Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Another April Get-Together

Carolynn knits

Cathy's sock

Myra takes a break

Patsy ponders the next row

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Clair's Sweater

100% wool, worsted weight
Color: Spruce

Pattern from Creative Knitting Magazine, Spring 2013, page 80 and on magazine cover

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cathy's Sweater

Cathy just completed this soft sweater, knit with a yarn that contains 
recycled wool, cotton, and silk fibers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Carol and the "watermelon" blanket

Cindy crochets with a smile

Margaret seems to be making a blanket a week!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What's Happening in April

Karen's blanket in process

Mary-Claire's lacy creation

Carol's project and matching outfit

Cathy's sweater, ready to be sent off as a gift

Kathy knits a project while wearing another one

Carolynn's burp cloths, made for Mary-Claire's grandchild-to-be

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mary-Claire's Layette

Green Chile Cheese Quiche

Mary-Claire says that this is very yummy and foolproof!

Melt 1/3 C butter in 9 x 13 pan in oven.  Allow to cool a bit.

Beat 10 eggs in large bowl.  (Can use ½ Egg Beaters)
Add ½ C flour
1 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
Pour cooled melted butter into egg mixture.  Leave butter coating on pan. Do not scrape.

Add 2 - 4oz cans chopped green chiles, drained
16 oz carton small curd cottage cheese
½ pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated.

Mix well.

Pour into buttered pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Can be baked ahead.  Can be frozen and reheated.

Variations:  Add diced ham or bacon bits.  Vary the cheese.

~Submitted by Marguerite

Saturday, April 6, 2013


After Mary-Claire and Marguerite attended Vogue Knitting LIVE in Chicago last year, they came back with both inspiration and yarn from Debbie Macomber, author, knitter, and World Vision's Knit for Kids International Spokesperson.

Folks in Las Cruces started knitting and hats began to pile up. Mary-Claire wanted us all to see the results before they were mailed away. So did her cat, seen here guarding the little hats.

For more information about this program, check out this press release from World Vision.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Gini Wilbur's Spice Cake

2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup Wesson Oil
3 eggs
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon (more is optional)
1 cup chopped nuts (more are optional)
1 cup applesauce

Mix flour, sugar, eggs, and oil by hand. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to mix by hand until well blended.

Spray and flour a bundt pan. Pour in batter. Bake at 350° for 50 - 60 minutes. Do not over bake.

~Submitted by Mary-Claire

Shrimp Mold

2 - 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1 can of tomato soup
Worcestershire sauce
Salt and white pepper

1 cup Hellman's Real Mayonnaise
1 1/2 packets unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked shrimp
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion

Mix cream cheese and tomato soup together; add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to blend, bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into mold and refrigerate until cold.

~Submitted by Carol D.