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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: 101 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes

101 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes 101 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes by Victoria Steele
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book as some really good chicken recipes for frying, baking, slow cooker, even the microwave oven.

I have marked a lot to try.

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County Stripes July 2015 Pattern of the month Knit

July 2015 Pattern of the month Knit
County Stripes@ 2013 by N Banks


Materials needed:

Size 8 Knitting needles
1 Ball Sugar and Cream County Stripes

Cast on 34

Rows 1 & 2: Knit

Row 3: K 3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K 3

Row 4: K3, ( yo, K 2 tog across to last 3 stitches) , K 3

Row 5:  K 3, (Purl to last 3 stitches), K 3

Row 6: Knit.

Repeat rows 1 to 6 seven times.

Then row 1 and 2 once.

Bind off weave threads in.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Bed, Breakfast and Bones

Bed, Breakfast and Bones Bed, Breakfast and Bones by Carolyn L. Dean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You have to read this book. I just finished one book and started this one. Much to my surprise I couldn't put it down. Great book about a lady wanting to start over. She inherited a bed and breakfast and a buried body. Loved it. Set up til midnight reading.
Don't you just hate an author that does that to you. Lol. Yea. Right.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Review: Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes

Cookie Indulgence:  150 Easy Cookie Recipes Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes by Bonnie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are some really good cookie recipes in this book. Can't wait till winter gets here to try some.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Diagonal Rib Stitch July 2015 Stitch of the Month Knit

July 2015 Stitch of the Month Knit
Diagonal Rib Stitch


Multiples of 4
For sample cast on 20 stitches (4 x 5 = 20)

Row 1:   * K 2, P 2 * across row
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8:  K the p sts and p the k sts of the previous row.
Row 3:   * K 1, P 2, k 1 *, repeat from * to * across row.
Row 5:   * P 2, k 2 *,    repeat from * to * across row.
Row 7:   * P 1, k 2, P 1 *,   repeat from * to * across row.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: Camping Recipes: Foil Packet Cooking

Camping Recipes:  Foil Packet Cooking Camping Recipes: Foil Packet Cooking by Bonnie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are some really good recipes in this book just wish they had given for use with the oven too.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Review: Devour

Devour Devour by Kurt Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so good, filled with amazing characters, loads of act. Set on the sea, a huge sea creature raises from the floor and attacks anything that it sees from other sea life, boats even people to fill a hunger that can't be filled.

New author to me. Great book


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Don't Know Jack

Don't Know Jack by Diane Capri


I really enjoy this book with all its twists and turns. First in a new series of thriller novels and a new author for me. I have already picked out more by her.


            

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Review: Last Promise

Last Promise Last Promise by Scarlett Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the third in the series of The McBride Brothers.

A young woman leaves England after learning her father is going to force her into a marriage with a man she does not love, travels to the Wyoming to her uncle in hopes of living her life there.

But she meets a man, falls in love and now her father is coming for her to force her to return to England and marry.

Loads of action, bar fights, gun battles, great characters, fast paced all by a author new to me. Loved it. Good clean read.



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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fiesta Holiday Dishcloth June 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet

June 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet

Fiesta Holiday Dishcloth @ 2002 N. L. Banks



Peaches & Crème Cotton Yarn by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.
1/2 Ball Fiesta        #175    1  Ball Peacock    #19    "G" Hook

Rw 1  With Fiesta, ch 28, work 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook, and in each ch across row, fasten off.

Rw 2  attach Peacock, ch3, *yo, insert hook in same place, yo, draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in next hdc, yo, draw up a loop, yo, through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1, * yo, insert hook in next hdc, yo, draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in next hdc, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1, repeat from * across row, ch 3, turn.

Rw 3  hdc in each stitch & each ch 1 across row, fasten off.

Rw 4  attach Fiesta, repeat row 2.

Rw 5, repeat row 3

Rws 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18  repeat row 2

Rows 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 repeat row 3, fasten off after row 19.

Rw 20, with Fiesta, ch 2, hdc around dishcloth, placing 3 hdc  in each corner, fasten off.

Rws 21 & 22, attach Peacock, ch 2, hdc around dishcloth, placing 3 hdc  in each corner,. Fasten off after row 22, weave in the ends.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: Lightning

Lightning Lightning by Dean Koontz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

loved it, started in on thursday and finished it late that night,

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Review: Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence Body of Evidence by Lenora Worth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a great book, it made me laugh and cry, you gotta read it!!

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Review: Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence Body of Evidence by Lenora Worth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a great book, it made me laugh and cry, you gotta read it!!

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Review: Face of Danger

Face of Danger Face of Danger by Valerie Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third in the series Texas Ranger Justice, and it's really good. It goes from the first book where their Captain of Company D is killed and each book brings them closer to the killer. I have already read the four and fifth one, now I just started the last one. You should read them!!

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Review: Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting by Alice Starmore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Review: Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze Deep Freeze by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great read, I couldn't put it down, fast paces, lots of suspense and great charactors. I want to read the bext one called Fatal Burn. I won this book from Goodreads.

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Review: Under a Blackberry Moon

Under a Blackberry Moon Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Under A Blackberry Moon by Serena B Miller

I won this book in a contest from Goodreads, first time I have won anything like it. The book is so good I've read it twice now. And that's saying a lot. Most of the time if I want to read it again, I put in on a shelf in my library and read many years later.
Moonsong is a beautiful Indian woman, that to save her life and the life of her new born infant went though many awful hardships including living with a drunken husband that was killed, giving birth alone, going to a village of white men where she and her baby could be killed, living in the forest after her ship blew up, running from hungry wolves, just to name of few.
She father deserted she as a child, now she has to learn to trust a white man name Skypilot, and he has to learn in live in a world that meets some where high in the Hurland Mountains. A beautiful moving love story that will surprise you, make you laugh and cry. You will want to read it again and again. I gave it 5 stars.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Wind in the Ashes

Wind in the Ashes Wind in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn't know it, but there are about 18 books in this series, so far each I have read are full of fast paced action, good characters, some so mean and nasty you want to shoot them yourself.

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Review: Fire in the Ashes

Fire in the Ashes Fire in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

lots of action, some sick people in the book that I would like to shoot myself, but it keep me reading and reading, loved it.

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Review: Colter's Journey

Colter's Journey Colter's Journey by William W. Johnstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the first in a series called Tim Colter Westerns.

It's a amazing story about a boy becoming a man when his wagon is attached by Indians and they take his sisters, girl friend and her mother and killing every one else except him. How he hides out, and manages to live.

He goes in search of them and meets a mountain man who helps him, teaching him the things he needs to know and how to stay alive.

Set in the 1800's, this well written story is fast paced, loads of action, I didn't want to put it down.

The next book is called "The Edge of Violence". I want to read it too.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Big Sky Showdown

Big Sky Showdown by Sharon Dunn



This book grabbed me right from the start with tension and suspense mounting with each chapter.

Being hunted like animals a man and woman race across a mountain to stay alive and warn a town of danger.

Great story, characters and very fast paced. I loved it.




Saturday, June 17, 2017

January 2014 Stitch of the Month Knit

January 2014 Stitch of the Month Knit 

 I didn't like at all the way the stitch turned out using the directions. So I did it my way, and have re-wrote the directions, and I like the stitch much better. In order to get your sample to look like mine, follow the directions to the core.

multiples of 5 + 2

Row 1: P2, * keeping the yarn in front of work, slip 1 purl wise, then taking the yarn over the needle, (hold your figure on the yo) K2 together (pic 1) , pass the slipped stitch over the yarn over and the 2 knitted tog (see pic 2),  yarn over twice, P2, repeat from * across row. Your stitch should look like pic 3.

Picture 1 
        Picture 2
  


           Picture 3                                                                                 









Row 2: *K 2, P 3, repeat from * across row. (drop the extra yarn over loop see pic 1 & 2)

extra loop picture 1                                                                            
                  
Row 3: *P2, K 3, repeat from * across row.

Row 4: *K 2, P 3, repeat from * across row.

Repeat these 4 rows for desired length.





 extra loop  picture 2

The directions for this pattern stitch have been rewritten and are copyrighted. You may not use it on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor copied. It is for your personal use only.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: A Spoonful of Murder

A Spoonful of Murder A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first of a new series and a new author to me. Good story line. Good characters and great plot about a soup and sandwich shop and murder.

Looking forward to the next one and more recipes too.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BED, BREAKFAST, and BONES

BED, BREAKFAST, and BONES: A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
by Carolyn L. Dean


You have to read this book. I just finished one book and started this one. Much to my surprise I couldn't put it down. Great book about a lady wanting to start over. She inherited a bed and breakfast and a buried body. Loved it. Set up til midnight reading.
Don't you just hate an author that does that to you. Lol. Yea. Right.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Her Sister's Shoes

Her Sister's Shoes   by Ashley Farley


It first I wasn't sure I would like this book about three sisters in their 40's to 50 then I started reading and I loved it. Warm interesting characters and mounting tension. Great book and a new author to me. I will be looking forward to more books from Ashley Farley.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 2015 Stitch of the Month Crochet

June 2015 Stitch of the Month Crochet



Multiples of 7, plus 11

For sample: chain 25 ( 2 x 7 + 11 = 25)

Shell:  4 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in place indicated.

Half Shell:  4 dc in place indicated.

Row 1: 1 dc in 5th chain from hook (first 4 chains count as first dc and ch 7) * ch 2, sk next 5 chains, 4 dc in next ch, ch 2, 1dc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending last repeat with 2 ch,  4 dc ( half shell) in last ch, turn.

Row 2: ch 4, 1 dc in same st, *ch 2, work 4 dc,   ch 2, 1 dc, in ch of next shell*, repeat from * to * across, ending with 2 ch half shell in last ch sp. Turn.

Row 3: ch 4, dc in same st, * ch 2, sk next ch 2 sp, shell in ch sp of next shell*,  repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with ch 2 and half shell in last ch 1 sp.

Repeat row 3 for pattern until desired length.






Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vee Neck Twin Set


Vee Neck Twin Set

by Sandy Lightfoot

 SO 33A sizes 32 to 40, SO 33B Sizes 42 to 50. $15.00 + SH. For Standard Gauge Machine with ribber. You’ll have a whole new wardrobe with these delightful patterns, which include a pullover sweater, cardigan, both with sleeve and neck variations. Learn some new techniques with the hand transfer options. Size charts, diagrams, very clear directions, even how to do samples for the cable patterns used on the front of sweaters. A great pattern to add to your collection. 250-423-7176 http://www.sandylightfoot.com/oldsite.html

Bare Minimum Bikini


Bare Minimum Bikini by Kathryn Doubrley

$8.99 instant download. 9 pages.  For standard (4.5) or Passap knitting machines, with or without ribber. Nice section on short rowing, it also has directions for A to D cup sizes, diagrams, lots of pictures, clear, easy to follow instructions. This is a really cute and fun pattern!  A good way to use up small amounts or half used cones of yarn.

ADDI ADVENTURES


ADDI ADVENTURES by Kathryn Doubrley

 $10.99 instant download. 32 pages. A must have book for anyone having a circular sock knitting machine. Color photos show you how to knit/learn more about the Addi machine. Creative projects from purses, hats, pillows and bags, even flat pieces, this book will keep you busy. Lots of hints, learn to use sock, worsted weight, fun fur, even bulky yarns. Techniques, felting,    and repairs that you didn’t know you could do on the machine. Another must have great book for your knitting library. http://www.theanswerlady.com

Nifty Knits


Nifty Knits  by Sandy Lightfoot
 BK010 $13.00 plus P& H.  22 pages. For standard gauge punch card & Electronic machines, ribber needed for two patterns. You will love the ease of these 9 really cute fun patterns designed with the beginner in mind. The cute bear can be made up in about an hour, great for gift giving. Learn some new techniques, and have fun making some very useful items. Weaving pattern too. Some patterns take very small amounts of yarn,  Charts, diagrams,  250-423-7176 http://www.sandylightfoot.com/oldsite.html

The Smorgasbord Cardigan


The Smorgasbord Cardigan  by Sandy Lightfoot


  SO31. 10 pages, $7.50 + S & H. For the standard gauge machine with a lace carriage and ribber, but you can also just plain knit the sweater and do a mock rib. One basic pattern with lots of variations, you can do lace sleeves or just the fronts, or do an all over lace sweater. Has both long and short sleeves, and a sailor type collar top, so you will have lots of sweaters using just this one pattern. The Cardigan has a shaping chart to help with the deceases and one for the sailor top.  If you buy several patterns/books you will only pay actual mailing costs. 250-423-7176.

One Piece at a Time Layette


One Piece at a Time Layette by Kathryn Doubrley

$10.99 instant download, 9 pgs. 7 very cute, easy to follow patterns sized for the newborn. For all machines, including the Passap. No ribber needed. These are a great beginner patterns with plain knitting, increases, decrease, and mock hems. She even tells you how to short row, lots of knitting hints. She has a neck band technique that could be used on anything requiring a band, a really great idea. You will love these patterns; another must have for your knitting library. Pictures, diagrams, visit her site for free videos on you tube.  http://www.theanswerlady.com  

Bigger Than Bulky


 Bigger Than Bulky by Kathryn Doubrley
 

  $20. Instant download. 30 pgs.  These patterns are for the bulky machine including the Bond. Some require a ribber and are great for the beginner. 10 super easy to follow patterns are sized from 34 to 44, but the vest is sized to 52, and the cabled Capelet is 36 to 68 inches. Patterns also include slippers, hats, mittens, even a bathrobe. Some of the yarns used are skeins from Lion brand, Caron, cones from Nordic. Lots of pictures, tips and charts to help you create a gift or something nice for yourself. I really like the cabled hat and scarf.  You will love these wonderful patterns from The Answer Lady. http://www.theanswerlady.com 

Stripping for charity (with our clothes on)


Stripping for charity (with our clothes on) by Kathryn Doubrley

$12.99 instant download, 33 pages. Knitting hats in strips, 100’s of them, for the standard, Passap, mid-gauge or bulky, double or single bed machines. Sized from newborn to XL sizes, (19 to 22 inches) using Tamm BeBe yarn. Great pattern, Kathryn tells you how from the hems to fur trimmed, even lined, lace, fair isle and with woven trims. All done with waste yarn between them. Has worksheets, lots of pictures, a great book for charity knitting. 8 different patterns. Also has patterns for 14 to 22 inches.

Lots of ideas! Great Book.  http://www.theanswerlady.com 

Shirts N Skirts


Shirts N Skirts by Sandy Lightfoot     

SO23 instant download at http://www.sandylightfoot.com/oldsite.html   $7.50. 15 pages or request by mail if you buy several patterns/books you will only pay actual mailing costs. For standard or Electronic machine, ribber required, but she does gives information for single beds. Sized for children & adults from 22 to 52. Beautiful polo style shirt and semi full skirt. Change the buttons to other side and you have a shirt for males sized from child to large adults. Learn to make plackets, change the hems or ribbings, and skirt styles and you will have a whole new wardrobe. Has pattern notes, diagrams, charts.  Clear easy to read directions. sandy@sandylightfoot.com

Bulky Cotton Top


Bulky Cotton Top 

by Kathryn Doubrley
 $20.00 instant download, 35 pages. Long, short or no sleeve at all, with or without collars, button up the front or pullover, or just mix and match, you’ll find something you will want to make with this amazing collection of patterns. Finished bust sizes vary from 32 to 62 on some of the patterns, and only one pattern requires the use of a ribber. You can use these patterns over and over and since it’s for the bulky, you can also use wool for winter wear. Diagrams, charts, pictures. This is a must have for your pattern library.          http://www.theanswerlady.com 

The Mad Hatter


The Mad Hatter by Sandy Lightfoot

BK012 18 pages, purchased by mail or instant download at http://www.sandylightfoot.comoldsite.html, if you buy several you will pay actual mailing costs. For the standard gauge machine. 7 wonderful, uniquely beautiful and silly hats, four of which required a ribber. Sized for children to Adults. If you love making different kinds hats, this booklet is for you. Berets, bonnet, caps, even a pony tail hat.  Learn new techniques, diagrams, charts, lots of illustrations, how to’s, pattern notes. Directions are easy to follow with lots of hints. sandy@sandylightfoot.com

COOL MAKE-IT YOURSELF TOOLS FOR MACHINE KNITTERS


COOL MAKE-IT YOURSELF TOOLS FOR MACHINE KNITTERS
by Kathryn Doubrley, 25 pages. $10.99 instant download at http://www.theanswerlady.com.    For any gauge or brand of knitting machine. Learn to make your own latch tools, transfer tools, and more using things like latch needles, loom hooks for your machine and a few other things easily purchased from the Dollar store or your local hardware like glue, epoxy, clay, polymer clay, etc. Lots of how too’s, safety notes, very clear step by step directions with pictures, even things not to do. Has a log to keep track of the tools you have made. Great book for gift ideas. With the price of tools today, this book is worth its weight in gold.  

The Answer Lady’s Machine Knitting Notebook with 2 gauges


The Answer Lady’s Machine Knitting Notebook with 2 gauges

 by Kathryn Doubrley $20.00 instant download. 59 pgs. For stanPastdsapbulky machines (also Pastdsap standarad Bond) with or w/o (mock hem) a ribber. 18 unisex patterns for sizes 20 (infant) to 54. From a basic crew neck sweater you can create 100’s of different sweaters, vests, cardigans, & shells with or w/o sleeves, just for that someone in your life, even Fairisle. Learn as you go techniques, cables, a long section on darts. Perfect for beginners, she has a wonderful section on how to do a switch & several pages on terms.  Charts, Pictures, Passap tips, and more. You can not go wrong on this great book. I want to make several of the

No-Sew Tablecloths, Doilies, Cushions, Shawls, Afghans and Bedspreads


No-Sew Tablecloths, Doilies, Cushions, Shawls, Afghans and Bedspreads 
by Sandy Lightfoot.  BK009 26 pgs, $13.00 instant download at http://www.sandylightfoot.com/oldsite.html, email her for details. For standard gauge machines with out a ribber. 12 of the most beautiful patterns with many variations. The tablecloths alone come in 3 shapes and 48 sizes. Learn new edging techniques like picot and twisted loops finishes. Bonus: How to do a Rose and two sizes of Poinsettia. These will make perfect Christmas gifts and best of all you do not sew them together; it’s all done on the machine.  Look for other no sew patterns on her website. Between the Lace, knit, thread lace and the many variations, the patterns are endless. sandy@sandylightfoot.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bomber Style Jacket


Bomber Style Jacket 

by Sandy Lightfoot    

 B001 8 pgs, instant download at http://www.sandylightfoot.com/oldsite.html


or email her (sandy@sandylightfoot.com) to have pattern mailed to you. For bulky or mid-gauge machines with a ribber. Pattern uses worsted weight yarn. Beautiful zip up the front waist fitted jacket with collar and pockets, sized 34 to 44 inches, finished sizes 41 to 49 inches. You could knit jacket in a variegated color with the cuffs, pockets, ribbing and collar in a solid color and make it to match any outfit. Easy to follow instructions with charts and diagrams.   

Boas and Tippets


Boas and Tippets  
by Maggie Andrews

£5.50, 10 pgs. Instant download at http://www.craftybob.com/shop/maggie-andrews-mking.html Cute decorations for the neck and so pretty  you will want to make all of the nine patterns in this booklet.  Most do not use a ribber, but one does, one also for weaving. A fun way to trim jackets, cuffs, sweaters, knit tops and other outer wear or just wear around the neck. A nice idea for that teenage girl in your life. You can also make necklaces and matching bracelets. Very easy to follow directions. Uses eyelash, knitting ribbon, chenille and other fun yarns.

Personal Best


Personal Best by Kathryn Doubrley


 $16.00 instant down load. 49 pgs. For standard gauge Japanese machines and the Passap. No ribber required. Learn to make sweaters that fit perfectly every time from one multi - style pattern. Great book for beginners. From sweaters, pullovers or tops, you’ll find it here. Change your neckline, hem or sleeves (or go sleeveless) for 100’s of different looks.  Fill in the blank with your size pattern, and she tells you how to measure. 4 pages on darts or go dart less, 5 pages on finishes. Sized from 36 to 48. Clear, easy to follow directions, charts, pictures, diagrams, lots of how to’s. This is a must have for your knitting library. http://www.theanswerlady.com