Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!!!

Are you ready?  I was hoping to get popcorn balls and caramel apples made but most likely tomorrow as it is almost 5:00p.m. here.  I did get the sheets changed, the dogs got their meds and I got all the ingredients for my Halloween/Fall celebration....there will be caramel apple cider too and a scary movie! But tomorrow night as tonight is all about the Trick or Treaters!  Bring em' on....the ghosts are  ready.........
 the candy's ready with 2 special bags for 2 special little girls.............
and I have my 'treat'...........Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale brewed with real pumpkin!  It is the best pumpkin ale I've ever had.....the best!
 Happy Halloween!  Stay safe and enjoy!
Happy Trails!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

YOP Week #18

Wow!  This week went fast!  But it's been a good one and a good balance of work, fun and progress.  I finally caught up with my 3 squares a week on my CMB (Cozy Memory Blanket)  The 3 solid squares are from last week and the 3 variegated are from this week.

I also finished an 'ages old' project...a Japanese knot bag that gave me fits! I used interfacing which I had to tear out as it was too much for this small bag although the pattern said you could use it.  I will never make one again of this type and it barely holds a sock I am working on.  Is it 'free' patterns or am I just rusty in my sewing skills?  Either way, I am on to bigger (literally) and better project bags.
But at least Miss Peeps won't get into it.
it's reversible too..........
I did 3 rounds on my Giant Granny Square blanket...the pale rose, lemon and the sherbert colors.  Next is grape and it will be round 62 of 68 not counting the border.
I am playing around with a project management software for all my projects.....fiber and organizing and decorating etc.  It is called Trello  and it is free!  There is a learning curve to be sure but I think it is 'the next big thing' since Pinterest.  There is also a blog where you can get lots of info and help.
I have been finalizing my Christmas and Birthday gift giving/making list this weekend and I am so late this year!  We'll see how many 'handmades' I get done.  There will be some sewing in there too as it's a little faster than knitting and crocheting.
I mailed off the grands Halloween boxes this week........

 These are for my daughter who loves the Mexican sugar skulls...........
And of course I wrapped up their 'creepy cloths' that I knit for them.  I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!  Now, I'm off to make popcorn balls and caramel apples for some special little Trick or Treaters that are stopping by tomorrow night.
Happy Trails