Thursday, January 3, 2013

Settling back into a routine after the holidays..........

I'm not sure if I properly thanked all of you for keeping me sane and slap happy this year but you did!  If it wasn't for you all keeping me inspired and interested in projects, books, DIY and of course needle and hooky work.....who knows where I'd be right now! LOL!  So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments, your loyalty and your sharing.  You're AMAZING!!!! 
Here's my first batch of yogurt!  It turned out perfect....I was blown away as usually I mess things up the first time at least.   But it really turned out!  I'm still pinching myself as to how easy this was and cheap!  I got like 12 cups of yogurt for maybe $3.50 or whatever a quart of organic milk costs.  If I had bought it the price would have been $12.00 as even the cheaper brand of Greek is .99 on sale!  It looked really firm but on stirring I could tell it was more like Yoplait...........
which is fine and I ate it that way but I am so spoiled by the Greek style yogurt that I will definitely be straining it.  It is pretty though isn't it?  I am SO EXCITED by this but then I have always loved chemistry and eating! LOL!  But dang it if I wasn't out of honey so I tried some pure maple syrup and that was good but I do love my honey.  If you love yogurt and are trying to be "thrifty" you will really appreciate making your own and what a great feeling of accomplishment!  Next up..........granola!  To put on top of the yogurt of course!   There are other things you can do with the plain yogurt also and I can now stop buying whipped cream, sour cream and cream cheese. 
I finished my second sock and will publish Sunday on my YOP update and now I've started on my next project....
Yes, Tammy at T's Daily Treasures, you inspired me to crochet covers for my rocks!  My thread is a little big for my hook or vice-versa but I'm managing.....another bit of amazement.  The pattern is from Purl Bee and I've made several things from their website this year.  I print the pattern off and put it in plastic sheets that protect them and when I'm done I put them in a notebook unless it doesn't turn out and then I rip it to shreds and throw it in the garbage! LOL!
I hope you had a great day where ever you are.


  1. Sam
    Did you make your yogurt in a crock pot? It does look yummy, especially all doctored up with all those goodies!
    You are really going to town with your crocheting too. I like the pattern you're using.

  2. Congrats on the homemade yogurt turning out so great!

    Love your new crochet project also.
    How pretty.. rock covers.
    Never heard of such a thing, but I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turn out.

    Have a happy day.

  3. Way to go, Sam!!! You are moving right along on the self sufficient circle. :)

    I like your crochet project. I got one in a swap with Amanda at Crafty in the Med and I love it. I want to do some of those also and gift them to family and friends.

    Have a great day.


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