Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rain on the way and larder full............

I went to Wally World today and though I didn't need much the girls needed food and supplies so while I was there I picked up these 2 magazines.....honestly I haven't bought any magazines for months but I needed a little pick me up so I splurged.  Seeing the waffles there reminds me of that recipe I made awhile back of the white chocolate blueberry waffles.....oh my!  It was Michael Wurmer's recipe and it's on Pinterest and also somewhere here in my archives.   Those were so good!  Maybe this Sunday I'll make myself some.  I want to get in the habit of making my own broth too and not buying the cans plus growing herbs indoors.

This is an Interweave Crochet magazine and I can't wait to get under the covers tonight with a hot spot of tea and browse through these magazines........heaven!  My reward for going to Wal-Mart, lugging all those groceries to the checkout, out to the car and then into the house! LOL!
 I also got this in the mail the other day.  I odered it from QVC as a TSV (Today's Special Value) and I have been wanting one for awhile now as I go through a lot of batteries around here and so I am hoping it will pay for itself in the long run.  I haved used it yet but I will give you a review when I have.
It's not very big either and comes in a range of colors....of course I ordered red....I think they even had purple if I recall.............I put the keenix box there so you could see the size of it.
I got these pillowcases on Ebay several years ago and I just love them.  They were never used and sold from an estate sale from what they said.  They were wrapped in tissue paper and tucked away in some house and probably made by the owner or received as a gift but they were definitely not something you see everyday.
The main design was done separately and then sewn on the pillow case.  The edging was crocheted directly on the edge after stitching a blanket stitch to crochet from.
The variegated colors of the basket don't match the edging but I love them...they are my favorite pillowcases.  Actually they're my only handmade ones but I am wanting to make my own.  Have any of you seen anything like this before or know of where I might find a pattern of crocheted appliques?  Also, do they even make the variegated threads anymore?
The actual case material is a very thick cotton weave ie; very good quality and they're big enough to use a queen size pillow which amazed me how big they were.  They didn't have queen size back then but I think our pillows were bigger then.....and now we pay more for smaller ones! LOL!  Look at the drop on it with my standard pillow inside.  Or could it be so you didn't rub your face on it?  They cost me $15.00 for the 2 but that was a bargain in my mind as they are such great quality and beautiful workmanship.
Well...I'm off to get my "jammies" on and "cuddle up in the blankies" as I used to say to my children when I put them to bed years and years ago.  Have a cozy and comfy evening my friends!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

YOP Update

We're halfway through the YOP year!  I better get a "move on"!  Where did the time go?  I did spend an inordinate amount of time on those socks and learning to knit but I think I'm good to go now for the rest of my projects this year except for the moolah for all that yarn! LOL!  This group has been very good for me and so inspiring!  Thank you all and I hope we are all off to a great 2013! Wait until you see my list for next year...it grows while I sleep, I swear!
I finished my socks...finally....not the best but they're done and I have the yellow pair to do but I'm thinking I only had one pair on my YOP list but I have to keep practicing my sock skills so I'll probably make the yellow pair too.
My next project was the crochet covered rocks/stones......I can't believe how nice it turned out....sometimes I actually amaze myself! LOL! 
 I have one more to do...........(I only have 2 smooth rocks and that's enough for now)
I've already started the second one so by next week I will  have another project underway from my list.  I'd tell you what it is but even I don't know what I'm doing next! LOL!
Have a great week everyone!