Sunday, February 26, 2012

Yop Update # 30

I finally finished my first I Love This Wrap. I also went ahead and started the second one so I wouldn't change my mind about making 2 of them. Once I got to the Long rows (each taking a half hour) I got a little weary of it. It doesn't look as good as the example on the pattern page but they do have theirs on an actual maniquin (? sorry spelling.) you know with arms and shoulders and such : )

This one is for my Mothers' Mother
Next week I'll show you a pic of the other one I started. It's a nice antique white/pale cream. and that one will be for mt Grandmother who was in that old pic a few posts ago.

I said I would do a giveaway a while ago and then I had to wait till we got enough extra cash to pay for the shipping. Here's the books I've collect for the giveaway. Shipping for books is pretty high these days, especially if you don't want them messed up. I thought about doing that flat rate- if it fits in the box- shipping thing (FED-EX right?). I tried to cover both knitting and crochet so whoever won would have whichever craft they prefer. It's you ladies (and Gentlemen?) that are participating in the YoP that I would like to make this giveaway open to.

Just comment below with a link to your YoP site. Not only will this keep it in the Family, as-it-were, but also help me make sure I've got everyone on my Bloglovin' list (^_^). I'll announce next Sunday the name "Minnie" draws from the "hat" (cause I don't know nothin about rafflecopter and stuff) plus she really wants to help.

See ya next week.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Yop post # 29

Very exciting week for us but not much crafting in the long run. I finished the second Circle of Friends hat. I didn't get a picture because my father took it to work with him the next mornning. When he brings it back I'll get a picture of it with the other one just so I can see how much bigger I ended up making it.

We had the baby shower last night and it lasted way longer than the scheduled 2 hours. It was supposed to run from 5-7pm but we didn't get home till around 8:30 so I decided not to make dinner at all and just sent "Minnie" to bed. My sister loved her Cowboy set! It was so exciting. She cried about 5 times during that party. Hormones I guess except that everything was in fact perfect :)

Hopefully I'll get more done next week.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Garden Seed Giveaway

I don't know how many of you ladies garden but right now there's a giveaway for some garden seeds over at The Redeemed Gardener and it's for seeds that have a pretty good reputation for growing very well. I sure hope to win. Sometimes the buying the seeds part is the most expensive especially if you want alot of variety and excellent quality.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cookin' Up a Beat Down

Homemade KFC
The whole family devoured these. I started from almost absolute scratch. My mother is alergic to onion, which is in every BBQ sauce I could find so I even made the sauce. Only the Chicken wings came packaged. "Minnie" looked up at me with her face covered in sticky sauce and said "this is even better than KFC mommy"

Homemade Fries
 Parmesan Fries fresh from the oven. We love these with every finger food meal. Hotdogs, Hamburgers and it turns out Chicken wings too :)

I made a pizza too but it was smelling so good I didn't get a chance to get a pic until it was too late. Nothin' really special about it (just pepperoni) except that it was rolled into a loaf and spread with some delicious butter and herbs to jazz it up but when those smells started coming from the oven the crew over for the game went a little wild. Oh well, maybe next time.

All these recipes have been unanimously voted Family Favorites. Which means they go into the keep file and get one of those page covers and everything.

YoP Post # 28

I'm a bit late with my Sunday Post but Super Bowl Sunday is sort of a tradition around here :). I cooked for hours! Homemade KFC Honey BBQ Wings and Pizza with a side of Seasoned Fries also homemade. My team won! Yay! Now now don't get too upset. I don't actually know much about football. I just let Eddie pick a team and then root against him. I won last year too :)

About 7 Months Along
This is my sister. We've also been planning her Baby Shower this week. We got really lucky. I watch the Freecycle network and someone posted baby boy stuff and we got to go and pick the stuff up. Let me tell you everything was in beautiful condition. We (meaning She) had almost none of the things she needed. Now she has a stroller, carseat, swing, bouncer, and baby tub. Plus they wrote me a second time and said they had found a Playpen too. Now instead of asking people for a couple more expensive things she can ask for lots of the little things like a diaper bag, bottles, diapers, shampoo, powders and all the other small things people usually don't think of. We we're very blessed.

Cowboy Up!
This is what I've made for the shower. A cowboy set. I already gave her a baby blanket. We sent the people we got the baby stuff from a picture of my sister with all of it and they were very happy to see that it went to someone who didn't sell it but really needed it. Now since they gave us the Pen too I thought I would make them a Cowgirl set and send it to them. They have a 10 month old baby girl (which is why they didn't need the baby boy stuff anymore) and they said they would send me another e-mail when their oldest sons son out grows it. He was born last April which if my sisters babe is born on time will make him almost exactly a year older.

As you can see I've been really busy so the Cowboy Set is really the only thing I worked on. I didn't want to stress my arm too much but I really needed to get it done Now because the Shower is coming up soon.