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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


t is a breezy, colorful fall day here in NE Ohio.  It was cool enough for me to wear my hooded cape. Although I must admit it is warm, it is also heavy, especially with that hood. If I ever make another, I may consider using a lighter weight yarn for the project. 

The 3 capelets have made their way to the consignment shoppe.  It is a lovely little shoppe a if you are in the area, stop by and visit with Marianne. The yarn there is different then any I'm used to seeing, I'm a Red Heart, Caron kind of girl. There was some beauties in there with sequins, and ladder yarn, which I found amusing and if I can  find a purpose for it, I'll stop back and buy some, well at least one. And I saw some DK also, which it seems alot of the projects I like call for that.
I left 4 articles there, I hope that they find homes. 

Anyway, if you are in the area, Cleveland Ohio  and would like to visit a Crochet Shop, 
here is the link.  Stitchy, I know you've been there before on your travels, and thank you for mentioning in your blog, took me over a year to get out there..

Here is the link Crochet Innovations

Well I'm off to move the hook some, still working on the afghan but the yarn ball is getting smaller and smaller with each row, I'm hoping to play it out as long as I can before I buy more, I may not need all that yarn to finish it off.

Monday, October 27, 2014

About the hearth this morning

 About in the hearth this day, making Cinnamon Rolls.  I have a tried and true recipe I've used for what seems like ever, but I was given some magazines and found this one, and because it is from the March 1950's Woman , all the better for me. You know I'll take the Vintage whenever I am able to choose. The orginal recipe calls for lard, margarine and dried milk powder, they updated it so that it uses real milk and butter. So it is the 50's version ramped up a wee bit. 
Being quiet here today, as the hubster is sleeping he started on nights with his job and our place is small. Figured some nice Cinnamon Rolls would be a nice treat. Although yesterday he did ask for cream puffs.  I've added a recipe page but the looks like my cinnamon roll will need to  be added, maybe I'll add the new I'm trying today. 15 minutes up time to mix the dough the yeast has worked it's magic.

 A heartwarmer !  I've probably made 4 or 5 of these little charmers.  It is a double sided potholder, but only for pretty please. You can find the pattern Here.

Well the laundry won't wash itself.
Embrace your day !

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crochet Vintage Lovely

Last year when I did the craft fair, and even before then I've been telling myself that I need to move on and take my Crochet on the road, so to speak. And here it is a year later, and I've not done anything about . Today I did go to the library and I found 2 books which I hope will help me
jump start myself.
Handmade TO SELL by Kelly Rand
Craft Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco,
I'll be giving these the look see and taking notes. 
The time is now, today. 

 This is truly a vintage item. My MIL was doing some purging and ran across this, and knew it would find a home with me. It is over 50 years old. Given to her by Aunt Lucy,  I've talked about her here before, it was given to Aunt Lucy by one of her friends, Mom couldn't remember her name,
 isn't it gorgeous? It is added on to a pillow case, what handiwork, beautiful lovely stitches made by a kindred soul.