Keep Me Posted 4-11-20


Here’s what’s happening next week! I have the following posts scheduled!
Weekly Menu Plans New Free Pattern! Top Five Friday Finds New Recipe New Patterns!
Happy Easter!
In the middle of this pandemic in Southern CA it’s been raining for weeks now! Going for walks, sitting in the back yard – is not doable! Being confined to the house, literally, is starting to wear on all of us – including the fur babies! I hope everyone is holding up in the middle of this crisis and staying strong and healthy.

This coming week my menu plans have taken form with ordering groceries online for pick up at the store. It’s become a new normal. Do any of you find it difficult to remember everything you need while ordering online? I wished I had remembered to order snacks and things like that. Unfortunately they were out of rice so I got cauliflower and those people don’t ever pick fresh foods like I would. This cauliflower came with dark spots. I plan on using it as cauli-rice and faux-tay-toes if push comes to shove. If not, I love cauliflower as is! I feel like Bubba in Forest Gump. You can make fried cauliflower, steamed cauliflower, mashed cauliflower, raw cauliflower, bake it with cheese, add it to soups…

On Wednesday I’m sharing a recipe for Air-Fried Asian Wonton Purses. They are so good – serve them as a side to an Asian meal, or as snacks. They’re crispy, flavorful and can be made with ingredients you have on hand if desired. Add shrimp, chicken, or pork. They really can be made with ingredients you like best!

And then on Thursday another free pattern for a brand new design for a sweet teacup and saucer! This one is made with yarn making it super quick and easy to crochet. You could add an insert to create a pincushion or simply fill it with potpourri to fancy bath soaps! And Friday, another Top Five Friday Finds for beautiful teacups and saucers. Mother’s day will be here before you know it and right after Easter is the best time to start crocheting making that perfect gift for mom or someone special in your life!

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Thursday’s Free Pattern(s)

A brand new pattern for a delicate teacup and saucer! Our Spring Time Teacup & Saucer makes a beautiful gift for mom, in and of itself. But it can also be filled with goodies too – make it uniquely yours!
What Pattern Is It?

The Pattern I’m describing is…
I’m round I’m flat I boast pineapples I’m worked in thread I “transcend” by design
You can begin your search here!
Name the Pattern… [contact-form]

Here’s the pattern I described last week!

Pineapple Popcorn Splendor Sachet

This delicate and pretty crochet sachet boasts pretty and puffy popcorn stitches to enhance it’s elegant design, outlining dainty pinwheels. It matches our Pineapple Popcorn Splendor Doily. Create a beautiful gift set for mom!
Featured Patterns
Spring Butterfly Garden Doily
A spring doily with all the elements that heighten the season. Two pineapple butterflies accent the ends of a beautiful pineapple center that’s embellished with crochet flowers and vines. If you love pineapples, butterflies, and flowers – this is a must-have doily!

Butterfly Garden Pineapple Doily
Our versatile crochet butterfly doily boasts six cute 3-dimensional butterflies surrounded by petite pineapples and embellished with 3-dimensional flowers set atop green stems! It’s the perfect seasonal doily for your home. It’s even better given as a gift.

Pineapple Rays Doily
Pretty lacy and luscious pineapples encircle a striking sunburst center for a dramatic effect. Create a doily you’ll be proud to show off for your family or for gift giving.
New Patterns!
Hippety Hoppety Bunny Towel Topper
Our cute and cuddly crochet bunny towel topper is perfect for Easter. Worked with floppy ears and trimmed in a bow tie, he’s not only decorative, but functional too. The towel topper is worked so the towel can be removed for easier laundering.
Lacy Easter Egg Doily
Bruges Lace sets the stage for an Easter egg-shaped doily that’s perfect for the season. And then embellished with crochet flora and a sweet little Easter bunny peeking out above the center rose.
Next Wednesday – Air-Fried Asian Wonton Purses

Air-Fried Asian Wonton Purses are so crispy and loaded with shredded carrot, cabbage, bacon bits and seasoned with soy, garlic, ginger and chili paste. All served up in a wonton wrapper and air-fried for a mere 6 minutes!
Stitches in Time!

The name this stitch?

The Harlequin Stitch! Learn how here!

Can you name this stitch?

Let’s have some fun! Name the stitch if you know it and then email me using the form below with your answer.
[contact-form] Next Top Five Friday Finds!

You’ll love the next Top Five Friday Finds – featuring free crochet patterns for teacups and saucers – and one delightful teacup that’s made with paper – so! Much! Fun!
Next Weeks Menu Plans

Having menu plans for the week not only helps us to eat healthy but buy groceries according to what’s needed. And best of all, we don’t have the blues – what’s for supper tonight!

This week I’m fixing some favorites and even a copycat recipe for one of my fast food favorites.
Salmon Burgers w/Slaw White Bean Soup Easy Mexican Pizza Salmon & Asparagus Greek Potato-Chicken Apricot Pork Loin Quiche Lorraine Puzzle Time!
48Spring-time-hat-fridgie Crushing on Amazon

Who doesn’t love to shop? And who doesn’t love to save money. I’ve found that often when comparison shopping, Amazon has the best price and being a Prime member, means no shipping charges. This is what I’m looking at now…

Just in time for Mother’s Day these necklaces for mother and daughter – and even generations are something to cherish and hold close to your heart and those of your loved ones! EFYTAL Generations Necklace
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We also have patterns for sale. Drop by to see what we have.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised by our low prices, our pledge to provide quality error free patterns, and great customer service.  And did I mention instant gratification?  We have digital patterns ready when you are!

One of my favorite crochet gift sets include this Crystal Lace Basket which matches our Crystal Lace Decorative Hat, the doily and candle holder!
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