We invited a couple of dear friends (Grandma Bingham and her daughter Marline-- you may have heard of Grandma!!) It was a long day of cooking some great foods and as normal, I forgot a couple of things, like the stuffing and cranberry sauce!! But at least this year I did remember the green bean casserole. My daughter decided next big dinner... (USA Thanksgiving!) we need to make a list. I agree!!
I have spent all day so far crocheting a little bear for one of our Seminary Teacher's new baby-to-be! My friend Bobbi made and afghan and then gave me some of her leftover yarn to make a little matching teddy bear. I will take photos later, although you can see the original in the link -- as the blanket and bear are in the wash right now.
The photo was taken this morning, right after a thunder storm as the sun was rising in the east. It sure looks like fire in the sky doesn't it?
Added some more blog links to my column. =) Some of them have great patterns. The more patterns the better right?
Here is one of my own recipes to create a really soul-warming treats for yourself from my out-of-print booklet: Herbs © 1995 Bev Qualheim
We have all seen those expensive 'face-lift' products that help tighten your skin and make you look a bit more youthful. Here is my own version of that and it works great!
- 1 egg white from a fresh egg
- 1 tsp cornstarch
Removing: Gently rinse face with warm water, splash it on or use a wash cloth and blot it off, then rinse.
Do not store this, just mix it up as needed.
pattern copyright 1989, 2006 Beverly A. Qualheim
Size F crochet hook
Scraps of colored 4 ply yarn (see photo)
Wiggly eyes and magnet
Tiny piece of orange felt for beak
Ch 3, join to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 12 dc inside the ring (13 dc total)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in joining sts, 2 d in each dc all around; join (26 dc total)
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in joining st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 7 times; do NOT join, ch 1, turn; (24 dc)
Row 2: Sc in first dc, (ch 7, skip next dc, sc in next dc) 11 times, sc in last dc; ch 10 turn: (11 loops)
Row 3: Work behind the row 2 tail loops, in each skipped dc, sc in next dc, (ch 10, sc in next dc) 10 times; finish off. (11 loops)
Skip 4 dc from tail, join yarn by working sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, sc in next dc then finish off.
Ch 3, join to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 12 dc in ring; join loosely, 13 dc.
Join red under chin (sl st in top of dc, 1 triple crochet in next dc) sl st in next dc in sl st to finish off. (You can make 2 if you wish)
Cut a small triangle of orange felt and glue in place.
Stitch head to body just below the tail, either st around the head, or use a single st in the center of the head. Glue on wiggly eyes, or use white yarn to make 2 french knots for eyes. Glue on magnet strip to back of turkey.