Friday, July 31, 2009

Comments please

I know that that lots of people stop by my blog. But I get lonely when no one makes any comments.

How do I know if anyone likes or dislikes what I post?
How do I know if any of the posts are helpful?
How do I know if my attempts at humor work or fall flat?

Please make comments....it gets lonely in here!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sharing

There are a few websites that I check often. They have so much great information that it's hard to stop looking at them! Here are 3 sites that really can help you find a way to do more things than you have time for.






Monday, July 27, 2009

Okay, this is just hilarious to me!

Hilarious !!!!!

I even sent it to all the relatives that use guns regularly, offering to make them one. So far no one has taken me up on the offer, but maybe one day. . .


This is right up there with the knitted car cover! It begs the question--WHY?


It also begs other questions---

Do the little bits of fiber get into the gun?
Do they make a difference in the mechanisms?
Can you really clean them all off?
Will the little fibers change the ballistics for the gun?
Lots of interesting questions.

I'm still here

It's been a long time since I posted. Thought I'd at least let you know I'm still here.
Right now, I am up to my eyeballs in PLARN!!!!! I'm getting ready for a class and I have been getting a number of different examples for them to see. Last night I got so bored, I made some cat toys.

In fact the last 2 bags I was going to make out of plarn, I ended up making out of yarn! They look pretty funny with heavy groceries in them---they hang down to my knees!!! But they will hold EVERYTHING!!!!
See how long they are!!! I have 2 cereal boxes (almost empty) in the brown one.
There are 3 cheap towels in the tan one.

When I was cutting and connecting the plastic strips, the cat would not leave me alone. She loves the sound and feel of the plastic.

Finally I made her a toy so she would leave me alone!!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Its Over!




Well, it's over! I can't believe it! There is such a let-down when a great project is completed. This project has given me that feeling twice. The first was when everything was turned in and ready for the installation. This is the second time-it is gone now! I can't drive to Tempe and see it any more. I can't send anyone to see the beauty that all those pieces of crochet created.

The count of visitors was over 18,000 people! I hope that all of them found something moving about the exhibit. Every time I was there, people would wonder about it and make such insightful comments. That part has been very rewarding.


So now, I wait and watch http://www.theiff.org/ for the next exhibitions and pictures from them.

If you are ever in the position to help the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project, PLEASE take advantage of it!!!! You will be well rewarded; both in your crafting and in your understanding of the earth and our role in the life of everything on it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Microwave Fudge

I know I put this recipe on before, but I have changed it a little since then.

Microwave Fudge

4 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cube of butter cut in pieces (not margarine)
1/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup peanut butter
nuts (optional)

peppermint pieces (optional)

Mix only the first 4 ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. DO NOT STIR. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and mix until smooth. Using an electric mixer is the best way to do this without leaving lumps of sugar.

Add vanilla, peanut butter and nuts (if using them) and mix until well blended. The mixture should be thick and able to hold it's shape. If it is not pulling cleanly away from the sides of the bowl, add a little more powdered sugar and mix until it is thick enough.

Pour into a buttered dish. Put into the fridge to set and cool. Make sure to lick the beaters and the bowl; you won't want to waste any of this. Cut into pieces and enjoy.



Make this once or twice before you give it as a gift or anything, just to make sure you get the right consistancy. It will be a hardship, I know!

Monday, July 6, 2009

How to stop thinking about the economy:

Many times I have talked about the health benefits of crocheting or knitting. I have quoted the Mayo Clinic study about this very thing. Since we all know that if it's on TV then it's true. . . Right? Well, here it is from TV:



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