And while I'm showing projects: This cutie KNITTED baby and pretty card, was sent to me from Daughter 2 right after we lost Midnight. She ~ daughter ~ knitted it with her own 2 hands/needles. She did a wonderful job on my "forever with me" kitty. I don't know where she got the card but it was just perfect and the head is shaped exactly like Midnights was. The back with M on the butt for Midnight.
The side: (uhhh, that's an arm ya'll)
And the entire kitty, sooo cute. I LOVE HER (and that's a tail ya'll, shame on you!)
Strike a pose up against all those Girlscout cookies hubby couldn't turn away from buying. NO, I don't have any left!!!
Midnight sits with me every night in my sewing room while I watch tv, just like she used to do. She can now be with me forever. Thanks Sarah, you are a very special, thoughtful daughter.
Here's a (finally) finished blanket I started 2 years ago. Just finished last month. It's a strip blanket made for one of our new camping cots that are very long and very skinny. I loved using up all that (well most of) that acrylic that I had accumulated over the years. I probably still have enough to do another one. ~ Anyway, this blanket was originally from the Drum Afghan thread that was on Crochetville a few years ago. (Please excuse the mess of the bed). Here's the join section. Same pattern as the blanket but just worked sideways.
I'm so far behind in posts! So, here's a quickie update of a Fat Bottom Bag I made myself for this past winter. I can't even remember now what the yarn was that I used but I really liked it. It's so soft and pet-able. Here's the finished bag. I bought braided handles at JoAnn's, rushed home and sewed them on. It was a great finish for me especially since I'm known to stuff FO's in the closet until I decide what to do with them. I got this one knocked out and ready to use a mere week after I finished the crocheting on it! AMAZING I didn't take a pic of the inside of the bag but it's just a common solid chocolate color in cotton with some pockets sewn on each side.
My wonderful kitty - Midnight aka Ninny- (pic on the left side column) died if February of this year. She is missed greatly. I never realized how much of my time she was involved in and how she filled the hours when I was alone. She always knew when a bug/critter was in the house because she would go sit by whereever they were hiding. She always game me that heads up so I could get on my shoes! She was a good kitty. Rest In Peace sweet princess.
SHE DID IT!!! Finally, the Babette Blanket is finished! I got all the squares finished in July. When daughter #2 came home for a weekend, I proudly presented them to her. She started putting them together while she was here. She was sooooo excited too. I didn't get pictures of it but she has put some up on her blog. It's the second post down (at this writing). Go check it out.
She did a wonderful job getting it together, AND I got to see it in person when I was there visiting her last week. It looked FABULOUS. She is as proud of it as I am in having finished all those squares. And that's saying a lot after the fiasco with the Grandmother's Flower Garden 'ghan I did for daughter #1.
Well, go see, go see and let me know what you think.
So, about 2 months ago now, I bought a Better Homes and Garden magazine. Yes, yes, I know, I don't usually waste money on magazines but I was just in the mood and got it. In there (I think it was the June issue) was an article by a baker for homemade chocolate pie. That brought back so many happy memories of Mom and all her cakes, cookies and pies that she made. My favorites that she made were her Lemon meringue, Chocolate meringue and her Coconut pie. I loved sitting in the kitchen watching her get out all the ingredients to whip one (usually more than that) up from scratch. She was a whiz at baking. The women of her era usually were. Anyway, when I saw this article, I knew I just had to make one right then. So, I did. Mine, however, was made with Splenda because Mr. Man is diabetic. It turned out quite delicious even if it was a Splenda pie. He loved it and wants another soon. He isn't crazy about the meringue so I didn't completely cover the pie in it. But homemade it is!! From scratch, just like Mom used to make. I just wish she was here to have shared it with us.
See how nice and thick that meringue is? That was so he could just pull it off and leave it on the side of his plate and wouldn't have to waste any of the chocolate trying to get it off! :) He's a pip.