Monday, March 28, 2011

Now with Pictures!!!

I had a technical glitch yesterday...but i think it got worked now all the pictures are there to go with the post!!! If you are interested you can link through to it here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

This Past Week

This was not an eventful week...slow in some ways, really. I had some things i wanted to blog but the computer needed some work. Thank goodness I have personal technical support(husband is a major geek)!!!!! So what did my past week hold, well....

Delilah is clearly going to be a computer whiz someday...that is hubby's new i pad there in the left corner. Clearly whatever she was watching was really good, or terribly shocking!

There was a little game playing going on with the big kids!!! Chris and i took this Jenga on a ferry trip once across the gulf of Alaska(6-7 days long). Rolling seas sure do add another dimension to this game.

I spent some time cutting and trying to get my piecing right for Lynne's QAL. It is coming along, slow but sure.

These little crochet hats both went to new homes. They do baby gift baskets when babies are born at the hubs work. They work up really quickly. I made a few when Delilah was born, but i think she is going to need another with the extras on it. My favorite is the yo-yo flower on the tan hat. I also quick made up a little flannel lovey blanket. Evelyn has a great tutorial for these. I love fast homemade gifts!

And how could i resist adding this last shot of the little lady. She has been napping in her stroller bassinet since she came home with us, but clearly she is growing out of it. I was sitting just to her right making the hats, above, when i heard a little noise and saw this silly little face popped over the top watching tv instead of napping. And looking so pleased about it too!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gnome Cuteness!!

Not long ago i came across this awesome tutorial to make a gnome hat for the little one in your life. I could not resist!! Delilah had to have one.

That is why i love crochet. You can make a project like this in no time flat and get some instant crafty satisfaction.

The photo "shoot" went from good, to plain cute, to silly.... uh-oh pick her up before she starts crying very quickly.

The tutorial was easy to follow and fast to make. I chose a linen color yarn so that the hat was as neutral as possible. It is meant for a older child but since my kids have huge heads it is not too far off in size for little Delilah.

Mitch says it look like she has the Eiffel tower on her head.


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lily's Quilts QAL

Despite all the other projects i should be working on....and all the others that are still lyuing about waiting to be finished...i decided to try the QAL that is going on over at Lily's Quilts. Lynne is a brilliant quilter and has devised a plan to get the rest of us to come along on a dresden plate journey with her. I have never sewn or quilted anything that is circular and never used templates so this is going to be entirely new and totally out of my comfort zone. Will I it get done or will it be destined to remain in the WIP pile for a undetermined length of time? Answer is, i have no idea....but when it comes to something fun and new i have a hard time not wanting to join in. My plan is just to go with the flow and take it one week at a time, just like we are supposed to. Wish me luck!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011


... and then some. No, I did not just randomly type in numbers. Those were the numbers i was supposed to memorize(the amount of digits is how old i am). That is Pi because it is Pi Day!!! Chris said we had to memorize pi to get pie, but really in the end we all had pie no matter.

So, Happy Pi Day!!!

What did you do to celebrate? Isn't it obvious what we did? We ate pie. We even had pizza pie for dinner. Thank you sister for giving us a heads up, or i would not have ever thought to do it.

Easy Apple Pie

5-6 medium apples(I use a mix of braeburn and granny smith)
3/4 c. Sugar
1 T. Flour
Cinnamon, to taste
1 ready made Pie Crust

Peel, and slice apples evenly. Place in bowl. Add sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly. Now lay pie crust in pie plate, pour apples in and spread evenly. Place second crust on top. Seal edges, cut top to vent. Brush with water, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 375 for 60 minutes.

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