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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Shamrock coloring page- 2017

Shamrock knotwork

It's that time of year again!!! Shamrocks!

I'll be putting the example above on a printable box in the next day or two.

Here's the coloring page though! I hope you enjoy it! Click on the word shamrock in the tags to see more shamrock projects, click on knotwork to see more knotwork.

Click the images below for larger versions to print and color!

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Knotwork shamrock to print and color- available in jpg and transparent png

large transparent png:
Knotwork shamrock to print and color- available in jpg and transparent png


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nevertheless She Persisted coloring page

Nevertheless, She Persisted coloring page


I hope that a lot of you enjoy this coloring page! I'm offering it without commentary, except to say that it's dedicated to my mother, who was a feminist, and raised me to be the same.

All comments on my blog are moderated- that's not just this post. It's been that way for years.


Click the images below for larger versions to print and color.

small jpg version:
Nevertheless she persisted coloring page available in jpg and transparent png

large transparent png version:
Nevertheless she persisted coloring page available in jpg and transparent png


By request- because I posted the original design on my Facebook page for feedback, I did put my colored version in my Redbubble store.
Nevertheless, She Persisted shirt



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

#BreakfastMonth Breakfast for Dinner

Last month I got an email asking if I wanted to participate in Breakfast Month. I asked my daughter because she's the really enthusiastic cook in the family and she got really excited. By really enthusiastic cook- I mean she kicks me out of my own kitchen regularly and tells me she wants to cook.

Then I caught a really bad cold and spent half the month reading trashy novels, drinking loads of tea and eating great breakfasts for dinner. Today I finally got all the photos of the breakfasts.

So it started with a great big box from Krusteaz (who doesn't love Krusteaz?)


She thought carefully about various things she could do for breakast, ways to include vegetables and fruits, what kind of proteins she wanted to serve with them.

Baking and cooking with Krusteaz is easy, and you get fantastic tasting results.

The first meal, she decided on buttermilk pancakes with locally made reindeer sausage, because that's a family favorite all the time. She served it up with pears and oranges.

Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix

Yes. It's every bit as good as it looks.

Then she got into the muffins!! Oh my goodness.. 

For these, she went with a basic lunch idea that could be easily packed.  

Krusteaz Blueberry Muffins Mix
Hard boiled egg, some blueberries to go with the blueberry muffins and a banana. Easy, convenient, no silverware needed!  My husband snagged the last two muffins a day later and asked us to make more soon. Don't forget to drain the blueberries that come with the mix! She made the first batch without draining and they tasted fantastic but were a strange shade of blue-green. :) 

She loves waffles.We don't have a Belgian waffle maker, but we do have an old-fashioned cast iron waffle maker. (we have a LOT of cast iron). She's also pretty sure that pepper bacon cooked crisp is one of the best things on earth. 

Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix

The big hit though, with my husband?
She made porkchops cooked in cherry soda and onions, a salad with feta cheese and apples and cinnamon crumb cake as a dessert and side dish. 

Oh my goodness. 
Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake Mix
My husband was blowing on his fingers and juggling to get it out of the mini paper loaf pan. "It's hot, but it's so good!" 

Yes Michael, it is so good.

Having that cold in January was awful. Having amazing breakfasts for dinner and the leftovers? Was fantastic. 

You can like Krusteaz on Facebook here.
Follow them on Twitter here- Krusteaz on Twitter
For ideas and recipes! 

I was provided with free products to create these breakfasts. 


Friday, February 10, 2017

Little Kitty Charm- crochet pattern

Crochet kitty charm


Right now I'm working on a knitted scarf for my husband. He wears scarves throughout the winter then they get misplaced in the summer. I had to take a short break and hooked up a bunch of these little charms last night.


You will need:
A small amount of size 10 thread in your choice of colors
size 6 steel hook (1.8 mm)
tapestry needle
scissors
stiffener (optional, I didn't use it)

Terminology is American

sc= single crochet
ch= chain
dc=double crochet
sl st= slip stitch

Chain 6

Rnd 1: Ch 6, dc in first ch, ch 16, dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, sl st to join
Rnd 2: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch), sc 3 times in "ear", ch 3, sl st in first ch (picot made), sc 3 times in ear, sc 16 times in big loop,  sc 3 times in "ear", ch 3, sl st in first ch (picot made), sc 3 times in ear, 2 sc in top of "head". Sl st to join.

If you want to add a loop, sl st back one stitch, chain 5, sl st in next sc in top of the head. If you're going to put it on a safety pin like I did, you might want to break off the yarn to pull the chain through the bottom loop before the final slip stitch.

Weave in ends. Block and stiffen if desired.

They are so quick. I'm going to try one later with beaded single crochets!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Shield Knot to Color

Captain America inspired knotwork

So lately I've been caught up drawing knots that are inspired by some of my favorite geeky things. Since most of them are very recognizable trademarked logos, I'm using them for personal use only. This one though, inspired by Captain America's shield, is just inspired. So I'm uploading it for you all to color and looking forward to seeing how you'll color it!

Click the images below for the larger versions of the knotwork to print and color.

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Knotwork shield to print and color- available in jpg and transparent png versions

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Knotwork shield to print and color- available in jpg and transparent png versions

This is the knot I'm using as my profile picture on Facebook right now:
Rainbow Rebel


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