Welcome to Saturday Greetings 107.


Crochet

It’s getting warmer and time for the iced drinks. Don’t let water spots ruin your favorite tables. Crochet these coasters by Margaux Hufnagel. The pattern uses Berroco Medina and a US Size E crochet hook. Berroco Medina yarn is machine washable and blends cotton, acrylic, and viscose in a DK-weight.

Medina Crochet Coaster Tutorial

Image by Margaux Hufnagel

DIY/Sewing

Sew this Craft Caddy Couch Organizer by Jennifer Maker. If you don’t already have a Cricut, add it to your wish list. I am on my second Cricut. I have made cards, but mostly I used it for lettering when I had my yarn shop. Now, they cut material and do all sorts of beautiful things.

Using Jennifer Maker’s tutorial, you can cut the pattern by hand or with a Cricut. The Craft Caddy pattern features a tool holder, a pincushion, and a bits bin/thread catcher. Jennifer says that this is a great beginner/intermediate sewing project and takes only an afternoon or evening to put together.

Sew A Couch Caddy Craft Organizer for Tools & Bits!

Image by Jennifer Maker

Knitting

Carol Feller lives in Cork, Ireland. She has produced four posts with videos about a stash dive project she has been doing during the lockdown. You may recognize her name as she is Stolen Stitches and has published numerous books. I will link you to the posts. I enjoyed the videos, her progress, and the comments on the posts. The posts are displayed with the most recent one first so you need to click on the bottom one first.

Carol Feller’s Stash Dive KAL

Image by Carol Feller

Weaving

I have always been enthralled with Navajo weaving. Somewhere I have a VHS set of Navajo weaving, and I, no surprise to those who know me, even have a Navajo loom and drop spindle.

This video will transport you to the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. Enjoy.

If you would like to read more about Navajo weaving, Navajo Rugs is a good place to start.


Recipes

I attempted to make our first cauliflower crust pizza. I followed the directions on the frozen Green Giant Shredded Cauliflower package. First, I microwaved the cauliflower and thought I had sufficiently squished the liquid out. I added the eggs and cheese and baked the crust. The crust appeared to be semi-crispy when I added the toppings. But, after 10 minutes in the oven, everything softened. I scooped the pizza onto our plates, and it was quite tasty. Do any of you have a reliable cauliflower pizza recipe?

This first recipe comes to you courtesy of the Food Network Kitchen. It is Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes. I would still bake the potatoes for Mike, but I will probably have broccoli for my side.

Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes

Image by the Food Network Kitchen

This smothered pork chop recipe from Country Living sounds like a good one. Let me know if you try it.

Best Smothered Pork Chops

Image by Brian Woodcock/Country Living

I hope you enjoyed the roundup of items that I found this week. Don’t forget to comment below. Let me know if there is something you would like me to research. Until next Saturday, keep safe.

Cheryl


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