Thursday, December 22, 2011

3 New Batts!

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Miss Margie's New Adventure

I have some news...and I'm really trying to be positive but it's hard. Margie is leaving us the end of December. Waaaaaa!!!! She and her husband have a new opportunity so they are moving to Texas. I'm grateful to her and already missing her but I'm trying to be okay and wish her the very best. :)

Visit Knit Picky and tell Margie how much you're going to miss her, too!
Think we could start a petition to get her to change her mind!?!

Love & hugs Margie girl!! Wishing you success and happiness among the Texas cowboys.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Zana's Gift

A few months ago, Zana and I just happened to cross paths in the shop. She found a small, hand spun ball of yarn and said it was beautiful. I asked if she wanted it, said there wasn't enough to make anything, then confessed it was my practice yarn that I spun during the Raleigh show back in May. She took it, smiled and said thanks.

Yesterday, I received these mitts as a Christmas gift. What a special gift! And Zana's amazing talent (and goodness) shines through again. These are fabulous and I can't wait to wear fact, shopping today is a perfect time!

Thank you, Zana!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Grandmother's Christmas Wreath Cookies, Aussie Style!

My grandmother, from Taylorsville, Mississippi,  made an amazing variety of cookies every year at Christmas that included Date Nut Roll, Pecan Sandies, the best Fudge I've ever had, Peanut Brittle, and the all time standard....Fresh Apple Tarts.  But for some reason, these simple, cute Christmas Wreath Cookies were my favorite. And they even made your teeth green if you smiled really big just after the first bite!  Always fun to do when we had visitors over to see the grandchildren.

Here's a photo of my sweet nieces, now living in Australia, showing off their version.  It seems they don't have "Red Hots" in Australia so they used Red M&M's. Sometimes, in the past we've substituted the red squirt icing and that works well, too.

Grandmother's Christmas Wreath Cookies

1 Stick of Butter
35 Large Marshmallows 
4 C Corn Flakes
2 tsp Green Food coloring
1/2 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
Melt butter, then marshmallows.  Constantly stir, add food coloring and vanilla, then Corn Flakes.  Once mixed well, spoon onto wax paper.  Top each "wreath" with Red Hots (or M&Ms, or Squirt Icing).  Enjoy.  And SMILE. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hey Ya'll, Happy December!!

What could be better than an easy, adorable pair of holiday mitts?  Today, while playing on my Pinterest site, these holiday fingerless mitts caught my eye right away.... and they're a free pattern on the Not So Knotty Knits blog.  Fun blog, visit and get the pattern for yourself.  Don't we all have 3 random yarns in our stash we can use?  I know I do!   Visit her blog here....

Have you been to the picture wonderland known as Pinterest?? Check out my Knit Picky Boards....

Happy December Knitting!