Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I logged onto my Blogger dashboard this morning to find I have 8,001 visits!  Thank you all for your interest in my blog. To celebrate, here's a bookmark pattern I think you might enjoy:

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beanie Weenie for Grownups

When I was a kid, one of my favorite dishes was Beanie Weenie. Open a can of Van Camp's Pork and Beans, cut up a couple of hot dogs and toss them in, simmer until hot. It was kid food heaven! I still like it, but these days I like it with a little more kick. Here's my recipe, Beanie Weenie for Grownups (2-3 servings)

1 can Pinto beans
1 4oz can diced green chilies
1/2 tsp paprika
3 tsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
4 hot dogs, cut into bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until fully heated through. Serve in a bowl and garnish with grated cheese.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Celtic border

It's far from finished, but I'm so excited about my new design that I just can't wait to share it.

I love Celtic knot work, the beautiful, winding lines weaving gracefully in and out, the intricate and painstaking attention that it requires to both draw and stitch. This one is not yet available for sale, but it will be soon at Ant of Sweden. In the meantime, pay a visit and check out my other patterns. Perhaps you'll find just the right thing for those upcoming Christmas projects.