I'm a Christian, wife, mother of two, Oma of two, sister of six living siblings. I enjoy reading, loom-knitting, loom weaving, crocheting, and other crafts. Study of the Scriptures and healthy living are important to me.


Skillet Lasagna Meal in a Jar

1/2 c. Thrive Tomato Powder 3/4 c. Thrive Beef TVP 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning 1/2 c. Thrive Green Bell Peppers 2 1/2 c. Farfalle Pasta or Pasta of Choice To make jar: Add ingredients to jar in order listed for a pretty jar, add in reverse order if you’d like to pack in a a …

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Pan of Cornbread

My New Favorite Cornbread

In all my years of cooking, I have always thought that cornbread needed to be made with eggs and milk as part of the ingredients. The eggs were needed to hold the cornbread together so it wouldn’t fall apart and the milk was the liquid used to mix it all together. I recently discovered a …

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Cardigan Front

Crossroads Cardigan With Pin Loom Weaving

The Crossroads Cardigan is my first pin loom weaving project. The inspiration for the cardigan is found in the “Weave-It Book.” Number Two. Medford, Massachusetts: Donar Products Corp., 1936. Page 4. Retrieved from There were a number of design changes before it reached the final completion in order to achieve the look that I …

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What is Pin Loom Weaving?

The formation of cloth or fabric by interlacing yarns, filaments, or strips of different material is called weaving. Scientists say that looms were used to weave fabric as long ago as 27,000 years ago. Looms provide the structure to support and hold the tension while weaving. When preparing a loom for weaving, the vertical yarns …

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Loom Knitting

What is Loom Knitting?

 Loom knitting is the creation of knitted fabric using a knitting loom instead of two needles. These knitting looms are easier on the hands than needle knitting. My favorite looms are the KISS adjustable looms which can be adjusted for gauge by the use of washers between the peg and pin boards. This means that …

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What is Crochet?

Crochet is defined by as “needlework done with a needle having a small hook at one end for drawing the yarn through intertwined loops.” It originated in 1840-1850 from the French word crochet and is probably of Scandinavian origin. Crochet History Crochet most likely developed from the ancient form of embroidery known as “tambouring.” …

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