Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Well, It is New Year's Eve, and I am catching up on blog reading and doing some crafting.. This week I have accomplished a goal of mine.. Learning the granny square!! I can knit, but I have always struggled with learning to crochet, but in the days after Christmas, I decided to buckle down and just learn the craft!! I have always wanted an old fashioned granny square afghan and now I am on my way to making one!! So far I made a few squares, and sewed three together to make a cozy for my ball jar that holds my pens in the kitchen.. I had to see something actually completed. :)
I have a way to go to perfect it, but I figure that what better way to practice, than to make enough squares for a blanket!! Last night I was browsing blogs for hours that have a lot of crochet posts and tutorials. I found one I thought I'd share, Attic 24 She has WONDERFUL pictures and a lot of inspiration!! Here is a sneak at what she has.. when you get a few HOURS stop by and drool for a while!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Post Christmas thoughts..

After the Christmas frenzy, I am ready for my post Christmas "Spring Clean"

and thinking of my New Years resolutions... getting all of those unfinished projects from the year before finished!! One thing I have been thinking of this week is working on my kitchen. I have yet to make a color commitment, and once I do, the decorating can begin!! I thought I'd share some inspiration pics with you I have been saving, hoping to get me inspired.. I just hope this prohect isn't on my NEXT years resolution list..

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's almost here!!

Like everyone, I have been a busy elf, getting ready for Christmas.. I can't believe it's almost here!! Snow is on the ground and it will definately be a white Christmas for us!! I have so many unfinished projects, I am sure I will be working on christmas items, well past the holidays!! Just popping in to share some images from around the house.. getting ready to deliver Christmas cookies to the neighbors ..Yesterday I made a recipe for some great sugar cookies, I thought I'd share the recipe with you!!

Soft Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 C. sugar

1 1/2 C. Butter

1 C.Flake Coconut

1 t. vanilla

1 egg

3 c. Flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

Mix sugar, butter, coconut, vanilla and egg together. Stir in remaining ingredients. shape into rounded 1 inch balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten cookies to 2 inches with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 til cookies are set, about 7-9 min. cookies will be very light in color. Store tightly covered. Makes 6 dozen.

Cookies are ready to be delivered... Now off to make more Christmas gifts and get ready for Santa!!