Knit and Pray

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Fruit Salad

Reading "When Life Gives You Pears" by Jeannie Gaffigan.  Throughout my life I tend to gravitate to the stories of those who are overcomers for their inspiration on how to get over the inevitable hurtles we must face in this journey of life.
I am enjoying this book as I have her husband Jim Gaffigan's book "Dad Is Fat", during our family trip to The Grand Canyon via Amtrak. There was a lengthy layover due to the weather washing out some track and then the cargo trains taking first priority. It gave me time to enjoy Jim's humor. SO thankful for good clean humor!!!
No matter what type fruit life sends us might as well make fruit salad! lol
Here is a recipe I hope to try this season:
1 jar (25 oz) chunky applesauce
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks, undrained
1 can (15-1/4 oz) sliced peaches, undrained
1 can (15-1/4 oz) apricot halves, undrained
1 can (15 oz) mandarin oranges, undrained
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place the first six ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker and stir gently.  Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over fruit mixture.  Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.  Yield: 16 servings.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

May this be your best day ever!  God is so good and merciful!
Thank you Jesus!
Jesus I love you!
Jesus I trust in you!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

Aaaaand here we are again!  Norm and I delivered 12 blankets and 6 onesies to our local Newborns In Need this past Saturday.  I am currently working on some Santa/elf hats full term and preemie sizes.  They are so cute!
After they are finished I have quite a bit of strips to knit up to make woven balls to send to Relief Share. To break things up there are some Barbie clothes to be made too. They can be used to raise funds for Relief Share as well.
Hope all is well with you!  October will be here before long and that usually means cooler weather. Love to see the changing colors this time of year.
That's all for now. 
God bless!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

August 17, 2019

Busy and greatful for all blessings! ThnQ!!! Gotta run! Have a great day;~)

Thursday, July 04, 2019

July 4, 2019

God bless the USA!!!  Thank God for our President Donald J. Trump! Peace!!!

Monday, June 10, 2019

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

I have been busy sewing knitted panels together for the nine patch baby blankets that are to go to the local Newborns In Need.  This week I will work on knitting their borders.
Outside the sun is shining so brightly and there is a pleasant breeze.  City Utilities trimmed our pin oak last week when our pink climbing roses were in full bloom.  I am hoping our hydrangias will bloom better than last year.  I need to get some flower pots planted very soon.  Again the time seems to be going by so much faster than last year.  I suppose if you are busy doing things you love time just zooooms by!
Michael is enjoying summer school.  Daniel will be 20(!) years old this Friday and got a dog named Violet.  She is so sweet!  Eric is busy doing his own thing.  It is nice he works as close to us as he does.
We won again at our church picnic!  I shared with a man and his two young children.  Made the hearty cheese dip this time.  Everything was delish!  We even had nice weather.
I have been enjoying watching videos on YouTube made by Tim Tracker, Justin Scarred (Randomland Adventures), and Adam The Woo.  Vertual traveling with these guys is good clean fun and informative.  Michael will even watch with us.
Hope you all have your own wonderful day in your neighborhood!

Friday, May 17, 2019


1 lb hamburger
1 box stuffing mix
1/2 c water
1 egg
1/2 c bbq sauce OR ketchup
Mix together and put in loaf pan. Cover top with sauce OR ketchup.  Bake 375F
1 hour 15 min.