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...A Special Tatting Shuttle For Giveaway!

Hey There Readers!

A mutual tatter friend who blogs at Tatting Tales ~ All things Tatting (It's an obsession) is having her Mondo Monday Giveaway!

Click this link to take you to her blog for the details!
---> Mondo Monday!

Good Luck!!

...A Tatter Requested

Hi There!

I am still around! Life just keeps on rolling along and I am trying to keep up with it!

I had a request from a Tatter who shops at my Etsy for Halloween theme "ONS". This was a bit of a challenge for me... BUT I made a few. They turned out so cute, if I do say so for myself!

If you are looking for some, just take a trip to my Etsy Shop, " Yesterday's Scraps, Tomorrow's Treasures "

Here is an example of one!

Thank you for looking and I hope all are doing well!

...Hurdles Got In The Way!

Funny how you cruise along life and basically life goes along okay even with some of the minor bumps that life offers. I would manage to get over those bumps pretty good and if I fell, I'd just dust the dirt off my knees. Since I last made the previous post, I ran into many hard hurdles! Many of them really hurt me emotionally! Ouch! Without going into details of those hurdles, I have been falling flat on my face and bruising my knees with scrapes of tough changes in life.

I have become a care-giver for someone who I love dearly.

So frustrating!
...for her

So over whelmed!
...for me

So full of uncertainties!
...for her
...for me

I went back to church last Sunday. It had been too long and it was time to come "home" again. I am reminded that my life matters too and I can "do" this.

Slowly, I am regaining myself back.
...for me
...for her

Slowly, I am getting back to joy.
...for me
...for her

A nudge sent me into the kitchen. No excuses, all the ingredients were t…

...Going to Be Away, Also An Update on Dr. V's Travel Fund

Hey There Readers!

I will be heading West soon, to visit family and help my Mom with her life changing plans. My laptop is staying home.

Dr. Von Threadmore's plans to attend the Palmetto Tatter's Guild's Tat Day 2012 have been postponed to 2013. This is mostly my mishap, I neglected to inform the good ole Dr about the dates and other important information for applying to teaching. 
I really appreciate the generosity of the contributors thus far. I am going to keep going with the fund raiser for Dr. Von Threadmore and hope that it will be successful for her to attend the PTG's Tat Days 2013. Then purchasing the airfare early will be less costly! If any of you have any blog(s) and desire to blog about this cause, please email me to discuss this. I will toss in either a skein of HDT  or one of my "ONS" as my thank you.

I shall be back home sometime in June or so.

Take Y'all,

... Trimming Down My Usage on Facebook!

It is amazing of how much time passes you by when you are not paying attention. It seems that two years have basically flew by me without much thought. For the past month or so, I finally took a serious look at my home with open eyes. It is disorderly...pretty bad. It got that way because I allowed Facebook's games to take over and monopolize my time.
It was time to say for me to say to self, "Enough IS ENOUGH!" It was time for me to get back to the things that I love doing, to stop using things that sucked away my time, to manage my time better... for my self and for my health. I guess it is possible to say that I have been in state of denial... not of drugs or anything like that but of life itself.
So, before this blog post I deleted all of the Facebook games that I was addicted to and is deleting "friends" that are not friends, just people who also play the same games as I did to have more "neighbors". I had 649 friends! Yikes! That list is being …

...Another Trip To The Farm, Oops I Meant The Market

Hey There Readers!
Yep! It was Saturday yesterday, which meant another trip to pick up my share of the harvest for the week! This week's list of yummy and healthy food included Tuscan Kale, Zucchini, Fennel, Swiss Chard, Broccoli and Kohlrabi.  Heh? What the heck is that, you ask? 
Well, Kohlrabi is a member of the brassica family, whose nutrient-dense cabbages (as well kales, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower) are highly regarded for their antioxidants properties. You can eat them raw, just peeled, sliced and added to a salad, but they are also delicious cooked and are often used in stir fry (info provided by Taylor Creek Farm).
I also googled Kohlrabi to find the pronunciation of it. "cole-rah-bee" I also learned that it is a german turnip!

 Sooooo ...what did I do with my German sputnik looking turnip a.k.a. Kohlrabi? I stripped off the leaves and cut it in half. I also used my veggie peeler and peeled the outer thick skin.

 Then I sliced up the leaves and julienned…

...Fresh Goodness For Last Night's Dinner

Sure, I have eaten many salads in my life time and loved most of them. The difference in local farm freshness and produce shipped from who knows where is amazing. As I was preparing last night dinner, I tasted each item before using them in the salad. I was tasting new flavors like the kale, the fennel, the greens from the beets. Even the lettuce had a burst of flavor! Lets not forget the aroma! My nose was smelling the perfume of the fennel and radishes. I added the tomatoes which did come from my grocer and made sure it was "Product of USA". These were fine but when it is the season for local tomatoes, I'll be on cloud 9! If there was only one vegetable that I had to choose from to live on the rest of my life, it would be the tomatoes! Yes, I am aware that they are actually "fruit" but I don't care!

A Picture worth many descriptions!
My mouth was in a state of euphoria last night!  

...remember these?

This is what I did to them!  This is their true color…

...We Went to The Farm!

That is right! To the farm we went. Taylor Creek Farm that is! It was a beautiful morning to go the farm. The sky blue. The sun shining. What more could I want? Well, I want fresh grown produce to take home. I want to eat locally grown, healthy food! I want to do my part to improve the local economy by supporting the local businesses like Taylor Creek Farm.

 Speaking of Taylor Creek Farm, Please meet Michelle and Chuck! They are some of the wonderful people in my community. I had the pleasure of meeting them last year. They grow everything on their farm naturally. I managed to buy and eat some of their produce. I was not disappointed in anything that was purchased ...but, (yep a but!) when I arrived last year, they were mostly sold out. That is very exciting for Michelle and Chuck.

Here on their table is a sampling of what they had ready for harvest this week.

Okay! Okay! We did go to the farm but not the farm! Huh? We went to our local Farmer's Market! It was opening day today.

...A Shameless Plug for Dr. VonThreadmore's Tat Days Airfare Fund.

<~~~ As you can see. I am begging and shamelessly too!

Thank You so far, to the contributors!

The Full Story About Dr. Von Threadmore's Travel Fund  (a.k.a. Kyrstledawne)With that note, I would like to share something that would be 
totally wonderful for the coming year. Many of my readers know 
that I LOVE to attend the Palmetto Tatters' Guild 's Tat Day and 
any other Tat Days! I hope to teach a class or two. I also dream of 
my daughter Kyrstledawne from Kyrstledawne ~ Fine Lace 
Jewelry, to come to Palmetto's Tat Days held in Toccoa, GA.
(Sept 7 & 8, 2012) I have lived here since 2004 and she has yet to 
see my home or the "South"! Wouldn't you Tatters also like to 
see and meet Krystle too? *gasps* Even Dr. Von Threadmore? 
Maybe she.. err they would teach a class or two at Tat Days? 
Wouldn't you like that too? Well, I know for fact that she would 
like to come and be at Tat Days with us too but as many of you 
know, she is a busy stay-at-home …

...They Hatched!

What hatched, you ask?

These beautiful "ONS"!

 I needed to add more "ONS" to my Etsy Shop, Yesterday's Scraps, Tomorrow's treasures. I had so much fun in decorating these new order of "nekkid" Clover shuttles. It amazes me that as I use up my scraps of fabrics that it appears... it doesn't even put a dent to my collection of scraps! I wonder... if they just keep multiplying when I am not looking?

I am looking forward for March 17th.. to celebrate one of my heritage. Happy St. Patrick's Day to Y'all. Please be safe.

Catch You Later,

...February is My Favorite Month (part 2 of 2)

In the previous post I mentioned that Grandpa and I shared this month celebrating our birthdays. It has been really rough on me, missing him.  In spite of the grief, I still celebrate Grandpa's life for he is an amazing man! You noticed that I use present verb tense regarding Grandpa? I refuse to put him in the past because I am part of him... living!
A while back I saw a cake on Pinterest and said to myself "I am going to make THAT cake for Grandpa and I.
LOOK! Isn't that divine?
I checked out the recipe and decided to do it my way with the short cuts! After all, I wasn't really in the mood to all the extra work. I'd rather enjoy the cake than labor over it. I used these items below for my version! Much easier, don't you think? Also, since this was to be the special birthday cake... all the diets were off!

I think that I did a pretty darn good job of this cake! No, I don't think... I KNOW I did!

Happy Birthday Grandpa, I love you always!
Heavenly! Yummy!…

...February is My Favorite Month (part 1 of 2)

February is one of the many months that I enjoy tremendously. There many special occasions within this month.
In the years past, My Grandpa and I had fantastic way of celebrating our birthdays. We perfected it (celebrations) to fine art! He and I would begin few days before my day by take me to the local deli store owned by my Great Uncle Ken and get some penny candy. Yes, those existed in my youth! Then we would drag in the rest of the family to celebrate with us. Many birthday wishes before, during and after! Then my day would officially arrive on the 3rd and have the official cake and party. I had many wonderful party and most of them were at my Grandparents' home at the lake.
Now, picture this... the location of this home at the lake is located at one of the minor Finger Lakes in New York. This is February, remember! That lake typically freeze every year but do not know about it these days with Mother Nature being temper-mental these years! I have had party on the frozen lake…