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Cookies & coffee

by admin - November 10th, 2009

There are cookies and coffee on the front table in the flower shop for all to enjoy. The holiday music is playing and if you want to get a taste of Christmas come on in! If you weren’t in the holiday mood when you came in, you will be by the time you leave!

We have a new line of Marie Osmond jewerly: Necklaces, bracelets and some very pretty earrings!  Come in and check it out.

2009 Mitten Tree

by admin - November 6th, 2009

Here’s a picture of 2008’s Mitten Tree at Flowers By Lynne. Over 600 items were collected. Bring in your hats, scarves, coats, mittens to keep local kids nice & warm this winter…bring in your item today!

2008 Mitten Tree at Flowers By Lynne

2008 Mitten Tree at Flowers By Lynne

Holiday Open House

by admin - November 6th, 2009

Holiday Open House: Friday & Saturday. Be sure to stop in and sign up for the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING of a $200 shopping spree! Santa will be here Saturday from 1 to 2PM, bring your own camera and make some memories! Hey I even made some homemade sugar cookies! Stop in and see us!

Fall leaves are blowing in the wind

by admin - November 2nd, 2009

The sweet smell of fall was in the air yesterday, but I know that winter is on it’s heels. The weather looks lovely but it’s getting colder. When the leaves blow off of the trees, sometimes you can see them swirl in the streets. BRrrrr!

We are putting away Halloween and all the beautifully decorated Christmas trees are being put on display by Sharon. We are getting ready for our holiday open house this weekend, Nov 6th & 7th! Be sure to come in and sign up for the door prizes: a $200 instore shopping spree will be given away. For all the details see our ad in the WH Herald! Hope to see you all there!

The Mitten Tree by Nancy

by admin - October 21st, 2009

This holiday season will be the fourth that we have had the Mitten Tree in our store. WHAT IS THE MITTEN TREE? It’s a christmas tree covered with the donated mittens, gloves, socks, hats and anything else our local kids might need to keep warm this winter. The generosity of our community has been heartfelt. We started in 2006 with an idea to bring back the Mitten Tree that always stood in the lobby of Sea First Bank. The items we collect are distributed through the Ministerial Associations’  Toy House. The first year we collected 121 items for the mitten tree. Last year we collected 538 items for the mitten tree. We also collected food for the the local food banks and toys for the Toy House.  This year we will be collecting items for the mitten tree, food bank and toy house again.  If you are a knitter, this is a wonderful way to use up all that yarn. (It truly does multiply in the closet). Our community is very lucky to have our own yarn shop. My Mom taught us girls how to knit after taking adult-ed classes with Emmy Aust. I was in 3rd or 4th grade and I took summer classes from Pat Jones and when I was an adult I took classes from Emmy.   That does not mean I am a great or even good knitter but I have found tremendous comfort in doing this hand work.    I can hunker down for days in a hospital waiting room with yarn and knitting needles. Here is a hat pattern I’m working on.

Ailenes’ Hat Pattern

size 7 or 8 knitting needles
Kids cast on 60 Stitches
Adults cast on 80 Stitches

Work in ribbing, Knit one-purl one for 7 inches. Using 7 markers. Set between every 10 stitches (80). Knit 1, Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass the slipped stitch over. Knit until 3 stitches from the marker,  Knit 2 together, Knit 1, slip the  marker and repeat 7 more times. Purl back.

Do this until 4 stitches remain between markers. Knit 2 together. Purl Back. Thread needle and tie off.

Basic Hat

Finished size 20 in circumference (adult medium): Gauge: 8 Stitches and 12 rows in stockinette = 4 inches. Size 15 needles, 1 skein chunky yarn and 1 skein regular.

Cast on 40 stitches, working with both yarns together. Knit 2 rows. Work in stockinette (Knit 1 row, Purl the next) continue for 6 inches. Next row: Knit 3, knit 2 together. Next row: purl. Next row: Knit 1, knit 2 together. Next row: purl. Bind off. Thread tail and sew sides and finish ends.

 

I hope you have as much fun I as I have had knitting and be sure to come in and see the Mitten Tree you won’t believe your eyes.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

by admin - October 19th, 2009

Edward from Twilight is at Flowers by Lynne, as a 6′ tall life like cardboard cutout! Bring your camera and get your picture taken with Edward:  he’s pretty neat!  We have a few Twilight items for sale, boxes of Twilight Sweethearts candy, lipgloss and Bella’s bracelet.  And dont forget to pick up a set of fangs! 

Halloween coloring contest is up and running , stop in and get your entry today:  everyone is a winner at Flowers by Lynne!

Time to paint the town PINK!

by admin - October 9th, 2009

Starting this weekend, you will see the town all dressed up in PINK!

The statues, fences, signs and businesses will  be decorated PINK as

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!    For more information here is a site to check out: http://www.nbcam.org/

Don’t forget:  We  have a raffle going on, $1 a ticket  donation to win a set of 3 ceramic pink bowls filled with goodies.  Proceeds go to Willapa Harbor Helping Hands.

Lynne says:

by admin - September 26th, 2009

Since October is almost here, I want to remind  everyone that we will have our annual Halloween coloring contest!  Everyone is always a winner and we love what the kids color for us.  Entries will be available soon, so be sure to stop in and pick one up.  All ages are encouraged to color.  And of course with the colder weather, I want to remind  everyone to make some scarves or mittens etc for our mitten tree.  It’s not up yet be we have already started our collecting.

There are some easy knitted or crocheted hat patterns available at the Lion Brand Yarn Company online…so ladies and gents get your needles and crochet hooks going!  The more items on the tree, the more local kids can be warm & toasty during the winter! 

Next month  is breast cancer awareness month.  Watch for the town to be painted pink!  We also have a raffle going on, $1 a ticket to win a set of ceramic pink bowls filled with goodies.  Proceeds go to Willapa Harbor Helping Hands.

A Canner at Heart by Nancy

by admin - September 26th, 2009

Everyone’s talking about canning.  It had gone out of style with the media for years.  Now that times are again harder and people are struggling it’s in the newspapers and every woman’s magazine has an article.  Little did they know, if you are a CANNER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A CANNER AT HEART!, whether you do it or not.  The sense of pride having a filled pantry and knowing that you have provided for your family.  Same with you hunters. 

My mom always made apple butter.  When the weather took the chill and the house was closed up.  The roasting pans were filled with the apple butter and put in the oven to slowly thicken up.  The delectable smell of the sweetened apples and cinnamon, made for life long memories.  When it had thickened to the right consistancy Mom would put it up in pint jars to be enjoyed on toast all winter long.  My sister and I both inherited the canning bug.  She is more precise and loves to take her bounty to the County Fair, I on the other hand just want to get it put up.  I think her son will take it up at some point in time.  He loves those pickled beans.  A few years back he called wanting to know if I had 100 pint jars to spare for his beloved pickled beans. YIKES, that’s alot of beans.  I read an article in the newspaper about different Churches that are opening their kitchens and showing the younger generation how to can.  What a wonderful idea.  For the first time canner it can be overwhelming,  but then I also read where some people were putting up 6 jars (I’m sure 1/2 pints!!) of jam and how great it was.  I say why bother for only 6 jars, if you are going to dirty the kitchen you might as well do it for 60.  Thanks  MOM 

 

Apple Butter

16 medium apples (about 4 pounds)

4 cups sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

Wash apples, cut and core.  Do not peel.  Cut into small pieces.   Add 2 cups water, cover; simmer until apples are soft.  Press thru a sieve or food mill.  Measure 2 quarts apple pulp.

 

Combine pulp, sugar and spices in a large sauce pot.  Cook slowly until thick enough  to round up on a spoon.  As pulp thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking.  (If too thick, add a small amount of water or apple juice for desired consistency).  Ladle hot butter into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.  Adjust tow-piece caps.  Process 10 mins in a boiling water bath.  Yield 5 pints.

 

Common sense, if the apples are tart add more sugar, if the apples are sweet add less, if you like nutmeg add it, if you like more cinnamon ( I DO) add it.  Make it to your liking.  This recipe came out of the canning  bible:  The Ball Blue Book

Fall is here!

by admin - September 25th, 2009

Nancy’s been busy in her yard:

The mornings are dewy and the spiders are spinning beautiful webs. But not so beautiful when you walk into them and your face is covered in webs! The yard work is still going, getting ready for winter. I landscaped a corner of the playhouse with plants I had around here. YES, I AM A PACK RAT WHEN IT COMES TO PLANTS TOO! I put in 3 skimmias and a pony pack of periwinkle that had languished for years in their original containers. Talk about root bound. A transplanted dwarf Alberta spruce that had outgrown it’s container and a maple. I’m adding a pot of variegated ivy to soften a post and looking for something safe and whimsical. This is in the shades of chartreuse of green. The playhouse is in the shade of alders and a HUGE spruce, this will lighten up that corner. It looks pretty sad but next year it will be established and really shine. I’m looking at starting more roses. If you have never done that, try it, it’s easy. You want a rose that can stand on it’s own, not fussy and one that hasn’t been grafted. Cut numerous tips, getting this years growth. You want tender stalks not hard wooden branches. I clip them to about 8″ and strip off the lower leaves, dip the cleaned stalk in water and root hormone (I use Root Tone). Using a pencil make a hole in a large recycled garden pot ( the one the maple tree came in) filled with potting soil and insert the cutting. I LOVE the look of a belle cloche, but lets be honest they are too expensive and to tempting to break (KIDS). I buy the empty glass gallon pickle jars from deli’s, when I find them for sale. One woman’s junk is another woman’s treasure. I cover all the cutting (8-10) with the jar and put it in a shady protected area in the garden. Don’t forget to keep it watered. Next year you should have rooted starts and you can pot each individually, or like me leave them in the pot for years until you find somewhere to plant them. Go Figure! I have started rambling shrub roses this way. I started a rose pink one from the old nursing home on Harvard st. but it gets mildewy by mid-summer and grows to large for my space. Stan H. ‘s old house has a gorgeous white one in the ditch by the highway, started that one too, but it must have died out. I really need it again. I like the looks of white now. Cecile Brunner, a climbing pale pink rose absolutely gorgeous, smell heavenly but aphids LOVE it! I asked someone to chop out the too large rose pink rambler in the too small space and they took it out too. That came from Dawn W’s old house, I wonder if the new owners still have it and would share? So much work, too little time. I LOVE IT!

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