Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's been a busy month or two...

I'm home!!! I have been lazing about the house all day today and will venture out tomorrow. I've sung at the top of my lungs, done dishes, made a dent on the laundry, slept... Good recovery!!! I will post about my travels, but first - a couple things I'd like to share.

Long before I went anywhere, I made fresh rolls and peanut sauce - here they are:

Also, we had a sunny day, which is news. Trust me.

I received my stamp!!!!! I can now stamp things! It says "Professional" and everything.

And, I got a certificate suitable for framing, so I had it framed. It now sits on my desk, which is quite messy.

One evening I was being economical and bought cheese in a big block and used Madeline to shred it. It came out in really pretty curly-ques, so I took a picture.

With help from my friend Firefly, I made the backyard bugs cakes - they're very cute. I forgot to take a picture once they'd been decorated, but it wasn't anything too special, so don't feel bad.

The best part of that baking frenzy (in my opinion) was the cookie cake! I made mousse that was, again in my opinion, heavenly. It was creamy and raspberry-y and mmmmmm....

Then we had another sunny day - again, this is news.

So, there you have it. Some stuff that happened to me. Soon I'll tell you about Vegas and Monterey - both repeat trips, but both FUN!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Granny Squares

Well, I haven't blogged in quite a while, and it looks like I'm going to be pretty busy for the next two weeks, so here are some pictures to hold you over. I can't take credit for any of these pictures (Google image search), but I have been wanting to make granny squares recently, and I'm not allowed to buy supplies for any new projects until I finish a substantial number of the projects I'm already equipped for.

But, on with the show.

First up? A granny square all by itself in shades of coral, with a flower-like color arrangement.

Next, my favorite color combination - a mish-mash with a background of white. Reminds me of 1930's quilts, which I love for the same reason.

Or here: Spring, in blankee form. It looks good enough to eat!

This is a pretty traditional granny square afghan (at least to my limited knowledge of granny squares).

Sometimes they're not so traditional. Case in point, here's a granny hexagon:

And finally, a gigantic granny square. Just ready for cozy-ing and reading a book.

Well, that helped - I can hold off on purchasing large amounts of yarn for a couple more weeks. Although, I'm going to be traveling and crochet could come along...