Flashback Friday – The Poncho I Just Had To Knit


I saw this pattern in a magazine and I just had to make it. There were no if’s and’s or but’s about it. So, I spent an insane amount of money on wool yarn thinking that it would be such a warm item to wear in the “frozen artic hell” that I live in. It was really warm I’ll give you that. However, I couldn’t drive a car in it or even open the car door. Not to mention haul kids around. Mine were both under 2 when this picture was taken. I eventually took it apart and made something else with the yarn. Not practical at all. LESSON LEARNED!! Don’t waste time making something that I will never use.

Gramp’s Kitchen – Vegetable Salad


Vegetable Salad

1 – 3 oz lemon jello – dissolved
½ cup boiling water



½ cup miracle whip
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup cut up celery

1 small cottage cheese – 1 small cool whip

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

♥ Missy

Granny Square Tote Bag


My very first Granny Square.

Joined together to form a strip


Which were joined together to form a block


Then I added it to a canvas tote bag to finish off my first Granny square project.

I don’t really see myself making more in the future. I did not enjoy all of ends that needed to be weaved in.

Now I’m going to dive into my Christmas gift list. I need to make about 25 ornaments, 4 hats, a pair of mittens and whatever I decide to make for the kids and hubby. Plus, I need finish my scarves for troops donations. So, I had best get to it.

Gramp’s Kitchen – Ship Wreck Casserole


Ship Wreck

4 Cups of raw potatoes
2 Cups of chopped celery
1 lb of browned ground beef
1 cup sliced onion
1 can of dark kidney beans
2 Cups of tomato Soup
1 can of diluted water (I think this means 1 tomato soup can of water)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Layer in casserole pan – 350 degrees for one hour

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

♥ Missy