Art and I bought Meredith (granddaughter) a little recliner chair for Christmas. She has a little plastic chair she sits in now. She just loves little chairs. We bought her a little fold up lawn chair for when they come visit at the camper and she will play getting on and off on and off for hours. So I got to thinking yesterday (uh oh says Art because this usually means I have something for him to do) she needed a little blanket of her very own, small tiny size. We were in town yesterday doing some shopping and so I thought I would look at Fleece....Nope! Not at 9.97 yard. They had fleece blankets on sale for 2.99 and 4.99. I didn't like the 2.99 ones so I bought her one with little Penguins all over it. Plus, I have enough to make her a pillow to match. She is in to those too. It was cheaper for me to buy a pillow at 2.50 than to buy a bag of micro fiber to stuff it with at 3.97. So I will cut open the end of the pillow pull out some stuffing and cut off the excess and sew it up and then cover it. Walah! One little adorable pillow. I have started with the blanket first. I cut it to the size I wanted now I am putting a blanket stitch on it, then I will go around again, and put a single crochet in every blanket stitch and then go around again and do a shell stitch. Here is the blanket stitch.....
|The yarn I am edging it with is a lot more blue than is in the picture.|
|I hung it up with the ribbon around the blanket that we bought for Meredith's chair. Notice how it took on the shape of the bundt pan we used.|
Thanks Anna, I hope to do some of these for Christmas gifts for my bird loving friends.
Ok in the title was Taco Soup. I found this recipe on RV-Dreams.com the journal of Howard and Linda Payne. They have been full timers since 2006 if my memory serves me right. When I heard the title I wasn't sure if I would like it, I didn't. I LOVED it.
So here is how you make it.....
|Brown 1 1/2 lbs ground beef. I use my Dutch Oven so it can simmer for a long period of time. You can do this in the crock pot also after you brown the meat.|
|Chop one large onion and add to your browned meat. I usually cook the onions until they are starting to get translucent. Oh it smells so good already.....:)|
|Add one can of whole kernel corn (undrained) and one can of kidney beans (undrained) I have also used black beans instead of kidney beans if I am out at the time.|
|You need 2 10oz cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies. You can find them at Walmart in their brand so they are cheaper.|
|Next you add a can of Chili Beans (you want them in the sauce) and 1 1/2 cups water.|
|One package of Taco seasoning and yes, one package of Ranch Seasoning mix.|
|Now I cover it and let it simmer away. The longer the better. And it is better and better the next day and the next day.|
So from Thorntown we send hugs and best wishes.