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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

May 2007 Pattern of the Month Feather and Fan Shawl

May 2007 Pattern of the Month Feather and Fan Shawl@ 2006 by N. L. Banks






Size 11 knitting needles.
1 to 2 skeins of Sensations Rainbow Boucle
(available at Jo Ann's Stores)
2 stitch markers

Cast 150

Note: Place markers after the first 3 stitches, and before the last 3 stitches, slip them as you come to them.

Knit 3 rows for the border.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3

Row 3: K3, *(K2 tog) 3 times, (yo, K1) 6 times, (K2 tog) 3 times, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3

Row 4: knit

Repeat Rows 1 – 4, keeping first and last 3 stitches in plain knitting, until you have about 15 yards left using one skein, if you want it longer, keep knitting until it's the length you want,then Knit 3 rows for the top border. Cast off and weave in ends.

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March 2007 Stitch of the Month Crochet



Starting chain: Multiple of 4 sts + 6. For sample chain 26.

Abbreviation
Cluster = work 3dc into next st until 1 loop of each remains on hook, yo and through all 4 loops on hook.

Row 1:(right side): Work 1 cluster into 5th ch from hook (ldc, 1 ch formed at beg of row), 1ch, skip 2ch, l 1 sc into next ch, *3ch 1 cluster into next ch, 1 ch, skip 2ch,1sc into next ch; rep from * to last 2ch, 2ch,
ldc into last ch, turn.

Row 2: 4ch (count as l dc, 1 ch), 1 cluster into first 2ch sp, 1 ch, *1sc into next 3ch sp, 3ch, 1 cluster into same sp as last sc, 1ch: rep from * to last ch sp, l sc into last ch sp, 2ch, l dc into 3rd of 4th at beg of previous row, turn.

Repeat row 2 for pattern.

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If you have not started yourself a sample dictionary, now's the time to do it, just do the sample, print this sheet out, attached the sample to it, and put them in a 3 ring binder, pretty use, you're have your own crochet dictionary.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 8, 2011

This coming December 8th, the At My House Knitting and Crochet list will be on the Internet for 13 years, yes you read it right 13 years. The exchange leaders and myself have tried to make it the best place to be. We have added many features in the past years from Member of the Month, stitches, more exchanges, patterns, and even the contests. We hope you have enjoyed the list as much as we have and that you will continue to tell your friends and family about it. With over 3600 members, we must be doing something right.

Because the exchanges are closed during December and to help celebrate our 13 years of being on the net, we will have about 4 contests during this month, so you will need to check your inbox to find out when. BUT read the rules, as I still have to delete so many simply because you just do not read them.

Coming in January we will have our member of the year. This list member adds a lot to the group by posting, helping other members, answering questions, joining in and offering help whenever she or he can. They do not have to join any exchange for this, but if did, then they have never been late, have helped the exchange leaders out when needed, and has followed all the list rules.

And if you are wondering how the name At My House came about, well when I first started it back in December 1998, it was on One list, who listed the groups alphabetically, and so it became At My House, so that it would be first one on the list, lol. You have Pat Haker and Penney Wilfort to blame for me starting it. They wrote me over and over again, so here it is 13 years later and still going strong.

Right now I would like to take the time to thank all my exchange leaders, who have given so freely of their time and sometimes money to help run this list. Without you, this list would not be what it has become today.

Thank you.


Nina, list Mom

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"Back on golden hinges, the gate of memory swings,
and my heart goes into the garden, and walks with the olden things."
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox~

Friday, December 2, 2011

2012 free patterns for my list

Below are some of the free patterns for my knitting and crochet list on yahoo at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Atmyhouse. Come join us!!




Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Book Review Mid Gauge Basics + Much More

~~Book Reviews~~
N Banks
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Mid Gauge Basics + Much More By Charlene Shafer


Book Information:
0543 $20.00. Basic techniques for the LK 150 (and all manual mid gauge machines)
No Ribber required.

Link to book:
http://www.knitknackshop.com/

This is a wonderful book for learning the basic skills or relearning what you have forgotten on the mid-gauge machines. It has a great section on making buttonholes and swatching using a standard ruler or the yellow ruler that comes with the machine.

Each lesson is very clear and easy to understand with step by step directions. The patterns that come with each lesson will help you learn each new technique. Some of the patterns have variations, so you will have lots to make from them. I love the way each lesson and the techniques that go with them are set up.

This book will help you learn all about the buttons on your carriage like how to do plating, slip stitch, tuck, lace, tuck lace. Even has a section on short rowing with patterns to help you learn about each. This must have book for your knitting library picks up where your manual leaves off.

Author information:

Charlene started machine knitting in January of 1969 and has authored over 200 books on anything from Crafty Ideas, Afghans, Baby Clothes, Holiday Items, many books of garments, machine knitting and technique books.
Charlene Shafer's Knit Knack Shop was opened in 1978, her husband Harold and son Noel work with her at the shop. Charlene is working on new books and loves to teach at workshops and seminars.

The shop imports Tamm Yarns and distributes them to the US & Canada. Also Cotton Tale 8 and Lion Brand 1878 Wool. They are dealers for Silver Reed machines and import the Hague Linkers. The Knit Knack Shop is ‘One Stop Shopping’ for the machine knitter.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Cinnamon Raisin bread machine recipe

My Cinnamon Raisin bread machine recipe



In pan mix:
1 1/8 cups hot water
3T butter cut in chunks

In bowl mix well together:

3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoons salt
1 ½ Tablespoons dry milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup raisins

Pour into pan, add to top of mixture, (do not stir in)
2 teaspoons yeast

Set machine to light setting and bake. Remove from pan, cool.

I had stood at the door holding my tummy.

I had stood at the door holding my tummy. “Please get up, I need to fix the bed”. He just said no. I went and sat on the sofa crying, in pain and throwing up when she came in. I said “I can’t get him out of bed”. All she said was I will. My labor pains were 2 minutes apart and my husband was still in bed. What ever she told him, he was up in seconds.

It’s said that the truth

It’s said that the truth will set you free. Not these people, the truth would put them in jail on death row.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bookmark #5

Bookmark #5 by N Banks



Size 10 thread, any color 1/4 inch wide Ribbon 7 crochet hook

Rw 1 chain 10, 7 dc in first ch. Ch5, turn.

Rw 2 skip 2 dc, 1dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip 1dc, 1 dc in next dc) twice, ch 4, 7 dc under loop, ch 5, turn.

Rw 3 skip 2 dc, 1dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip 1dc, 1 dc in next dc) twice, ch 4, 7 dc under ch 4 loop of last row worked, ch 5, turn.

Repeat row 3, 19 times, ending last row with 7dc under loop, do not turn.

Rw 4 ch 6, 1 sc under ch-5 at end of next ch 5 space, (pattern) (see bookmark) , * ch 7, 1sc under next ch-5 , repeat from * to beg of ch 6, join with slip stitch, fasten off.

Weave ribbon in and out of center of bookmark.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bookmark #3

Bookmark #3


Luster Sheen, any two colors size 5 crochet hook 1/4 inch white ribbon

with main color, chain 18.

Rw 1 1 dc in 4th dc from hook, 1 dc in each of next 4ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of 5ch, ch 2, turn.

Rw 2 skip first dc, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 5 1 dc in each of last 4dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch, ch 6, turn.

Rw 3 1sc in center dc of 5dc, ch 3, 5 dc under ch-5, ch 3, 1 sc in center dc of 5-dc, ch 3, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 8, turn.

Rw 4 1 dc in each of next 5dc, ch 5, 1dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch3, turn.

Rw 5 4dc under first ch 5, ch 3, 1 sc in center dc of 5dc, ch 3, 4dc under ch 8, 1 dc in 3rd ch of ch 8 turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat rows 2-5, 5 times, do not turn at end of row, fasten off, attach second color.

Rw 6 ch 5, 1dc in end of next row, *ch 2, 1 dc in end of next row, repeat from * around,placing 1dc, ch2, 1dc in each corner, join with slip stitch to 3rd ch of ch 5. Fasten off. Weave ribbon in and out of the ch 2 spaces on row 6, leaving a long tail to tie bow with.

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Marrying the Preacher's Daughter

Marrying the Preacher's Daughter by Cheryl St. John


love this book, great ending, a must read.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Night Watch by Valerie Hansen

Night Watch by Valerie Hansen

very good book, couldn't put it down.

Also read Agent Undercover by Lynette Eason, another great read.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Every Which Way Reversible Cables

-~~Book Reviews~~ by Nina

Every Which Way Reversible Cables


By Kathryn Doubrley

Book Information: PDF file instance download $16.75 For additional fees, you can write her if you need a copy mailed to you or burned to a CD.

Link to Book:
http://www.theanswerlady.com/EVERYWHICHWAYmachineknittedreversiblecables.html

The book: Every Which Way Reversible Cables:

If you want to learn to do cables on your knitting machine, then this is the book for you! More than 7 projects to help you learn this technique. The patterns include scarves, shawls, cap, blankets, even a sweater and more. And she has marked which patterns you must use the ribber on, but many of them require no ribber at all.

Kathryn explains the reversible cable technique completely and very clearly listing cable spacing, design and several methods to do it. One for use with the ribber, anther one method for reforming the ribs with out the ribber. Another method tells how to do it with a full needle rib. And still more methods. She even explains ways to do this on several models of knitting machines, even the Passap.

Each pattern lists the yarn, gauge and type of machine used from Standard, mid-gauge, to the bulky. She uses Tamm yarns, Bebe, Nordic, Microtann, including Tamm 3 ply Astracryl. But does gives a gauge so that you can use just about any type of yarn with any of the patterns as long as your gauge matches the pattern gauge. One pattern ( The Collar T) has just four pieces, collar, sleeves. The front and back are knitted in one piece.

With most of the patterns in the book, Kathryn again explains the crossing of the cables, and gives a fill in chart to use. And explains how to do the ribbing by hand. Kathryn has also added a link to a download page for Fisherman’s Rib settings for all machines.

The book has very clear pictures of the finished designs, charts and even has several charts for keeping track of the type of yarn you have used, item made and notes for that item and of course the finishing of the item made. Sizes: woman’s bust 36 to 52 on the sweaters. The cardigan pattern I like the best. She as a chart using either The Tamm Bebe or Nordic yarns, so it’s like having a cool summer or a cold winter sweater.

From the Author:
“I began machine knitting sometime in the 1980's because there were GREAT sweaters everywhere but I could not afford the ones I wanted. I scrimped and saved and finally ordered a hobby machine by mail. Of course it was al-o-n-g time before my skills matched my taste! Nobody where I live had any idea what I was talking about so I learned entirely on my own from books.

Remember, this was pre-internet. When I finally attended a seminar and met other knitters I was beside myself. Because of learning to machine knit in the wilderness, I still have a lot of empathy for confused beginners and try to help them along.”

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

His Country Girl

just finished reading His Country Girl by Jillian Hart, loved this book, great story, a must read. Nice and clean too.

Monday, September 12, 2011

reading

Burnt OfferingsBurnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


good book, but title should be changed to something else, house that kills, or House Hungry or something else.



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Friday, September 9, 2011

Her Guardian

another great book by Sharon Dunn, filled with lots of action, great charactors and wonderful story line. A must read!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Once Upon a Thanksgiving

Once Upon a Thanksgiving: Season of Bounty\Home for Thanksgiving

There are two books in this one book, one called Season of Bounty by Linda Ford and the other ne called Home for Thanksgiving by Winnie Griggs. I liked them both, but really enjoyed the second one best.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Princess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla

Princess in PerilPrincess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla








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This is really a great book, lots of action. Great read. She has another one in the series coming out called Protecting the Princess that I want to read. Good reads is acting weird, I can't add anything to my books or change what they post.

July 2004 Stitch of the Month.

July 2004 Stitch of the Month.



Yarn-One color, G size hook,

Foundation ch: multiples of 9 + 8 PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.

This stitch would make a great afghan. Using 4 ply yarn, made a foundation
chain as wide as you want your afghan, making sure you have multiples of 9,
then add 8 more chains. Using finer yarn, you could also make a lovely
lightweight shawl, or using cotton yarn, (ch 35) and make a dishcloth. You can
even make a lap afghan for that favorite grandmother. Just crochet an edging
around it.

Keep crocheting until you have Half the length you want. If you look at the
sample you will notice that is has a scalloped edge at the ending. To make
the afghan, etc. make it half the length you want, then do the ending row,
reattach yarn on the beginning chain, and do the second half of the afghan.

Or make a panel of ch. 35, and make it half as long as you want, finish it
off, make the second half, and then using a second color, make an edging
around it. Then take the edging color, and make a second panel the same
way, and use the first color around it for an edging, then sew the two together,
keep going this way until you have the afghan and the width you want it.

You can use any size hook you want, just remember, the finer the yarn, the
smaller the hook. If you look at the stitch, you will notice that it is a different
version of the Crazy Stitch.

For the sample, I've used cotton yarn, a G hook and make a dishcloth.

Row I (right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch. across, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sc, sk next 2 sc, in next sc work (sc, ch 3, 3 dc); * (sk next 2
Sc, sc in next sc, ch 3) twice; sk next 2 sc, in next sc work (sc, ch 3, 3
dc); rep from * to last 3 sc; sk next 2 sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in first sc, in next ch-3 sp work (sc, ch 3, 3 dc); * (sc in next ch-3 sp,
ch 3) twice; in next ch-3 sp work (sc, ch 3, 3 dc); rep from * to last 2 Sc;
sk next sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rep Row 3 for half the desired length you need.

Last Row: Sc in first sc; * sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next dc; 2 sc in next ch-3 sp; sc in next sc, (2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc) twice; rep from * to last 3 dc;
sc in next 2 dc, 3 sc in next dc; 2 sc in next ch-3 sp; sc in last 2 sc. Fasten off.

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He

He rammed that duck bill thing up in me so hard it made me cry. All he did was laugh.

Long Side V Stitch

October 2003 Stitch of the Month Long Side V Stitch



For Sample, ch 15

Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 Sc in each ch across, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Skip 2 sc, * 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, pass hook in front of last 3 dc, and insert in skipped sc before dc group, draw up a loop and complete the single crochet, skip 1 Sc, repeat from * across, end 1 dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Note: it helps when drawing up the loop if you make it loose.

Row 3: 1 Sc in each St across, end 1 sc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

I heard the old man

I heard the old man come in the front door. I took the quarter off the counter my mom left for me, and headed out the back door to the store for a coke and comic book, then to my favorite tree. He can’t find me and can’t hurt me. I sat in that tree for hours waiting until I knew I could go home. Some days I sat there until the library opened.

Tunisian Double Crochet

Tunisian Double Crochet (tdc)



Chain a foundation row, and one row of afghan stitch.
1 beginning of next row, chain two, *yarn over, insert hook into next stitch,
yarn over, and draw through, (three loops on needle) yarn over, and draw through two loops, repeat from * across row. See pic 1. On the return row, work in the normal way. (see pic. 2)



For Tunisian half double crochet (tdhc), and Tunisian treble, (Ttr) and Tunisian Double treble (Tdtr), you would work these stitches like above, and chain the same number of chains as you would for normal crochet.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tuna Salad for Sandwiches

Tuna Salad for Sandwiches

1 can tuna, packed in water and drained.
1 stalk celery, chopped in small pieces
1/4 cup pickle relish ( I use my home canned zucchini relish)
1 hard boiled egg, chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 to 1/2 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise

mix all together. Serve on home made bread, toasted, tastes great.

Barbecued Chicken

Barbecued Chicken

2 to 3 # chicken 2 T fat
1 onion chopped ½ cup water 1 t salt
3 T vinegar 2 T brown sugar
1 t prepared mustard 1 t worchestershire sauce
1 can tomato sauce

Quarter chicken, brown in hot fat, remove to baking pan, brown onion in fat, add remaing ingredients. Simmer 30 min. pour over chicken, bake uncoved in slow over (325) one hour, service with barbecue sauce from pan. You can use this sauce for spareribs, hamburgers, other meats. Serves 4.

“Do we?”

) “Do we?” He asked. I looked at him, then the clerk behind the counter. “Do people do that here” I asked him. He said “Yes, for drug money”. I looked at my husband again then the clerk. “No” I told them. We headed for the truck. I moved as close to the door as I could after shutting it. “What’s wrong with you?” He shouted at me. I didn’t say anything, just shook my head. He had asked me for money to kill his first wife.

Liver & Onions

Liver & Onions

3/4 # liver 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sliced onions
3 T butter 1 can tomatoe sauce

cut liver in cubes, brown with onions in butter, add sauce and water, summer 20 minutes. services 4.

This must be a very early one, because the one I remember didn't have tomatoe sauce in it.

He came

He came along the walk way smiling at us skipping rope, and jumped in. Who would think that years later, he would betray me, cover up robberies, attempted murder and tell me to shut up.

Oven Beef Stew

Oven Beef Stew
2# lean beef 3 tablespoons fat
4 T flour salt, pepper, paprika
2 bay leaves 2 cups hot water
6 whole carrots 4 med potatoes
1 cup green peas
1 8 oz. can tomatoe sauce

cut up meat, shake in paper bag with seasonings and flour, heat fat and brown meat in roaster. Mix tomatoe sauce, and water, add to meat, cover, boke in oven at 325 for 1 and 1/2 hours. uncover, add veggies, bake 1 hour more, or until done. Thicken for gravy.

This again is from the 1940 or early 1950's

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Joy's Night Out

Joy's Night Out@2003 By At My House Patterns

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This is the first place winner in our first Barbie Design Contest 2003
Designed by Millie Sunkel

Finished size: Fits 11 1/2' Fashion Doll
Materials: size 10 cotton thread 3 Or 4 small snaps No 7 steel hook sewing needle

Basic Stitches; Chain , slip stitch, half double crochet, double crochet .

Special stitches
cr cr st (Criss cross stitch); skip first dc, dc in next dc, dc in st skipped.

Bodice;
With lavender thread, and No.7 hook ch 29, Sc in second ch from hook sc in each ch across, turn.(28)

Row 2: ch 1, ch in each st across. Turn

Row 3: ch 3, sk I st and dc in 'next st, dc in skipped st* skip next st and dc in next st. dc in skipped st, (cross st made.)* repeat across row. turn.

Row 4: & 5 Repeat row 2 and 3

Row 6: ch !, sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st. sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st Sc in remaining sts. Turn.

Row 7 Ch 1 in first st. 2 sc in next st. sc in next 12 sts. 2 sc in next st sc in remaining sts. Turn

Row 8; Ch 3 Counts a 1st dc. dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in next st dc in next 3 sts.* sk 1st st, dc in next st dc in skipped st. (criss cross st made) * repeat between *'5 times. dc in next 3 sts 2 dc in next st. dc in each remaining st Turn.

Row 9: ch 1 sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st. sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc's in next st. sc in next 14 sts 2 sc in next st, Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,sc in each remaining sts. Turn.

Row 10: sc in next 14 sts. *hdc in next st, 2 dc's in each of the next 3 sts, hdc in next st , sc in next st* repeat once between *' 5 sc in remaining sts, with 2 sc in end st. Turn.
Row 11:ch 1 Sc in first 14 sts. sk next st, dc in next 6 sts, sk next hdc, and sc in sc. skip next hdc, dc in next 6 sts. sk next st and sc in remaining sts. Turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn (41)

Row 13: Ch 1 Sc in next 20 sts. sc over top of row 12 to row 11, sc in remaining 20 sts. Fasten off.

Skirt; (Bottom Part of Dress)
Row 1; holding top with wrong side facing you join thread at opposite end of row 1 of top. Sc in each st across (30 sts) Turn.

Row 2: ch 1 *sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next st *Repeat across Turn. (34)

Row 3: sl st in first sc, ch 3, dc in each st across. turn

Row 4: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st. dc in next 3 sts *. Repeat across to last 4 sts dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st and dc in last sL Turn.

Row 5; ch3, dc in next 9 sts. 2 dc in next st dc in next 22 sts 2 dc in next st. dc in remaining sts across. turn.

Row 6: ch 1: sc in first 5 sts. 2 sc in next st.sc in next 5, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 22 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st. sc in next 5 sts join with st in first sc of row: (working in rounds now.)

Round 1: ch 3, dc in next st * sk next st and dc in next one. dc in st skipped. .* (cross stitch ) repeat around. Join in ch 3 st

Round 2: repeat round 1.

Round 3: ch I Sc in same place as sI st. sc in each st around . join

Continue Rnd 1,2 ,and 3 in order 7x. (or till length you desire) ending with row #3 Fasten off.

Trim: Attach cream color thread in first st on bottom of skirt. ch 1 and sc in same st * sk next st and 3 dc's in next st. skip next st and sc in next st* Repeat around. Join with sl st in first sc. fasten off.

Top neckline trim: Join cream thread to back left side of top with sl st in first sc,and sc around to center sc. sI st in this st and continue sc in each remaining st to end. Fasten Off. Place 3 or 4 snaps evenly down back opening.

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THE WINDOW

THE WINDOW

Through the window, it comes creeping,
Slowly seeking,
It's own prey.

Across the room, going slowly,
Nothing holy,
Hunting what it may.

Along the hallway, it is stalking,
Through the night, walking,
Never about the day.

Into my room, it comes, seeping,
As I lay, peacefully, sleeping,
Stealing it's way.

It's presents beside me, I feel, waiting,
As I am nearly, waking,
Doing as it may.

In the darkness, my terror rising,
As I lay, silently, crying,
Wishing for the day.

Out the window it goes creeping,
Already seeking,
On it's way.

Into the night, stalking,
Slowly walking,
For another prey.

They broke in my window, front door, garage, back door, and steal my mailbox. Screaming and yelling. Makes you feel raped and violated in the worse way.

Something awful had woke me up.

Something awful had woke me up. Fear! I could feel it in my bones, down to the pit of my stomach. She stood by the bed just looking at me. I was too scared to move, when she left, I pulled the pillow and blanket off the bed and slept under it the rest of the night. I would not go back to spend the night there unless someone was with me.

reading

Protecting Her Own by Margaret Daley

for some reason I just could not get into this book till towards the end, I was sick, but towards the end, was really good.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Black Box

The Black Box

I heard the old man’s footsteps as he came through the front door into the living room, then the dining room, and kitchen getting closer to where I lay in my bed. I played like I was asleep but he pull up a chair and lifted the covers and so started the black box, a place for all the ugly memories to go. Some place where I could hide them away and forget. For awhile.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Reading

Kiss the Girls by James Patterson,
really good book, BUT if you read it, lock all your doors and windows and then recheck them, lol.

After reading that one, I needed one to pick another one so I picked a love inspried one. (Really needed after the last one) Unlawfully Wedded Bride by Noelle Marchand. Really cute story line. Love the book.

By now I have read almost the 50 I wanted to for the year, but love to read, so am reading another one.

Friday, August 12, 2011

reading

Deep Cover, by Sandra Orchard. I am trying to read 50 books this year, so this adds another one

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Barbie's Bow Party Dress

Grand Prize Winner in the First At My House Barbie Design Contest
Barbie's Bow Party Dress @2003 by Lynn Anderson



This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites,
lists, newsletters, nor copied. It is for your personal use only.


Materials:
Size 10 crochhet cotton Sz 7 steel hook
7 yds 1/8" pastel colored ribbon (7 different colors) Ponytail holder

Skirt
Row 1 - 35 sc around ponytail holder, join.

Row 2 - chain three, dc in each sc around, joining with sl st in top of chain 3.

Row 3 - chain 3 (counts as one dc crochet now and throughout), dc in next 4 dc,* ch 1, dc crochet in next 5, repeat around from *. ss in top of chain three. Chain 3

Row 4 – 1 dc in same place, dc in next three dc. 2 dc in next dc , * ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next three, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around. ss in top of chain 3.

Row 5 - 1 dc in same place, dc in next 5 dc. 2 dc in next dc , * ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, ss in top of chain 3.

Row 6-16 - chain 3, 1 dc in same place, dc across to last dc before ch 1 sp, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat ard, Join with s/s. (Rw 16, 29 dc)
.
Row 17 - Chain three, dc three times in same st. Dc 4 in each dc and ch 1 sp around, ss in top of chain 3 and finish off.

BODICE
Attach thread with sl in any sc above a row that has a ch 1space in it, Chain three, 1 dc in same place, dc in the next 15 sc, 2 dc in last sc., turn. (19dc)

Row 2 - Chain three, dc in each dc across, dc in top of turning ch. (19dc)

Row 3 - Repeat row 2 two more times.

Row 4 ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 5 dc in next dc, (shall made) sk 1 dc, sc in next 4 dc, sk 1 dc, 5 dc in next dc, (shall made) sk 1 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 5 - sc in same place, sc in next 4 dc, over next shell, do a 5 dc dec. (hold last loop of each dc on hook, yo, draw through all loops) 1sc in next 3dc, over next shell, do a 5 dc dec. (hold last

loop of each dc on hook, yo, draw through all loops) 1sc in next 4 dc, 1 sc in top of turning ch. (16 stitches)

Row 6 - Chain 1, sc in each db and sc across, ss in top of chain 3, ch 3, turn.

Row 7 - repeat row 6

Row 8 - sc in next st, * ch 3, sc in each st, repeat from * across, fasten off.

Finishing:
1. Attach thread with sc in row 7 on left side and chain 30 and finish off. Repeat on right side to make ties to go across back.
2. Attach thread with sc in eighth sc of front top on left, chain 30 and repeat on right side for ties to go around neck.
3. Weave ribbon through the chain 1 sps and finish with a bow at bottom. Repeat this till you have seven bow. You're done. Hope you like it. Lynn Anderson

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shrimp Creole

another one from the late 1940's.

Shrimp Creole

4 T fat
1/2 c chopped green pepper
1 t salt
1/2 c water
1/4 t pepper
1/2 chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1/4 t chili powder
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 cup cooked shrimp

Melt fat, add onion, green pepper, and garlic, cook over med heat in skillet 10 min. add salt, pepper, chili powder, sauce, and water, simmer 10 minutes more, add shrimp. When heated, serve over rice. services 4.

Veal Cutlets

This recipe is from the 1940's, somewhere around 45 to 49.

Veal Cutlets

4 veal cutlets salt and pepper to taste
about 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons fat
2 teaspoons parsley
2 teaspoons chives
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cans (8oz) tomato sauce


wipe cutlets with damp cloth, sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover with crumbs, brown in 2 tablespoons fat. remove cutlets, add rest of fat, tomato sauce, chives, parsley, lemon juice, blend well, bake cutlets in sauce 325f oven for 30 minutes until done.

Serves 4.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bookmark # 2

An At My House Pattern Bookmark #2@1999
by N. L. Banks


This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites. It is for your personal use only.

Size 10 thread, any three colors
7 crochet hook

With main color, chain 4, join with a slip stitch.

Rw 1 ch 3, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, ch 3, turn.

Rw 2 3 dc under the ch 2, ch 2, 3 dc under the chain 2, 1 dc in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat row 2 17 times. Fasten off main. Attach 2nd color.

With second color, place 3 sc in each ch 3 and turning chs, sc across bottom,
placing 3sc in ch4, sc across top,placing 3sc in ch2 sp. fasten off.

Attach 3rd color to center sc at bottom, ch 3, 7dc in same place, * skip one sc, sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, 5 dc in next sc, repeat from * 15 times, in next sc
work 7dc, repeat from * join with slip stitch, fasten off.

Finally a Family by Carolyne Assren

Love Inspired Romance
Finally a Family by Carolyne Assren
My sister gave me this book. It is such a beautiful love story. It made me laugh and cry. The scenes sounded so real that I wanted to be there. I read it in one day, just did'nt want to put it down it was that good. I want to read more by this author.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Deadly Game by Virginia Smith

A Deadly Game (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense # 231)
by Virginia Smith (Goodreads Author. Loved this book, good suspense, great characters, plot. A must read for everyone.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bookmark #4

An At My House Pattern Bookmark #4 @1999 by N. L. Banks


This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites. It is for your personal use only.

America's Best Crochet Cotton (size 10 thread)
By Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.

Few yards each white #1 and Red #95

7 crochet hook


with Red, chain 6.

Rw 1 in 6th ch from hook work (1dc, ch 2, 1dc), ch 5, turn.

Rw 2 under ch-2, work (1dc, ch2, 1dc) group, ch 5, turn.

Repeat row 2, 27 times. Fasten off.

Rw 3 attach white in first ch 5, chain 3, work 3dc, ch 3, 4ch in same place,
*in next ch-5 loop work (4dc, ch 3, 4dc, )(shell made) repeat from * around, join with slip stitch, fasten off.

Rw 4 attach Red to any ch 3 sp, ch 1, sc in same place, ch 3, 1 sc in same place, * ch 5, skip 4dc, sc in space between shells, ch 5, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in same place, repeat from * around, join, fasten off.

Hometown Dad by Merrillee Whren

I liked the book but was disappointed with the ending. The grandparents where trying to get custody of their dead son's children and the author just leaves you hanging, you dont know what happened.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

reading

I am trying to read at least 50 books this year, so far I have read about 34, and here's one more to add to the list.

Lawman-in-Charge (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #249)
by Laura Scott

good read, ending sure surprised me.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Protecting Plain Jane

Harlequin’s Intrigue

Protecting Plain Jane by Julie Miller ( The Precinct: swat series)
If you read only one mystery this year, let this one be it. I guess I could quote the prologue here, ( no author’s permission) but after reading that, I was hooked.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry.

The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry.

Just finished reading this book, loved the story line, funny in parts, sad in others. The characters are very well developed and seem vary real. Nice read. But a bit racy for me.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

My Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Amy, you loved these as a kid. Hope you still like them.

1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup margarine, softened
4 Tablespoons orange juice (may need a little more)
1 egg 2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, mix first nine ingredients. Blend by hand, till blended. Shape into 1 inch balls, place on ungreased cookie sheets, 2inches apart. Mix the 2 T. sugar and cinnamon together. Flatten slightly with fork, dipped in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake 8-10 minutes, til light golden brown. (Cookies will be soft in center.) makes two-three dozen cookies.

My Brownies

My Brownies

2/3 Cup cocoa 2/3 Cup salad oil
2 cups sugar 4 eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla 1 ¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder ½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts

Grease 9x13 pan. Mix all ingredients, spread in greased pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Do NOT over bake, cool 10 minutes in pan, cut into squares.

My Pineapple upside down Cake

My Pineapple upside down Cake

In a 9x9 pan melt, 1/3 cup butter then to the melted butter add in pan 3/4 cup brown sugar, mix, then put 9 pineapple slices in pan, three in a row. Set aside, SAVE JUICE. Place one cherry in each pineapple center.

Cake:
1 1/4 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoonful baking powder 1/4 teaspoonful salt
3/4 cup pineapple juice 1/3 cup salad oil
1 egg 2 teaspoonfuls vanilla

Heat oven to 350. Mix all till smooth, pour into pan. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, watch your oven. Bake till it starts getting golden brown around the edges. Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean. . Invert onto plate. Leave pan over cake a few minutes. Serve warm or with whipped cream.

My Devil’s food Cake

My Devil’s food Cake
For my daughter Amy, this is the recipe that your dad and you kids liked when you were all little. I just used a white icing on it. I had changed this recipe some, but you all liked it.

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons soda 1 cup sour milk (2 tablespoons vinegar, add milk to make one cup. Let stand for about 30 min. or while you grease and flour the pan/s)
2/3 cup salad oil 2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs

Heat oven to 350. Make sour milk. Prepare pan/s. Mix all together in large bowl.. Mix well. Pour in pan/s. Bake 25 to 30 min. till toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean. Cool in pan/s 5 min. Makes one 9 x 13 or two 8 inch cake.

and more hats

Some of these are for my knitting and crochet list (patterns of the month) and more hats. Yes, these are all my patterns!




Been busy

Below are some of the things I have been working on, for my list and ski hats!






Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Been Busy!

I haven't posted in awhile, been busy making hats for the Country Knitting of Maine's hats (see early post). Have some done, want to do one more. I love to knit, and this way I can knit to my little hearts desire.

Also have been making patterns for my knitting and crochet list on yahoo. Have all of 2011 done, and about half of 2012. Need to get busy and finish them for the year.

It's turning hot now where I live and I hate this weather, I really like it cooler.

I will get some more recipes up, mine and my mom's.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Mom's Recipes

My Mom's Recipe
My mom died in 1995, and all her life she was a great cook. My brothers and sister didn't get some of her great ones, but I did. Below is one.

Mom's Bourbon Balls

1 cup Vanilla wafers, crushed.
1 cup powered sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup bourbon
1 1/2 tablespoons white corn syrup

Mix all well together, form in 1 inch balls, roll in the powered sugar, and wrap foil.
Store in covered jar about four weeks, then serve.

Shaded Browns dishcloth and matching Potholders

Shaded Browns dishcloth and matching Potholders By N. L. Banks @1999


This pattern is copyrighted and may not be posted to any other website, list, or sold. It is for your personal use only.

Peaches & Crème Cotton Yarn By Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.
2 balls Shaded Browns # 147 1/2 ball Chocolate #121 G crochet hook

Dishcloth:
Rd 1 with shaded browns, ch 3 loosely, 11dc in 3rd chain from hook, join with slip stitch.

Rd 2 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, 2 dc in each dc around, join.

Rd 3 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join.

Rd 4 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from* around, join.

Rd 5 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 3dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join.

Rd 6 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 4dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join.

Rd 7 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 5dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join, fasten off.

Rd 8 attach chocolate, ch 1, 1 sc in same place, 1 sc in each dc around, join, TURN.

Rd 9 ch 1, 1 sc in same place, 1 sc in each sc around, join, do not turn.

Rd 10 repeat row 9, fasten off.

Rd 11 attach shaded browns, * ch 3, 1dc in same place, skip one sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Potholder

Repeat rounds 1-6 of dishcloth. Make four,(3 using shaded browns and 1 using the chocolate.

Rd 7 using two of the shaded browns, with wrong sides facing each other, and working in both inside loops, attach chocolate, ch 1, 2 sc in same place, 1 sc in each dc around, join, TURN.

Rd 8 ch 1, sc in same place, 1 sc in each sc around, fasten off.

Rd 9 attach shaded browns, * ch 3, 1dc in same place, skip one sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, fasten off.

Repeat rows 7-9 using the chocolate and shaded brown pieces.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fridgie Easter Basket with Eggs

Fridgie Easter Basket with Eggs@2000
by N. L. Banks



American's Best Pearl Cotton size 5
by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.
a few yards each:
#31 Colonial Blue, #51 Mint
#1 White, #22 Lemon
#13 Baby Pink, #126 Od Tutti Frutti

Size 5 hook

Stitches used:
Double crochet, Front Post Stitch, single crochet, slip stitch

Basket
Rw 1 with white, ch 15, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, * 2dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch across, turn.

Rw 2 ch 3, FPS around each dc across, fasten off. Reattach thread to opposite side of beg chain.

Rw 3 ch 1, sc across, 13 sc. Turn,

Rw 4 ch 3, 1 dc in s/p, * 1 dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, repeat from * across row, (20dc) turn,

Rw 5 ch 1, 1 sc in each dc across, turn.

Rw 6 ch 2, 1 dc in s/p, * 1dc in next 3sc, 2 dc in next sc, repeat from * across row, (25dc) turn.

Rw 7 repeat row 5, turn.

Rw 8 ch 3, 1 dc in s/p, * 1dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, (30dc) turn.

Rw 9 ch 1, 1 sc in s/p, skip 2 dc, * 5dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, 1sc in next dc, repeat from * across, do not turn.

Rw 10 ch 45, do not twist chain, sc to opposite side of basket for handle, do not turn. (basket handle).

Rw 11 ch 1, 1 sc in each chain of handle of basket, fasten off.

Eggs, make five, one in each color.

Rw 1 ch 3, 4 dc in 3rd chain from hook, turn.

Rw 2 ch 3, 1 dc in s/p, 1 dc in next 2dc, 2d in last dc, turn.

Rw 3 ch 3, 1 dc in s/p, 1 dc in next 5dc, turn.

Rw 4 skip 2dc, 7 dc in next dc, skip 2dc, slip stithc in last dc, fasten off.

Finishing: Mix equal parts water and white glue, drip basket and eggs in this mixture, twist to ring out extra glue. Pin to shape on plastic wrap on towel or shaping board, let dry.

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