I made a quick dash to another friends who is a seamstress where she had two garbage bags full of fabric scraps for me to take! She was cleaning out her sewing shop and posted on FB for anybody who wanted them to come pick them up. My friend that was visiting told me about her post and walla! I have two bags to go through and get what I would like from and pass on the rest to other sewing friends. How amazing is that??? I gifted her with a cutting ruler holder in thanks. I hope she can use it. It's a wooden holder for cutting rulers to use with rotary cutters. I now hang mine on the wall to take up less space. She said she could use it so I was so happy to pass this on in return. I am so appreciative for the scrap fabrics :)
I dashed back home and in between all of this we of course drank hot chocolate and I am at the moment learning to knit a pattern called entrelac knitting. Oh wow! I am looking forward to accomplishing this style of pattern because I think it will make a beautiful scarf. I am not an advanced knitter. I am self taught so I could make dishcloths but I do pick things up fairly quickly so with practice at some point in time I might finish a scarf for DD2 lol If not it has been fun and it's good to learn something new.
Recipe for Prospectors Stew:
1 lb. Kielbasa cut into bite size pieces
2 cans green beans 14 1/2 oz
2 cans cream of mushroom soup 14 1/2 oz
3-4 potatoes peeled and diced
1 onion quartered
1-2 cloves of garlic minced
shredded cheddar cheese if desired.
Place all ingredients except cheese in pot. Cook until potatoes and onion are soft. OR place in the crock pot for 6-8 hrs. on low.
Hearty, delicious, and warm enjoy :)