A French Knot Rhyme

It’s been quite awhile, since I sat down to rhyme,

And the absence has lately been noted,

So today it’s my goal to bring it right back,

By request of a few most devoted.


Up first for our friends, canvases sure to delight,

Purple Palm is now ready to show,

So many to choose, you can’t possibly go wrong,

Come in and we’ll help your stash grow.


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Next up on my list, that you’ll want to remember,

Mother’s Day comes around in ten days,

Your Mom would be thrilled, I’m really quite sure,

With yarn, thread or canvases… Always!!


At last now it’s time for a sweet little treat,

That Marian, our new friend just shared,

She brought us the recipe to pass on to y’all,

Here now you see how it’s prepared.



Marian's Pecan Praline Cookies
Marian’s Pecan Praline Cookies


Pecan Praline Cookies

Two ungreased 13×18 pans.

Take your low fat cinnamon graham crackers, fill the pans with crackers each will break into four.

After you have filled the pan, sprinkle chopped pecans over the crackers, set aside.

Heat oven to 400.

In a medium pot, put 2 sticks of salted butter,

2 cups of light brown sugar

A pinch of cream of tartar

Bring to a boil, stir and bring to a boil again.

With a big spoon cover crackers and pecans

Put on 3rd rack from top

Bake at 400 for 13 min. Cool on cooling rack.  When cooled, put a towel on the table, turn pan over and beat top of pan.  Separate on rectangle lines, put in a container after completely cooled.  Enjoy.




Ahhh Spring!

Ahhh Spring… 









But we crafty types need to be thinking ahead.  It’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas.  The deadline for Christmas finishing is early this year.  August 28 to be specific.


This super cute canvas is from a new series of treat bags by Kathy Schenkel.  Each one comes with a stitch guide and finishing instructions (so finishing deadlines need not apply).  See the entire series here.

Knitters and crocheters should be thinking about Christmas as well.  Now is a great time to start thinking through your list and planning your projects.  No need to stress in November.  Start some socks, mittens or scarves now and have a pile of them ready to give at Christmas.  Or perhaps you want to give something extra special like a lace shawl.

To help inspire you toward your gift knitting and crocheting I would like to present some new yarn…


New Madelinetosh Vintage!!!


Speaking of planning ahead… our Crochet-a-long is going great.  It’s not too late to join us.  A square works up quickly.  We have been doing two squares per month so they are starting to add up.  Michelle’s squares are the gray ones (she’s doing two sets, and has a green set as well).  She is using Classic Shades by Universal and the shading is just gorgeous.  The brown/blue squares are Deanne’s and she is using Cascade 220 Superwash.  There is no need to be intimidated.  Deanne just started crocheting and is learning something new on every square.

If you are doing the CAL, share your pictures on the CAL discussion thread on our Ravelry page or on our Facebook page.

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