November 1964 Hot Mat Project

Craft Projects

You guys, what happened to November?!?!?!?!!? Seriously. I know it’s December (omg!) but I DID do a project from the November issue and never got a chance to show you. I actually made this a few months ago, which makes it that much worse that I’m showing it to you late. The November issue featured […]

December 4, 2017

It’s November 1964!

Issue Overview

I noticed this issue has no sign of an address label! Perhaps it was picked up at a newsstand for 15 cents. If you drove to the newsstand you may have paid 30 cents a gallon for gas. I have to say I’m very glad that magazines and gas have NOT followed a similar ratio […]

November 8, 2017

2 AM

Chatter, Craft Chatter

I am so behind on this page and my projects for this page. It’s awful. I promise you I’m around, I’m alive, and I’m working. For the last week? Two weeks? Three weeks? I don’t even know anymore, I have not been to sleep before 2 am. I am SO tired ya’ll. Yesterday I spent […]

November 5, 2017

November Review

Issue Wrap Up

If you’re actually reading these posts in order, no you are not going crazy, yes I did do the November Review and the December Intro backwards. If you’re not reading them in order, and have no idea what I’m talking about,  sure I did it the right way, why would you think otherwise? November flew […]

December 3, 2016

Poor Man’s Doily

Craft Projects

I had a lot of projects from the November 1962 issue going, but also had a crazy month and didn’t finish many. One of the things I haven’t finished yet is The Poor Man’s Doily. I have no idea why it’s called that, but it looked so unique I really wanted to make it.  It […]

December 1, 2016

Curly “Teen” Hat

Craft Projects

As soon as I saw the “teen” hat in this November 1962 issue I knew I had to make it! At the time I had a haircut that never would allow it, but now that I’ve made a few, and cut my hair, I think I may make another one for myself! First I tried […]

November 30, 2016

Narrow Tatted Trim

Craft Projects

I’ve known how to tat for several years now, but I confess that while I enjoy it I’m not very good at it. Usually I just do a simple trim and then when I make an unfixable  mistake I know the trim has reached the length it was meant to be. I do love to […]

November 29, 2016

Hot Turkey Salad


My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary back in October, and I remember making hot chicken salad years ago as a newlywed in our apartment. The November 1962 issue featured the same recipe using turkey, so I knew I needed to make it again.  Admittedly it isn’t much to look at. The picture […]

November 28, 2016

Spiced Apples


The November 1962 issue I’m currently working on has a ton of recipes (17 if my memory serves) but they’re mostly for Thanksgiving or Turkey leftovers. I don’t have turkey leftovers yet obviously, but there was a spiced apple recipe and I decided to try it. My family loves apples. I usually buy 2 bushels […]

November 17, 2016


Craft Projects

Last month I started on a sweater from the October/November 1992 issue. It’s a fine sweater, just a basic cardigan, and I’m hoping to finish it for my neice.  It has several elements of design that I don’t care for, pieces, smallish needles, and row after row after row of stockinette. I much prefer a […]

November 9, 2016

Cold feet? No more! 

Craft Projects

One of the crafts I wanted to do from this November 1962 issue was the “Lounging Slippers” so I started them first. They really worked up fairly easily, using only two needles and knit flat. They do utilize a variety of basic stitches (knit, purl, k2tog, yarn over) and when you pick up the side […]

November 5, 2016