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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Homemaking chit chat, to do, and this n that

Having a cuppa with you, pondering my day.
There are any number of things which need to get done..I'm trying to determine what is the 1st thing I should do. The dreaded irksome list !

I'll get something done off that list today....😏

I am definitely am going to make some overnight sourdough bread, I've got some ham/bone broth and will make some nice bean soup for tomorrow and Friday, it's going to be in the 30's. Nice crusty bread is so good with soup. 

Crinoline Lady all dressed for Fall!

I've got nothing on the hook....looking into that. I'm a little tired of the cake yarn, and need a break.
Maybe something in thread? hmm we'll see. 

Are any of you crocheters out there a member of the Crochet Guild of America?Thinking of joining.

May make some homemade hot rolls for Thanksgiving....I usually do but am having oven issues....wanted to buy a new stove...nobody has the one I want in stock. And why? all of the sudden you pay more for a white stove, than stainless or black? 

What kind of stove do you have?  I wanted one with the 5th burner. Maytag has them...out of stock.

Have a wonderful Day !

Monday, November 4, 2019

Homemaking chit chat & finished Crochet project.

Stopping to break for a few minutes. I'm running out of steam, Supper to be made yet, and my chaueffer duties for my boys.

Chilli is on the menu tonight, tomorrow if there are leftovers chilli dogs. I've got some ham broth with the bone thawing for some ham n bean soup later in the week. It's going to be great soup weather.

We went to the orchard for probably the last time this year, and I picked up another 1/2 peck of Cortland apples. This morning, first thing ( after coffee), they were peeled and sliced for pie at a later date. I have them flash freezing, and then I'll toss them in the bag with the others. 

I find peeling and chopping AND making the crust rather an irksome task. The last pie I made I used some apples which I peeled and froze last time we went to the orchard. I had only to  make the crust..that was easy as pie. Laundry was folded and put away, and dishes and vaccum are checked off, bird feeder filled, and some treats tossed out for my "deer friends" to snack on.  Some fresh apple cores and peels. It windy...something is coming.....

The weekend tends to get away from me, we are all off routine, and so on Monday....
there is so serious straightening up to do.   I feel better when things are more tidy...we have a small place and it just looks out of control. The bedroom and bathroom for another day...we'll be having easy suppers, and I can devote more time.
chauffer, supper, dishes, crochet time for the remainder of this day. If I have enough yarn, which I don't  think I do, but I've begun a scarf to go with the cowl. A  moving hook is a happy hook.
Taking a moment chatting with you...I have finished the crochet cowl....
I will give it to DH for his birthday in a  few weeks.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Crochet Update & what's for supper !

Hello One & All !
How are all of you today?

I got an early start today with my kitchen duties. I decided to make sweet and sour pork, rice,and Chinese dumplings.

I had bought the pork earlier in the week to make "City Chicken". I don't know where you all are, but here  where I live this is actually pork cut up. It can be breaded and placed on skewers which are included with the meat and then fried. chicken is pork!  I love origins of things, and wonder where this came from. If you have it in your area and it's called something different I'd like to hear.

So..I started out making that, but yesterday, while shopping I picked up won ton wraps, and some ground beef,pork & veal, and the meal kind of evolved. I had already in the old pantry some chunk pineapple, and fresh garden peppers frozen in the freezer.
Dinner done! Well, it is prepped. I'm steaming the dumplings now, and will brown them up closer to supper. 
On...the crochet front....
This little cowl has been frogged so many times...✋😕  
I'm not working with a pattern, I'm challenging myself to make one. 

I think I have it now, and it appears to be almost done. ( I think)😒

It is a cowl/neck/shoulder kind of thing...He is always complaining about the draft on his neck, and his shoulders. I have to measure it once more to check for length. I have not yet went through the entire cake of the DK Color, but am getting close. This may be a nice one skein project.

I'll update this when I'm finished with the project, and you will find it in the "Crochet Basket" tab at the top of the blog. This is where I hope to add all future designs. They will be slow in coming as this is still very new to me, taking baby steps.  

A little crochet scarecrow I made some years ago. My original blog, this one was named Crochet by the Sea. Two of my favorite things, Crochet & the Sea. Some dayI hope to move my hook at the beach near the Sea/Ocean...