Sunday, February 15, 2015

Keeper’s of the Home….

This past Thursday night was our February "Keepers of the Home" meeting. As always it was packed with a lot of fun.

Marianne brought in this beautiful braided wool rug that she has been working on. She is doing such a great job!

Hollie thought she was doing a great job, too!

This month's meeting was really packed. We split up into 2 groups.
The first group made homemade granola.
These are the ingredients we used, minus a couple I forgot to add in the picture. I did take the liberty of adding in the Craisins, even though the recipe doesn't call for them, but that is what is so great about this recipe. You can add so many wonderful extras...raisins, mini choc. chips, pistachios, cheerios...the list goes on!


You can find the recipe, complete with pictures and full instructions, here. 
I have tried many granola recipes, but this is the best one I have ever made, by far!

The second group made homemade mittens out of old sweaters. We intended on switching groups halfway through, but the second group wasn't finished with their mittens, so the first group just joined them in making mittens once they finished the granola.




 Look what I made!






Everyone got to take home some homemade granola and a new pair of mittens.  

 A fun evening was had by all!



  1. Hi Julie.. It looks like you had a blessed meeting and so much fun... Do you have a lesson? Just wondering.. I love the mittens.. We did a felted meeting once and should do another before Winter is over.. Whenever that is.. lol..
    Take care, my friend.. xo

    1. Faye,
      No we do not have a lesson. I feel so under qualified to do one. The ladies all love what they are learning, though. We keep it to just getting back to a simpler way of living. Thank you so much for allowing us to mold the keepers into what works for us. You are an inspiration beyond words, and I am so blessed to know you!

  2. Hi Julie....Looks like a great meeting with all of your friends. I love the mittens. They look warm and toasty. I used to knit mittens but I think My daughter and I threw all that stuff out by mistake...even my needles. Oh well, into other things now.

    1. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. My husbands stepmother passed away, so we have been a bit preoccupied with things.
      Yes, it was a great meeting. I wish I could knit mittens. It's a talent I just don't have, but always wanted. I did knit a sweater once. It took me 5 years to finish, but I did it all by myself! LOL! I have never knit another since.
      I do hope you are staying warm. Hasn't this been an snowfilled winter?? Unbelievable!
      Hugs to you, my friend!


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