Sunday, June 14, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
I had some time on my hands while watching TV in the evenings, and made a crochet baby blanket in less than a week!
I had been wanting to try out the corner-to-corner (c2c) crochet pattern. The blanket measures about 38" x 38". I ran out of yellow yarn and did not feel like running out to get more, so I used white yarn instead for the edging. I'm still debating if I should add a little embellishment in a corner...for example a few small crochet daisies or something.
The crochet edging is a simple one I just came up with. The first row is done in single crochet all around. The second and last row was 3 single crochets, and then chain 3 and single crochet in the same stitch in between 3 half double crochets.
This summer I plan on making baby blankets to donate to Warm Up America! I'm currently working on another one in blue using a pattern called Tiramisu.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
For Mother's Day, I gave Mom an orchid plant.
She loves flowers and all kinds of gardening. By the way, I get that from her.
Well this little orchid flower broke off her plant and landed on my kitchen counter. A little gift to myself I guess; and I'm so surprised it lasted so long! It died the day after Memorial Day. I would change the water on a daily basis, and it looked so fresh like a daisy...well in this case as an orchid!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This is my completed altered birthday greeting card book.
Well almost done... I need to add a title to the cover page. I did add the adorable 3-D card I received from Tiffanie.
This book is made of saved special greeting birthday cards I had been holding onto for a long time.
I used a pretty long grosgrain ribbon to tie close my thick book.
For the covers I used chipboard and covered it with colorful scrapbooking paper.
So many beautiful sweet memories being brought back of family and friends.
This is my new agenda/calendar system...LOL!
Hubby & I don't like a cluttered door fridge, but lately I'm finding out this is the best way to remember things at our age!!! Especially when I make appointments first thing in the morning.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Let the summer fun begin in Minnesota ~even though is not officially summer~!!!
I left Arizona on a very hot day; thankfully I didn't experienced it. Jack and I had a terrific flight and landed on a sunny MN day.
Years ago I used to participate in recipe swaps. Each swap had a different theme. For this one swap we were to share a grilling recipe(s).
I collected all of these recipes and put them together for Hubby and I for summer grilling! I also added a few easy to make appetizers, cocktails and dessert recipes to go with our main meal.
This is one recipe I contributed, and it's delicious!
All recipes are 6" x 6" decorated and embellished cards. The frame was part of a gift (handmade calendar).