Recently, I celebrated a birthday--just another day in the real world. I do have special people in my life who make the day just a little brighter and joyful. Two of my friends worked together to create unique gifts for me. Something I've never attempted or wanted to learn. And I'm done quite a few crafts in my lifetime. They gave me these interesting weavings from a small loom.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Living in the South, there aren't many cool days but when we do have those days, I want soup! Hearty tasty soup! I don't like soup on hot days, just cooler days!
I looked at the national trending day calendar and found that Today is National Gumbo Day!! Yum! Delicious gumbo!
NATIONAL GUMBO DAY TIMELINE
But, which one should we make? There are so many choices--
first, take an inventory of the pantry and freezer/refrigerator--what's in stock? Don't want to run to the grocery when you want to cook gumbo!! we can go with a traditional New Orleans Gumbo with chicken, sausage, shrimp or recipe that adds okra--don't have okra so we'll go with the traditional. We'll use file'--
short history of gumbo is the way to begin, if you don't have any idea what gumbo is or where it came from. Now, begin your gumbo, gather your veggies, chop, make your roux, and we're off to the races with a delicious gumbo!
Friday, October 8, 2021
I LOVE to read! But there aren't enough hours in the day to read all the books I would like to! I've discovered a few ways that I can add books to my daily routine--without picking up a physical book or e- reader.
I found my favorite way to listen to podcasts--Podbean! Almost all podcasts are found on this airway. Here are just some of my favorites:
- -My brother's podcast about music--KT and The Trout
- Bible Recap--awesomeness! Reading the Bible now is so understandable!
- Craftlit--literature in public domain with excellent description of what it's all about--now playing "The Leavenworth Case" set in 1850's, authored by Anna Katharine Green--
Then, I found Modern Mrs. Darcy--this blog and podcast can be found on the website! Can't find a book to read or listen to--just hop over to MMD website for vast suggestions of books to read with your eyes or ears! I found WAY too many to add to my list!
If you like Fan Fiction, check out Wattpad! Here is where you go to read with your eyes some outstanding authors, who do not have book deals yet! Brown headed daughter writes here under Whoops Harry Styles! She has many followers--although, she does have a published book on Amazon--she enjoys to write through this outlet.
Along comes Scribd--Holy Moley! Everything I wanted to hear or read is there--all in one little app! I first used their free offer and haven't looked back since--so many audiobooks plus magazines! Yes! Magazines! I can stop those paid monthly subscriptions that come in the mail!
Now, when I sew or knit or weave, a book is just a touch away!
Monday, October 4, 2021
The other day I was talking about UFOS in my quilting studio--well, that's not the only place I have those neglected items lingering around! I took a look at my knitting projects--why did I do that??
I looked up to see my knitting bag was overflowing with many UFOs too! There they are! Several items that are half knitted, mostly knitted, hardly knitted--why do I do this? Begin a project, then set it aside--sometimes, I think I just lost my knitting mojo at times. Oh, don't get me wrong--I love to knit but sometimes, I just put it aside and then something else comes along to take my attention away from the knitting project--sure, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! I have a 'squirrel' moment--often!!
Friday, October 1, 2021
Why?? Why oh why?? do I have so many UFOs? What are UFOs? Unfinished Objects--mainly in the quilt closet and bins! Why do I begin a project and not complete it? Good question! I'm sure No One else does that!
- First, I must confess that I have these UFOs
- Then I'll make a list of neglected projects--not necessarily in any order
- Face up to the fact that some projects need to be ripped out and begun again
- Maybe, I can't find the pattern--well, guess again--most of them have the pattern and fabric--no excuse
- Must decide to cut my losses and leave it to the side.
- Commit to finishing one before beginning a new project--really hard to do!
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Need something to sew? These are coming attractions! I'd like to make everyone of them!