05 December 2013

Picture of Pinecrest.

Pictured is the entrance to the New Yorker Building at the Bethany Bible Training Center in Salisbury Center.

  • Pictured is the entrance to the New Yorker Building at the Bethany Bible Training Center in Salisbury Center.

29 November 2013

Snowflake granny square I want to figure out how to make!

How to make Natural Shampoos

Things You'll Need

  • Bottle
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil


    • 1
      Add 1 tbsp of baking soda to an empty shampoo bottle.
    • 2
      Mix in 1 cup of warm water with one drop of lavender essential oil.
    • 3
      Close the lid on the bottle. Shake well to mix the ingredients and dissolve the baking soda.
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    • How to Make Your Own Easy, All Natural Shampoo

    • Save your old, empty shampoo bottle. Wash it out thoroughly and let it dry out completely. If you do not have an old shampoo bottle, any clean 8 oz. jar will do.

    • Pour 4 oz. of distilled water into your empty shampoo bottle. You can buy distilled water at your local grocery store.

    • Add 4 oz. of liquid castile soap to the shampoo bottle. Liquid castile soap is available at your local health store, or from an online website that sells all-natural products.

    • Add 10 drops of your choice of essential oils. This will depend on the scents you like, or the health benefits you seek from the essential oils. For example, if you have dandruff then you will want to use tea tree essential oil. If you have oily hair, lavender essential oil is a good choice. Of course, if you just want a basic shampoo that smells good, you can use rose oil.
      Place the lid on the shampoo bottle and shake until the ingredients are combined. Use a quarter size amount each time you shampoo your hair.
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    • How to Make Rose Shampoo
    • Things You'll Need

      • 1 cup distilled water
      • 3 tbsp. liquid castile soap
      • Glass stirrer
      • 2 drops rose essential oil
      • Clean plastic funnel
      • Plastic squeeze-bottle


        • Pour the distilled water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove.

        • Remove the saucepan from heat and add the liquid castile soap. Stir with a glass stirrer to thoroughly combine.
        • Using a clean plastic funnel, transfer the chamomile, sage and rose shampoo to a plastic squeeze-bottle and shake gently. Store the shampoo in a cool, dark place for 24 hours to infuse. Shake gently before first use.

26 November 2013

Softening yarn and other techniques.

Actually any wool garment can be softened by using a 1/4 cup of hair conditioner in the rinse cycle. It will also put the protein back into the wool of shrunk garments if you want to recover them. 

16 November 2013

Scarf and Hat using "DUSK!"

I made these with CRAFTART YARN : " DUSK" which is a color that Michael's no longer makes. Ugh, I love this color! Here are pictures of a scarf and hat using two different light sources

10 August 2013

One of our feline children.

I have a cat named E.T. Tripp because he is a trip! Out of the blue when I was away he started bringing balls of yarn into the bedroom and put them on my side of the bed. So when I got home I found where he was getting the balls of yarn and put them in a zippered bag. He still was able to get into the bag! Last night we were on the bed reading and suddenly I heard a thud. Looking up Tripp was laying on the floor looking all nonchalant and there was a ball of yarn! I got up and put it in the bag, turned the bag upside down and put things up against the ends so he couldn't get in. A little while later I heard a thud and there was Tripp and a ball of yarn! Unbelievable! So I took the ball back, put it in the bag then put the bag inside my art supply suitcase and zipped it up. This morning, there on the floor was a string denim belt on the floor! I guess he thought it was yearn! Yes, he is a trip! LOL 

03 July 2013

Anna made it through the operation! Praise God!

There is a young lady named Anna who graduated from High School last week  then found out she had terminal Pancreatic cancer. Anna was scheduled for surgery for July 2 (yesterday) and she had to make a Living Will, an advance directive which is standard for surgical operations in case a decision needs to be made when she is not of the mind to make it.

As of my last update, Anna made it through the surgery! Now we need to pray for her healing!

We must always remember this because we never know what will happen  in the very next moment!

01 July 2013


Yesterday I went Skydiving with the "Beyond Boobs"  Breast Cancer Support group. I have looked forward to going to do this for a long time and it was a very interesting experience!   I didn't feel anxious at all, I love flying so I figured it would be just as excited.  During the flight my tandem jumper changed how we were going to jump. When I was ready to jump I thought we were going front first but ended up going backwards and my stomach screamed!  I knew due to gravity and stuff I couldn't vomit but it sure felt like it!  We did all kinds of things like spin and twirl and ride upside down and I  enjoyed it even though I felt extremely light headed.  It was beautiful flying through the air like an angel!  I was able to guide the parachute after I deployed the parachute which was exhilerating. Landed fine but wooooo was my stomach wanted to unparty!  Ha Ha. But I didn't give in.

One thing I learned: drink water before going up not soda or sugary drink. Another thing... take Xanax before I go up... I forgot I have Panic Disorder and even if I am not feeling anxious there are times when it will hit in a split second.

I do want to go again.

Update: two of the Boobers broke bones in one of their feet! It took them to go skydiving to break bones... I do it just walking!  :D

07 June 2013

Here I am at various ages

Age: 20

Age: 40 something

Age: 54: Just diagnosed with Breast Cancer            


 Age 54: 1st Chemo. Love Prednozone (NOT!!!!)

My new hair

Age 54: The Bald Chic - during Chemo                  

 Hair and Shadows

 Age 54: Hair Growth

Age 55: 11 months after Surgery. Faeriecon              

 Photo: Guess what I did today.... I signed up to go Tandem Skydiving in May!!!!!! I can't wait!
Age: 56  2 Yr mark

Age 56 (Don't notice my fat jaw   :D  )

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