Homemade Sauerkraut How-To

homemade_sauerkraut

I have to admit, I really suck in the kitchen.  However, my first attempt at making homemade sauerkraut was a hit, like a Pinterest worthy hit.  In fact, I’m going to make another batch today.

Ingredients:

Large head of cabbage
Kosher or canning/pickling salt. NOT table salt.

Cut the cabbage into quarters. Remove the tough center core.
Shred the cabbage into thin slices using a mandolin slicer, food slicer or sharp butcher knife.
Set a kitchen scale to grams. Place […] Continue Reading…

Knitting and Crochet Random Stripe Generator

Randomly generate stripes for knitting and crochet projects.

I love it when I discover new things online that I haven’t seen before and this is one of those things… the Random Stripe Generator for knitting and crocheting.

You reach a point in your life where the floor around your Lazy Boy recliner is covered with every imaginable color of yarn left over from various projects (or intentionally purchased for your stash). What’s a girl to do? Mix it all up and make something […] Continue Reading…

DIY Beaded Suncatcher

Beaded Suncatcher

This DIY suncatcher was simple to make with a thrifted Goodwill wire basket.  I see those baskets from time to time and I’m glad I grabbed it.  Look for some type of object that has plenty of places to hang the beaded strands from.  I also put another thing in the middle of it.  Don’t know what it is.  Some kind of plastic flower looking thing.  GW had a gang of them so I […] Continue Reading…

Sprint LG G2 Clock is Behind

LG G2 Phone

Every now and then, my Sprint LG G2 clock loses minutes. The alarm goes off and already I’m starting my day late. I finally figured out why it happens.

The other day my battery was dead. All the way dead. So dead the phone turned off. Luckily it happened right after the alarm went off.  Thank you for waiting! After I charged it, I noticed the clock lost five minutes.

Here’s how to reset it.

Go to Settings
Scroll down to the System submenu.
Tap […] Continue Reading…

Knitting Cardigans For a Change

shapely boyfriend cardigan

I haven’t touched my sewing machine(s) in months.  Then Christmas came and I had to make room for the tree, so I put it all away.  My “sewing station” has been up for about four years in the middle of my living/dining room.  I go through phases that last several years at a time.

My new phase is knitting.  I love to wear cardigan sweaters at work and thought I’d try my hand at making one.  […] Continue Reading…

Android Alarm Clock Didn’t Go Off Again

Android alarm clock didn't go off

I have an LG G2 cellphone and I love it, however this morning was the second time my alarm didn’t go off.  I did some Googling about it and this time hit the jackpot.  Long story short, I had used the Advanced Task Killer app to kill a bunch of apps just before I went to bed.  It killed the alarm app, too.

Short story long, unless you’re running apps that are poorly coded, Android apps […] Continue Reading…

Free Craftsy Classes

Free Craftsy Classes

Have you ever taken a class from Craftsy? I’ve purchased several of them and I’ve always learned new things. My favorite one was Anita Grossman Solomon’s class. She makes complex blocks so simple with just a few slices. Here’s the post I did after I took the class.

Going on through August 27, 2014, there is a list of 35 FREE Craftsy Classes. Just like the paid versions, these free classes are high quality tutorials. If you’ve […] Continue Reading…

Scrappy Brick Quilt Stash Buster

Bonnie K Hunter Fun With Bricks

This Scrappy Brick Quilt is a great way to use up scraps. Or do like me, buy more fabric to make some new scraps. And then I wonder why my scrap quilts never put a dent in my scrap pile. LOL Just because something has a lot of different fabric in it, doesn’t always make it a scrap buster, if the pieces are too small, however, this quilt will do it. The rails are narrow which […] Continue Reading…

Tumbling Blocks Quilt – Work in Progress

Tumbling Blocks work in progress made with Accuquilt GoBaby

I’ve always wanted to tackle a tumbling blocks quilt, but two things stopped me: ‘Y’ seams and cutting all those diamonds.

I have both an GO! Fabric Cutter and an GO! Baby Fabric Cutter.  I ordered the 4″ diamond die and it arrived this past week. I took Friday off of work so I could be with it.

I wanted the 3D effect for my blocks. The top diamond is light, the lower right diamond is […] Continue Reading…

Quilting Inspiration – Fast and Easy Basic Quilt Layout

Bluebird Park Quilt

I’m putting this quilt on my “To Do” list because it gave me the quilting inspiration to turn it into something slightly different. Similar, but not quite the same. More like rhyming.

When I saw it, the light bulbs in my brain exploded like fireworks. That’s how I know it’s going on my list to become one of my favorite quilt layouts because the possibilities are endless. Here are a few of my thoughts.

It’s highly adaptable to horizontal or vertical […] Continue Reading…