Friday, October 29, 2010

Craftzine.com blog : Candy Corn Trick or Treat Bags

Craftzine.com blog : Candy Corn Trick or Treat Bags

So easy to make. Check them out!

elsie marley » Blog Archive » how to cross stitch on a pumpkin

elsie marley » Blog Archive » how to cross stitch on a pumpkin

A fantastic idea for some of those fake pumpkins I bought at the 75% off sale.
This would be good for Thanksgiving decorations too.
So hit those after Halloween sales and stock up for next year, or for Thanksgiving.
K.K.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A present from my favorite niece!!

OMG, OMG!!! I was screaming and crying when I opened this gift/package. This is something that I really wanted, and could not find down here in Deep South Texas. I am so very happy. Thank you, my sweet niece. I love you so much. I never really want anything, and when I do and can't find it down here I get really upset at living at the edge of the world/United States.  Thank you, thank you. Wish I could hug you. But you live at the edge of western coast of the U.S. heehee

SHARE YOUR STORY HERE « 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project

SHARE YOUR STORY HERE « 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project

My Special Sister was born in 1958. Barbara is the youngest of four children and now lives with me. Four years ago my mother took ill an was no longer able to care for my sis. Now, mother lives next door and is till part of Barbara’s daily life.


Unfortunately, Barbara was born before medical care was deemed necessary for children born “mentally retarded” a term used at the time.

She was able to attend the school at the Harris county retardation center (yes, that is what the name was) and graduated, a day that she replays to this day.

She was made famous at her school as she was always ready to pose for photos with local celebrities and those photos were used by United Way on television, newspapers, and the cover of their yearly report.

Barbara was able to participate in the Special Olympics once, before her many medical problems prevented further competition.

One of the girls in my neighborhood gave birth to a son with DS. She is now working with DSAH (DS assoc. of Houston)

Three years ago my daughter’s best friend gave birth to Zack, her first child, born with Down Syndrome. He has Zack’s Pack walking for the 10th annual Buddy Walk in Houston, Texas.

I am crocheting a scarf in honor of my two precious babies. Barbara age 52 and Zack age 3.

My daughter along with Zack’s mother, and the girl from my neighborhood all work together with DSAH.

My sister Barbara was the only DS person in their lives. Seeing how well she has lived her life gave these two young mothers an insight to how well their sons can succeed in life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Karo Syrup - Recipes Search Results

Karo Syrup - Recipes Search Results

Pecan pie making can be simple. Buy Clear Karo Syrup. (Recipe on bottle) Buy Marie Calender's pie crusts. (2 in pkg) Stir the eggs/syrup/sugar/margarine/vanilla/pecans in a bowl. Pour into crust and bake. To make the two pies, double the recipe or make it all again. Stop saying it's too hard. Stop buying them for $9 each. Impress your family and make them. You do not have to make the crust if you are inexperiended.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Memories of Michael" our Dia de los Muertos Altar

Here I am wearing my "Catrina" hat. I wear it at my craft table to attract attention.


"Memories of Michael"

I was being interviewed about my altar and the "Ofrendas del Corazon" silent heart auction that benefits the Michael M. Rutledge Legacy Award.

Michael's parents and sis.

Michael's mom and her sis, his aunt.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pirate Feet | Patterns

Pirate Feet Patterns

Aw...too late for tomorrow's Dia de los Muertos sale...
There is always next year.

Mila's Daydreams

Mila's Daydreams

Instead of a Garden Gnome, this lady used her newborn to pose on carefully choreagraphed fabric collages....unbelievable....

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal | Cooking with My Kid: Teaching My Kid and myself the art of cooking in 365 days

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cooking with My Kid: Teaching My Kid and myself the art of cooking in 365 days

Sounds like "Yams in a Pumpkin" that my niece makes for Thanksgiving.
Yum!!! I eat oatmeal every day (over 50 days in a row) and this sounds delicious.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pecan Pie Muffins – Tasty Kitchen

Pecan Pie Muffins – Tasty Kitchen

To my favorite niece....add this to your annual Thanksgiving offering (Yams in a Pumpkin) and they will be a hit. Please notice it says to eat warm, so you might was to pop them into a warm oven (or microwave) for a bit before serving.
A.K.

Quick and Easy Color Change - Crochet Me Blog - Crochet Me

Quick and Easy Color Change - Crochet Me Blog - Crochet Me

Great tutorial. Too bad I didn't see it before I made my Lotus Circle. There is always next time....

lellabella Yarn Shop in Venice, Italy


I can see my son in the reflection....My yarn is on the way via Fed-Ex. I can hardly wait to hold it in my hands and imagine what I will create.

Lotus Circle Hat





The year in the making: Seeing the design on website. Finding the book of motifs online. Getting caught up in Dia de los Muertos, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Finally getting to Barnes & Noble to buy book. (Mother's Day present to self) Making a practice motif. Hating it. Looking for a better yarn. Finally finding it. Made it again. Then trying different patterns to make the circle into a hat. Whew!!

Friday, October 1, 2010