I’m giddy with excitement. Why? Is it because of Thanksgiving this week? Is it because of Christmas? Is it because I finally have my laundry all caught up(for the next 5 minutes)?Nooooooooo, it is because it is cold outside. I love cold.
I’m pulling out one our favorite recipes from the ole homestead and re-posting it today. If you’ve never tried Brunswick Stew you are missing out. Try it soon, and I promise you will not be disappointed!
Click here to read the recipe.
Hope your life is filled with hats, scarves, hot chocolate and mittens,
I have a super easy tutorial to share with you today. And the best part of it is the short amount of time it takes to finish it! All you have to know is how to do a chain stitch and a slip knot. And if you are brand new to fiber art, these are easy and I will show you how to do it.
First of all, you need to buy the yarn and a large Crochet hook. You can find these in any usual store such as Walmart, Michaels, AC Moore, etc.
The yarn is called Boutique Sashay by Red Heart. And the hook is a size “Q”. This type of yard is actually already woven and you can see from the photo above that it spreads out.
The first thing you need to do is make a slip knot for your Crochet hook. Loop the yarn as shown below and then pull the working yarn under loop and out until you have a loop showing. click to continue
You know…there is just nothing better than seeing the expressions on your kids faces the first time they see the ocean. A couple weeks ago we were able to take the kids to Virginia Beach. It was a quick trip because we were only there overnight to attend my nieces wedding.
I will be honest and say that I have felt guilty a time or two in the past because I had never taken them to the beach before. Now, I don’t feel guilty anymore.
I am glad I never took them as babies or toddlers.
I am glad because they are 7 years old and 5 years old, and the look on their faces when they first saw the ocean is something I will always, ALWAYS remember. I don’t think I would have seen their eyes shine quite as bright if they were just a few years old.
So this is just another lesson in life that you don’t have to live life on anyone else’s time line and then feel like you aren’t doing the right thing at the right time.
Some things are worth waiting for…