Keep Me Posted 4-25-20

Seabreeze Splendor

Here’s what’s happening next week! I have the following posts scheduled!

  • Weekly Menu Plans
  • New Free Pattern!
  • Top Five Friday Finds
  • Article by Sara Bailey
  • New Pattern!


It feels good doesn’t it? I’m talking about the fact that many states are starting to open up; not completely, but even a little bit of freedom is wonderful to experience during the last couple months of being confined. Warmer weather certainly helps too – I’ve been spending far too much time outdoors looking at my messy and overgrown backyard. But I’m enjoying the sunshine, hearing the birds sing, and watching lizards dart around. My little hummers are busy and the doves are cooing – I just love the sound of doves!

This coming week my menu plans are back as more ingredients seem to be hitting the shelves. While I was finally able to get rice and powdered sugar, we now can’t find flour, hand soap, or coffee K-cups! But my recipe plans I hope are more solid this coming week. I admit, I’m having two of the recipes I planned for next week, already… but those recipes I skipped over from last week will be cooked in the coming week – are you as mixed up as I am yet? LOL

On Wednesday I’m sharing an article by Sara Bailey on how to keep your kids engaged with indoor activities that not only teaches, but will bring out their creativity while having fun – regardless if it’s raining outside or they’re under quarantine!

And then on Thursday a brand new dishcloth pattern will be published. Like I say, there can never be enough especially when we all find ourselves cooking more then ever! And Friday, another Top Five Friday Finds that will feature five fun dishcloth patterns you’ll want to include in your arsenal!

Here’s what else you can expect in this online newsletter:

  • Another jigsaw puzzle
  • A fun puzzler
  • Stitch puzzler
  • A new pattern!
  • Featured patterns for sale
  • What’s crushing on Amazon

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Thursday’s Free Pattern(s)


Crisscross Dishcloth! A brand new pattern with a fun stitch pattern you’ll love! I’m still on a quest to design dishcloths for my friend who loves them!

Crisscross Dishcloth (Free crochet pattern)
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What Pattern Is It?


The Pattern I’m describing is…

  • I’m long and flat
  • I’m rectangular
  • I’m worked in filet
  • I’m perfect for summer
  • Don’t let me sail by…

You can begin your search here!

Name the Pattern…



Here’s the pattern I described last week!

Country Gingham Runner

Our crochet filet runner worked in a diamond-shaped grids remind us of country gingham! Each narrow end boasts delightful spider web stitches that end in points for the perfect thread runner.

Featured Patterns


Spring Garden Dresser Scarf

This lovely crochet scarf is enhanced with petite pineapple butterflies on opposite ends and Irish crochet roses to create a beautiful accent piece for your home.


Simple Mothers Day Runner

Sometimes the simplest of designs are the best – a case of where less is more! With our Simple Spring Runners Set, our bunny, tulip and rose filet runners boast purposeful borders with a plain center. Don’t hide the design, showcase it! This is a filet design.


Mom’s Rose Lattice Runner

Most any filet crochet piece comes together beautifully when coupled with roses and hearts. Our runner is then edged with a textured lattice border embellished with dainty three-dimensional rosebuds. Delicate hearts accent the center to create a lovely piece for your home, or for gift giving.

New Pattern!


Seabreeze Splendor

This doily features a textured center worked in post stitches that transcends to the delicate and country style spider web stitch and finally encircled with pineapples! Worked in glacier ice it reminds me of the sea and summer breezes.

Next Wednesday – Article by Sara Bailey


Engaging indoor activities for kids

A new article by Sara Bailey on engaging children in indoor activities for keeping them happy, busy and always learning! This is so important especially during this time where we’re quarantined and school won’t resume until next August or September!

Stitches in Time!


The name this stitch?

The Alpine Stitch Learn how here!


Can you name this stitch?

Let’s have some fun! Name the stitch if you know it and then email me using the form below with your answer.


Next Top Five Friday Finds!


Top Five Friday Finds in free crochet dishcloth patterns

You’ll love the next Top Five Friday Finds – featuring free crochet patterns for dishcloths – like I mentioned before, many of us are cooking more these days with self-isolation and now more than ever, we need an arsenal of dishcloths at our disposal!

Overlay Crochet - 10 Projects that Add Dimensions and Style to Your Home

Next Weeks Menu Plans


Having menu plans for the week not only helps us to eat healthy but buy groceries according to what’s needed. And best of all, we don’t have the blues – what’s for supper tonight!

This week I’m posting my menu plans; with a bit of switcheroo going on, but it all evens out in the end!

  • Moroccan Salmon
  • Cocoa Cherry Pork
  • Chicken Tinga Taquitos
  • Tortilla Salad Bowls  
  • Chile Lime Salmon
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Dijon Chicken
Crispy Chicken Tinga Taquitos with Lime Avocado Crema

Puzzle Time!



Crushing on Amazon


Who doesn’t love to shop? And who doesn’t love to save money. I’ve found that often when comparison shopping, Amazon has the best price and being a Prime member, means no shipping charges. This is what I’m looking at now…

Just in time for Mother’s Day these necklaces for mother and daughter – and even generations are something to cherish and hold close to your heart and those of your loved ones! EFYTAL Generations Necklace

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