Taco Tuesday

Who doesn’t love tacos.  They can be made with just about anything – chicken, beef, heck even shrimp (you have got to check out this recipe for Shrimp tacos with strawberry mango salsa).  Since they can be eaten with your hands, they are adored by young and old alike. While tacos are yummy, I think I will skip tasting this one and just add my keys and toss it into my bag.  Continue reading

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Handle with Care

I am currently fascinated with quick and easy knits.  This week I will be featuring a collection of keychains. Thankfully this Saguaro cactus does not have any thorns.  Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Engineering #1

You probably remember the Sunday School lesson we heard as children about the wise man who built his house upon the rock. And let’s not forget the foolish man who built his house upon the sand.  And of course you have to sing the song with the hand motions.  But there is so much more to this bible story than the engineering truth about needing a firm foundation. Continue reading

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Badge Help – Runaway Slaves

Well, here it is the last Friday in February. The new year is already slipping away.  Before we know it, spring will be here.  But instead of borrowing trouble from tomorrow, I am going to focus on today.  I set out to write a series of posts for the Freedom Seekers Merit Badge.  I have already posted merit badge helps for the Tenderhearts and Explorers, and don’t want the PiPa’s to feel left out.   Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Corn Husk Dolls

During the month of February I am focusing on the Freedom Seekers Merit Badge since it is Black History Month.  Requirement #12 of Freedom Seekers has the girls make a corn husk doll and write a story about their doll.

It was common for slave children to make toys from discarded items such as corn husks.  Continue reading

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Tea on the go

Nothing is better on a cold day, than a comforting cup of tea! This simple knit teabag pouch is perfect for carrying 2 or 3 tea bags and a couple of packets of sugar. No more searching at the bottom of my bag for a tea bag.  Now everything I need is together.

I found a free pattern written by Julie Tarsha.  I used bits of leftover cotton yarn and in no time my tea bag pouch was complete.  You can find the pattern at Simply Notable.com

Now I must run. It’s time to put my feet up, and enjoy a cup of tea.

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When pigs fly!

 

Did you know that the phrase “When pigs fly!” originated from a Scottish Proverb…

Pigs may fly, but it is not likely.

While this delightful guy may never take flight, he did fly off my knitting needles. Continue reading

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