Sunday, August 7, 2011

August Granny Girls Meeting

The Granny Girls' meeting this month is going to be so great! 
Brenda Stanley, the author of the cookbook "The Zucchini Houdini" will be our speaker and she'll demo one of the recipes from the book. 
 In addition to her cooking skills, Brenda has published a novel that she will talk about as well.   
"It is a murder mystery set on an Indian reservation in Utah and is becoming very popular with book clubs in the area.  It was the first book I wrote- at 17.  It is an interesting story about perseverance in the the publishing arena."
Brenda will speak about the process she went through creating both her books and how she published them.

There will be copies of her cookbook to purchase or you may buy them at Barnes & Noble or Town & Country.  She will also sign them and be available for a question and answer segment.
This will be held at Little People's Academy-543 N. Ridge Ave at 7 pm this Thursday, August 11th.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Granny Girls Cookbook

Get your recipes organized and ready to submit.  We have started our first Granny Girls cookbook!  If you have a fabulous recipe for ANYTHING we want it.  We are especially interested in your mom's and grandmother's recipes and any modern updates to them.  For instance, I have the best homemade caramel recipe but it's one of the old style that you stand over a hot stove and stir and stir and stir..... but Hallie has one she claims is just as good that she makes in the microwave.  We want both types.

I made homemade lip gloss with the day care kiddos yesterday and it turned out great so I'm going to put that in.

This is not just for Granny Girls members but is open to everyone you know.  Ask your mom, grandma, aunt, cousin, sister, etc to submit their recipes too.  The more we have the better our book will be.

You will be able to go online and type your own recipe in just like you want it to appear.  To start, go to:Cookbook Publisher
password: lund8226

Let everyone know about this and we'll have the best cookbook ever!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Magic Ring

I just came across this way to start crocheting in the round.  For anyone who makes hats or flowers you've gotta try this.  It makes your work look so much neater.  Click HERE to learn how to make a MAGIC RING.  You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Crochet Flip Flops

Since our July meeting is all about crochet, I had to share.  My sister bought the cutest crochet sandals and I said "I can make those!"  These aren't exactly the same but I think mine turned out pretty nice.  What do you think?

Monday, July 11, 2011

July Meeting

It's time for the July meeting of Granny Girls and we have an exciting and educational class prepared.  We loved the crochet class so much and had a lot of requests to do a class teaching you how to read a crochet pattern so that is what we have planned.
Hallie will teach a beginner's pattern, a very fashionable shrug, SuZann will teach an intermediate afghan pattern and Lindsi will teach an advanced pattern.  No matter what your level of skill, there will be something for you and you may be surprised at how easy the intermediate and advanced patterns are.  I've attached a picture of the afghan.  It is a fun gingham afghan that you can make in any color way.  The pattern was done in blues but when I made mine I made it in greens.  I can see this in a soft pink for a baby or bright red and white for a summer picnic.
The class will be at the Vogue again at 7:00pm Thursday, July 14th.  And don't forget to bring something you've been working on for Show N Crow and your spare change for the raffle. 
See you there!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The History Of Aprons

I don’t think our kids know what an apron is.  The principle use of grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few.  It was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.  It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
            From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.  When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.  And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.
            Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.  Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.  From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.  After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.  In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
            When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.  When dinner was ready, grandma walked our onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
            It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that “old time apron” that served so many purposes.
            Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the windowsill to cool.  Her granddaughters set theirs on the windowsill to thaw.  They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.  (I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron!)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Granny Girls meeting tonight

Come join us at Granny Girls tonight, 7:00 pm at the Vogue.  Jessi will show you how to get started with your tatting (bring a shuttle and crochet thread) and Coleen  will explain her couponing method.  We will have a raffle (tickets are $1) and don't forget something for Show & Crow.  See you there!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

5 Reasons To Come To Granny Girls

1--Learn how to save money with coupons.  Unless you're very wealthy, saving money is always good.
2--The best people in Idaho Falls are there.
3--We raffle off really great prizes and tickets are only $1.
4--Re-runs--there is nothing good on Thursdays anymore.
5--Re-do on the tatting.  Jessie will teach you to tatt if you bring a shuttle and crochet yarn.

See you there!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Extreme Couponing with Coleen Neimann

Are you as excited as I am about the extreme couponing at the next Granny Girl's?  I can't wait to learn more tips and tricks from Coleen Neimann.  And she isn't the only one who is crazy for coupons.  I think this might be one of the most attended meetings-everyone I talk to is interested in saving money with coupons.  If you have been finding great deals or cool tips, please plan on sharing with us newbies. And don't forget the raffle.  Tickets are $1 each and we always have fun prizes.  If this is your first meeting with us it's free or $5 for each class after the first or $20 for a yearly membership.  See you June 9th at 7:00 pm at the Vogue!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ribbon Flowers

Thank you Cari for the class on ribbon flowers at our May Granny Girls meeting.  You are so generous to share your talents with us.  And a great big thank you for the awesome booklet you made for us.  If you missed this class, you missed a fabulous one. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May Granny Girls

May Granny Girls was a blast. 
If you missed it you missed a great time. Jessie has agreed to come to to the June meeting and actually help us start to tat. Bring a shuttle and crochet thread to learn. And Carrie not only showed us her fabulous ribbon flowers she made a detailed, illustrated instruction book for everyone. 
Thank you to both of them. It was awesome!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May Meeting

Our May meeting is almost here!

Join us this Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Vogue where Jessie Jones will be giving a demonstration on tatting and Carrie Shull will teach a class on ribbon flowers.

If you want to make one of the ribbon flowers, bring wire edged ribbon, needle and thread, scissors and a glue gun.  The tatting will be a demo only.

Raffle tickets are $1 each and you can win some fabulous prizes.

See you there!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tee Shirt Flower On Flip Flops

I had so much fun making the tee shirt flowers that I started putting them on everything.  My favorite is on these flip flops.

I made them for my granddaughter, Caroline, who lives in Florida and is celebrating her 9th birthday TODAY!!! 

I have a plain white tee shirt that is just her size and I'm going to put flowers on it.

Next I think I'll put them on a purse.

Will the madness ever end?

Probably not.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tee Shirt Necklace Tutorial

Here's the link for the flowered tee shirt necklace tutorial that I promised you.  And here's the link for the other one.  This is a super cute blog by 4 sisters who have the most amazing fashion style.  I love it and you should follow it to keep up with all the fun projects they do.  It's fun watching them to see what cool things they come up with.  And I totally identify with the thrifty side.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Everyone brought such cute things for our April Show N Crow.  They were all crochet projects, some of them were started at last month's meeting.  One of our charter members, Lindsi, is turning out to be our resident "expert" in crochet.  I think she needs to teach a class.  Check out the baby afghan she made.  I know I want to learn how to make it.

And check out Hallie's sweet crochet "Granny Bag".  She promised she'd have the pattern ready for next month.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

April Meeting

These are the tee shirt necklaces we are going to make at the April Granny Girls' meeting.  If you want to make one, bring an old (or new) tee shirt and a sharp pair of scissors.

If you want to make the white one you will also need a needle and thread and a 12" square of felt.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Crochet Headband Pattern

I found a YouTube tutorial that shows you how to crochet the headbands we made at the last Granny Girls meeting and I've added it to the blog.

If you are more comfortable with reading patterns, click on the link and it will take you to a very easy pattern from Red Heart.

Both will help you if you can't remember the instructions Hallie gave us and you can refer back to them over and over.

How to Crochet and Felt a Headband With a Flower Day 48

Crochet Headbands

This is the crochet headband we made at the last Granny Girls.  I learned a lot and hope my next one is much better.  We had so much fun...I hope you can join us next month.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The First Meeting

I just got home from the first gathering of the Granny Girls.  We had such a great time.  I almost finished my headband and 2 or 3 of the "grannies" actually finished theirs before they left.  I have pictures but will have to wait until tomorrow to put them up.

Next month the gathering will be on April 14th at the Vogue again.  Plan on joining us.

Granny SuZann

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's Official!

The first meeting of the Granny Girls will be this

Thursday, March 10th from 7-9 pm at The Vogue (247 Cliff Street). 

Come join us for a fun evening and learn how to make those stylish crochet headbands with a crochet flower embellishment.  All you need is a size J or K crochet hook, 2 colors of yarn and a button.

We will meet every second Thursday of the month to learn one of the lost arts and support each other on our journey to fabulousness!  Put it on your calendar so you won't miss out on any of the fun.

See you there!

Granny Girl Sue