this week:
1)  A Cub's hat for Uriah......sorry about the lighting...it's very dark outside as it's getting ready to rain so I had to have the lights on.  I like the brim on this one and it's much easier because it's knit a whole round and then purl a whole round as opposed to the other ones which were K1P1 for every round of the brim.


2.  Cubs ornament for Uriah: This is my Merry Monday project...not too much work this week......but some progress..........
3)  Advent Calendar - my daughter and I are exchanging Advent gifts this year but we have decided to just do The 12 Days of Christmas instead of 24...........whew!   Here's what I have so far..........

I  have ideas for a pin cushion and I need to revisit my Secret Gifts board on Pinterest.....I need 6 more gifts....I thought I had more than this....oh well...carry on!
I need to be focusing on Christmas presents now both bought and made but this week of the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the U.S. I will be working on some of my projects just for me......hopefully next week I'll have more to show you.
 Please share any quick, easy and inexpensive gift ideas you have as Christmas is coming and I'm sure we can all use them!
Acquisitions:  I bought this size 13 crochet hook and need knitting needles both DPN's and circular in the same size for some Super Bulky projects that I see in my future!

 MISC:  My neighbor feeds the birds but the line to the feeder starts in my yard! LOL!  So I get the benefit of her visitors............please id if you know...I'm terrible....is the first one a Cedar Waxwing?
Not a clue but I like the little bit of yellow under the wing on this one.............
This one was in the grass...an obvious ground feeder...................very unique looking with a ruff and yellow 'eyebrows'..........

Molasses cookies are finally being baked but probably won't get frosted until tomorrow.  These are cake like cookies....I actually like them plain....
Vegetarian pizza all prepped...okay I might put the leftover bacon from breakfast on it which would eliminate the vegetarian part..............there's also 3 cheeses, black olives and mushrooms and sauce.......I think I'm getting hungry!
That's it for this week!
I hope you had a wonderful week and enjoyed working on your projects.  Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S.  Please stop by and see all the other fantastic projects that other  YOP'ers are working on.
Happy Trails!!!