Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spiral Slouch Hat

Fun project...it took one evening and one skein.
I crocheted this loosely to get the slouchy look and changed the ribbing some.
Free pattern for the Divine Hat .
I used Universal Yarn/Classic Shades - color Grapevine.

This hat turned out really cute, but....you know the people that look good in any thing?
Well, it has come to my attention that I'm not one of them! So Im still searching through hat patterns:) This hat looks adorable on my daughter so it went to her.....she might end up with a whole collection before Im done!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Both Scarves Finished for Christmas

They both liked them, mission accomplished!

I didn't make this one but have the pattern & she would like some more colors.

Grandma's Special Christmas Gift

My daughter has been working on this painting for the last couple of months...she painted it special for Grandma's Christmas present. She was sooo surprised when she realized my daughter hand painted it! We are very proud of her....good job! Have no idea where the art talent came from:)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oh!! Christmas Tree

One year, Dad (my hubby) had fallen asleep in the living room....tired, the rest of the family headed to bed. In the middle of the night I hear some one yelling my name. I get up and run in the living room thinking some thing terrible had happened and low and behold the Christmas tree, fully decorated is laying on top of Dad! All you could see was his feet ! After a few minutes of laughing hysterically, he said ...if you guys are done do you think you could move the tree? Well, that started a whole new round of laughing! We finally got the tree securely back in the stand. Where was the camera when I needed it? Needless to say, Dad has not yet lived that one down, and is probably looking at several years of teasing to come:)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's A Wonderful Life

All my Christmas shopping has been done and wrapped for at least a week! Ive had a great couple of days. Yesterday, my son and I spent the afternoon together, went to lunch and then on a whim stopped to play a couple games of pool and bowl. Today was coffee, kitties & Kelsey.
I am thankful!

Rachael Ray's Official Website :: Coffee Spice Cookies

Coffee Spice Cookies
Serves 4 dozen cookies
Tags: desserts rice, grains and breads bake
Submitted bySmucker'sSmuckers.com
on 10/19/10

Who could resist these cookies with coffee, cinnamon and surrounded with chocolate bits?

2 teaspoons Folgers® Classic Instant Coffee Crystals
1 teaspoon hot water
1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening
OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Butter Shortening Sticks
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chocolate decorator bits
Dissolve instant coffee in hot water. Beat shortening, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and coffee mixture in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.Divide dough into two equal parts. Shape each half into a roll 7-inches long x 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Roll in chocolate decorator bits, pressing lightly. Wrap tightly. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.Heat oven to 375ºF. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Cool on rack.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Kitty Sweaters

Cat vest
Originally uploaded by "penny" was already taken

My daughters two kitties LOVE wearing sweaters! She's had me searching for patterns when I found these.Wish me luck, I'm gonna give it a try after the holidays.
Free Pattern: http://www.christinelandry.com/?cat=7