Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Eleventh Hour Cowl

So remember the yarn from the last post. Well, here is what I made with one of the skeins.
It is a free cowl pattern I found on-line. I've actually had this finished for a little while but I want to make a polymer clay button for it. I didn't like the first one I made so I'll be making a new one.
I went on a retreat this past weekend and had a great time. Didn't finish anything, but had a great time.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yarn, Wondrful Yarn

So I'm nothing if not unpredictable. My friends say I'm eclectic. Whatever, it could be worse, right? Anyway, I needed a change of pace so I went back to a knitting project that I started around Thanksgiving and put down because it called for something new and I needed to concentrate and didn't want to. So I picked it up again. But I needed a quick, instant gratification project so...
I came across a project on-line for a neck scarf (which I seem to be wearing a lot of lately) and needed a bulky weight yarn. Off to the Needlecraft Center in Davidson I go and came home with these bits of lovely. What a wonderful, warm place! I saw a friend from quilt guild there and even got invited to the sit-n-knit on Monday. Stay tuned for the results.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Latest on the Cardinal

Here is the latest on the cardinal. I've now completed the left side of the pattern, very exciting! I'm very pleased with how he's coming along. Usually I stay seasonal, so I would have typically put him away by now but not so much with this project.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday, Sundae

Here is an update on my WIP. I figure if I'm accountable to the blogging world I'll finish it in a timely manner.
My next recipe. I made a Shrimp Corn Chowder I saw on another blog I follow. The Sampler Girl posted this and I thought it looked wonderful. It was!!!! Too bad I'm the only one who eats it (not really).

I haven't posted a cat picture for a while. Here's my sweet girl, Haley, trying to hide behind a quilt no less.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Things I've Made (of all sorts)

Here's a WIP that I've been working on in between the Christmas ornaments. It is Blackbird Designs Tis the Season to Be Jolly. It is done with Crescent Colours Belle Soie silks and it is absolutely yummy. Sewing with silk is like sewing with butter. That is cardinals tail and he is surrounded by holly. The saying is in French. You could do it in English but I didn't want to.

So what do you do when you're tired of holiday leftovers and it's really cold outside? You start cooking. Yesterday I made a Garlic Chicken Stir Fry (sorry no photo). Really good, even Natalie liked it. I think it could rival take-out.

Today, I made a Slow Cooker Beef Stew. It had a bit of prep work but it was all worth. I seved it with some Corny Corn Bread. Excellent! Thanks to for the recipes.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Catching Up

Over the holidays I needed portable projects so I finished several Christmas ornaments. Sorry I'm not going to rearrange them. We start with Six Geese A-Laying.

Five Golden Rings...
Four Colly Birds...

Three French Hens

Two Turle Doves...

And a Partridege in a Pear Tree. These are from Cricket Collection. The plan is to finish the remaining six before next Christmas.

This is Birdhouse Mitten, also from Cricket.