03 September 2014

Knit and Crochet Patterns

My email is full of pattern links for knitting or crochet. I have been knitting for about 7 to 8 years. I have been crocheting for 38 to 39 years (yes, I learned how when I was 9). I love to collect patterns, because I never know when they might come in handy. I am going to try and keep them organized as to type and alphabetical, this should prove interesting, but I would like to try. I am also starting this on 7/22/2014, but I will only post when I have many emails removed from the account.

Afghans:
Tweetie Bird Afghan
Strawberry Sunrise
Weekend Wonder Granny Throw

Assorted and Varied:
Grandma's Magic Flowers

Baby Items: 
Mint Button Booties
Cloud Puff Booties
Cute and Cozy Baby Hat
Precious Crochet Booties

Christmas:
Bright Knit Hats and Mitten Garland
Crochet Snowy Garland
Reindeer Newborn Baby Hat - for a friend having a baby boy
Santa Hat Ornament - good for everyone
Adult Santa Hat
Candy Cane Newborn Elf Hat - another good for baby
Holiday Elf Hat - kids
Crochet Snowflake Garland
Santa Hat for all sizes

Hats:
Easy Fitted Hat
Chevrons and Cables Hat
Slip Stitch Mesh Hat
Chunky Cable Knit Hat
Hadley Hat
1920's Cloche Hat

Mittens/Gloves:
2 Needle Fingerless Mittens

Scarf/Cowls:
Scarf Mitts
Alaskan Dream Scarf
Salted Caramel Scarf
Definitely Diagonal Scarf
Autumn Artisan Scarf

Shawls:
Country Cottage Shawl
Asymmetrical Shawl - listed as a scarf, could be both.
Goddess Lace Shawl
Old Hollywood Shawl

Slippers: 
Last Minute Slippers
Easy Holiday Slippers
Knitted Moccasin Slippers

Wedding:
Bamboo Wedding Shawl

More for the FB archives

I am a little (or should I say, a lot) behind on clearing up my FB. Time to get this cleared up so I can find things again.

Knitting/Crochet:
From Moogly Hookin' on Hump Day
Toothless - Oldest would so love this!
Moogly Blog Afghan Squares
Crochet Monster Bibs
Moogly Afghan Block 17
Knit or Crochet Scarf Along from Caron
Sophie's Garden Square
Moogly Football Patterns
Petals to Picots Free Back To School Patterns
Moogly Baby Bonnet
Tooth Fairy Pillow from Moogly
Iron Cross Granny Square
Baroness Square
Moogly Afghan Block 16
Moogly Kitchen Art Potholders and Hot pads
Moogly Rainbow Roundup
6 Petal Puff Stitch Flower
Majestic Bloom Square
Celtic Weave Blanket
Moogly Baby Hats
Crochet Cupcake Key Chain
Moogly Bookmarks

Recipes:
Quinoa (Meatless) Meatballs
Buckeye Brownies
Brown Sugar Cookie Bars
Reese's No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
Reese's Fudge
Baked Apple Pie Tortillas
Breakfast Ice Cream
12 Power Salads
Brawny Brownies
Legal Donuts
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
No Nut Butter Cookies
15 Breakfast Ideas
Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Handmade Soft Pretzel Wreath
Chocolate Lasagna
Avocado Fudge Pops
Eggless Cookie Dough
Cinnamon Roll Cake
Disney Resort Recipes for at Home
No Melt Sundae Pie
Peanut Butter Fudgesicle
Brainy Brownies
Oopsie Bread 
Gluten Free English Muffins
Cleaning Dishwasher

Homeschooling:
Brain Breaks
Mini Water Cycle
30 Days of Water Experiments
Easy Daily Workout
Hidden Like Anne Frank gives information on Jews hidden like Anne Frank
Art: Floral Centerpiece
I will Survive Homeschool Version
Math Genius with Brain Math
Arthur Benjamin and Fibonacci Numbers
WWI Learning Resources

02 September 2014

Goodbye, Buster, You Will Be Missed



Thursday morning, my beautiful, 16 year old cat, Buster came up from the basement with thread coming out of his butt. Since we couldn't get it out and felt that this was an issue, we called the vet. We took him to the vet and then we left him there for 5 days and nights. We went to visit him every day that the vet was open and loved on him frequently, but we were not able to bring him home. Today, I had to make the decision. He had stopped eating and was still unable to go (the reason he couldn't leave the vet office). The vet, a very wonderful woman, and I discussed what was going on. Due to the expense, his age and all things, she agreed to do an exploratory surgery on him and if there was something very minor wrong, she would fix it. If there was something really wrong (what she was thinking...cancer), then she would just put him down. She called this afternoon and gave me the bad news. My beautiful loving cat, Buster, was put down this afternoon, with Pancreatic Cancer.

18 August 2014

Borrowing E-books from the Library

I recently decided I wanted to try borrowing books from libraries, just by going online. I had a little trouble understanding, so I went to reference desk at the Washington-Centerville Library. The woman who helped me was wonderful. You choose your book or author (under advanced settings) and the format you use (Kindle, since we have Kindles and Kindle apps) and then you let it search for the book(s) and then you choose to borrow (or wait for it to become available) and then tell it to send to your Kindle (type in your email attached to your device) and then turn on device and it is there. One very important piece of advice, do not borrow more than you can read in 2 or 3 weeks. My biggest downfall! I want to read it all, but I am still a mom and my kids don't like me reading.

05 August 2014

Cheddar Potato Cauliflower Soup


Recently, my youngest started the process to get an expander. The first step is spacers. She said they hurt her to eat. She stopped eating, even her favorites. So I started making soup from scratch for her. The first we went with was:
Cheddar Potato Cauliflower Soup

First boil cauliflower in one pot until soft (remember this is so she can eat without pain)
Boil potatoes at the same time in another pot, until soft. (I used yellow and red potatoes about 6 to 8)
After the potatoes have cooled (just dump the hot water, add cold water and ice), peel the skins off.
Place potatoes and cauliflower in a large crock pot with 1 stick of unsalted butter.
Open one can of Campbell Cheddar Soup or Cheddar Broccoli Soup.
Add about 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup half and half.
Mash the potatoes and cauliflower until small pieces.
Add shredded cheddar cheese
Add if you so desire about 1/2 cup of jar cheese (like Kraft, the kind you can melt for use with chips)
Add black pepper to taste.
Mix well and let cook for about 2 hours.
It is a nice soft soup and very filling.

22 July 2014

Summer Reading and Updates from the FB Pages

I am still reading as much as I can and trying to make things. Time for a little updating. One to make sure I can find things on or from my FB pages.

Reading: A - At Knit's End
B- Ben and Me with another daughter.
B - Boone: The Ordinary by Lauren Brandenburg
C - Crocheted Prayer Shawl
D - Don Quixote daughter read for school
E - Easy Knitted Socks
F - Flash and Bones
G - George Washington and the Secret Six
H - Henry Huggins another book for reading for school.
I - Illegally Iced by Jessica Beck
J - The Journey Through Time
K - Knit Your Socks on Straight
L - Little Boy Lost (The Librarian, #1)
M - Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill daughter for fun read
N - New Prayer Shawl Companion, The 35 Knitted Patterns to Embrace, Inspire, & Celebrate Life
O - Oddball Knitting
P - The Prayer Shawl
Q - Qi
R - Rush Revere and the First Patriots
S - Shawls, Wraps, & Ponchos
T - Thea Stilton and the Prince's Emerald
U - Ugh...You Again!
V - Vogue Knitting, The Ultimate Sock Book
W - War Shots
X
Y- You Called 911 for What?  Completed 6/27/2014
Z

Books that are not on this list are books that have other things in them (like patterns or recipes). I have found some authors recently that I am enjoying and would love more time to read. I am also rereading Tony Hillerman books. 

Now for the things I have been collecting on my FB page: 
Recipes: 
Books

Homeschool: 
Homeschool ID Cards
Free Homeschool List

Patterns:
Moogly Links Including a turtle
Baby Unicorn
Flower Kitchen Curtain
Starburst Hot Pad
Moogly Afghan CAL #14
Moogly Links to Berets
Moogly Links to Backpacks
Knit Caution Police Line Scarf

I also finished a hat for Christmas. This is for my oldest daughter. I made this during the play Mary Poppins at La Comedia. The performance was wonderful, but the food was horrible. If we ever go there again, I will bring in food from somewhere else. The food was cold, the pork was cold and undercooked or they just didn't know how to prepare it as it was not flavorful or moist. It was tough. The corn was good, but that is a hard item to ruin. The potatoes were cold and undercooked. I was not impressed.