November 8, 2011

CraftLife Episode 16 – Scrooge Ate My Homework

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Put on the teapot, or fill up the french press, whichever is your preference.  Let’s take a few minutes to chat and just catch up on what has been going on lately, what do you say?

I’ve been moonlighting with Ebenezer Scrooge quite a bit lately. If you’re in the Dallas area this holiday season, come on down to Pocket Sandwich Theatre for a musical re-telling of a Christmas classic in a casual dinner/theatre atmosphere.

If you get an opportunity to take a class with the ever-fabulous Ysolda Teague, don’t let it pass you by! Her “Perfect Sweater” class was wonderful.

Many thanks to the staff of The Woolie Ewe for hosting the “Perfect Sweater” class. The day of the class was the first time I visited this LYS, and I have already been back a second time. 🙂

I’m very excited about spinning up my new Icelandic roving. Here’s what wikipedia has to say about Icelandic sheep. Any ideas what I should knit with my

Very focused on learning short rows during our train ride.

finished product?

If you’re looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, why not give the Grapevine Vintage Railroad a try?

Ready to tackle short rows? Check out this video from

11-11-11 marks the arrival of a video game for which I have been waiting years. And I’m not exaggerating. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Tease me if you must, but I am taking the day off of work on November 11 to celebrate.  This game is also the inspiration for Adam’s special request knitting project. Any ideas what it might be?


June 4, 2010

It’s Not Just All About Crafts…

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The main theme of this blog, from the beginning, has always been Etsy and crafting.  Of course I have veered off the straight path here and there, because I am more than a crafter.

I’m a wife,

Leaving the reception.

a daughter,

Mom and Dad!

a sister,

Julee, me, and Stephanie.

a musician (and BFF!),

Me and The Marvelous Maven.

an actor,

Saying "goodbye" to Beth.

a cook,

My totally-from-scratch Thanksgiving gingerbread church from '08. I know it was a little while ago, but I'm still so darn proud of it!

a traveler,

I like a cruise... but I"m definitely up for something a little more off the beaten path.

an amateur photographer,

Somewhere in Asheville, NC, I believe.

a tea lover,

Tea at Biltmore. Ahhhhh.

dog lover,

Jan Austen fanatic,

video gamer,

fantasy football master,


…And so much more.  More than likely, all of these different aspects of me will show up here in my blog, so please feel free to read what interests you and skip over what doesn’t.

Now, what about you??  I know there is more to you than our shared interest in Etsy and crafty goodness.  (Or maybe, like The Marvelous Maven, you’re not not so much into the crafts, you just like me for me.)  I want to hear what else makes up you. What other skills/talents/passions do you have?  What do you just LOVE…and what could you totally live without?  Leave me come comments below!

March 1, 2010

Weekend at Grandbury

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My hubby and I headed out this weekend, along with our two doggies, to the town of Granbury.  Having heard great things about this small town, we were hoping for a fun-filled get-away.  We like to take off on the weekends to someplace we have never been before, and explore a new area.  This has yielded good…and not so good…trips.  This time, though, since we had heard good things from trustworthy first hand sources, we went ahead and booked an overnight stay at the Pomegranate House and Cottages Bed and Breakfast.  Not only was this a gorgeous B&B, it was also pet friendly!

Gate at the B&B

Blue Heron Cottage

Koi pond outside of our cottage...Adam in the background

Granbury did not disappoint us.  We dropped off the pups for a few hours of play time at Pooch Palace Pet Resort while we hit the downtown area.  The square was filled to the brim with neat stores.  There were antiques, gifts and collectibles, chocolates, quilting supplies, restaurants, and even a paint-your-own-pottery place.  Everything was so clean and well kept.  Many of the businesses displayed scripture verses on their signs or windows, and at one point Adam leaned over to me and said, “So, when are we moving here?”

We had reservations at 3pm at The Merry Heart Tea Room.

Tea Room

I love visiting tea rooms ( I even used to blog about it!), but we haven’t been to one in quite some time, so this was a treat.  It was a very nice experience.  The food and tea were very good.  The service was good as well, but our server didn’t tell us what all of our wonderful treats were when she brought them to the table, so we had to discover for ourselves.

First Course

Third Course. There is still some in my fridge. 🙂

The decor was simple and soothing, though some things were beginning to show their wear.  Overall, however, I’d definitely be up for another visit.

Tea for Two

We were so tired after our day out that we stayed in, being the old fogies that we are, and I got my behind handed to me by Adam in Scrabble.  We slept in the next day, and had a delicious gourmet breakfast delivered to our cottage around 9am.  We were a little bummed that the wi-fi at the B&B wasn’t working, but other than that, we had no complaints from our weekend.

On our next trip: Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim.  I also discovered a ranch in that area that offers trail rides and dinners. 🙂

February 26, 2010

Texas Travel

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 3:53 am by treacleandinketsy

I am so excited that my sisters are coming to Texas for a visit in April.  It’s hard living far away from your family, especially during holidays, and Easter brings back wonderful memories of lunches at my grandparent’s house.

But, like I said, they will both be here in April for a handful of fun-filled days.  But filled with what?


Living in Texas, I feel like I have lost the ability to see our area through the eyes of a visitor.  I’ve been racking my brains to come up with some fun things to do while they are here.  I have a list of, oh, maybe 5 or 6 things, but I’m stumped for more ideas.

If you were going to vacation in the Lone Star State, what are some things that you would like to do?  And if you live there already, what are some of your favorite things to do?  Leave me some comments.  I’d love to see what you can come up with!

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