NANASKNOLLAZ's SparkPeople Blog NANASKNOLLAZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community HALLOWEEN SCRAPBOOK PARTY AND COSTUMES <BR> Click on the picture and they will come up enlarged if you want. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sunday we had our Halloween Scrap book Party. We had so much fun. The picture is of my 80 some year old mother, Daughter, Grand daughter, and sister in law. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I made these Candy Wrapper costumes for my Daughter, Gran... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:18:58 EST CANDY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Finished the candy Halloween costumes. I took me about 1 day in total to do this. <BR> We are wearing these shirts to our Halloween Scrapbook Party. <BR> <BR> My oldest daughter introduced us to Scrap... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:25:47 EST Jo's Healthy Exchanges Recipes <img src=""> <BR> I use JoAnn Lunds Recipes to loose weight. Her H.E.L.P. book is full of information. I started with one of her cookbooks I saw at a store. What interested me was that I actually got to eat some food, instead of recipes that look delicious and then there are 32 servings. <em>39</em> This means you get a thimbleful amount. Anyway most of Jo's recipes are 4-6-8 servings and an ample amount of... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:54:47 EST More School Clothes <img src=""> <BR> Made this skirt today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> My daughter got this frozen top for her niece. I found some material to match the top. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> She also found this Hello Kitty blouse that matched one of the skirts I made last wee... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:50:19 EST SEWING FOR SCHOOL Been busy sewing for my grand daughters. Here are some pictures of the utfits. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> that is it so far. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:52:53 EST SHOPPING BAGS <img src=""> <BR> Finished one of two shopping bags. One for my mom (the one above). It was fun putting them together. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This one is for my sister. <BR> At first I thought they should be smaller and then it occured to me that I could make these and not have to carry so many bags to grocery shop. <BR> Since I shop where I bag my own groceries I can just put ... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:07:38 EST MAGNETS FOR THE FRIDGE <img src=""> <BR> DGD and I made magnets today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> DGD made some for her mom. A rose and a kitty cat. I made the hand ones. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I needed them for my healthy exchange daily charts. <BR> Was a fun day. <BR> Nina Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:43:24 EST SEWING CHRISTMAS GIFTS I have been sewing since last week. I did not get all the pictures taken of some of the gifts as I was on a time limit to get them done and wrapped. My family has their Christmas the week-end before Christmas. <BR> Below is some pictures of what I made for our immediate family. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This top I made for my daughter. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I made this embellishment... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:00:05 EST 2014 CHRISTMAS DECORATING <img src=""> <BR> My Grand daughter <BR> <img src=""> and Daughter #1 helped me decorate my tree and house today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Here is the Christmas tree decorated <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Here is the few houses I have. I need the lights to put under them yet. I ha... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 01:13:50 EST ROCKHOUNDING <img src=""> <BR> Yesterday My honey, my son, and his friend Lorraine came with us to look for Red Jasper. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It is so much fun to look for it. Kind of like a treasure hunt to find just the right color. There is purple, and reddish brown, and orange. But the one we want is red. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> To... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:33:02 EST TEACHERS BAG FINISHED Here are pictures of the teachers bag. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is the front view with pockets at the bottom <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is the side for the water bottles. It is paddes and quilted a little. Also put some padding on the lining to help keep the bottles cooler. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is the other side pane... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 22:34:50 EST ORGANIZING TOTE <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Took me all day to get to this point. I started designing a bag for my daughter. She works for the Boy's and Girl's club teaching kids projects and helping with homework after school. She said that the workers go from different rooms to do different projects and they have to carry there things to each room they work in. It is a surprise for her. Hopefully it will turn out like I want. <BR> Will show it when I ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:29:55 EST SEWING KIDS OUTFITS Here is two of the outfits I made for one of my grand daughters for school. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The jumper dress ended up a little large but she can grow into it and have it longer. <BR> The next is the outfit I made for grand daughter in Calif. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Nina <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:52:30 EST Grandma's New Top & Aprons Here is some pictures of the top I made for my mother-in-law <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Here she is wearing it at the doctors to get her cast taken off. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Here are some aprons I made one day. <BR> <img src="">T <BR> I made these micro-pot... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:59:04 EST Some Sewing <img src=""> <BR> Here is the outfit I made yesterday for my grand daughter. I will make a few more outfits and hopefully she can start school with them. She will be with her mom's for 2 weeks of vacation time for her mom and then with us 2 weeks of my sons vacation time. So she won't be wearing the ones I make her for at least 2 weeks. <BR> When the kids go to school it is not a month before they start out growing their clothes. ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:09:09 EST ROCK SHOW AT FLAGSTAFF <img src=""> <BR> Here is two select petrified wood. It is polished to see all the colors of the Rainbow Petrified wood that is only in Arizona. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Here I am at the Flagstaff show holding another type of Petrified Wood. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:27:00 EST PETRIFIED WOOD I FOUND <img src=""> <BR> I found the largest piece of petrified wood Friday evening. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It is hard to believe that this large piece of petrified wood was just a small piece that I saw. The rest was underground. My dear son used his shovel to get it out. I actually thought it was'nt petrified wood at first. Was glad I had my son come and look. They were all excited th... Sun, 11 May 2014 00:01:14 EST Wired Rocks <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here is some of my wired rocks. I am making them as necklaces. Just have to get chains for them. I am brand new at doing this. Was showed how by a friend. <BR> <BR> I used some of my honey's polished rocks. Some are petrified wood pieces and red jasper. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> We spent the day looking for petrified wood today. This is one of th... Wed, 7 May 2014 22:57:05 EST SEWING MACHINE AND AN APRON <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My sewing machine quit working right about a month ago. I got about 15 years out of it. I felt almost naked without a sewing machine. When I got married it was not even a week after I had to get myself a sewing machine. <BR> <BR> My church family from Concho, heard that my sewing machine had quit. They sent me a sewing machine that they found. I was so over whelmed at their generosity. They knew that I sewed... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:09:52 EST JEAN PATCHES Here are the jeans I patched. Used embroidery thread to stitch the patch after using heat and bond to put the patch on with. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:31:44 EST CANNING TOMATOES <img src=""> <BR> Ran tomatoes through my old 1979 Oster mixer with sieve attachment yesterday and today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Love this machine, it saves so much time. Anyone have had one of these before? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Did 17 quarts and 2 pints today. I still have some processed tomatoes to do tomorrow. Most like... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:32:25 EST Almost Finished Motorhome We got the motor home pretty much ready to go. I have a few more details I want to do to it. I am looking for a picture that goes with the fish and canoe theme. Also want to paint and install an older spice rack. <BR> But for the most part it is finished. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I covered some old pot holders with turquoise fabric to match the pillows. The laundry container I rinsed several times and will use it for washing hands. Our... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:23:12 EST MOTOR HOME PILLOWS <img src=""> <BR> Made some pillows for my motor home today. Just bought pillows from the thrift store and covered them. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The cab seats are this turquoise and the only place this color is at. So I made 2 pillows that color to tie it all together. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Have about 3 more pillows I want to ... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:21:51 EST WINDOW TREATMENT MOTOR HOME Here are some things I have been working on in the motor home. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I covered the valance treatment with this material that I have had for 19 years. I remember buying this because I could not pass up the deal. I finally can use it on this motor home. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> We purchased this s... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:52:52 EST SHOWER CURTAIN FOR MOTOR HOME I am making a shower curtain for my motor home from a shower curtain I got at a thrift store. <BR> I can make a curtain for the back window and the shower curtain. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I trimmed the cabinets in black in my motor home. The shower curtain had no black on it and I wanted it to match to some degree. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> So I came up with an idea to enhance the des... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:24:13 EST Motor home update <img src=""> <BR> I have been working on the motor home. It is still a work in progress. <BR> After doing some cleaning in the kitchen area. I was going to paint the trim around the cabinets light ivory but I did not like it. I then decided to try black. I really liked the black as it brought out the wood on it to me. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> We took the handles off and painted the... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:43:34 EST CARDS MADE AT MY CABINET I finally got to have some fun with my scrapbook cabinet. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I made some cards and had a great time making them. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This cabinet worked out real well for storing my tools and using the bread board as a work surface. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This was my favorite of all the ones I made. <BR... Tue, 28 May 2013 22:26:12 EST 1988 19ft. Motorhome <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here is our newest (to us anyway) motor home. I am currently cleaning it. Visiting Pinterest and other sites for decorating ideas. <BR> <BR> Will do some painting on cabinet doors tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Will try and get some more pictures when done. <BR> <BR> Nina Tue, 28 May 2013 22:16:26 EST California Visit <img src=""> <BR> Visiting in California with my daughterr and her husband as well as my grand daughter. <BR> She is so glad I am here to see all the things she has accomplished. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Grand daughter (GD) has learned to ride a bike. I helped her when she got tired. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> We all took GD to a parki... Mon, 20 May 2013 16:07:31 EST Bunk Beds <img src=""> <BR> My honey found an older bunk bed and he spent the day painting it. It turned out really great. <BR> My son went to get mattresses out of storage. He went to thrift store to find some sheets as we do not have any here for kids beds. <BR> He found 2 boys twin sheet sets. They had $5 on them. The lady said that is too high and charged him $2.50. Then asked him if he found everything and he said he needed a full fitte... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 22:49:01 EST ROCK HUNTING NEAR PAYSON AZ My honey, my son and I went for a ride to find a road that is suppose to have geodes. It took us most of the day to find the road. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> We took a road that took us to a place that had a really neat view of a rock mountain. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Do not know if you can see it, but the rocks jut out as if it was a wall sticking out of the mountain. <BR> <img src="htt... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:27:44 EST My Cabinet This is the cabinet I have been painting. I am not completely done with the painting yet. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I am painting the cabinet doors. I will have to make some curtains that go in the middles of the doors. <BR> I will also distress the paint to make it look old. I have done a little of it on the places I have finished painting. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I put some pictures ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 22:58:16 EST